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Force 'must learn' from suicide case
West Yorkshire Police must improve how it handles missing persons reports after a psychiatric patient killed himself, the police watchdog finds. (Read More...)
Dog bites highest in deprived areas
Hospital admissions for dog bites in West Yorkshire are higher than in more affluent areas of England, official figures show. (Read More...)
Firefighters to remain at blaze site
Firefighters are expected to spend a fourth day extinguishing pockets of fire left after a huge blaze in Leeds, West Yorkshire Fire Service says. (Read More...)
Woman in court on murder charge
A 58-year-old woman appears in court charged with the murder of a man who was found stabbed in Bradford. (Read More...)
Yorkshire Tour roads 'dangerous'
A leading cyclist describes some of the roads on the Tour de France route through Yorkshire as "very dangerous". (Read More...)
Rapist sex prison nurse struck off
A prison nurse who had an affair with a convicted rapist at a high-security jail in West Yorkshire is struck off the register. (Read More...)
'Revenge attack' caused fire deaths
A youth and seven men, including one from Leeds, go on trial accused of setting fire to a house in Leicester last year. (Read More...)
Flying the flag for county pride
Preserving the identities of England's counties (Read More...)
EU approves alien species blacklist
Leeds researchers study 'killer shrimp' (Read More...)
Yorkshire seamers sink Northants
Yorkshire register their first Championship win of the term after polishing off Northants on the final morning at Headingley. (Read More...)
Ferres apologises for 'woeful' Bulls
Bradford Bulls managing director Steve Ferres calls the side's performance in the 84-6 defeat at Wigan "embarrassing". (Read More...)
Farbrace named as England assistant
Former Yorkshire second XI coach Paul Farbrace is close to being named England's new assistant coach after quitting his role as boss of Sri Lanka. (Read More...)
Leeds United 0-2 Nottingham Forest
Matt Derbyshire scores twice as Nottingham Forest pick up a 2-0 win at Leeds that moves them within a point of the top six. (Read More...)
Yeovil Town 1-2 Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield midfielder Adam Clayton's injury-time winner pushes Yeovil to the verge of relegation from the Championship. (Read More...)
Swindon Town 1-0 Bradford City
In-form Swindon Town keep their fading play-off hopes alive thanks to Lee Cox's winner against Bradford City. (Read More...)
Wigan 84-6 Bradford
Wigan make it a memorable Easter period with a convincing 15-try demolition of bottom club Bradford Bulls. (Read More...)
Huddersfield 36-16 Wakefield
Huddersfield Giants secure back-to-back victories in Super League for the first time this season with success against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. (Read More...)
Leeds 32-4 Salford
Leeds Rhinos move to the top of the Super League table after a comfortable win over Salford Red Devils. (Read More...)
Castleford 40-6 Warrington
Castleford Tigers condemn a shell-shocked Warrington to a crushing defeat to move second in the table. (Read More...)
Southport 2-1 FC Halifax Town
Southport secure their Conference Premier status with a win over play-off contenders Halifax. (Read More...)


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