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Here's why there has been traffic disruption on the M62 at Ainley Top

A section of the M62 was closed in both directions this afternoon to make an overhead power line safe.

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Body found at Leeds waste site was Wakefield man

A man's body which was found among material brought to a waste site in Leeds was that of a 21-year-old from Wakefield, police said.

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Teens given dispersal orders in Pontefract after 'spike' in anti-social behaviour

Teenagers involved in "anti-social behaviour" have been taken to task in Pontefract after police used public order powers to disperse and then take them back to their parents.
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Man arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder after 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters

Man arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder after 'Punish a Muslim Day' letters

Counter-terror police have arrested a man in connection with letters which urged people to "Punish a Muslim" earlier this year.
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Police name 'much loved and treasured' motorcyclist who died in Pontefract crash

A family has paid tribute to a "much loved and treasured" man after police named 20-year-old Nile South as the motorcyclist who died following a crash in Pontefract.
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M62 slip lane blocked by vehicle on it side near Wakefield

A vehicle on its side is blocking an M62 slip road this morning, police have said.

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Car dragged to M62 hard shoulder after crash

Police "dragged" a car to the hard shoulder after a crash on the M62 this morning.

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M62 lane blocked due to 'broken down van' at Brighouse

Congestion is building on the M62 during this morning's rush hour.

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash near Wakefield's Di Bosco restaurant

A motorcyclist was left with serious injuries after crash in Wakefield.

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Developer can 'deliver on promise' for Leeds homes and health centre after 18 years

A delighted developer has said that a promise he made to a Leeds community 18 years ago can finally be delivered after councillors moved the plans on for approval.
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Casualty pulled from vehicle in Wakefield crash

A casualty was pulled from a vehicle after a crash in Wakefield this morning.

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Suspected arson at Wakefield's Lupset Health Centre

A suspected arson attack on a health centre took place in Wakefield.

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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh.

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh launches Sustainable Seas inquiry

A Yorkshire MP is calling for a possible change in the law to tackle shipping emissions as the select committee she leads today launches a new inquiry into the “unprecedented strain” on seas – which she described as the “last great unregulated space”.

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'Dirty hair' robber punches woman and steals bike in Ferrybridge

A robber described as having a distinctive scar and "dirty" hair punched a woman before snatching her bike under a flyover in Ferrybridge.

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Three men charged over Leeds and Wakefield burglaries

Three men have been charged with conspiracy to steal following offences in Leeds and Wakefield.
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Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

More than a million visits to Leeds and Wakefield galleries in a year

More than a million people visited the four art galleries which form the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle (YST) according to latest statistics, making it one of its busiest years ever.

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Plan for 450 homes at Allerton Bywater in Leeds

A developer has applied to build up to 450 new homes in Leeds.

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'Serious collision' closes M62 slip road and A644 near Brighouse

An M62 slip road has been closed because of "serious collision", Highways England has said.
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Seven months since West Yorkshire Police last abandoned 999 call

West Yorkshire Police (WYP) has not abandoned an emergency 999 call for seven months.

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Man assaults Leeds to Sheffield train guard and flees at Wakefield Kirkgate

A man assaulted a train guard who had challenged him for not having a ticket before the culprit fled over the tracks at Wakefield Kirkgate station.

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