Sex attacker who targeted women jogging in Pontefract Park is jailed

A TEENAGER who sexually assaulted two women out jogging in Pontefract Park before exposing himself has been jailed for 14 months.

Leeds Crown Court

Widow admits £53,000 insurance firm fraud after husband’s death: Normanton pensioner avoids immediate jail

A WIDOW with a gambling problem defrauded more than £53,000 from life insurance company Prudential after the death of her husband, a court heard.

Richard Williams

Shop robber from Castleford used machete and fake gun in Pontefract and Ferrybridge store raids

AN ARMED robber  from Castleford who threatened  staff at  stores in Ferrybridge and Pontefract with a machete and an imitation gun has been jailed for six years.

10 Jan 2018......... Parish councillor David Kimbley outside the empty shop unit in Crofton as residents are opposing plans for the shop to be granted a  licence to sell alcohol from 6am-11pm. Picture Scott Merrylees

Wakefield village off licence bid opposed: Claims of anti-social behaviour and drug use in area

CAMPAIGNERS in a Wakefield village are opposing a bid for a new convenience store to be granted a licence to sell alcohol amid claims of anti-social behaviour and drug use in the area.

Manor Lane Kennels, Ossett. Image: Google

Noise fears as plans for Wakefield dog kennels opposed

PLANS for a new dog walking area at a Wakefield kennels are recommended for approval despite residents’ ojections over fears of increased noise.

DRUGS DEATH: Teenager Lewis Haunch

Tragic teenager died after taking ecstasy at Leeds Festival: Coroner warns taking illicit drugs like playing ‘Russian roulette’

A CORONER warned that taking illicit drugs is like playing “Russian roulette” after an inquest heard a 17-year-old boy died after taking Ecstasy at Leeds Festival.


Police arrested 140 drink and drug drive suspects in Leeds and Wakefield in festive crackdown

WEST  Yorkshire Police arrested 264 people for drink or drug driving offences from December 1 2017 to January 1 2018 as part of its annual festive campaign.
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Car fire on M62 near Leeds: all lanes now open

THE M62 near Leeds is now fully open after a car fire led to lane closures this morning.


Yorkshire Ambulance Service called to 1,114 New Year emergencies

YORKSHIRE Ambulance Service responded to more than 1,000  incidents in just 12-hours on New Year's Eve and into the early hours of New Year's Day.

Abraham Weldegergis

Police investigating allegation of serious sex offence in Wakefield name man they want to trace

POLICE investigating an allegation of a serious sexual offence in Wakefield have released details of a man they would like to speak to.

Coroners in Wakefield are appealing for information to trace a man's relatives.

Pontefract man’s Thailand holiday death fall tragedy: Open verdict at inquest

A CORONER recorded an open verdict at an inquest into the death of a 31-year-old Pontefract man who suffered multiple fatal injuries in a fall from the window of a guest house in Thailand.


Leeds taxi drivers' slow drive protest: Four hours of Monday morning city centre traffic delays expected

TRAFFIC disruption is expected in Leeds city centre on Monday morning as taxi drivers take part in a four-hour long slow drive protest.

Clockwise from top left: Darnell Harte; Ellis and Elliot Thornton-Kimmitt; Robbie Meerun, and Anthoney Armour.

UPDATED: Five killed after car hit tree in Leeds: Inquests opened and adjourned

INQUESTS into the deaths of five people including three children who lost their lives  when a  car ploughed into a tree in Leeds have been opened and adjourned at Wakefield Coroner's Court this morning.
Wakefield Road, Ossett. Image: Google

Caravan blaze on Wakefield Road Ossett: Man suffered smoke inhalation

A MAN suffered smoke inhalation after a caravan blaze in Ossett near Wakefield.

St Wilfrid's RC High School, Featherstone. . Image: Google

Featherstone school evacuated after fire in storeroom

FIRE crews dealt with a blaze at a high school in North Featherstone today.
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Four arrested after armed police stop Range Rover near Leeds city centre

ARMED police arrested four men after stopping a Range Rover near Leeds city centre.
Lady Ann Road, Batley. Image: Google

Batley racist attack suspects wore school uniforms

A WOMAN was seriously injured during a racially aggravated assault in Batley by attackers wearing school uniforms.
Southmoor Road, Hemsworth. Image: Google

Man injured after car crashes into tree in Hemsworth

A MAN suffered a suspected broken leg after the car he was driving crashed into a a tree in Hemsworth.

More than 200 deadly weapons handed in to West Yorkshire Police

MORE than 200 guns, knives and swords were  handed in to West Yorkshire Police during a 13-day surrender.

The A64. Image: Google

Man dead after being struck by car on A64 in North Yorkshire - road remains closed

A MAN has died after he was involved in collision with a car on in the A64 in North Yorkshire.
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