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Yorkshire ‘isn’t immune’ to the drug epidemic ravaging the US

It would be “naive” to assume that the UK is immune to the opioid drug epidemic that is killing tens of thousands of people a year in the US, a leading public health expert has warned.

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Flagship venue Unity Works goes into administration

Flagship venue Unity Works goes into administration

Events have been cancelled after the community cooperative behind the city’s music and arts venue Unity Works went into administration.

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Millions of Brits baffled by half the functions on their smartphone

Millions of Brits baffled by half the functions on their smartphone

Brits are spending millions of pounds a year on tech - with features they NEVER use, according to research.
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THIRTEEN more storms set to hit this winter

THIRTEEN more storms set to hit this winter

After Brian smashed into the UK last week forecasters are predicting further severe weather with as many as 13 named storms expected to hit the UK this autumn/winter.

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traffic jam

Double crash on M1 and M62 causing delays

Traffic issues are being reported where the M62 crosses the M1 due to a crash on each road.

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Greenwoods Menswear, Maritime Terrace.

Revealed: The Greenwoods Menswear stores which will remain open and those which will close

Bradford-based Greenwoods Menswear has been sold to Versatile International Trading in a move which will safegaurd 40 stores and 181 jobs.

Business
Swim school’s charity zombie run challenge

Swim school’s charity zombie run challenge

Staff from Puddle Ducks swim school will be swapping the front crawl for zombie dodging when they take part in a Halloween charity fundraiser.

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Two taken to hospital after car crash

Two taken to hospital after car crash

Two elderly people were freed from a car after a collision in South Elmsall.

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Yorkshire MESMAC works with the LGBT community, sex workers and male victims of sexual exploitation.

Leeds watchdog investigates Yorkshire charity’s policy on sexual relationships between staff and service users

A Leeds safeguarding watchdog is investigating concerns that a sexual health charity’s policies condone physical relationships between staff and service users.

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Flood warnings and alerts across Yorkshire as Storm Brian hit region

Flood warnings and alerts across Yorkshire as Storm Brian hit region

Flood warnings and alerts were issued yesterday as Storm Brian brought heavy rain to parts of Yorkshire and the Humber.
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Honda Rebel motorcycle recovered by police.

Search for owner of stolen Honda motorbike recovered in Knottingley

Police have appealed for information after recovering a stolen motorcycle in Knottingley.

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Launch of the BID, Wakefield

BID aims to make Wakefield a better place to live, work and play - it is time to back it

Wakefield’s very first Business Improvement District (BID) has begun its work to make the city centre a better place to live, work and visit.

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The White Bear in Tingley

Demolition begins on 'eyesore' Leeds pub

Work has begun to demolish a Leeds pub that was labelled an 'eyesore' by residents.

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Coun Steve Tulley

Concern that fire starters are targeting empty buildings

Concerns are growing that delays in developments are leaving derelict and unused buildings open to arsonists and vandals.

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Nahim Hussain is trying to renovate Lupset Hall and is having problems with vandals and thieves.

Thieves targeting historic hall

A couple who are ploughing their money into renovating a Grade II-listed building to create their dream family home say vandals and thieves are persistently targeting them.

Crime
Safety hit by
staffing crisis

Safety hit by staffing crisis

a shortstaffed health trust has been told to improve by the care regulator.

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Storm Brian set to batter the UK

Storm Brian set to batter the UK

The UK is bracing itself for a weekend of heavy rain and winds as Storm Brian hits.

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SAS soldier pens book about battle with PTSD

SAS soldier pens book about battle with PTSD

A former SAS soldier has taken to writing following advice from his psychiatrist in his ongoing battle to overcome Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Pupils from De Lacy Acadmey taking part in a restart a heart day with Yorkshire Ambulance.

Let’s get this heart restarted: Schools take part in CPR scheme

Knottingley school pupils were taught potentially-life saving CPR as part of a nationwide awareness scheme.

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MPs call for meeting over academies’ futures

MPs call for meeting over academies’ futures

Three of the district’s MPs have written to the government’s education secretary following the collapse of the Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT).

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