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Sex attacker who targeted women jogging in Pontefract Park is jailed

A TEENAGER who sexually assaulted two women out jogging in Pontefract Park before exposing himself has been jailed for 14 months.

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Date: 3rd January 2018.
Picture James Hardisty.
Andrea Jenkyns, Conservative Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood, at home in Gildersome, with her baby boy Clifford, aged 9 months.

Andrea Jenkyns interview: A ‘mad’ year combining motherhood with Westminster life

Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns is back in the Commons after a ‘mad’ year which saw her give birth and get re-elected within a few weeks of each other. Political Editor Rob Parsons went to meet her.

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Leeds Crown Court

Widow admits £53,000 insurance firm fraud after husband’s death: Normanton pensioner avoids immediate jail

A WIDOW with a gambling problem defrauded more than £53,000 from life insurance company Prudential after the death of her husband, a court heard.

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Burley-in-Wharfedale is a popular and thriving place. But does it need more houses? (JPress).

The West Yorkshire village and the new homes conundrum

Burley-in-Wharfedale is the latest place where a new housing scheme has met strong opposition from residents. But is it another example of nimbyism? Chris Bond reports.

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Woman found to be more than three times over the drink drive limit with five-year-old in her car

Woman found to be more than three times over the drink drive limit with five-year-old in her car

Members of the public intervened when they spotted a suspected drink driver with a small child in the back of her car.
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Supermarket home delivery driver who sexually assaulted Leeds pensioners is jailed

Supermarket home delivery driver who sexually assaulted Leeds pensioners is jailed

THE daughter of one of two Leeds pensioners sexually abused in their own homes after being befriended by a “vile” supermarket delivery driver has told how her late mother sank into depression following the attacks.

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Leeds Crown Court

Leeds man who broke his partner’s wrist avoids immediate jail

A MAN broke his partner’s wrist in an attack as he tried to stop her using his possessions as missiles, a court heard.

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An agreement over the long-running Yorkshire devolution saga was closer last night.

Yorkshire devolution: Calls for Government to act as council leaders reach agreement on interim mayor

The Government was coming under pressure today to agree to proposals for a two-year mayoral term in South Yorkshire, a major stepping stone on the path to a full region-wide devolution deal, after a significant concession on the issue by the leader of Sheffield City Council.

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Richard Williams

Shop robber from Castleford used machete and fake gun in Pontefract and Ferrybridge store raids

AN ARMED robber  from Castleford who threatened  staff at  stores in Ferrybridge and Pontefract with a machete and an imitation gun has been jailed for six years.

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Should there be a bigger tax on second homes in the Yorkshire Dales?

YP Letters: Homes tax could flood Dales market

From: Richard Lewis, Pontefract.

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Akshar Ali and Yasmin Ahmed

Two handed life sentences with minimum 22-year terms  for Leeds mother Sinead Wooding's murder

A MAN and his friend have each been jailed for life with  minimum 22 year terms after being found guilty of murdering his wife before dumping her body in woodland in Leeds and setting it alight.
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VIDEO: Watch gritters battling to keep North Yorkshire's highest road open in heavy snow

VIDEO: Watch gritters battling to keep North Yorkshire's highest road open in heavy snow

It's North Yorkshire's highest hill - and Fleet Moss certainly presented gritters with a challenge this morning.

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Jake Elliott, 20, went on trial at Sheffield Crown Court today

Man goes on trial accused of assaulting girl, 15, in South Yorkshire woodlands

A man has gone on trial, accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in an incident alleged to have taken place in South Yorkshire woodlands almost two years ago.
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Guilty of murder: Akshar Ali and Yasmin Ahmed

Police release photographs of pair who murdered Leeds mother-of-four Sinead Wooding

THESE are the first photographs of  a man and his friend who face life sentences for  murdering  his wife before dumping her body in woodland in Leeds and setting it alight.
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Coun  John Blackie pictured in Gunnerside in Upper Swaledale.

Dales councillor quits role over ‘misguided’ council tax hike plan

A veteran Yorkshire Dales politician has resigned from a senior chairmanship role in opposition to plans to charge second home owners five times’ the rate of council tax - claiming he “cannot stand idly by” as the “unwelcome and unproductive exercise in social engineering” destroys the local economy.

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Dramatic photos show attempted rescue of stranded porpoise on Yorkshire beach

Dramatic photos show attempted rescue of stranded porpoise on Yorkshire beach

A marine life charity desperately tried to save an injured porpoise washed up on the Yorkshire coast.

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Yorkshire transport is to undergo a major overhaul.

The North is watching: Ex-Chancellor's warning to Government as 'revolutionary' 30-year Yorkshire transport vision is unveiled

A radical overhaul of ticketing and high speed rail travel between Leeds and Manchester in half an hour are at the centrepiece of a 30 year vision for transport in the North laid out today.
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Travelling ticket inspector Bert Blower on the North Yorkshire Moors railway. Picture: Keith Simpson.

All aboard for another TV slice of Yorkshire life

First it was vets, then shop­keepers and even bus drivers. Now it is the turn of steam train crews to entertain the nation as TV leaves no stone unturned in its search for idiosyncratic slices of Yorkshire life.

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Ofsted inspectors visited the school in November last year

'Ineffective' safeguarding flagged by Ofsted at Kids Club in Harrogate

The new owner of an after school group in Harrogate has been left 'disappointed' after Ofsted inspectors told them safeguarding measures were 'ineffective' while issuing them an inadequate rating.

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What will HS2 mean for Yorkshire?

The Yorkshire Post says: Carillion, HS2 and Leeds - what next?

FOLLOWING the financial collapse of overstretched construction giant Carillion after the HS2 and public sector contractor announced half-year losses of £1.15bn, the Government remains steadfast in its commitment to high-speed rail.

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