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Man charged with causing deaths of two West Yorkshire men in crash on M62

A man has been charged after a crash on the M62 which killed two Dewsbury men. The crash happened on April 2, 2018 at the top of the westbound exit slip at junction 26 (Chain Bar) on the M62. Two men, Adam Afsar, 34 and Jason Wilby, 27, both from the...

yesterday, 14:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

She's done it! Mother thanks community for support as Batley schoolgirl beats cancer

A Batley schoolgirl struck with a cancer diagnosis in the run-up to Christmas has been given the all-clear by doctors after months of gruelling treatment. Taegan Pickles, 11, was told on Monday after blood tests and scans revealed the good news. The...

yesterday, 13:43 in Yorkshire & Humber

These are the six prohibited parking spots which could land you in legal trouble or with hefty fines

Drivers are being reminded to take extra care when parking to avoid legal trouble and hefty fines. A team of experts behind motoring giant have compiled a list of prohibited parking spots around the UK, so drivers can stay on the right...

yesterday, 12:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series March 21 edition are published below. Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. Jay Glover, (32), of Wyvern Close, Batley, 22-week sentence suspended for two years, £200 costs and £50 compensation...

yesterday, 07:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mobile phone use at the wheel 'rockets' as tougher penalties fail to put motorists off

Road safety charity Brake has called for more investment in traffic cops after new research suggests younger drivers are increasingly likely to use their mobiles at the wheel. A study by the RAC said tougher penalties introduced two years ago had...

yesterday, 06:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

Grooming gang sex offenders get longer sentences after smuggling drugs and phones into HMP Leeds

Two men convicted following a major sexual grooming trial in Bradford have been sentenced to an extra five months in jail for trying to smuggle drugs and miniature mobile phones into HMP Leeds. Convicted rapist Nadeem Akhtar, 44, and 28-year-old...

Wednesday, 14:08 in Yorkshire & Humber

Mirfield hub showcases local artist

The latest exhibition at Mirfield’s Creative Arts Hub is celebrating the work of Huddersfield-based artist Jane Burgess. The event, which runs until Saturday 20 April, showcases a vast selection of her work which includes landscape imagery from near...

Tuesday, 15:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police appeal to help trace missing Dewsbury girl

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing girl from Dewsbury. Georgia Fennell, aged 14, was reported missing on Sunday. She is described as white, of slim build and with long brown hair, which she wears up tied up. When she was last seen she...

Tuesday, 11:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pugata plays host to top designer

British fashion icon Dame Zandra Rhodes surprised the owner of luxury jewellery company Pugata when she dropped in for a visit. The designer, known for her illustrious client list from the late Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury, Jackie Onassis, Zsa Zsa...

Tuesday, 11:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Rams stars muscle in on Bling event

Dewsbury Rams are putting some muscle into this year’s Bling Fling businesswomen’s charity lunch to help raise thousands of pounds for Forget Me Not children’s hospice. The rugby league club has volunteered to pitch in with a team of “Butlers in...

Tuesday, 10:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

130 visit mobile dentist clinics

More than 130 people who are not registered with an NHS dentist received free check-ups and treatment when a mobile dental unit visited Dewsbury. The dental charity Dentaid ran four clinics for people who were finding it difficult to access dental...

Tuesday, 09:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

Warning as slimmers try to lose weight with the DANGEROUS new social media craze of blow drying belly fat...

Men and women trying to melt their belly fat away with hairdryers are risking burns and skin infections, warns a leading surgeon. ​The latest social-media craze suggests pounds can be dumped by heat from the dryers. But the fat-bursting fad not only...

Monday, 18:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Three in police custody after reports of a stabbing in Batley

Three people have been arrested and remain in police custody after police were called to a dispute in Batley last night. The incident took place yesterday evening at New Ings Mill, off Field Lane. An air ambulance was called to a nearby car park but...

Monday, 14:14 in Yorkshire & Humber

Three arrested after fight at apartment in centre of Batley

Three people were arrested after a fight at an apartment in Batley. There was a large police presence at New Ings Mill, Field Lane, on Sunday evening. The air ambulance also landed. West Yorkshire Police said officers were called to converted mill...

Monday, 11:41 in Yorkshire & Humber

High school marks World Book Day

Upper Batley High School became part of Hogwarts on World Book Day with staff dressing up as their favourite Harry Potter characters. The dining room became as magical as the great hall itself with floating candles and the entrance to platform 9/3...

Sunday, 12:33 in Yorkshire & Humber

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