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Multi-vehicle crash on M62 in Leeds

Part of the M62 is closed tonight after several vehicles collided.

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Sam Williams.

Williams keen to talk over new Wakefield Trinity contract

WAKEFIELD Trinity are not only looking for another Magic Weekend win in Newcastle but also taking a major step towards winning the signature of one of their prized assets, too.

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The Cribs: Exclusive chat ahead of Leeds gig

The Cribs are due to return to Leeds this weekend, after a triumphant set last year at Millennium Square. Touring their 10 year anniversary of third album Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever, this will be the bands first time at the First Direct Arena.

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Massive solar farm will help power Coca-Cola factory in Wakefield

Massive solar farm will help power Coca-Cola factory in Wakefield

A massive new solar farm is to help ower Wakefield’s giant Coca-Cola Factory, it has been announced.

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West Yorkshire Police and the National Crime Agency are investigating the case.

Three charged after drugs bust in Leeds

Three people have been charged after a drugs raid in Morley.
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Yorkshire cat could lose his world record

Yorkshire cat could lose his world record

A Yorkshire cat dubbed the 'world's longest' could lose his record to an Australian challenger.

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Pontefract teacher’s tears on run in memory of two killed in cycling tragedies

Pontefract teacher’s tears on run in memory of two killed in cycling tragedies

A TEACHER who ran Sunday’s Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon in memory of a colleague and a friend who both died in cycling accidents has raised hundreds of pounds for road safety charity Brake.

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An analysis of modern slavery has been released by West Yorkshire Police.

West Yorkshire slavery victims ‘targeted with online adverts’

Traffickers are targeting vulnerable Eastern Europeans with online adverts or approaching them at homeless shelters and soup kitchens before tricking them into forced labour, a West Yorkshire police dossier has revealed.

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Shop could lose licence over counterfeit tobacco sales

A Pontefract town centre off licence where counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco were being sold could have its licence revoked.

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The police car which was set alight in Knottingley. Picture: West Yorkshire Police

Arson probe begins after police car set alight outside fire station

An arson investigation has begun after a police car was set alight outside Pontefract Fire Station during the early hours.

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Two guilty over ‘Fast and Furious’ car race on Hemsworth Bypass

Two men have been found guilty of encouraging dangerous driving after four young people died when the quad bike they were on was hit by a car travelling at 140mph as vehicles raced along a bypass.

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Phazie Mannifield-Gale, 14, of South Elmsall has got a top score on the Mensa test meaning he is on the same intellectual level as Einstein and in the top 1 per cent of the country in terms of intelligence.

Is Phazie Yorkshire’s smartest student? Youngster matches Einstein in IQ test

If great minds really do think alike, a groundbreaking scientific discovery could in future be made by one of Yorkshire’s own.

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West Yorkshire Facebook pervert who blackmailed young girls over sex images dubbed ‘every parent’s worst nightmare’

A PERVERT posed online as a teenage boy before blackmailing young girls into sending him sex videos of themselves.

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UPDATED: Passengers evacuated before bus destroyed in blaze in West Yorkshire

A BUS was destroyed  in a blaze in the Horbury area of Wakefield today.
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Crash on M62 near Leeds is cleared

AN accident  on the M62 near Leeds caused major delays tonight.
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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling campaigning in Wakefield.

YP Comment: Track record of the Tories. Why passengers expect clarity

EVEN though the main election manifestoes won’t be published until next week, the Tories don’t actually need to finesse their road and rail blueprint for the North.

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Ponker Lane, Skelmanthorpe. Photo: Google

Police appeal to trace jogger after fatal crash

POLICE are trying to trace a jogger who may have witnesses a fatal motorbike crash in Skelmanthorpe near Huddersfield.
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Coroner David Hinchliff has announced his retirement.

YP Letters: Coroner set standard for compassion and tenacity in role

From: David A Russell, Thornhill Street, Wakefield.

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Yorkshire is being left behind when it comes to regional devolution.

Steve Gillingham: Lack of a mayoral voice must not hold region back

TODAY marks a pivotal moment in the history of the North of England. Voters in Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region have just chosen their first directly-elected mayors.

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The bones were found at the Washlands nature reserve just off Welbeck Lane a year ago.

DNA breakthrough in Wakefield baby remains case

Detectives are renewing an appeal to trace the mother of a baby girl whose bones were found near to Welbeck Lane, Wakefield a year ago this week. 

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