Halifax to close two branches in Yorkshire

Halifax bank has announced it is to close two branches in Yorkshire.

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West Yorkshire teenager charged after car hit and injured women in Blackpool

POLICE have charged a West Yorkshire teenager after three women were injured when a Skoda estate car was driven towards pedestrians in Blackpool on Saturday night.

Hipperholme Grammar School headteacher Jackie Griffiths.

YP Letters: Beware the creeping rise in class sizes

From: Jackie Griffiths, Headteacher, Hipperholme Grammar School, Halifax.

M62 near Brighouse. Google.

'Serious collision' closes M62 slip road and A644 near Brighouse

An M62 slip road has been closed because of "serious collision", Highways England has said.
Gibbet Street. Pic: Google.

Fire at three-storey Halifax house

A house fire broke out in Halifax this morning.

Halifax MP Holly Lynch.

Holly Lynch: Giving police the help they need in testing times

WEST Yorkshire Police is the fourth largest force in the country and is facing new types of crime as well as old types of crime. However, a 35 per cent reduction in funding since 2010 has resulted in almost 2,000 fewer officers and members of staff – a reduction of 20 per cent.

Police want to identify this person.

CCTV appeal after assault near Halifax McDonald's

Detectives are appealing for information after an alleged assault in Halifax town centre.

Stainland Road, Halifax (Google).

Firefighters rescue male trapped in a car after a collision in Elland

An injured male had to be freed from a car in the early hours of this morning following a crash in Halifax.

Police officers on patrol as MPs consider new laws to 'protect the protectors' from assault.

The Yorkshire Post says: Time to protect the protectors. 6,000 reasons to back law change

THE landmark ‘Protect the Protectors’ Bill passing through Parliament should not be about party politics.

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VIDEO: Police release more details over botched raid on Ripponden Co-op cash machine

Raiders made a botched attempt to steal money from a cash machine in Ripponden in the early hours of this morning.

Halifax man jailed for historic child sex abuse

Halifax man jailed for historic child sex abuse

A Halifax man who went on the run has been jailed for six-and-a-half years for the indecent assault of a nine-year-old girl in the Filey area.


Police cordon off Co-op in Ripponden after cash box stolen during early hours break-in

A police cordon remains in place this morning after thieves struck at a Ripponden supermarket during the early hours.

Ripponden Co-op store remains closed after thieves attacked cash machine in early hours

A supermarket in Ripponden remains closed this morning after thieves attacked a cash machine and escaped with a cash box.

Police officers on patrol.

Hundreds of extra officers to rebuild neighbourhood policing

A renewed focus on neighbourhood policing will see hundreds of additional officers deployed in West Yorkshire in a bid to better engage with communities.

Robert Morrison and Paul Towers have been ordered to pay more than 71,900.

Brighouse rogue traders branded 'insult to cowboy builders' made to pay £71,900

Two rogue traders described by a judge as "an insult to cowboy builders" have been ordered to pay back more than £71,900.


Taking the plunge for a Eureka moment on Merseyside

At the Eureka!, the National Children’s Museum, young visitors are greeted in the entrance hall by a statue of Archimedes being dunked unceremoniously into a full bathtub with a splash.

Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey has been named as the police officer who rushed to the aid of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

Holly Lynch: Time to protect the protectors as Russian spy police officer exposed to nerve agent

I HAVE spent a great deal of time campaigning for stronger protections for emergency-service workers since I was elected in 2015. However, I could not have imagined that we would be faced with a police officer left seriously ill after exposure to a nerve agent, in the way that we have seen in Salisbury this week.

Actor Martin Shaw has bemoaned a lack of modern manners in theatres.

YP Letters: Martin Shaw right to take a stand against mobile use in theatres

From: Chris Giddings, Springwood Drive, Copley Lane, Halifax.

Leeds band Hookworms call out 'loutish, touchy-feely, drunk men' for harassing women at their gigs

Leeds band Hookworms call out 'loutish, touchy-feely, drunk men' for harassing women at their gigs

A Leeds band have slammed 'drunk middle-aged men' who have been sexually harassing female fans.

The Highways England 4x4 was completely destroyed in the fire

Highways England patrol car catches fire on M62

A Highways England 4x4 clearing the way for gritters on the M62 inadvertently added to the chaos when it caught fire.
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