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'Wicked' man, 78, jailed for historic sex offences against children in Wakefield

A 78-year-old man has been jailed for a series of historic sex offences against children in the Wakefield area. Terence O'Reilly, from South Elmsall, was sentenced to 26 years in prison at Leeds Crown Court today (Monday), after pleading guilty to 17 sex

yesterday, 21:31 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Young woman may have died abroad from drunken fall, inquest told

Medical experts claim a Castleford woman who died abroad could have been mortally injured by a drunken fall, an inquest was told. Holiday worker Chelsea Hyndman, 20, died in Crete on May 17, 2010 from severe abdominal injuries and her partner, Luke Walke

yesterday, 17:38 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Young woman could have died from drunken fall, inquest told

Medical experts claim a Castleford woman who died abroad could have been mortally injured by a drunken fall, an inquest was told. Holiday worker Chelsea Hyndman, 20, died in Crete on May 17, 2010 from severe abdominal injuries and her partner, Luke Walke

yesterday, 17:17 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Rush hour delays after crash on M621 motorway in Leeds

Motorists could face delays as rush hour approaches after a crash on the motorway in Leeds. Highways England said there are delays following the collision at the westbound entry slip of the M621 junction 7, at Belle Isle. The crash happened at around 4.2

yesterday, 17:17 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

In 2022 we’ll be able to watch an 1,800-year old star collision

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant suns is set to appear in the night sky for the first time – as the light from the crash finally reaches the Earth. Scientists predict that for six months in 2022, stargazers will be able t

yesterday, 16:10 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

UPDATE: Body in Beck - missing man’s family informed

The family of a missing man have been informed after the discovery of a body in a Beck. Police were called to Owler Beck, close to Pugney’s Country Park, Wakefield, just before 10.30am on Saturday after receiving reports of a body being seen in the water

yesterday, 14:34 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns. The Bolt and Mitten soft toy set has been found to contain chemical substances which exceed regulatory limits. It is the black plastic nose on the Bolt (dog) soft toy wh

yesterday, 14:24 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Knifeman jailed for life for stabbing partner in the head

A dangerous offender has been jailed for life for stabbing his girlfriend in the head during a drunken street attack. Anthony Friend carried out the violence just eight months after being released from prison for an almost identical attack on a previous

yesterday, 14:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Leeds Bradford Airport to run therapy course for frightened passengers

Scared of flying? An airline is running a full-day course at Leeds Bradford Airport to help nervous passengers tackle their fear of plane travel. Virgin Atlantic's 'Flying Without Fear' programme includes a 45-minute flight on a commercial aircraft The c

yesterday, 13:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Disney toys recalled over safety concerns

A popular Disney toy set has been recalled by its manufacturer over safety concerns. The Bolt and Mitten soft toy set has been found to contain chemical substances which exceed regulatory limits. It is the black plastic nose on the Bolt (dog) soft toy wh

yesterday, 13:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy. The findings should cause concern, as the researchers have warned of the huge impact alcohol can hav

yesterday, 12:29 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Wintery weather could exacerbate pothole menace

A prolonged spell of wet and cold weather would likely see potholes develop at an unprecedented rate, pushing already stretched local authority road repair budgets to the limit, a motoring organisation has warned. There has already been a “particularly w

yesterday, 12:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Why Yorkshire folk still prefer to pay and display with cash

More than half of Yorkshire motorists still prefer to feed the meter when it comes to paying for parking. A survey by the British Parking Association (BPA) revealed that 55 per cent of people in the region favour cash rather than credit cards or apps to

yesterday, 10:49 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Trinity Walk’s celebrates fifth birthday with a record-breaking year

A Wakefield shopping centre is celebrating its fifth birthday in style with a record-breaking year. Trinity Walk smashed its previous annual footfall record after welcoming around 11.27million visits – up 1.55 per cent on 2015 – and bucking regional and

yesterday, 10:37 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations

Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Wakefield district this week: A6186: Asdale Road, Durkar Between Kingsley Avenue & Denby Dale Road. A642: Northfield Lane, Horbury Between Cluntergate & M1. A638: Ossett By Pass...

yesterday, 10:21 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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