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Fivefold tax hike threat on second homes in the Dales

THE ambition of owning a second home in the Yorkshire Dales could be placed out of bounds to all but the very wealthy under a plan unveiled last night for a five-fold increase in council tax on such properties.

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Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has written to Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry about Yorkshire devolution.

Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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Clough Lane, Paddock. Picture: Google.

Woman threatened with baseball bat in 'frightening' attack in Huddersfield car park

A woman was threatened with a baseball bat during a "frightening" attempted robbery in a Huddersfield car park.

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Katie Hamilton, 26, was studying at Leeds University.

Leeds student found dead at mental health unit ‘should have been under 24 hour watch’ - inquest told

A CONSULTANT forensic psychiatrist told a jury inquest he believed a woman who died after being found with a ligature around her neck at a mental health unit in Leeds should have been under 24-hour observation.

Health
Nearly 20,000 domestic incidents were reported in Leeds in the year up to September.

Leeds domestic abuse victims urged to get help as stats reveal extent of problem

Victims of domestic violence and abuse are urged to not suffer in silence as worrying new figures suggest the extent of the problem in Leeds.

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Leeds police arrest man over Hawksworth Co-op assault and two more incidents

Leeds police arrest man over Hawksworth Co-op assault and two more incidents

A man has been arrested in connection with an attack on a Leeds shop worker and two other incidents in the city yesterday.

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British Gas customer service is in the spotlight.

YP Letters: Fears of being left out in cold by gas engineers

From: Sandra Morris, Highmoor Close, Moortown, Leeds.

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Police are investigating reports of owls being shot in woodland in Leeds. Picture: Sheffield Photographic Society

Leeds police investigate reports of owls being shot

Police in Leeds have issued an appeal for information as they investigate reports of owls being shot in woodland.

Crime
Cyclist taken to Leeds General Infirmary after bus and bike collide in Kirkstall

Cyclist taken to Leeds General Infirmary after bus and bike collide in Kirkstall

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after being involved in a crash with a car in Leeds this afternoon.

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These were the scenes at Trinity Leeds as the shopping centre prepares for the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Darth Vader and Boba Fett help Trinity Leeds prepare for Star Wars: The Last Jedi launch

It's not every day that you see Darth Vader and Boba Fett testing their lightsaber skills on the roof of a Leeds shopping centre.
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Christopher Bernard sent messages through Facebook

Child rapist from Leeds sent boy Facebook messages and made him 'feel like he wanted to kill himself'

A PERVERT who raped and committed a series of sex offences against a boy over a period of five years has been given a 15-year sentence.
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Video: Santa and Emmerdale stars' flying visit to Leeds children's hospice

SANTA paid a flying visit to hand out presents at a Yorkshire children’s hospice – with a little help from Emmerdale stars Gaynor Faye and Zoe Henry.

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DELIGHTFUL: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe will be at West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds until January 27.

Review: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Putting the responsibility for their Christmas show in the eminently capable hands of director Sally Cookson was a very smart move on the part of West Yorkshire Playhouse.

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Bradford City park - photo credit  	Asadour Guzelian

Bradford named the best city in the country to start a business

Bradford has been named as the best city in the UK to start a business, analysis from Barclays bank has shown.

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Police had been searching for Jordan Line since Saturday.

Police issue update on search for missing 23-year-old West Yorkshire man

Police in West Yorkshire have shared an update this morning on the search for missing 23-year-old man.

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Ashes Pasture, Ribblehead. PIC: Simon Hulme

The time capsule deep in the Yorkshire Dales

AT the top of Yorkshire, on the eastern slope of Ingleborough where the flora and fauna are chiefly sheep and grass, some unexpected inhabitants have moved in.

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The Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Council leaders ‘won’t capitulate to developers in Yorkshire Dales’

Council leaders for the area covering large swathes of the Yorkshire Dales have vowed not to “capitulate” to housing developers as they prepare to approve plans which would see 230 new homes built every year in the district.

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Northern has introduced extra Sunday services as it works to modernise its network.

Northern introduces extra Sunday train services linking Leeds, Harrogate and Knaresborough

More frequent rail services were introduced between Leeds, Harrogate and Knaresborough this weekend.

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E-fit released after pensioners' safe snatched in Bradford

Police have released an e-fit image after a "distraction burglary" in which a safe was snatched from a house in Bradford.

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Leeds private hire drivers could stage more city ‘slow drive’ protests in run up to Christmas

LEEDS Private Hire Drivers Organisation say they will stage further ‘slow drive’ protests in the run up to Christmas unless council chiefs listen to their concerns.

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