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UPDATE: video of major fire at Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire

UPDATE: video of major fire at Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire

By Anders Anglesey Fire crews are tackling a major blaze at a power station near a motorway this afternoon. The West Yorkshire Fire Service was called just before 2pm to a major fire at Ferrybridge Power Station at Knottingley. 15 fire crews from across the region were called to the four storey building off Strangelands Lane. The fire is understood […]

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Council leader ousted in political coup condemns “grab for power”

Council leader ousted in political coup condemns “grab for power”

By Anders Anglesey The Labour council leader for Calderdale condemned the decision to oust him from his position as a cynical action taken by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. Tim Swift, 57, was removed from his position of council leader yesterday after Conservative and Liberal Democrat councillors passed a motion of no confidence. The motion was put forward by Conservative […]

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Man in court over murder of East Yorkshire landlady

Man in court over murder of East Yorkshire landlady

By Anders Anglesey A 53-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Bridlington landlady Bei Carter John Heald, from Rotheram, appeared at Beverley Magistrates Court today where he was charged with the murder of Ms Carter earlier this month. He is also accused of ten separate counts of rape in South Yorkshire on July 13. The 49-year-old landlady was […]

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Victims of Savile abuse left “angry and disappointed” by High Court ruling

Jimmy Savile, of Leeds, died aged 84 on October 29, 2011.

Jimmy Savile, of Leeds, died aged 84 on October 29, 2011. By Joseph Keith The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust is set to to challenge pay-outs to people who were assaulted by the former DJ. A High Court ruling last week granted the trust a hearing at the Court of Appeal which may block victims from receiving compensation through a previously […]

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Man found guilty of attempting to murder policewoman

Man found guilty of attempting to murder policewoman

By Anders Anglesey A man has been found guilty of attempting to murder a police officer at Leeds Crown Court today. James Leslie, 38, from Headingley, fired at PC Suzanne Hudson, 33, with a sawn off shotgun on December 4 last year. She suffered a disfigured hand and had additional injuries to her neck and face when Mr Leslie fired […]

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Jury out in Leeds policewoman shooting trial

Jury out in Leeds policewoman shooting trial

By Anders Anglesey Jury members are today continuing to consider their verdicts in the trial of a man accused of shooting a policeman. The 38-year-old, from Headingly, is on trial at Leeds Crown Court charged with the attempted murder of PC Suzanne Hudson, 33, on December 4 last year. She suffered a serious shotgun wound to the hand and had […]

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8 months of road works to cause delays for drivers at Bradford Road roundabout

8 months of road works to cause delays for drivers at Bradford Road roundabout

A roundabout between Bradford and Leeds will close for major construction work this summer which will continue until March 2015. Construction on the A647 at Thornbury Barracks Roundabout has been approved in the hope it will reduce congestion levels at the junction and improve accessibility. The proposals for the roundabout include a reconfiguration of lanes, upgrading existing bus stops, creating […]

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Huddersfield baby mauled by dog

Huddersfield baby mauled by dog

A dog has been seized and may have to be put down after it mauled a 14 month old baby leaving serious injuries. The baby was attacked at a family member’s home in Thorpe Pyn Croft, Dalton, Huddersfield on Sunday. He later underwent surgery at Leeds General Infirmary for a fractured jaw and facial lacerations. A spokesperson from the West […]

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Ukraine air crash: Leeds student Richard Mayne’s family meet David Cameron

Ukraine air crash: Leeds student Richard Mayne’s family meet David Cameron

Relatives of Leeds University student Richard Mayne and families of other British victims who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed are meeting with PM David Cameron today. Richard, 20, was studying Maths and Finance at the university while volunteering to raise money for charity in his spare time before he died on the plane that is now believed to […]

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VIDEO: Residents’ reaction to Keighley near-death water incident

VIDEO: Residents’ reaction to Keighley near-death water incident

Following the Yorkshire Ambulance Service’s warning on Friday (July 25) about open water swimming dangers, an eight-year-old almost died playing in a waterfall in Keighley. Russell Truran was at Tinker Bridge, in Keighley, where children were still playing in the same waterfall – just one day after.

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