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Balls left screaming as he has first spray tan ahead of tonight’s Strictly show

Former shadow chancellor and Strictly Come Dancing star Ed Balls was left screaming and yelping by his first spray tan as he aims to impress the judges ahead of tonight’s show.

More than 400 patients were reported missing from hospitals and other NHS sites in Leeds in 2015/16. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Missing patients: Almost 1,000 reported to Yorkshire’s largest police force in a year

PATIENTS were reported missing from hospitals and other NHS sites in West Yorkshire on almost 1,000 occasions during the past year, new figures have revealed.

Sara Broadhead with her daughter Mia at the scene of the fire at the homa at Stanley, Wakefield.

Wife of man killed in house fire hails her ‘brave hero’

The wife of a man who died trying to save his daughter in a house fire has described her husband as a “brave hero”.

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Bradford fraudster cons two women out of £¼m on Muslim dating website

A “MILLIONAIRE” fraudster from Bradford who conned two women out of nearly £250,000 after they met him on an Asian dating website was today beginning an eight-and-a-half year jail term.

Wheelchair bound Tom McMeekin, jailed for seven and a half years

Jail for ‘lunatic’ Leeds driver over crash that left two boys dead and two disabled

A man who caused the death of two teenage boys and left two others with life-changing disabilities after driving “like a lunatic” has been jailed for seven and a half years.

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Leeds United's Eunan O'Kane (left) and Pontus Jansson look dejected at fulltime during the Sky Bet Championship match at Elland Road, Leeds. (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

Wolves v Leeds United: Eunan O’Kane setting right example for youngsters

EUNAN O’KANE is the ideal role model to help Leeds United’s promising band of youngsters develop, according to head coach Garry Monk.

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Flashback: Former Blade Matthew Kilgallon.

Bradford City v Sheffield United: Time ripe for derby duo to realise potential

EVEN allowing for the bumper crowd that is expected at Valley Parade today, Bradford City and Sheffield United seem a long way from the days when the two clubs had a seat at the top table of English football.

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Huddersfield Town record signing Chris Schindler closes down Sheffield Wednesdays Kieran Lee in Saturdays derby. (Picture: Steve Ellis)

Huddersfield Town v Derby County: Christopher Schindler glad he uprooted and joined the revolution

CHRISTOPHER SCHINDLER is the first to admit he knew very little about Huddersfield Town when the possibility of joining the Yorkshire club first came up in the summer.

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Stuart McCall's Bradford and Chris Wilder's Sheffield United go head to head

Bradford City v Sheffield United: Stuart McCall reveals why he rejected Sheffield United return

STUART McCALL last night insisted there is only a slight regret at turning down the chance to manage Sheffield United as he prepares to face his former club for the first time since being offered the Bramall Lane job.

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The note left by Mia Broadhead among the floral tributes.

Daughter saved from fatal Wakefield fire writes heartbreaking letter to father and sister

THE loved ones of a father and daughter killed in a Wakefield house fire were moved to tears as they read heartfelt messages of condolence at the scene.


New technical school in Leeds hailed as “huge step forward” for city

A NEW technical school in Leeds which aims to help produce a new generation of skilled engineers will be officially launched later this week .

Prostesters outside the meeting.

Hospital campaign group is looking at legal action

furious campaigners have said “gloves are off” in a fight to save Huddersfield Royal Infirmary after NHS bosses green-lit a plan to downgrade its A&E unit.

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The Tour de France passes through York in 2014.

YP Letters: Yorkshire cycling boost will improve health of the nation

From: Edward Grainger, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

Can Parliament ignore the will of the people over Brexit?

YP Letters: Wise words were criticism of those who lack patriotism

From: Nick Martinek, Briarlyn Road, Huddersfield.

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A plane takes off at Leeds Bradford Airport where facilities - and customer service - continue to be criticised by passengers.

YP Letters: Leeds Bradford Airport’s improvement plans don’t add up

From: Tony Armitage, Fulwith Road, Harrogate.

Yorkshire's league table of takeaways.

Greasy spoon map: The Yorkshire towns with most takeaways

GIVEN its long-held status as a Mecca for tourists, you might expect Scarborough to figure large in Yorkshire’s takeaway league table. But new figures reveal that Leeds and Hull are not far behind.

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Claire Marsh, library manager at the Leeds College of Music. Picture by Simon Hulme

Music on the move: Vast Leeds archive gets a whole new audience

IT’S a truly noteworthy collection that would be hard to fit on even the most powerful iPod.

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19 years for ‘anniversary’ raiders at Wakefield store

A SHOP assistant had a fake gun pointed at her during a robbery at a convenience store - almost a year to the day since being subjected to a similar ordeal.

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Niyah James.

Pizza Hut worker had stun gun disguised as an iPhone and heroin stash at two Leeds homes

A former Pizza Hut employee has been locked up for ten years after police found thousands of pounds worth of class A drugs and lethal weapons at two properties in Leeds.

All four Yorkshire police forces recorded a rise in crime last year.

Big rise in crimes behind closed doors, says Yorkshire police chief

A change in the nature of crime means offences are increasingly happening behind closed doors rather than in public places, according to a senior Yorkshire police officer.

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