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Champagne seized after burglary suspects arrested in Halifax

A BOTTLE Of champagne is among stolen items police want to return to owners after three people were arrested and items seized during a burglary investigation in Halifax.
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The Hillsborough disaster

CPS to announce decision on Hillsborough prosecutions next week

The Crown Prosecution Service will announce next week whether any individuals or organisations face any criminal charges over the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

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Man, 60, seriously injured after being struck by bus in Huddersfield

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured when he was struck by a bus in Huddersfield.
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A Sheffield student has narrowly avoided prison, after he drunkenly bit part of a man's ear off who was trying to diffuse a brawl that had broken out in the students' union.

Man had ear cartilage bitten off during brawl at Sheffield students' union

A Sheffield student has narrowly avoided prison, after he drunkenly bit part of a man's ear off who was trying to diffuse a brawl that had broken out in the students' union.
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Police appeal to trace wanted suspected sex offender from Wakefield

POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace a wanted  man who has been charged with a number of sex offences.

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Shooting and stabbing during violent clashes  in Sheffield - police to continue armed patrols

Shooting and stabbing during violent clashes in Sheffield - police to continue armed patrols

ARMED police will maintain a high visibility presence in an area of Sheffield following two clashes between groups of Kurdish and Somalian men this week which ended with one man suffering suspected gunshot wounds and a 17-year-old youth suffering a  stab wound.

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The new DWP Secretary David Gauke

Pensions Secretary hints triple lock pledge could be pushed back

ministers have given strongest indication yet that they have abandoned a manifesto pledge to scrap the pensions triple lock as the Government comes under mounting pressure to ease off on its austerity agenda in the wake of the election.

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Neil Evans, Leeds City Council.

High-rises ‘not clad’ in Grenfell Tower material

Yorkshire Councils have ruled out the question of whether high-rise homes under their control are clad with combustible material which is thought to have aggravated the deadly fire at Grenfell Tower in London.

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Rally: UCU members rallying on the Parkinson steps as part of yesterdays strike action at the university.

University of Leeds staff walk out over employment rules row

Academics at the University of Leeds walked out today in a row over changes to employment rules as the institution hosted an open day for prospective students and their parents.

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Liam Knight, who helped to build the University of Leeds' Laird Law Library and went onto study at the prestigious institution.

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Liam’s university dream comes true – after a spell behind bars

When construction worker Liam Knights was building the Laidlaw Library at the University of Leeds, he vowed he was going to study at the prestigious institution.

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Why have cars suddenly been covered in this mysterious red dust?

Why have cars suddenly been covered in this mysterious red dust?

Did you wake up to a fine layer of dust on your car this morning?

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A Sheffield drunk driver trying to evade being caught by police ran red lights, turned his headlights off and made a U-turn so dangerous that it caused his tyres to be worn down to the metal, a court heard.

Sheffield drunk driver carried out U-turn so dangerous it wore tyres down to metal

A Sheffield drunk driver trying to evade being caught by police ran red lights, turned his headlights off and made a U-turn so dangerous that it caused his tyres to be worn down to the metal, a court heard.

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Warning to parents as Snapchat now shares your child's exact location - unless you change settings

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends.

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'Dangerous sexual predator' who abused boys in Leeds and Grimsby is jailed

A MAN who posed as a teenager on an online chatroom has been jailed for 14 years after being convicted of the historic sexual abuse of boys in Leeds and Grimsby.

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Arriva North trains set for three-day strike in July

Arriva North trains set for three-day strike in July

Trains are set to grind to a hall during a three-day strike by staff at Arriva Rail North.

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New war of words as three more train strikes announced on Northern

A NEW war of words broke out today as a rail union announced a new series of strikes in its long-running dispute over the use of guards on Northern Rail’s trains.

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The altercation took place in Devonshire Street on December 8 last year

Sheffield student left with fractured jaw after he confronted group who stole his bag as he helped homeless woman

A Sheffield student was left with a fractured jaw after he pursued the group who stole his bag as he stopped to help a homeless woman, a court heard.
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Urgent fundraising appeal to send Ripon therapist to London to help Grenfell Tower victims

A Ripon lady has launched an urgent fundraising appeal to fund her trip to London tomorrow, where she will be volunteering to lead two days of therapy for Grenfell Tower victims at the Queens Park Rangers stadium - joined by a team of therapists from across the country, who she is also fundraising for.
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Burglars scrawl racist abuse in Heckmondwike man’s home after knocking him unconscious

Burglars scrawl racist abuse in Heckmondwike man’s home after knocking him unconscious

A Heckmondwike man was knocked unconscious in his own home by burglars and awoke to find racist graffiti written on his wall.

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Video: Leeds Rhinos stalwarts pitch in ahead of Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Show

Leeds Rhinos players have been pitching in with preparations for the annual Great Yorkshire Show.

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