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Police missed chances over Savile
Opportunities to prosecute Jimmy Savile and a former mayor of Scarborough over claims of historical sex abuse of children in the resort were missed, North Yorkshire Police has said. (Read More...)
Service warning over funding cuts
A fourth year of reductions in the annual block grant from central government will lead to hundreds more job losses and fewer services, councils in Yorkshire warn. (Read More...)
Man jailed for sex attacks on girls
A man is jailed for seven years for sex offences against two girls in Bradford. (Read More...)
Tip hit by digger rampage to reopen
A recycling centre forced to close after an employee went on a rampage in a digger is set to reopen. (Read More...)
Call for regional election broadcasts
Yorkshire First say broadcasting rules around general election party political broadcasts need to reflect regional English interests. (Read More...)
Mining museum death firms fined
A museum trust and two firms are fined £590,000 after a man was fatally crushed by a truck at the National Coal Mining Museum (NCM). (Read More...)
Man jailed for killing peace student
A man is jailed for three years and nine months for killing a Bradford student with a single punch. (Read More...)
Piano competition founder retires
Dame Fanny Waterman is stepping down as chairwoman and artistic director of the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition. (Read More...)
Savile compensation scheme approved
A scheme to compensate those who say they were sexually abused by former TV presenter Jimmy Savile is sanctioned by the Court of Appeal. (Read More...)
Doubts over killer nurse conviction
A nurse who was convicted of killing four elderly patients at hospitals in Leeds could be the victim of a miscarriage of justice, new evidence suggests. (Read More...)
Guilty plea over missing woman death
A man pleads guilty to killing a woman from Leeds who went missing more than 14 years ago. (Read More...)
VIDEO: Political year in 60 seconds
Yorkshire politics reviewed in a minute (Read More...)
Redfearn puts faith in Leeds youth
In uncertain times, Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn is looking to young players like Alex Mowatt to show the way forward. (Read More...)
Leeds appoint Thompson as assistant
Leeds United appoint Huddersfield Town coach Steve Thompson as assistant to head coach Neil Redfearn. (Read More...)
Embargo for three Championship clubs
Blackburn, Leeds and Nottingham Forest are given transfer embargoes for breaching Financial Fair Play rules. (Read More...)
Eagles and Rocks reach BBL Cup final
Newcastle Eagles and Glasgow Rocks will meet in the BBL Cup final in Birmingham on 11 January after semi-final victories. (Read More...)
Leeds United 0-1 Fulham
Hugo Rodallega scores the only goal as Fulham beat Leeds to overtake them in the Championship table. (Read More...)
Norwich City 5-0 Huddersfield Town
Norwich score five second-half goals as they thump 10 man Huddersfield at Carrow Road. (Read More...)
Chesterfield 0-1 Bradford City
A spectacular second-half Billy Clarke goal gives Bradford 1-0 win over 10-man Chesterfield. (Read More...)
Cellino ready to quit Leeds board
Massimo Cellino is willing to quit Leeds United's board as he appeals against his disqualification from owning the club. (Read More...)
Bresnan signs for Hobart in Big Bash
Yorkshire pace bowler Tim Bresnan joins Hobart Hurricanes for the second half of the Australian Big Bash Twenty20. (Read More...)


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