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Three generations of Yorkshire family sentenced for roles in £1m tobacco smuggling plot

Three generations of the same family were part a gang from the North East and Yorkshire who smuggled six tonnes of illicit tobacco into the UK.

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Hospital pays £50,000 over failure to spot grandmother’s tumour

A Hospital Trust has paid damages of £50,000 to a grandmother after delays in diagnosing a tumour which left her needing an emergency operation.

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Zara Lundy.

Family’s bone marrow list plea to help eight-year-old daughter

The family of a little girl battling cancer is urging people to sign up to the bone marrow register, after being told she needs a transplant.

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Callum Lewis.

Drug dealer stole mobile phone after friend’s ecstasy death

A drug dealer stole a mobile phone from his friend after she collapsed and died from taking ecstasy and destroyed it to hide incriminating text messages.

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HEARTBROKEN: Shabnam Nazir, 34, with her poorly daughter Amelia Qadeer.

‘They took away my only chance to help my girl’

A mum has spoken of her heartbreak after burglars stole money she had raised to pay for medical treatment for her poorly six-year-old daughter.

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The scene of the crash. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

Motorway closed after car flips over central reservation in multi-car smash

Part of the M62 Westbound is currently closed due to a multi vehicle crash.
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Elaine Davison pictured with her huband  Edward

Inquest six years after woman impaled by tree branch in Wakefield

AN INQUEST is to be held more than six years after a grandmother was impaled by a branch after a tree crashed in front of her car during gale force winds in Wakefield.

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Trains delayed and cancelled in Leeds and Yorkshire after derailment

Train services in Leeds and across the region are being delayed and cancelled after a derailment at a Scottish depot.

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Sentimental jewellery and charity money stolen

A woman returned home to find people in her house who then fled with sentimental jewellery and money which was to help her daughter fight a disease.

Crime
Pontefract college student boxer’s Olympic dream

Pontefract college student boxer’s Olympic dream

A TEENAGE boxer who studies in Pontefract has ambitions of competing in the Olympic Games after winning a major title.

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Angela Harding
 at the door of her garden studio in Wing , Rutland

R is for roadkill: A wildlife alphabet

Roadkill makes most of us squirm with horror, so it’s comforting to know that some of the animals and birds have served a higher purpose than feast for carrion.

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Leeds car theft plot teenagers jailed

Leeds car theft plot teenagers jailed

A teenager who stole cars after sneaking into workplaces in Leeds and Wakefield and taking employees’ keys has been jailed.

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GENEROUS: Sculpture and works by Helen Marten who won  The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture at The Hepworth Wakefield. Picture Tony Johnson

Arts View

So, 2016 continues to distinguish itself as possibly one of the worst twelve-month periods in recent memory.

Theatre
Black Grape

Music interview: Shaun Ryder on reforming Black Grape

Shaun Ryder has teamed up with former Black Grape bandmate Paul ‘Kermit’ Leveridge for a tour. Duncan Seaman reports.

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Samantha Ashby, 11, with dad Darryl.  Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Two horses hit by train after ‘Network Rail left hole in our fence’

A FAMILY is blaming Network Rail for the violent death of their horse and pony, after they escaped on to the track and were hit by a train.

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The house on Ash Crescent.

Alleged burglar denies murdering father and daughter in Wakefield house fire

A MAN has denied the murder of a father and his daughter who died in a house fire in Wakefield last month.

Crime
Are GPs, and not the Government, to blame for the dearth of family doctors?

YP Letters: Up to GPs to rescue their profession

From: Paul Muller FRCS, Sandal, Wakefield.

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Still no sighting of man two months after last sighting

Police have re-issued an appeal over the whereabouts of a Wakefield man who has not been seen for two months.

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Residents suffer smoke effects after flat fire

Residents suffer smoke effects after flat fire

Two residents were treated in hospital for the effects of smoke inhalation following a fire in a sixth floor flat in the early hours of this morning.

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Gordon Hopkins (left) and Thomas Quinn, who were jailed at Leeds Crown Court.

Leeds pair jailed for stealing high-power cars worth £250,000

Burglars who stole £250,000 of high value cars in raids across West Yorkshire have been jailed for 11 years. Burglars who stole £250,000 of high value cars in raids across West Yorkshire have been jailed for 11 years. 

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