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Magistrates quit the bench as court faces closure

Magistrates have resigned ahead of the city’s court being shut down in a controversial cost-cutting move by the government, it has emerged.

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Can you help Wakefield police identify these people caught on camera?

Do you recognise any of the people pictured in these CCTV camera images?

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Stephanie was left with horrific facial injuries after being brutally beaten by her partner.

Jailed: Man who beat up his partner because she didn’t want sex

A young mother was left with horrific facial injuries after being beaten by her partner, because she wouldn’t have sex.

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The interior of HMP Wakefield in West Yorkshire, which holds some of the country's most dangerous sex offenders.

Inside the Wakefield jail where many sex abusers still deny their guilt

A high security Yorkshire prison holding some of the country’s most dangerous sex offenders has been praised for its work in helping inmates finally admit the criminal acts they have carried out.

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City joins hard-hitting campaign to reduce road deaths

City joins hard-hitting campaign to reduce road deaths

West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) have joined forces to support the ‘European Day Without A Road Death’ campaign today.

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Ben Needham

Yorkshire police prepare to dig up Greek island in search for toddler Ben Needham

A POLICE team from South Yorkshire will begin excavating two sites on the Greek island of Kos next week, in the search for Sheffield toddler Ben Needham.

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‘A playground for paedophiles’: The screen you’re looking at now

‘A playground for paedophiles’: The screen you’re looking at now

The internet can be a “playground for paedophiles”, the NSPCC has warned after new figures suggested increasing numbers of children are raising concerns about online abuse and grooming.

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Hotline set up for energy theft whistleblowers

Hotline set up for energy theft whistleblowers

A hotline has been launched to encourage landlords and tenants to report energy theft.

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Serious injuries after crash in Allerton Bywater

Serious injuries after crash in Allerton Bywater

A driver was seriously injured in a road crash in Allerton Bywater yesterday.

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MP Jo Cox.

Medical evidence ‘not an issue’ in MP Jo Cox murder trial

Medical issues will not be part of the trial of the man accused of murdering Labour MP Jo Cox in her Birstall constituency in June.

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Jack and Eileen Richardson.

Death crash driver showed “contempt” for victim by failing to show up for unpaid work

The son of a man killed by a woman motorist has agreed with a Judge who criticised her for showing “contempt” for her victim by failing to show up to complete unpaid work.

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The man was caught on CCTV

Bank worker stole £15,000 from customer’s account

A BANK worker stole £15,000 from an elderly customer’s account in a bid to disguise the fact that she had been stealing money from a cash machine.

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Bank worker stole £15K from elderly customer’s account

Bank worker stole £15K from elderly customer’s account

A bank worker stole £15,000 from an elderly customer’s account in a bid to disguise the fact that she had been stealing money from a cash machine.

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Call for action after phone use behind the wheel reaches ‘epidemic’ levels

Call for action after phone use behind the wheel reaches ‘epidemic’ levels

The illegal use of mobile phones by drivers has reached “epidemic” proportions, according to a leading motoring group.

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Cannabis

Professor David Nutt: Cannabis is the oldest medicine in the world – why is it banned?

Cannabis is generally thought to be the oldest medicine in the world, with evidence of use from Egypt and China dating back four millennia.

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Fraudsters steal bank details in TV licence scam

Fraudsters steal bank details in TV licence scam

Fraudsters have been issuing fake TV Licence refund emails in a bid to steal victim bank account details

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Cyber crime victim Carole Pearson was conned out of �14,000 - image from video interview by West Yorkshire Police

I was tricked out of my life savings by computer conmen pretending to be from Microsoft, says Yorkshire woman

A West Yorkshire woman has described being tricked out of £14,000 by conmen who told her that her computer was full of pornography as part of what police in the county say is a rising tide of reported cyber crime.

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Motorist’s terror after highway robbery

A 26-year-old man was grabbed and assaulted by two robbers who stole his laptop.

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VIDEO: West Yorkshire Police supports seatbelt campaign after increase in child deaths

VIDEO: West Yorkshire Police supports seatbelt campaign after increase in child deaths

West Yorkshire Police have added their support to a Europe-wide seabelt campaign in a bid to improve road safety and law enforcement on our roads.

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UK Border Force in ‘complete disarray’

UK Border Force in ‘complete disarray’

Britain’s Border Force is in “complete disarray” after years of neglect by successive governments, warns a new report.

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