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'Extremely frightening' knifepoint robbery of teens near Huddersfield woods

Three teenagers were subjected to a knifepoint robbery before the culprits fled through woodland.
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Government to announce ban on new petrol and diesel cars

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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Fundraisers: From left, Darren Brooke , Peter Morgan (and inset) and Jackie Brooke at a 1940s fundraiser held last year.

Comic to host dance olympics

A stand-up comedian from Mirfield has organised a 1950s to 1980s ‘Dance Olympics’ to raise money for a Kirklees hospice.

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The new 12-sided 1 coin is now more common than its round predecessor.

This is how long you’ve got to spend your old £1 coin

The deadline for spending your old £1 coins is fast approaching with shops soon able to refuse to accept them.

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Flying ants

VIDEO: Try these tricks to get rid of flying ants as millions descend on Yorkshire

Millions of flying ants have descended on Yorkshire - but there IS something you can do to battle them.

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The Blakeridge Mills complex in Batley while it was under construction.

Kitchen fire in third floor of Batley mill flat

Fire crews rushed to a flat blaze in Batley.

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier abandoned and left for dead in Leeds finds happy home with help from Ossett centre

This harrowing picture shows the malnutrition suffered by a terrier who was left for dead by its heartless former owners.
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The operation took place on Saturday night.

Police seize 60,000 illicit cigarettes in Huddersfield

Police have seized more than 60,000 illicit cigarettes in Huddersfield.

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Infant carriers recalled over fire safety fears

Infant carriers recalled over fire safety fears

Argos has recalled two separate infant carriers following fears that the products could present a fire risk.
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Woman, 31, sexually assaulted while pushing pram in park in Dewsbury

Woman, 31, sexually assaulted while pushing pram in park in Dewsbury

A woman was sexual assaulted while walking with a baby in a park in Dewsbury.

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Finlay braced for dance final

Finlay braced for dance final

Finlay Holmes is putting the finishing touches to his bid to become a national dance sensation.

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New trial service offering online support to victims of crime launches in West Yorkshire

New trial service offering online support to victims of crime launches in West Yorkshire

A pilot service offering online support to victims of crime in West Yorkshire has been launched.

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CELEBRATIONS: Pupils are happy with their new outdoor area.

Learning area officially opened at summer gala

A new outdoor learning environment for a Dewsbury-based school was officially opened during a recent summer gala.

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DECLARATION: Signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

Council signs pledge to support armed forces

Kirklees Council and its partners recently pledged their support for Britain’s servicemen and women by signing the Armed Forces Covenant, a formal declaration that acknowledges their close co-operation with the Armed Forces Community.

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WAKEFIELD MOVE: Williams and Co continues to expand.

Cleckheaton law firm expands further with new Wakefield office

West Yorkshire law firm Williams and Co is continuing its expansion with the purchase of new premises in Wakefield.

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Leeds woman sets up Crowdfunding page to replace scam victim's life savings

Leeds woman sets up Crowdfunding page to replace scam victim's life savings

A generous Leeds woman is attempting to replace £14,000 stolen from a pensioner who fell victim to an online scam.

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The Northern Lights

Leeds Bradford Airport launches unique 'travel bucket list' flights to Arctic city

Leeds Bradford Airport is to offer specially chartered flights to a top 'travel bucket list' destination.

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Margaret Watson.

The Nostalgia column with Margaret Watson

IT IS exactly 75 years since a women’s club with a strange sounding name –“The Soroptimists” – was started in Dewsbury, and its first meeting was in the Playhouse Cafe, a beautiful building, sadly demolished some years ago to make way for a store called Wilkinsons.

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Appeal for relatives to come forward after man, 70, pronounced dead at home in Batley

Appeal for relatives to come forward after man, 70, pronounced dead at home in Batley

Coroners' officers are searching for relatives of a man from Batley who has died.

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Working Together: Batley Girls High School students produced the super backdrops, and production licensing was sponsored by John Medley of Map Ventilation Ltd, Batley

Children’s Lion King has ‘wow’ factor

Stunning movement, dance and music with shimmering backdrops across a multi-level stage gave children’s production of The Lion King a real “wow” factor!

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