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Football pundit Chris Kamara praises police for catching South Yorkshire car thief in his garden

Former Sheffield United midfielder, Chris Kamara, has praised the police after officers caught a man believed to have stolen a car in South Yorkshire hiding in his garden.
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(L-R) Makhmood, Ali and Iqbal have been jailed for a total of 21 years and nine months for 15 offences of indecent assault carried out against a girl aged between 12 and 13-years-old

'There is no hiding place for people like you,' council leader warns Rotherham child abusers following first convictions in CSE investigation

A council leader has warned Rotherham paedophiles 'there is no hiding place for people like you,' following the first convictions in a National Crime Agency investigation into historical child sexual exploitation in the town.

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Arshid Hussain's alleged victim gave evidence at Sheffield Crown Court this morning

'It was like a free-for-all among South Yorkshire men who sexually abused me,' alleged victim tells court

A young woman, who was allegedly sexually abused by a South Yorkshire man and his family when she was 13-years-old, says it was like a ‘free-for-all’ among the group of men after the first incident of rape.

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Hooded thugs rob woman near entrance to South Yorkshire alleyway

A 36-year-old woman was robbed by the entrance to a South Yorkshire alleyway by three hooded thugs, who fled the scene on their bikes after their terrified victim started screaming.

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Adam Phipps, 27, of Lyncroft Close at Brinsworth, was stopped on Hollowgate in Rotherham town centre at around 1.55am on Sunday, January 16 this year by police who suspected him of driving under the influence of drink.

South Yorkshire doorman crashed after driving wrong way around roundabout during police chase

A South Yorkshire doorman has been hauled before the courts for dangerous driving, after he drove the wrong way around a roundabout and crashed his car while attempting to escape police officers who had stopped him for drink-driving.

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When is Sheffield Christmas lights switch on? What entertainment is lined up in the city centre?

As the people of Sheffield know, Christmas officially starts when you walk through Fargate and are met by the sight of the glistening festive lights.

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Should the north of Yorkshire have one council?

Think tank calls for North Yorkshire’s district councils to be abolished or merged

Local councils responsible for services including waste collection and local planning in rural parts of Yorkshire should be abolished or merged with a larger county council to save money, a leading think tank has claimed today.

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A heavy goods vehicle stopped during Operation Tramline.

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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School bullying is in the spotlight this week.

YP Letters: Crucial week to focus on impact of bullying

From: Jackie Griffiths, Headteacher, Hipperholme Grammar School Foundation.

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PIC: Dean Atkins

When is the Doncaster Christmas lights switch on? Who will be turning them on?

Doncaster’s annual light switch on is just around the corner.

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Police chief Dee Collins.

Historic sex abuse takes up a third of force time

A THIRD of all West Yorkshire Police investigations now involve non-recent child sexual exploitation cases, according to a briefing paper detailing the acute pressures now facing the force.

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Linda Box

Crooked Wakefield lawyer must pay back £1.9m or serve eight more years in jail

A CROOKED lawyer with a £13,000 plus designer shoe collection has been ordered to pay back less then half of the £4m she plundered from a Wakefield law firm to fund her addiction to high living.

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Sinead Wooding

Leeds husband denies murdering wife after burned body found in woods

A MOTHER-of-four was murdered by her husband and his friend in a suspected knife and hammer attack at a house in Leeds, a jury was told.

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Arshid Hussain, 42, went on trial at Sheffield Crown Court today, accused of one count of indecent assault relating to the incident which is alleged to have taken place in Rotherham between January and February2003, when he was aged 27.

South Yorkshire man 'goaded' 13-year-old girl into performing sex act on him in his car, court told

A South Yorkshire man ‘goaded’ a 13-year-old girl into performing a sex act on him in his car, as part of a campaign of sexual exploitation against the girl carried out by him and his relatives, a court has heard.
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A review of taxi licensing in Bradford has been carried out. Stock pic.

Bradford taxi drivers ‘may have asked family to take licensing test because of their poor English’

Aspiring taxi drivers in Bradford may have been asking family members to complete application forms for them or speak to licensing officers on the phone because of their poor English, according to a council report.

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Access to Leeds General Infirmary is causing concern.

YP Letters: Why build hospital in a parking nightmare?

From: Carol Gannon, Leeds.

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Former West Yorkshire Police chief Mark Gilmore.

What were the allegations made against ex-West Yorkshire Police chief Mark Gilmore?

A High Court judge has spelled out a series of allegations which were made against a police chief.

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Police are appealing for witnesses.

Woman, 35, dies after collision near Pocklington

A woman has died after a collision between two cars near Pocklington.

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West Yorkshire police commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, left, and  former West Yorkshire Police chief constable Mark Gilmore.

Ex-West Yorkshire chief accused of 'disingenuous' claim after losing legal battle with police and crime commissioner

A retired police chief who had denied a series of allegations about his behaviour has lost a High Court fight with a police and crime commissioner.
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West Yorkshire police commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, left, and former West Yorkshire Police chief constable Mark Gilmore.

High Court to rule on retired Yorkshire chief constable's row with police commissioner

A High Court judge is preparing to deliver a ruling on a dispute between a retired police chief and a police and crime commissioner.

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