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First look at Leeds’ £5m Brownlee Centre and cycle circuit

It’s named after two of the most successful Olympians Leeds has ever produced.

News
Was there a cover-up following the 'Battle of Orgreave'?

Government urged to review secret Orgreave files to ensure 'no cover-ups'

Secret files that could contain information about the Orgreave clash between striking miners and police should be examined to assess whether they can be made public, an influential Commons committee has said.

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Britains first astronaut, Helen Sharman, pictured at the Science Museum with the space suit that she wore for her mission 25 years previously. (PA).

Jayne Dowle: Why we’re failing to help pupils reach for the stars

My son has a friend. Let’s call her Kate. She is 15 and she wants to be an astronaut. OK, you might say. Thousands of kids dream of becoming an astronaut.

Opinion
OAP died after being given another patient’s medication at Leeds hospital

OAP died after being given another patient’s medication at Leeds hospital

A NURSE wept as she apologised to the family of a Leeds man who died at St James’s Hospital after she gave him another patient’s medication by mistake.

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West Yorkshire Police has released details of the misconduct hearing on its website.

Leeds police officers who kicked suspect are sacked

Two Leeds police officers who kicked and swore at a man they arrested, leaving him with facial injuries, have been sacked.

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The A171 near the Flask Inn. Pic: Google.

Stinger device used in police investigation over Yorkshire vehicle thefts

A stinger device was used by police to stop a car as part of an investigation into group of men suspected of stealing thousands of pounds worth of goods from vehicles.
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New free schools have been approved for Leeds to the glee of Tory councillors.

YP Letters: Welcome realisation of need for free schools

From: Coun Dan Cohen, Conservative, Shadow Spokesman for Children and Families, Leeds City Council.

Opinion
Wentworth Castle.

YP Letters: Tragic loss of a piece of our heritage

From: A Phillips, Gledhow Avenue, Leeds.

Opinion
Todmorden motorcyclist killed in crash named

Todmorden motorcyclist killed in crash named

A Todmorden motorcyclist who died following an accident on Sunday afternoon has been named by police as Sam Gelder.

News
Young rangers appointed to help lead Dales conservation

Young rangers appointed to help lead Dales conservation

Traditional rural skills are being passed on to new generations in the Yorkshire Dales where a pair of graduate apprentices have been appointed to help conserve the National Park’s stunning landscapes.

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Ros Stanley with James Waring and Cherryview Minister Lacey, one of his Jersey cows, at Cherry Burton.  Pictures by Gary Longbottom.

Meet the East Yorkshire village that believes in Fairtrade

Drinking Peruvian coffee with milk from a local independent dairy and one spoonful of sugar might not seem of much consequence but in the village of Cherry Burton and the home of Ros Stanley the taste is all the more sweet because each element is helping producers achieve a better price here and overseas.

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Police are warning drugs users about the "deadly" batches.

Police fear dealers are 'deliberately contaminating' deadly Yorkshire heroin batches

Heroin users are again being warned about deadly batches of the drug being circulated in Yorkshire that police fear dealers are "deliberately contaminating" with substances which could be 200 times more potent.

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Picture by Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

North Yorkshire war veterans to get £1m of new support

A new package of health, well-being and social care support for veterans aged over 65 will be introduced in North Yorkshire after the award of a £1m grant.

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A scene from war-torn Syria, where Ghulam Hussain hoped to fight for Daesh.

Batley man admits attempt to fight for Daesh in Syria

A Batley man who bought plane tickets to travel to Syria so he could he fight for Daesh has admitted two terrorism offences.

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Traffic alert: Delays on M62 near Brighouse after several vehicles involved in crash

Traffic alert: Delays on M62 near Brighouse after several vehicles involved in crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on the M62 in West Yorkshire.
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The suspects stole the car in Knowles Hill Road and drove off in the direction of Healds Road. Picture: Google

Robbers threatened driver at knifepoint before dragging passenger from car in Dewsbury

A driver was threatened at knifepoint before her passenger was dragged from the car by a gang of robbers in Dewsbury.

Crime
Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of Wendy Thompson who has been jailed at the Old Bailey in London, for more than two years for ploughing into a stationary car and killing pensioner Rodney Lewis, as she tried to send a happy birthday message on Facebook. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday April 24, 2017. Thompson, 53, pleaded guilty to causing the death of Mr Lewis, 84, by dangerous driving and causing serious injury to his 77-year-old woman.

Woman who tried to send Facebook message while driving killed pensioner in crash

A woman has been jailed for more than two years for ploughing into a car and killing a pensioner while trying to send a happy birthday message on Facebook at the wheel.

Crime
Tower block flats at Mixenden.
From the front, Jumples Court, Mixenden Court and Wheatley Court.

Man’s body found outside block of flats in Halifax

Police were called to a block of flats in Halifax on Friday to a report of a sudden death,.

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Horton-In-Ribblesdale School is set to close at the end of the summer term.

Supporters step up fight to save 300-year-old Yorkshire school from closure

Campaigners are stepping up their fight to overturn controversial plans to close a 300-year-old school in the Yorkshire Dales as the battle to save the region’s rural education intensifies.

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More than 5,500 complaints have been made about a private contractor delivering a home improvement programme in Sheffield.

£2bn road contract firm responsible for Sheffield improvement scheme receives 5,500 complaints from residents

MORE THAN 5,500 complaints – equivalent to 15 per day – have been made about a private contractor delivering a highly controversial £2bn road improvement programme in Sheffield.

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