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Leeds judge's last chance for Castleford stolen car driver, 18, with 'absolutely appalling' criminal record

An 18-year-old man with an “absolutely appalling” criminal record narrowly avoided an immediate prison sentence after a judge was persuaded to give him a final chance to change his ways.

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Dean Southern broke the off-duty doorman's jaw when he threw a single punch at him outside The Ponty Tavern in Pontefract. Picture: Google

Pontefract man broke victim's jaw with single punch during trouble outside The Ponty Tavern

A man broke an off-duty doorman's jaw with a single punch when trouble flared up outside a pub in Pontefract.

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Traffic queuing on the M62 westbound carriageway following the fatal collision. Picture: Crown 2018

Police confirm death of motorcyclist involved in M62 collision near Ripponden

A motorcyclist has died following a crash on the M62 near Ripponden this morning.

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Traffic queuing on the westbound carriageway of the M62. Picture: Crown 2018

Police warn M62 closure will be in place for several hours after serious collision near Ripponden

Motorists are being warned that a closure will be kept in place on the M62 for several hours today after a serious collision on the motorway near Ripponden.

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Northern Rail services will be affected by strike action today.

Northern Rail strike: Further disruption to Yorkshire train services as RMT union holds second walkout in a week

Northern Rail workers are staging a further 24-hour walkout today in a long-running dispute over the future role of train guards.

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Coroner's officers want to trace the family of a man who was found dead in his home in Pontefract.

Coroner seeks family of former glass factory worker from Pontefract

Coroner’s officers are appealing for help in tracing any relatives of a former glass factory worker from Pontefract who died earlier this month.

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Brother of murdered Wakefield schoolgirl Elsie Frost speaks after death of prime suspect Peter Pickering

The brother of murdered Wakefield schoolgirl Elsie Frost says the death of the man 'strongly suspected' to have killed her has taken away his family's hopes of getting justice at last.

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Police have issued a warning against entering the old Bishopgarth training school site as demolition continues.

Wakefield police issue warning after trespassers climb onto roof of old Bishopgarth training school

A warning has been issued about the dangers of trespassing after people were spotted on the roof of a high rise building undergoing demolition in Wakefield.

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Rail workers at Northern are taking part in a 24-hour stoppage today as a dispute over the future of train guards on the company's services continues.

Northern Rail strike: Limited services and disruption due to 24-hour walkout by RMT union members

Workers at Northern Rail are staging two 24-hour walkouts this week as a long-running row over the future role of train guards continue.

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Yorkshire schools among those targeted in bomb threat hoax

Yorkshire schools among those targeted in bomb threat hoax

A number of schools in Yorkshire have received hoax bomb threats this morning, police have confirmed.

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Police have thanked the public for their help in the search for a missing teenager.

Police find missing Normanton girl with links to Doncaster, South Kirkby and Hemsworth

Police have thanked the public for their help while officers searched for a missing teenager from West Yorkshire.
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One of the earlier incidents involving an overturned lorry on the M62. Picture: Highways Agency

Full M62 closure between Ainley Top and Milnrow as 4km of traffic stuck

Motorists are being warned that a full closure has been put in place on a stretch of the M62 due to the severe weather.

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Highways England shared these images of incidents its teams have been tackling on the M62 between Manchester and Leeds today.

Nightmare journeys for drivers trapped on M62 for up to 10 hours

Drivers have endured nightmare journeys on the M62 today as snow, a vehicle fire and other collisions have caused chaos throughout the day.

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Fake fancy dress: Police safety warning as thousands of counterfeits found at West Yorkshire eBay trader's home

Fake fancy dress: Police safety warning as thousands of counterfeits found at West Yorkshire eBay trader's home

More than 3,000 counterfeit fancy dress costumes were seized by police and trading standards officers during a raid in West Yorkshire this week.
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Fake fancy dress: How to spot the real deal and avoid the dangers of counterfeit goods

Fake fancy dress: How to spot the real deal and avoid the dangers of counterfeit goods

Police have warned parents to be on their guard when shopping for World Book Day costumes this year.
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Some of the knives illegally sold to under 18s at shops tested in West Yorkshire.

Police find shops willing to sell knives illegally to children in West Yorkshire

Five knives were sold illegally to children when police carried out test purchases this week.

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Police in West Yorkshire can now use mobile phones to check your fingerprints on the spot

Frontline police across the country will be able to use their smartphones to identify people in less than a minute after a trial of new mobile fingerprinting technology in West Yorkshire.
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West Yorkshire police staff taken off frontline duties to clear death cases backlog at Wakefield Coroner's Court

West Yorkshire police staff taken off frontline duties to clear death cases backlog at Wakefield Coroner's Court

Additional police staff have been taken off frontline investigative duties and assigned to the coroner's court serving Leeds and Wakefield as dozens of cases have been left awaiting initial investigations.
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How much will West Yorkshire residents will pay towards policing in 2018/19?

How much will West Yorkshire residents will pay towards policing in 2018/19?

The amount paid by West Yorkshire residents to help fund local policing is set to rise from April after the county’s police and crime commissioner won support for his budget proposals.

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Wanted: Wakefield police seeking former Horbury man believe he may be in Hull

Wanted: Wakefield police seeking former Horbury man believe he may be in Hull

West Yorkshire Police have issued an appeal for information on the whereabouts of a man wanted on warrant.

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