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Leeds M1 motorway worst in UK for tailgating

The M1 at A1M to J47 southbound, Leeds.

By Joseph Keith A West Yorkshire motorway has been revealed as having the highest volume of tailgating vehicles in England, according to a study compiled by Direct Line. The stretch of motorway – where the M1 and A1M meet at J47 southbound near Leeds – sees tens of thousands of vehicles travelling along it every day. Tailgating, or close following, […]

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UPDATED: Police confirm missing woman has been found

Christina Anne Waters has been missing since 11am yesterday.

A 58-year-old woman who went missing on Monday in Harrogate has been found, police have confirmed. Good news. Christine Warters from Ripon has been found. Thank you all for your retweets. — NorthYorkshirePolice (@NYorksPolice) July 22, 2014 Christina Anne Waters, of Ripon, was last seen walking along the A61 in Harrogate at 11am before she went missing on Monday, July […]

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Man bailed after arrest in connection to Claudia Lawrence investigation

Claudia Lawrence has been missing since March 2009.

By Joseph Keith A 46-year-old man has been bailed following his arrest yesterday, as part of the investigation into the murder of Claudia Lawrence. Miss Lawrence, 35, of Heworth, York, disappeared in March 2009 and after extensive searches of the area police have since treated her disappearance as murder. North Yorkshire police said: “Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence […]

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Kellingley Colliery employee buyout ‘shelved’

Kellingley Colliery employee buyout ‘shelved’

By Anders Anglesey A proposed employee buyout of one of the UK’s last remaining deep coal mines has been shelved the National Union of Miners has said. The NUM’s planned buyout of Kellingley Colliery, near Selby, was ditched after the union accused UK Coal of making unrealistic demands. Plans for a takeover would have seen miners invest £2,000 each to […]

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UPDATED: Next year’s Bradford International Film Festival officially cancelled

The National Media Museum in Bradford.

By Joseph Keith The Bradford International Film Festival will not be happening next year, according organisers of the event – who met last night to discuss its future. In an effort to invigorate the festival, organisers of the annual event have announced plans to re launch the event. The film festival, which has been part of the National Media Museum […]

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UPDATE: MP apologises for Gaza tweet

UPDATE: MP apologises for Gaza tweet

Bradford East MP, David Ward, and his party have issued a joint apology for tweets in relation to the current conflict in Gaza. The Liberal Democrat MP was accused of the offence of ‘encouragment to terrorism’ after tweeting that if he lived in Gaza he would ‘probably’ fire a rocket. Mr Ward  had initially declined to apologise for the comments […]

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Yorkshire-wide search for Bridlington murder suspect

Yorkshire-wide search for Bridlington murder suspect

The search continues for a man who is wanted in connection with a murder at a Bridlington guesthouse, police say he is considered dangerous. Police were called to the Morayland Hotel in Marshall Avenue in Bridlington where landlady Bei Carter was found dead late on Friday 18 July. Mr Heald was staying at the hotel when the incident happened and has […]

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Watchdogs praise West Yorkshire Police

Watchdogs praise West Yorkshire Police

Police watchdogs have praised the West Yorkshire Police force for their understanding, restraint and spending efficiency, however force chiefs believe more severe financial challenges lie ahead. Roger Baker, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for the Northern Region said the force suffered one of the harshest budget cuts of the all the UK’s forces but despite this, crime in the area has […]

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Leeds arts funding to be cut by £500,000

Leeds arts funding to be cut by £500,000

Leeds City Council has approved plans that will see arts funding reduced by 15 per cent over the next few years. The council currently has a budget of nearly £3m, which it issues to a number of arts organisations, but will be cut to just over £2.5m. The enforced changes also mean the maximum application will be capped at £750,000. […]

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Man in court over Elland stabbing

Man in court over Elland stabbing

A man appeared at Calderdale Magistrates Court in Halifax today charged with murder following a stabbing at a house in Elland. Robert Lyn, 45, from Huntingdon Avenue, Huddersfield was remanded in custody and will appear at Bradford Crown Court tomorrow morning. He is accused of the murder of 38-year-old Daniel Shane Campbell, originally of Halifax. The hearing follows the discovery […]

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