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Warning issued over fake £5 notes - how to tell if yours is real

The Bank of England has issued a warning over potentially fake £5 being put into circulation. Here’s how to tell if yours is the real deal.

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West Yorkshire Police is warning people about the scam.

Scam warning: Drivers pretend to run out of petrol and sell fake gold on Yorkshire roadside

A scam in West Yorkshire which involves people flagging down motorists and selling ‘gold’ on the roadside for petrol money has led to a police warning.

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A West Yorkshire Drama Academy Play  which was performed at Heckmondwike Library last year. The Friends of Heckmondwike Library successfully campaigned to prevent budget cuts last year.

Meeting to show support for Heckmondwike Library

After successfully dodging the recent round of library cuts, the Friends of Heckmondwike Library are holding a meeting for people to show their support for the library.

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Firefighters broke down doors to rescue residents from 'intense' flat fire

Firefighters broke down doors to rescue residents from 'intense' flat fire

Firefighters had to smash down doors in a block to flats to help evacuate the building as a blaze broke out shortly before midnight.
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Police pursuit: Man charged after suspects fled scene of armed incident

Police pursuit: Man charged after suspects fled scene of armed incident

A man has been charged with dangerous driving after trying to escape police.
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Photo: West Yorks Police RPU

Biker, 70, suffered broken arm in Wakefield village crash

A BIKER aged 70 suffered a broken arm when the motorcycle he was riding was involved in collision with a car in the village of Newmillerdam near Wakefield today.

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LETTER: We need to stand up and fight for our libraries

The Friends of Batley Library group was set up in August 2015 to help stave off the threat of closure to this magnificent building.

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Thought for the week.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: February 26

By Liz Exley, Deacon of Dewsbury Baptist Church

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Neil Pearson, Kitchen manager at Farmhouse Inns pub, the Heathfield Farm, with his Bubble and Squeak Bake creation.

Chef cooks up a veggie treat

A pub chef from Birkenshaw has won a national cooking competition thanks to his signature vegetable creation.

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Margaret Watson.

The Nostalgia Column with Margaret Watson

HAVE you noticed there’s a definite hint of spring in the air these days? And just to remind you what to expect when it does eventually arrive, I am showing this lovely spring picture taken in 1957, of a young weaver from Wormald and Walker’s Mill, Thornhill Lees.

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WATCH: 10 of the most viewed Storm Doris videos

WATCH: 10 of the most viewed Storm Doris videos

Storm Doris battered the UK yesterday and much of it was captured on video.

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Paul Fenton at his Hanging Heaton home.

Drumming ‘hero’ to celebrate bandmate Bolan’s life with gig

Opening the show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in front of thousands of people with a solo drum routine is not a standard trip down memory lane.

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AWARD BID: City Training Services Ben Houlbrook with Daniel Hobson and lecturer Chris Webb at Bradford College.

Mirfield plumbing apprentice in the pipeline for national accolade

A Mirfield heating apprentice is hoping to be named the best in the country.

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Batley Job Centre could be closed

Politically Speaking: Making sure we get our fair share

The Government has announced Batley’s Job Centre is on the chopping block as part of plans to vastly reduce the number of Job Centres across the country.

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Tracy Brabin, MP for Batley and Spen, Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth and Paula Sherriff MP

Politically Speaking: I will keep fighting for our local NHS services

Sure as night follows day, I will keep fighting for our local NHS services. So I was pleased to welcome Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth to Dewsbury District Hospital recently to see how the service is coping and to meet with local NHS campaigners.

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Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

Mysterious radioactive cloud moves towards UK as plane which tackled Chernobyl called in to find source

A US Air Force plane which helped in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster has been called in to find the source of a mysterious radioactive cloud heading towards the UK.

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How do you have yours? 12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

How do you have yours? 12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here!

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How workers can enjoy 18 days off this Easter with just nine days annual leave

How workers can enjoy 18 days off this Easter with just nine days annual leave

With March just around the corner and the Christmas holidays now a distant memory, a prolonged break from work may seem like just wishful thinking.

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“Holy cr*p, people are stupid”: Walking Dead actor blasts Yorkshire man who got Primark to ban ‘racist’ t-shirt

“Holy cr*p, people are stupid”: Walking Dead actor blasts Yorkshire man who got Primark to ban ‘racist’ t-shirt

An actor whose catchphrase is at the centre of a ‘racist’ t-shirt row has blasted the Yorkshire Methodist minister who got Primark to ban the garment after he complained.

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