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Flood warnings and alerts across Yorkshire as Storm Brian hit region

Flood warnings and alerts were issued yesterday as Storm Brian brought heavy rain to parts of Yorkshire and the Humber.
West Yorkshire Police horse Connor

‘Handsome and hard-working’ West Yorkshire Police horse dies at age of 19

A West Yorkshire Police horse described as “handsome, hardworking and consistently brave” has died after 14 years serving the force.

Library picture.

Motorists warned of long delays as concrete block causes havoc on Yorkshire motorway

The Highways Agency has re-opened the A1 after a large concrete block caused major chaos to rush-hour traffic this morning.
Chain Bar roundabout.

Government halts M62 Chain Bar slip road plan

MORE THAN a dozen road improvement projects in England have been delayed or face cancellation including a project on the M62 and M606 in West Yorkshire.


Warning as doorstep conmen defraud elderly Batley woman of more than £3,000

Police in Batley are warning residents of bogus workmen after an an elderly woman was defrauded of more than £3,000.
West Yorkshire Police saw an 18 per cent rise in recorded crime

We’re finding it harder to do our job, say West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police has warned that it is becoming increasingly difficult for the force to do its job at the same level after new figures showed a rise in recorded crime last year.

Bromley Road, Batley: Pic: Google Maps

Elderly Batley woman defrauded of £3,000 by bogus workmen

Police in Batley are warning residents of bogus workmen following a report of an elderly lady being defrauded of over £3,000.

Dense fog is affecting much of Yorkshire this morning.

Fog warning issued across Yorkshire as Met Office warn commuters to take extra care on roads

Motorists in Yorkshire are being warned to take extra care this morning as the region is covered in a blanket of fog.
Police said there was a 'medical episode'.

'Eight-mile' queues on M62 after both carriageways shut over 'medical episode'

Eight-mile queues have gathered on the M62 after "medical episode" led to the road being shut.
Jailed: Richard Prendergast.

Heckmondwike man, 45, jailed for 9 years over historic child sex abuse

A man from Kirklees has been jailed for nine years over historic child sexual abuse.

Engineers worked through the night to restore supplies in the wake of Storm Ophelia.

Engineers work to repair Storm Ophelia damage after thousands lose power supplies

More than 1,000 homes in North and West Yorkshire remained without power yesterday after engineers worked through the night to restore supplies.
The conference focused on how different agencies can help police in the battle against organised crime.

Conference focuses on how to help police beat organised crime in West Yorkshire

Drugs paraphernalia or a number of mattresses found on the floor of a shared house could be evidence of organised crime taking place.

Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525C439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series October 19 edition are published below.

Number of 999 calls to West Yorkshire Police tops New Year's Eve demand

Number of 999 calls to West Yorkshire Police tops New Year's Eve demand

West Yorkshire Police received more 999 calls on Friday than it did on New Year's Eve, prompting the force to highlight the different ways people can report crimes.

West Yorkshire Police are piloting a predictive policing algorithm designed by University College London academics.

I predict a break-in: Yorkshire police use cutting-edge technology to deter burglars

A Yorkshire police force is aiming to cut crime using pioneering predictive technology which shows officers specific streets where burglars are likely to strike.

The items seized by West Yorkshire Police.

Two arrests as crossbow and knives seized by West Yorkshire Police

Deadly weapons have been seized by West Yorkshire Police during an operation this evening.

COLUMN: Why asking for ‘PP’ leaves me feeling flushed!

COLUMN: Why asking for ‘PP’ leaves me feeling flushed!

What’s in name? Quite a lot, as it goes.

Batley and Spen MP tackles Government of police funding cuts

Batley and Spen MP tackles Government of police funding cuts

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin has quizzed ministers over Government cuts to local policing.

Northern Rail shared this image as it confirmed there had been a landslip at Hipperholme.

Travel update: Trees on line and landslip disrupt West Yorkshire train services

Rail passengers in West Yorkshire are continuing to experience disruption to services after Storm Ophelia battered the region.
A Highways England camera shows the scene on the M62 westbound this morning. Copyright: Crown 2017.

Crash causes major delays on M62 between Leeds and Wakefield

Drivers are being warned about delays of more than hour on the M62 this morning following a crash.
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