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New police figures reveal West Yorkshire in top 5 areas for homicide in England & Wales

New figures have been released today which show that West Yorkshire is in the top 5 areas in England and Wales for rates of murder, manslaughter and unlawful killing.
Police arrested the men. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

Police arrest two men stripping lead from Horbury church roof

Police have arrested two men who were caught 'lead-handed' stripping metal off a church roof.
The fire on the M1 southbound. Photo: Highways England

Police and fire crews called to blaze on M1 motorway

Police and fire crews have been called to a blaze on the M1 in West Yorkshire this afternoon.


GRITTERS could be out in Yorkshire due to roads melting in the heatwave

Gritting lorries could be out in Yorkshire - because the hot weather heatwave risks melting the roads.

The car which ended up sideways in a field. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

Driver in West Yorkshire rolls car upside down after swerving to avoid animal in the road

A driver rolled his car over and wrote it off after swerving to avoid an animal on a road in West Yorkshire.


Wetherspoons England flags 'ban': Why pubs are being asked NOT to hang England flags for World Cup

Staff at Wetherspoons pubs across England are being asked not to hang England flags for the World Cup.

The M62

Fire crews called to person trapped after four lorry crash closes M62 motorway near Leeds and Wakefield

Emergency services have been called out and delays are expected after a multi vehicle smash on the M62 motorway.
The cannabis haul seized by West Yorkshire Police. Photo: PCSO WUP 687 Ian Campbell

Police threaten to ban and arrest people mocking tiny cannabis bust in Wakefield

Police officers have threatened to arrest people and ban them from their Facebook page after they made fun of their tiny cannabis bust online.

A Tornado GR4 was spotted in Leeds last month. Photo: PA

Why fighter jets and military aircraft will be tearing through Yorkshire's skies for a week

If you look up to the skies over the next week, you might be surprised to see - and hear - military jets screaming overheard.


The top 5 most common online scams in Yorkshire - and how to avoid them

Almost 4,000 reports of online scams were made in West Yorkshire in the past year - and now anti-fraud agencies have issued a warning on what to look out for.


LISTED: All the roadworks across Yorkshire this week, starting Tuesday, May 8

Roadworks are planned for major roads across Yorkshire starting this week, including on the M1.


Sizzling week-long heatwave set to hit Yorkshire again, say forecasters

The heatwave may have disappeared - but don't worry, there's another one on the way!


Drivers warned to expect rush hour delays due to smart motorway fault on West Yorkshire motorway

Motorists have been warned to expect rush hour delays due to a 'signal fault' on a West Yorkshire motorway.


Why these Yorkshire roads have been named in the top 10 most haunted in Britain

Two blood-chilling Yorkshire roads have been named in a list of the most haunted routes in the country.

The new Ruby Kit Kat. Photo: Nestle

Pink Kit Kat to launch in the UK using 'new type of chocolate' - here's where you can get it

A new flavour of Kit Kat is launching in the UK - using an all-new 'fourth' type of chocolate - ruby chocolate.


Police warning after man receives call from wife’s phone number about horrible car accident

Police are issuing a warning about a sophisticated new phone scam in which the victim is targeted with a phone call from a loved one’s phone number.


Listed: The conditions you can't get prescriptions for and the treatments banned by the NHS

Prescriptions for some "over the counter" remedies such as paracetamol and cold treatments have been cut after NHS officials voted in favour of money-saving plans.

More than a third of firms don't think the UK rail network meets their needs.

Tree blocking railway line causing disruption for Leeds services and across West Yorkshire

A tree blocking a rail line is causing disruption for Leeds commuters tonight.


Listen to the 999 call made after drunken woman fell in River Aire in Leeds city centre

A 999 call made after a woman fell in a river in Leeds city centre at 4am after a night out drinking has been released by West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.


Tax changes: Five tax increases and cuts which may affect you from April 1

They say there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. And from April 1, we're getting some changes to the latter which could see you better off...

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