West Yorkshire Police

Police issue warning after car seized on West Yorkshire motorway due to insurance not covering commuting

A driver had their car seized by police on a West Yorkshire motorway -because their insurance policy didn't explicitly cover commuting from work.<p>West …

Huddersfield

Woman seen walking along hard shoulder of the M62

WEST Yorkshire Police have issued an alert after a woman has been seen walking along the hard shoulder of the M62 this evening.<p>A spokesman said: "We …

WARNING: Ice leads to 'dangerous road conditions' in district again

Ice is again causing problems on the district's roads this morning.<p>Some bus services have been affected by the conditions,as motorists are warned to …

Weather

Leeds road closed after black ice causes seven cars to crash

A road in Leeds has been closed by police after black ice led to a collision involving seven cars.<p>Police, firefighters and paramedics were all called …

Leeds

Council to issue speed guns to catch Bradford's danger drivers

BRADFORD Council has unveiled a raft of new measures to take its campaign against dangerous driving “to the next level”, including the buying of two …

Yorkshire breaking news: Latest updates - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>A council has spent £2.35m on a hotel in Yorkshire 75 miles away from its Lincolnshire headquarters.<p>Google<p>West Lindsey District Council said the Travelodge, in Keighley, West Yorkshire, would generate extra income.<p>Critics said the authority should have consulted with residents on the …

Leeds

Boy, 15, pleads guilty over death crash

<b>A 15-year-old boy admits causing the deaths of five people when a stolen car crashed into a tree in Leeds</b><p><i>This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.</i>

News

Report judges police force 'good' for treating people with respect

WEST Yorkshire Police has been rated "good" for its efforts to treat people fairly and with respect.<p>A new report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of …

Cyclist taken to Leeds General Infirmary after bus and bike collide in Kirkstall

A cyclist has been taken to hospital after being involved in a crash with a car in Leeds this afternoon.<p>Emergency services were called to the scene …

Leeds

DEBRIS and collisions on M606 and M62 causing traffic delays

DRIVERS using the M606 are being warned of "large pieces of debris" on the southbound carriageway.<p>West Yorkshire Police posted the information at …

Officers searching for former fairground worker from West Yorkshire

Officers are trying to trace a former fairground worker in West Yorkshire.<p>Police want to speak to Michael Clark in connection with an ongoing enquiry.<p>…

Leeds

New bid to tackle 'ignorant' sex pests who damage student quarter's reputation

A NEW campaign to tackle sex pests around Bradford’s university and college is calling for victims to speak out against sexual harassment.<p>The Free …

Call for Council body to monitor academy schools

BRADFORD Council has been urged not to “wash its hands” of academy schools that are taken out of its control.<p>Local authorities have no say over …

Education

Council leaders want to take road safety campaigns 'to the next level'

BRADFORD Council leaders will tell colleagues how they hope to take the district’s road safety campaigns “to the next level” at a meeting tomorrow.<p>A …

Mobile

West Yorkshire Police dog team subjected to shocking hammer and crowbar attack on car

A West Yorkshire Police dog team was subjected to a shocking attack with crow bars and hammers as their police vehicle was rendered undriveable.<p>An …

Leeds

Elderly man is flown to hospital in Leeds after suffering serious head injury in road collision

An elderly pedestrian was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary today after being hit by a van.<p>The 81-year-old man suffered a serious head injury when …

Leeds

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.

Leeds

West Yorkshire Police: 'Startlingly high' number of drink and drug driving arrests so far in December

FIFTY people have been arrested so far this December in West Yorkshire for drink and drug-driving offences with the majority of them taking place on …

Crime

Appeal made after cyclist hit by BMW M3 in Bradford

WITNESSES are being sought after a cyclist was injured in a collision with a BMW M3 convertible in Bradford on Thursday evening.<p>The incident occurred …

BMW

Warning issued by police officer after drawing pins found on Leeds cycle route

<b>Drawing pins cause punctures on Meanwood valley cycle path in Leeds, with deliberate sabotage suspected</b><p>A police officer in Leeds has issued a warning …

Cycling

Police forces use new terror stop and search powers

<b>Three police forces in England have used a new law for the first time to stop and search terrorism suspects, the Home Office has revealed.</b><p>Police only started using the new powers in the aftermath of the Parsons Green Tube attack on 15 September.<p>In September, British Transport Police (BTP) carried …

Surveillance

Police cordon around houses on edge of Bradford city centre

THERE is a police cordon around a number of properties on the edge of Bradford city centre this morning.<p>Several police vehicles are currently at the …

Uninsured driver caught by police

A DRIVER with no insurance was caught out by police last night.<p>West Yorkshire Police's Road Policing Unit tweeted a photograph of the vehicle on Tong …

Mini almost ends up in beck after skidding in icy conditions in Oxenhope

THE driver of a Mini in Oxenhope had a near miss earlier this evening after skidding on an icy road surface.<p>West Yorkshire Police road policing unit …

'Hypocrite' Leeds church minister downloaded sickening images of children and animals being sexually abused

An Anglican minister caught with hundreds of depraved images of children and animals being sexually abused was branded a 'hypocrite' by a judge.

Leeds

Soaring car tax evasion has restarted the paper disc debate

MANY motorists were quietly pleased when the paper car tax disc was abolished three years ago.<p>That fiddly little task of tearing around the …

Nightclub at centre of murder probe is shut down after firebomb threats to owner

A NIGHTCLUB at the centre of a murder investigation has had its license temporarily suspended at the request of police, after the owner received …

Crime

Car being chased by police crashes near Leeds

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car that was being chased by police crashed between Leeds and Bradford.<p>It was in the early hours of this …

Leeds

Gone in 10 seconds: CCTV footage shows Leeds motorbike thieves in action

An organised gang linked to thefts across Leeds had perfected their techniques to the point where they could steal a motorbike in as little as 10 …

Leeds

Man cut from vehicle after crash with tractor near Shelf

AN ELDERLY man has been transported to hospital by air ambulance after a collision with a tractor in Shelf.<p>The man, the driver of the silver Peugeot …

John Deere