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£1.1m in compensation to inmates kept in prison too long

More than £1m has been paid out in compensation to convicted criminals in the last five years after a backlog of parole hearings meant they were kept in prison for too long. A report published today reveals a growing number of outstanding parole hearings

today, 02:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

One in ten Leeds jobs now in the financial sector

Nearly one in 10 jobs in Leeds is now accounted for by financial services, with the city one of the principal centres outside of the capital, new figures show. The Leeds City Region is home to 30 national and international banks, and is home to the headq

today, 00:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Crunch meeting over fate of former Leeds school site at centre of 13 year wrangle

An emergency meeting is to be held next week over the fate of a former Leeds primary school site, which has become the subject of a long running wrangle over its future. As previously reported, Leeds City Council is currently drawing up plans for a new p

today, 00:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Leeds Co-op store workmates praised for helping to catch sex attacker

Two Co-op store workers who helped catch a street sex attacker who preyed on a young woman have been praised by a judge for their “public spirited actions”. Nathan Rawson was brought to justice thanks to the quick thinking of Andrew Parkinson and Paul Mu

today, 00:19 in Yorkshire & Humber

Five people arrested for selling 'fully loaded' Kodi streaming boxes

Five people across the country including much of the north of England have been arrested for selling 'fully loaded' Kodi streaming boxes. The raids were initiated by the Federation Against Copyright Theft aka FACT, on behalf the Sky TV, the Premier Leagu

yesterday, 21:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Boy taken to hospital after town centre fight

A boy was taken to hospital after an assault in Morley. Police were called to Queen Street in the town at around 4pm on Saturday to reports of a group of teenagers fighting. Officers attended to find the 16-year-old who had been assaulted. He was taken t

yesterday, 17:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Great grandmother died because of greed of callous Leeds crash for cash killers'

TWO 'callous' men who took part in a crash for cash plot in which a great grandmother was killed have been found guilty of manslaughter. A judge today returned guilty verdicts after taking the highly unusual step of dismissing the jury part way through a

yesterday, 17:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

City region delegates in fresh trade mission to China

Delegates from the Leeds City Region are to travel to China to bang the drum for the region’s business community. Leeds City Council leader Judith Blake and LEP chairman Roger Marsh are visiting Hangzhou and Shanghai as part of a trade delegation aimed a

yesterday, 16:39 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sheffield Wednesday supporting Michael Vaughan hit for six by Leeds United fans after “We’ll beat you at...

Sheffield Wednesday supporting England cricket legend Michael Vaughan has been hit for six by Leeds United fans after after he tweeted “We’ll beat you at Wembley” Vaughan took to Twitter after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat saw the Whites strengthen their grip in

yesterday, 16:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pair guilty of killing pensioner in Leeds ‘cash for crash’ plot

TWO men who took part in a ‘cash for crash’ plot in which an innocent pensioner was killed have been found guilty of manslaughter. A judge today (Feb 27) returned guilty verdicts after taking the highly unusual step of dismissing the jury part way throug

yesterday, 16:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

A quarter of Yorkshire shoppers are concerned about Brexit, says PwC survey

More than 25 per cent of Yorkshire’s consumers are concerned about the impact of Brexit on their spending plans over the next 12 months, according to a new report from PwC. PwC’s new Total Retail report also concluded that around 62 per cent of Yorkshire

yesterday, 15:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

Driver's teeth broken after men stop car in the street in Wakefield

A motorist was assaulted by a group of men who stopped his car in the street. The attack happened at around 6.50pm on Denby Dale Road, near Wakefield city centre. Three men walked out in front of the victim's car, causing him to stop. Then one of them th

yesterday, 14:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

Tailbacks after lane closures on M1 at Wakefield

Two lanes have been closed on the M1 near Wakefield after an accident. Highways England have reported traffic queuing for over a mile due to the closures on the M1 southbound, junction 40 to junction 39. Updates to follow.

yesterday, 13:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sky Bet is preparing to play key role in big Leeds event

Sky Betting & Gaming’s Head of Corporate Communications, Adam Smith, writes for Digital City and previews some of the company’s plans for the upcoming Leeds Digital Festival. Digital City partner Sky Betting and Gaming is putting together an...

yesterday, 13:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be overtaken by technology

Salespeople, spreadsheet jockeys and, er, journalists will be the first jobs to hit the scrapheap due to advances in technology, according to a leading technology expert. 47 per cent of jobs in the USA could be automated within the next twenty years, an

yesterday, 13:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

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