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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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Wakefield Market to close within six years of opening

Wakefield Market to close within six years of opening

Wakefield Council today voted to approve plans to sell Wakefield Market’s site so a cinema and restaurants can be built in its place. The proposals mean the market will move from its current location on Union Street to an area between the Cathedral and The Ridings shopping centre. The council hopes the move will add vibrancy to Wakefield’s city centre […]

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Two men killed after their car overturned in Oulton

Methley Lane, Oulton, where the car overturned last night.

By Joseph Keith Two men were killed and a third was injured when their car overturned and hit a lamp post. The driver of a black Renault Clio and a passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene, at 9.30pm on Sunday night, on Methley Lane, Oulton, according to police. The vehicle was heading towards Rothwell before it rolled a […]

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Fresh safety warnings after Keighley waterfall accident leaves boy, 8, fighting for life

Fresh safety warnings after Keighley waterfall accident leaves boy, 8, fighting for life

By Anders Anglesey Residents close to the waterfall where a boy almost drowned have issued fresh warnings after spotting children continuing to play there today. An eight-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being recused from the water near Keighley, West Yorkshire. Firefighters arrived at an area close to Tinker Bridge, North Dean Road, yesterday morning, after receiving reports […]

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Bradford Council accused of taking sides over Gaza in flag row

Bradford Council accused of taking sides over Gaza in flag row

Members of the Jewish community have accused Bradford Council of taking sides over the Gaza conflict after the Palestinian flag was flown above Bradford City Hall. The city council took the decision to raise the flag on Saturday during a rally to recognise the deaths and suffering of hundreds of people living in Gaza. The conflict in Gaza has so far […]

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Pensioner missing from Leeds care home for five days

Police say they think Dennis Beecher, pictured above, may have travelled to Bridlington.

By Joseph Keith A pensioner who has medical issues has now been missing for five days. Mr Dennis Beecher, 67, was last seen at his care home in Morley, Leeds, at about 10am on Thursday, July 24. West Yorkshire Police say they think the pensioner may have travelled to Bridlington. Mr Beecher is described as white, about 5ft 6in tall, […]

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Yorkshire tailor designs the UK’s first cycling business suit

Owen Scott's new business-style cycling suit.

By Joseph Keith A Yorkshire tailor has unveiled a new Tour de France inspired cycling business suit which is the first of its kind in the UK. Owen Scott Bespoke Tailors, based in Huddersfield and Leeds, said the new cycling clothing is “the ultimate in cycling wear for businessmen” after the designer ditched lycra shorts and tight t-shirts for a […]

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