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Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.


New report praises West Yorkshire Police

A new watchdog report has praised West Yorkshire Police (WYP) for its ethics, accessible complaints system and the treatment of staff.
Human trafficker wanted by police is arrested in West Yorkshire

Human trafficker wanted by police is arrested in West Yorkshire

A man who was wanted on a European Arrest Warrant has been captured by police in West Yorkshire.

The robbery took place at an off-licence in Staincliffe Road, Dewsbury. Picture: Google

Knifepoint robber in hi-vis vest injured Dewsbury shopkeeper as he stole till

A shopkeeper in Dewsbury was injured by an armed robber who threatened him with a kitchen knife during a raid last night.

VISIT: John Bentley presents a plaque to Year 10 student Alex Bradley.

Wooden Spoon funds boost for centre revamp

Rugby legend John Bentley recently paid a visit to Thornhill Community Academy in order to officially open the refurbished autistic spectrum condition resourced provision.

IN CHARGE: Managing director Paula Chamberlain.

MD completes Essential Care Group buyout

Birstall-based Essential Group of Companies has undergone a managerial buyout.

Dewsburys Elim Church, complete with new roof.

£79,000 grant raises the roof at Elim church

THE ELIM Pentecostal church on Daisy Hill, Dewsbury, has two new roofs after the venue received a £79,000 Government grant.

AWARD: Tim Hare Vice Lord-Lieutenant presents the Queens Award to Hanif Mayet, chairman of the club.

Mount bowled over by awards

Mount Cricket Club in Batley celebrated its 40th annual presentation event in front of a packed audience in the Al-Hikmah Centre at the weekend.

Margaret Watson.

The Nostalgia Column with Margaret Watson

THEY say a picture paints a thousand words and I think every picture I display on these pages does exactly that.


Big-hearted well-wisher spreads cheer with touching ‘thank you’ note for Yorkshire ambulance staff

Ambulance staff in West Yorkshire got an ideal tonic when a mystery well-wisher left a ‘thank you’ note on their vehicle.

West Yorkshire Police arrest 50 people during first week of drink and drug driving crackdown

West Yorkshire Police arrest 50 people during first week of drink and drug driving crackdown

Police in West Yorkshire have arrested 50 people since a festive crackdown on drink and drug driving began at the start of this month.
The scene in Temple Road, Dewsbury, last night. Picture: @WYP_RPU

Car cleared wall and crashed into railings in Dewsbury

A car cleared a wall and crashed into metal railings when it left the road in Dewsbury.


Over 70 bus routes set to run in West Yorkshire on Boxing Day

A raft of special Boxing Day bus services will be running throughout Kirklees and wider West Yorkshire again this year.

Recognition: Call handler Debbie Griffiths took the first call about the murder of MP Jo Cox. Picture Neil Holmes Photography Limited

As new awards are launched, handler who took call over Jo’s murder in Birstall speaks of key role

West Yorkshire Police is backing the first awards to recognise and celebrate unsung heroes working behind the scenes in control rooms across the UK.

Nearly there: Pioneer House looks the same on the outside, but indoors almost �3 million worth of work is nearing completion. Picture: John Clifton

£3m Pioneer House refurb - to become part of Kirklees College - is almost complete

Almost £3 million worth of work is well under way to revitalise a historic building to play a role in the area’s future as part of Kirklees College.

PCSO Chris Pooley presents flowers on behalf of everyone at Dewsbury Police Station to Mufti Shaiykh Allama Moalana Noor-Ul-Arifin.

2,000 people take part in peace procession

More than 2,000 people from Mosques in Batley, Heckmondwike and the Spen Valley turned out for this year’s annual EID-Milad peace procession held in Dewsbury.

Kirklees Magistrated Court in Huddersfield. (D525A439)

Latest court reports from Kirklees Magistrates

Numbers refer to defendants’ ages. The latest court reports as published in the Reporter Series December 7 edition are published below.

Lancashire Road Police mount their drink driving campaign and are seen here on Preston New Road, Marton.

Anger after car forced off road by ‘drink driver’

A woman has told of her terror after narrowly avoiding a head-on collision with a suspected drunk driver – and criticised police for failing to investigate.

Dewsburys former Rag Mills go under the hammer at auction in Leeds today.
The pair of Grade II listed textile mills on Bradford Road in Dewsbury have a guide price of �250,000.

Dewsbury’s Rag Mills go under the hammer amid auction of eclectic Yorkshire properties

Dewsbury’s former Rag Mills go under the hammer at auction in Leeds today.

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