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Yorkshire MEP in Strasbourg 'safe' with staff as shooting at Christmas market leaves two dead in suspected...

Two people have been killed and several more injured in a shooting near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg today (Tuesday). Local authorities said the gunman had been identified and had a criminal record but did not give a motive....

yesterday, 23:25 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Leeds council tax set to rise and dozens of jobs could face axe

Council tax is set to rise by nearly four per cent and dozens of jobs face the axe, plans for Leeds City Council’s 2019-20 budget have revealed. A total of 74 full-time jobs at the local authority could be slashed within the next two years, as the...

yesterday, 19:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Staff threatened during robbery at Cleckheaton post office

Staff were threatened during a robbery at a post office in Cleckheaton today (Tuesday). Police were called to the post office, in Greenside, at about 4.50pm. The offenders entered the premises and threatened staff inside. No-one is believed to have...

yesterday, 19:11 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Footballer, 14, dies after ‘freak accident’ collision with player

An “extremely popular” 14-year-old footballer has died after colliding with another player in a “freak accident” during a youth match. Goalkeeper Luca Campanaro, who played for Bedgrove Dynamos FC, was seriously injured in an under-15s away match...

yesterday, 19:00 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Everything we know about man found dead under viaduct in Leeds city centre

This is everything we know after the body of a man was found under a railway viaduct in Leeds off Whitehall Road today. How police responded to the body being found A body of a man found under the disused railway bridge just off Whitehall Road in the...

yesterday, 17:46 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Leeds viaduct body: Man's death 'not suspicious'

Police have confirmed that the death of a man whose body was found beneath a disused railway viaduct today is not thought to be suspicious. A surveyor working at the viaduct site off Whitehall Road in Holbeck made the discovery at around 11.30am....

yesterday, 17:35 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Bouncer 'relieved of his duties' after double amputee beaten up at Leeds bar Headrow House

A member of security staff at Leeds bar Headrow House has been 'relieved of his duties' after a double amputee was beaten up. Double amputee George Black, aged 19, was apparently beaten at the venue at 3am on Tuesday morning, as these photos show....

yesterday, 17:31 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

This is why a thick fog has descended on Leeds and this is how long it will last

Leeds is currently covered in a thick layer of fog, with it set to continue overnight. But what has caused it and when will it clear? The Met Office explain that fog is caused by tiny water droplets suspended in the air, with the thickest fogs tending...

yesterday, 16:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Couple jailed for having sex with 14-year-old girl together in Yorkshire hotel room

A COUPLE who invited a 14-year-old girl to have a "sexual encounter" with them in a West Yorkshire hotel room have been sent to prison. Matthew Fox and Katherine Slym were both sentenced to 20 months in jail after a court heard how the pair...

yesterday, 16:31 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Loneliness in Leeds hits peak level over Christmas period

Loneliness hits peak levels over the festive period, with many finding Christmas Day passing by as “just another day”. New figures reveal one in three calls to Samaritans on Christmas Day are from people who feel lonely and isolated. Samaritans...

yesterday, 16:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Schizophrenic man who attacked cancer patient was denied anti-psychotic drugs, inquest told

THE STEPDAUGHTER of a schizophrenic man who attacked two Leeds hospital patients who later died has told  an inquest he had been stable for more than 50 years but was denied his anti-psychotic medication in hospital. Alzheimer's sufferer Ken Godward,...

yesterday, 15:49 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Leeds rough sleeper battled with drugs before dying of heart infection, say family in emotional tributes

The family of a rough sleeper who died in Leeds have paid tribute to the man and spoken about his battle with drugs. Lee, aged 43, has a daughter aged in her 20s and two grandchildren, a grandson and a granddaughter. -> Lee Jenkinson death:...

yesterday, 15:42 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

North of England set to benefit from economic upswing, says leading economist

THE North of England is set to benefit from an upswing in economic activity in 2019, provided the UK can secure a transitional agreement with the European Union, according to a leading economist. Dean Turner, economist at the UK investment office of...

yesterday, 15:19 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

'Overwhelming' response to CCTV footage of attack on homeless men in Yorkshire, police say

Police say they have received an "overwhelming" public response after releasing CCTV footage of an attack on two homeless men in a tent. The attack happened in the early hours of November 30 as the homeless men were sleeping in the doorway...

yesterday, 15:19 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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