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Warning after elderly people left with burns after West Yorkshire house fires

Fire chiefs have issued a warning after two elderly people left with burns after house fires in West Yorkshire this morning (Friday).
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VILLAGE SCENE: Smithy Brook, Edge End, Thornhill  part of the area covered by rural postman John Woodcock.

Nostalgia: More details unearthed about last rural postie

More and more people are discovering their family trees and using family history websites to help them, but not everyone knows how to do this.

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PIE HIGH: Janet Sheard, a fieldsperson for Craven Cattle Marts, presents the pork pie trophy to George Haigh of Haighs Farm Shop.

Upper crust pork pie victory by Haighs Shop

Haighs Farm Shop was crowned supreme champions at the ninth annual Great Northern Pork Pie Competition.

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Kathryn Wrigglesworth.

Family support festive fun day in memory of Kathleen

The family of a woman who championed Dewsbury have given their backing to a festive community celebration.

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Red House Museum in Gomersal

End of an era for Bronte landmark

This year the world celebrated 200 years since the birth of one of Britain’s most acclaimed Victorian female writers, Charlotte Bronte.

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Joy Coates with one of the trees.

Church hall trimmed up for Christmas

Nightingales and knitted liquorice sweets were among some of the handcrafted baubles on show at a community Christmas Tree Festival.

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Batley Xplosion cheerleading team celebrate their success with a 1920s themed party

Awards celebrate our Xplosion

It has been a season to celebrate for the Batley Bulldogs RLFC Cheerleading team who have danced their way to success twice at a national competitions.

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Police want to trace this man in connection with the burglary in Heckmondwike.

Do you know him? Appeal to trace sneak-in burglar

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace in connection with a burglary in Heckmondwike. 

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Aerial shot of the M62  junction with the M606 Chain Bar Interchange near Bradford and Leeds. This picture was taken in June 2015 by Tony Johnson

Good news for M1 and M62 commuters in West Yorkshire

Yorkshire drivers will benefit from major upgrades to two important junctions in the region.

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Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ads for junk food and drink targeted at children are to be banned from the internet in a bid to combat the obesity epidemic.

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The campaign looks to improve safety for cyclists on the roads.

Should drivers give way to cyclists when turning left?

Fresh calls have been made for changes to the Highway Code which could improve the safety for cyclists at road junctions.

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When Santa got stuck in the mineshaft

When Santa got stuck in the mineshaft

While Father Christmas is usually known for climbing down chimneys this year he has taken things one step further - by climbing down a 140m mineshaft.

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Regan Tolson was seriously injured in a collsion on the Drighlington bypass.

Campaign to build bridge over ‘danger bypass’ after accident

More than one thousand people have backed a campaign to build a pedestrian bridge over a busy bypass road after a young rugby player from Drighlington was seriously injured.

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Detectives search for group of men who stole from woman

Detectives are searching for a group of men who left a woman "distressed" after stealing from her in Heckmondwike.

Crime
Traffic alert: Long delays after crash on M62

Traffic alert: Long delays after crash on M62

Traffic has been temporarily stopped on the M62 eastbound between J26 - J27 after a crash.

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Club concern over homes plan

Club concern over homes plan

A rugby league team fears for the future of its headquarters as plans to build 34 homes next to Birkenshaw Liberal Club are due to be approved.

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The Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin told her story to the House of Commons.

MP tells how man attacked and attempted to rape her

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin recounted how a man attempted to rape her when she was at university and that she slept with a knife afterwards.

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Warning over speeding ticket email scam

Warning over speeding ticket email scam

Action Fraud have received thousands of reports about the emails, which have been sent by cyber criminals to victims .

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NHS hospitals face spiralling cash problems

NHS hospitals face spiralling cash problems

Cash-strapped hospitals could miss their targets to make millions of pounds of spending cuts.

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An artist's impression of how the Alfred's Way shopping centre in Batley could look.

Major plans to transform shopping centre into learning centre

Major plans to transform parts of an old shopping precinct into a ‘cultural learning centre’ have taken a step forward after being given the backing of a council chief.

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