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Paedophile dad live-streamed video as he sexually abused two-year-old daughter at family home in Yorkshire

Police swooped on a family home after a dad live-streamed a video of himself sexually abusing his two-year-old daughter. Government agents initiated emergency procedures to trace the house in West Yorkshire and arrest the dad after he attempted to...

yesterday, 17:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Drunk' Wakefield woman drove into fence after Leeds house party

A woman who drove after a New Year's Eve house party in Leeds was more than two-and-a-half-times over the drink drive limit. Gemma Mitchell drove a Seat Ibiza while over the limit on Acre Road at Middleton just before 1am on New Year's Day, Leeds...

yesterday, 17:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Police 'contributed' to crash which killed young Wakefield driver, jury inquest concludes

Police were found to have contributed to a high-speed crash on the outskirts of Wakefield in which a young man died, a jury inquest has concluded. Jamie Smith was killed when he lost control of his powerful BMW on the road at Heath Common late evening...

Friday, 17:15 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dementia patients refused by some care homes over lack of funding

Care homes are refusing to take some dementia patients because of a lack of funding, it's been claimed. Privately run homes in Wakefield are paid the same amount of money for looking after a resident placed with them by the local council, regardless...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Not enough GPs to serve people in new homes around City Fields in Wakefield, councillors fear

Concerns have been raised that there may not be enough GP practices to serve new housing developments in Wakefield. Thousands of new homes are being built on the eastern side of the city, the flagship City Fields estate among them. But councillors...

Friday, 16:50 in Yorkshire & Humber

'Wakefield is no worse than Brighton' - Yorkshire dad leaps to city's defence after Wakefield is rated...

A Yorkshire dad has filmed a video defending his home county after six local towns were featured on a list of the worst locations in England. Jim Coulson said the list, which includes Halifax, Wakefield, Keighley and Huddersfield, was...

Friday, 16:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Two arrested after car rolls off Wakefield road

Two men have been arrested after a police incident on a Wakefield road. The incident saw a vehicle roll off of Doncaster Road following what eyewitnesses described as a "big police chase" on Heath Common. It is not believed anyone was...

Friday, 15:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wakefield Council says HS2 should be scrapped and the cash spent on better rail links in the north

The new leader of Wakefield Council has urged the government to scrap HS2 and invest in better transport schemes that will benefit the district. Coun Denise Jeffery, has written to the Prime Minister to reinforce Wakefield Council’s objection to HS2...

Friday, 14:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Traffic diverted after collision on major Wakefield road

Buses have been diverted and traffic is building up following an accident on a major Wakefield road this afternoon. Metro Travel News said that the 187, 188 and 189 services were being diverted via Streethouse, Sharlston and Warmfield following a...

Friday, 14:10 in Yorkshire & Humber

Temporary traffic lights in place on major Castleford road

Delays are likely on a Castleford road for the next two weeks. Two-way temporary traffic lights are in place on Sheepwalk Lane, the B6136, which links Castleford to Ferrybridge. The work is taking place close to the entrance to Engine House Farm while...

Friday, 12:51 in Yorkshire & Humber

New police business watch scheme will support retailers in Airedale

A Business Watch Scheme has been launched in Airedale in a bid to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. The scheme’s objective is to develop a partnership between the police and businesses with officers offering crime prevention advice and...

Friday, 12:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Thug 'swung machete like a lightsaber in Star Wars' before Glass Houghton police chase

Two men have been jailed after four people were slashed with a machete in a horrific attack in Selby that ended with a car crash in Glass Houghton. Police were called to reports of a violent disturbance on Micklegate in Selby at 2.35am on August 5,...

Friday, 12:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Ackworth tennis club nets two awards as membership peaks

A tennis club that was on the verge of folding two years ago has netted two awards thanks to the efforts of two key members. Ackworth Tennis Club was on the verge of extinction in 2018 due to dwindling membership, until Don Saul took over as chairman...

Friday, 12:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Former Wakefield retail unit could be transformed into health clinic

An application has been made to open a drop in health centre for young people in the city. Applicant Mr G Fleming hopes to transform a former retail unit at 15 Cross Street, which has been empty for several years. According to documents submitted with...

Friday, 11:29 in Yorkshire & Humber

Delays expected as roadworks to continue on major Wakefield road

Delays on a city centre road are expected to continue, as roadworks are carried out. Work is being out on George Street, close to the junction with Southgate, to replace a pelican crossing with a puffin crossing. The work is being carried out by...

Friday, 11:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

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