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South Yorkshire Police chief describes Hillsborough disaster as 'appalling tragedy'

South Yorkshire Police's Chief Constable has described the Hillsborough disaster as an 'appalling tragedy'.
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Fans trying to avoid the crush at Hillsborough in 1989

BREAKING: Six individuals to face charges over Hillsborough disaster

Criminal charges are to be brought over the deaths of 96 football fans at a game in Sheffield 28 years ago, it was announced this morning.
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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Hillsborough football stadium.

BREAKING: No organisations to face prosecution over Hillsborough disaster

Prosecutors announced today that no organisations are to face prosecution over the Hillsborough disaster.

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The M1 is currently blocked between junctions 36 and 37. Google Street View

BREAKING: M1 closed in both directions in South Yorkshire due to police incident

A stretch of the M1 in South Yorkshire is currently closed in both directions due to a police incident.

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Rain clouds have been sweeping across Yorkshire (Image: Met Office)

Yorkshire weather: Heavy rain and strong winds to last

What a difference a week makes.

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Police and anAarmy bomb disposal team at Westgate End in Wakefield.

Army bomb disposal team called after police found 'unknown chemicals' at Wakefield flat

Police road closures have been lifted this morning following the discovery of “unknown chemicals” during a search of a property in Wakefield last night.

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Haydn Avenue, Stanley, Wakefield. Photo: Google

Man dead after reports of assault in Wakefield

A MAN has died after he was reportedly assaulted  in Wakefield today.
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Headlands Street, Liversedge. Photo: Google

Teenager attacked and robbed in Liversedge

FOUR men who attacked and robbed a teenager are being hunted by police.

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WATCH: Dramatic moment car catches fire near a Leeds golf course

This is the shocking moment a car catches fire on a Leeds street.

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WARNING: Dee Collins, Chief Constable of West Yorkshire

Cuts are piling extra pressure on my exhausted officers, says West Yorkshire Chief Constable

West Yorkshire’s Chief Constable today warned that cuts to police resources in the county, combined with the demands of a growing population, are putting increasing strain on her “exhausted” officers.

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Chief Constable Mark Gilmore and Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson 'topping out' at the new police headquarters at Elland Rd in 2013.

Revealed: West Yorkshire Chief Constable’s £19,000 travel costs while working from home

West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable racked up more than £19,000 in travel costs in the 15 months before he retired from the force, new figures have revealed.

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Carl Hartley

Police appeal to trace wanted suspected sex offender from Wakefield

POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace a wanted  man who has been charged with a number of sex offences.

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Arriva North trains set for three-day strike in July

Arriva North trains set for three-day strike in July

Trains are set to grind to a hall during a three-day strike by staff at Arriva Rail North.

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RSPCA issues advice for pets after weather warning

RSPCA issues advice for pets after weather warning

It’s been the hottest day in June since 1976 today (Wednesday) but the Met Office has now issued a yellow warning for heavy downpours.

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VIDEO: Yorkshire fire chiefs issue open water shock advice after death of teenager in reservoir

VIDEO: Yorkshire fire chiefs issue open water shock advice after death of teenager in reservoir

Fire chiefs in West Yorkshire are highlighting the dangers of swimming in open water after a teenager died at a reservoir.
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Come and visit ‘crisis-hit’ police in West Yorkshire, Home Secretary urged

The body representing rank and file police officers in West Yorkshire has written to Home Secretary Amber Rudd inviting her to visit the county.

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Coun Wakefield.

Smartcard use up by 20 per cent, says combined authority chairman

The chairman of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority has celebrated the “huge impact” of a smartcard travel scheme.

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Leeds Road, Dewsbury. Photo: Google.

Shop worker aged 91 injured during robbery in Dewsbury

A ROBBER pushed a 91-year-old shop worker to the ground during a raid at a store in Dewsbury.

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READER OFFER: Save up to HALF PRICE on Flamingo Land family tickets

Yorkshire's Flamingo Land is a wild family fun day out and our wild reader offer is back - to save you up to HALF PRICE on family tickets!
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