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Lorries are 'potential killing machines' say West Yorkshire Police as results of operation revealed

Police in West Yorkshire recorded 60 offences during a joint operation to target the illegal use of mobile phones and other driving offences.

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Prison murder probe: Victim found dead at HMP Leeds was convicted baby killer

Prison murder probe: Victim found dead at HMP Leeds was convicted baby killer

A prisoner who was killed at HMP Leeds on Sunday had been serving a life sentence for the murder of his baby daughter.
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Man appears in court accused of murdering prisoner at HMP Leeds

Man appears in court accused of murdering prisoner at HMP Leeds

A man has appeared in court after being charged with the murder of a prisoner at HMP Leeds.
Crime

Revealed: The scale of homelessness in each area of Yorkshire

A housing charity today revealed that almost 5,000 people in Yorkshire and the Humber region are homeless as it launched an urgent appeal for support.

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Fire crews in West Yorkshire attacked 15 times on Bonfire Night

Firefighters in West Yorkshire came under attack 15 times last night as they responded to calls across the county.

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West Yorkshire Police officers will be travelling the county's roads in a heavy goods vehicle so they can film the habits of other drivers.

Police take to the road in HGV to catch law-breaking drivers in West Yorkshire

Police are out on West Yorkshire's roads in a heavy goods vehicle this week as they capture the driving habits of other motorists on camera.

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Police have given training to hotel staff across the Wakefield district on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.

Specialist detectives teach Wakefield district hotel staff how to spot signs of child sexual exploitation

Hotel staff from across the Wakefield district have been given training on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.

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Highways England shared this image of damage to the M62 westbound carriageway.

Lane closed on M62 near Pontefract until emergency repairs made

A lane closure is in place on the M62 near Pontefract today to allow emergency repairs to take place.

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Revealed: All the winners at the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards 2017

Around 1,000 guests gathered in Leeds last night for the White Rose Awards 2017.

Business

Yorkshire's thriving tourism industry comes together in Leeds to celebrate success

Leading lights from Yorkshire’s thriving tourism industry rubbed shoulders with VIP guests when the White Rose Awards were held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds last night.

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Crime commissioner condemns attacks on emergency services ahead of Halloween and Bonfire Night

Crime commissioner condemns attacks on emergency services ahead of Halloween and Bonfire Night

West Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner has restated his support for the emergency services today as one of their busiest weeks of the year begins.
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Man's death triggers investigation into incident on farm near Pontefract

Man's death triggers investigation into incident on farm near Pontefract

An investigation has begun into an incident on a farm near Pontefract which led to a man's death.

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Hunt continues for Halifax woman who disappeared more than six weeks ago

Police have made a nationwide appeal for information on the whereabouts of a 72-year-old woman from Halifax who has been missing for more than six weeks.

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Illicit tobacco seized during raids in Wakefield.

Detection dogs sniff out record-breaking haul of illegal cigarettes and tobacco in Wakefield

Officials in West Yorkshire seized a record-breaking haul of illegal cigarettes and tobacco when detection dogs helped to uncover hidden stashes at three premises in Wakefield.

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Armed police in West Yorkshire now respond to life-threatening medical emergencies

Armed police in West Yorkshire are responding to certain life-threatening medical emergencies at the same time as an ambulance to give patients the best possible chance of survival.

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Police to increase patrols for Hallowe'en

Police to increase patrols for Hallowe'en

Police have urged trick or treaters to think about vulnerable members of the community as the force gears up for one of its busiest nights of the year.
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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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Engineers worked through the night to restore supplies in the wake of Storm Ophelia.

Engineers work to repair Storm Ophelia damage after thousands lose power supplies

More than 1,000 homes in North and West Yorkshire remained without power yesterday after engineers worked through the night to restore supplies.
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The conference focused on how different agencies can help police in the battle against organised crime.

Conference focuses on how to help police beat organised crime in West Yorkshire

Drugs paraphernalia or a number of mattresses found on the floor of a shared house could be evidence of organised crime taking place.

Crime
Number of 999 calls to West Yorkshire Police tops New Year's Eve demand

Number of 999 calls to West Yorkshire Police tops New Year's Eve demand

West Yorkshire Police received more 999 calls on Friday than it did on New Year's Eve, prompting the force to highlight the different ways people can report crimes.

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