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Man caught out by 'paedophile hunters' jailed for sex offences at Sheffield Crown Court

'They seem to police the unpoliceable internet,' a judge has said of self-described paedophile hunters after they entrapped a man living in Sheffield who sent explicit videos of himself to an account he believed belonged to a 13-year-old girl. During...

today, 18:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

South Yorkshire police commissioner hopes Sajid Javid will agree new costs deal over historic scandals

South Yorkshire’s police commissioner will try to a broker a new deal with Home Secretary Sajid Javid to save the force from the crippling financial impact of dealing with its ‘legacy’ issues dating from mistakes made in previous eras. Seven figure...

today, 18:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Enjoy the high life and live like a Rockstar in Lincolnshire's Tattershall Lakes

'It's all too beautiful', I joked as we approached our weekend getaway to murmurings about staying in a caravan; but seconds later my words became reality. Forget wet and windy weekends in a rickety tin box, a caravan break has become fit for a king -...

today, 17:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Motorists face severe delays in Leeds city centre as police deal with incident at Armley Gyratory

Drivers are being told to expect severe disruption due to a police incident this afternoon at the Armley Gyratory in Leeds. Wellington Road is reported to have been closed on both sides of the roundabout, with traffic said to be very slow on routes...

today, 17:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

BREAKING NEWS: Person hit by train at Doncaster railway station

All lines through Doncaster railway station are currently blocked after a person was hit by a train. Major delays and dirsuption are expected due to the incident which is being dealt with by emergency services. A spokesman for Virgin tweeted:...

today, 17:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Incident at Leeds Armley Gyratory reportedly clear but motorists could still face long delays

Major disruption caused by a police incident in Leeds city centre has cleared but motorists are still being warned to expect delays. Kirkstall Road, the inner ring road, Armley Gyratory and parts of the city centre were gridlocked after Wellington...

today, 17:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man shot through taxi window by armed police

Armed police shot a man through a taxi window after he did not respond to repeated warnings to get out of the vehicle, a witness has said. The suspect suffered an injury to his upper arm or shoulder and was taken to hospital following the incident in...

today, 17:01 in Yorkshire & Humber

Thunderstorms: What causes this extreme weather phenomena and can they be predicted?

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are predicted around various parts of the UK over the upcoming bank holiday weekend, with thunderstorms, alongside lightning, being some of the most dramatic weather phenomena in the UK. What exactly causes the dramatic...

today, 16:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Man accused of killing Sheffield toddler due back in court next week

A 19-year-old man charged with the murder of a Sheffield toddler is due back in court next week, when he will be given the opportunity to apply for bail. Martin Johnson appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court this morning charged with the murder of...

today, 15:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Heroes who saved heart attack Wakefield mum's life on M1 motorway are commended

A MEMBER of the public and police who helped save a Wakefield woman's life after she  suffered  a massive heart attack while driving on the M1 have been commended for their actions. Her husband Ryan stopped the car and began immediate CPR, whilst also...

today, 15:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Boy, 15, arrested over murder of Sheffield teenager

A boy, aged 15, has been arrested over the murder of a Sheffield teenager. The suspect is being held on suspicion of murder after a 15-year old boy, named locally as Sam Baker, was stabbed in Lowedges Road, Lowedges, at around 7.50pm last night....

today, 14:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Stop and search could be stepped up in Sheffield after second murder within two days

Police in Sheffield may step up the use of stop and search powers after a second teenager within two days was stabbed to death. A 15-year-old boy died after being found knifed yesterday evening in Lowedges, close to the busy A61 Chesterfield Road...

today, 13:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

My Yorkshire: John Sutcliffe

South Yorkshire-born John Sutcliffe, 73, is a respected geologist, who describes himself as ‘lover of landscapes’ and ‘a walker and adventurer’. He has five children and lives in Burnsall. What’s your first Yorkshire memory? It all takes place in...

today, 12:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

YP Letters: Culture of greed takes us back to 1930s

From: Peter Asquith-Cowen, First Lane, Anlaby, Near Beverley. THE directors of Carillion have come under the spotlight for a culture of greed and avarice that has seen thousands lose their jobs (Tom Richmond, The Yorkshire Post, May 24). In other...

today, 12:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Yorkshire Post says: Let us put our own house in order before spending abroad

From: Karl Sheridan, Old Lea, Holme upon Spalding Moor. LISTENING to the radio, I was stunned to hear that the Department for International Development was possiblly re-considering the £100m aid that they give annually to Myanmar, feeling...

today, 12:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

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