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Leeds United first team coach helps rescue two children from tiny stranded yacht

Leeds United first team coach James Beattie helped rescue two young children and their mother from a yacht after it collided with a ferry.

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SKYPE VIDEO: Fashion blogger Susie Bubble inspires women tech creators at Leeds International Festival

Girl power comes to Leeds International Festival when fashion blogger Susie Bubble joins a panel inspiring more women to become tech creators.
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Seven Hill Primary School in Morley. Picture: Google

Leeds school locked down while armed police make drugs raid arrests

Armed police swooped on an address in Morley yesterday as part of a National Crime Agency operation.
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PICTURES: Drigbox Derby sees over 60 drivers compete

PICTURES: Drigbox Derby sees over 60 drivers compete

The Drigbox Derby took place earlier this month with plenty of interest in the popular annual event.

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Ilkley on a spring weekend, by David Mays

Will it snow in Yorkshire today?

The spring cold snap has begun - can we expect snow today.

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Police are warning drugs users about the "deadly" batches.

Police fear dealers are 'deliberately contaminating' deadly Yorkshire heroin batches

Heroin users are again being warned about deadly batches of the drug being circulated in Yorkshire that police fear dealers are "deliberately contaminating" with substances which could be 200 times more potent.

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Jean Moyser is retiring as headteacher at Flanshaw J&I.

Retiring headteacher surprised with unusual dance routine...

Overwhelmed. That was how retiring headteacher Jean Moyser felt as the surprises came thick and fast during her last day at school.

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A scene from war-torn Syria, where Ghulam Hussain hoped to fight for Daesh.

Batley man admits attempt to fight for Daesh in Syria

A Batley man who bought plane tickets to travel to Syria so he could he fight for Daesh has admitted two terrorism offences.

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Jay Hutton, Alice Perrin and Steven Porter of E4's Tattoo Fixers.

E4’s Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters

Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Well you could be in luck as Channel 4’s Tattoo Fixers are looking for people to appear on the show.

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Traffic alert: Delays on M62 near Brighouse after several vehicles involved in crash

Traffic alert: Delays on M62 near Brighouse after several vehicles involved in crash

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on the M62 in West Yorkshire.
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Coroner David Hinchliff, who will retire next year.

Driving ban West Yorkshire coroner to retire after 30 years

The coroner for Leeds and Wakefield is to retire from his post next year after a 30-year career which has seen him deal with more than 100,000 reported deaths.

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Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

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The Tour de Yorkshire is a free show like no other

Tour de Yorkshire preview: What you need to know about this weekend’s big event

THE Tour de Yorkshire will be an opportunity for Yorkshire’s local communities to present themselves and the county to the world as never before, the chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire says.

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David Hinchliff, HM Coroner West Yorkshire, has announced his retirement.

Coroner for Wakefield and Leeds announces retirement

The Senior Coroner for Leeds and Wakefield, David Hinchliff, has announced that he will be retiring from his post next year.

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Ed Rogers, 29, Director at Bristol Braille Tech with the Canute E-Reader, SWNS

VIDEO: Tech company invents ‘Kindle for the blind’

A technology company is hoping to bring braille back from decline after inventing the first ‘Kindle for the blind’.

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Yorkshire weather: A chilly week ahead

Yorkshire weather: A chilly week ahead

Temperatures will fall dramatically in Yorkshire this week - and snow is even predicted.

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Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes suffer from low self esteem

Men who tell sexist or homophobic jokes suffer from low self esteem

Men who make sexist and homophobic jokes suffer low self-esteem and are trying to boost their manliness, a study has found.

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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Mulder and Scully.

The truth is back out there - X-Files to return for 10-part series

Mulder and Scully are to continue their search for the truth in a new series of The X-Files.

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Lessons from Auschwitz

Students are shown the horrors of the Holocaust

Hard hitting. That was the overall feeling expressed by pupils from schools across West Yorkshire when they took a one-day trip to the death and concentration camps at Auschwitz in Poland.

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LISTED: Leeds’ best and worst GP surgeries revealed - how does yours compare?

LISTED: Leeds’ best and worst GP surgeries revealed - how does yours compare?

The highest and lowest rated GP surgeries in Leeds have been revealed, based on ratings by patients responding to official NHS Choices surveys - how does yours compare?

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