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Huge rise in stalking as violent crime and sexual assaults also increase across Yorkshire - but how does your police force fare?

Overall crime across Yorkshire has risen by nine per cent, figures released today reveal.

Stalking and harassment has seen the biggest increase with a 62 per cent rise in the last 12 months to December 2018, figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Police across

today 11:44
Mega merger between Asda and Sainsbury's is blocked

​Asda's £12bn merger with Sainsbury's has been blocked by ​the Competition and Markets Authority on the grounds that it would result in higher prices for consumers.

The CMA ​said the deal would lead to increased prices in stores, online and at many petrol stations across

today 08:35
Bradford terror suspect, 16, made 'fake bomb to show off'
A 16-year-old boy accused of making a bomb to "kill many people" has told a court the device was fake and he had made it to show off to his friends.
yesterday 18:17
Jo Cox murder 'worst moment' for retiring chief Dee Collins
West Yorkshire Police's retiring chief constable has said the murder of MP Jo Cox was the most difficult thing she had to deal with during her career.
yesterday 16:11
Marsden Moor fire: Cost to National Trust set to top £500,000
Fires that have raged across a huge swathe of West Yorkshire moorland since Sunday are expected to cost the National Trust at least £500,000.
yesterday 15:08
Jared O’Mara shuts his office for a month after losing all his staff

The Sheffield Hallam MP currently has no one working for him either in his constituency or in Westminster and has thanked locals in advance for their “patience” as he scrambles to hire a brand new team.

He will therefore be unable to hold constituency surgeries or

yesterday 14:44
Met Office issues yellow weather warning for Yorkshire as heavy rain and thunderstorms set to hit

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for Yorkshire with parts of the region set to be hit by thunderstorms today.

Thunderstorms are set to hit today between 1pm and 9pm tonight.

West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire will be affected although latest Met Office tracking

yesterday 11:35
Adventure and fundraising as Yorkshire Dales Festival returns for 2019 - here's how to get tickets

The Asda Foundation Yorkshire Dales Festival returns for 2019 is being held on Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11, against the backdrop of the stunning Yorkshire Dales.

The event, previously known as ‘Jane Tomlinson’s Walk For All’, will provide walkers and

yesterday 08:26
13 pictures which perfectly capture Yorkshire during the scorching Easter bank holiday weekend

From adventurous outdoor activities, to romantic proposals and dramatic moorland blazes, the weekend was packed with plenty of action. Here are a few pictures which perfectly capture some of the events around Yorkshire over the Easter break.

2019-04-23 20:47
Teenage neo-Nazi admits terror offences
A teenage neo-Nazi who suggested Prince Harry should be shot for marrying a woman of mixed race has pleaded guilty to terror offences at the Old Bailey.
2019-04-23 19:05
Transport Secretary Chris Grayling accused of 'sinking to new low' after asking rail officials to hold off on revealing delays to infrastructure scheme

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was today accused of "sinking to a new low" after The Yorkshire Post's revelation that he told rail chiefs not to go public about delays to a vital infrastructure scheme until after a Commons debate.

In an email obtained by this newspaper, a senior

2019-04-23 16:35
West Yorkshire moorland fires: Crews damping down
Firefighters are damping down after a number of moorland fires broke out in West Yorkshire over the bank holiday weekend.
2019-04-23 11:44
Fraudsters target Yorkshire's most vulnerable to steal a staggering £30m in just six months

Fraudsters have conned Yorkshire residents and businesses out of a staggering £30 million in just six months - shocking statistics show.

In one horrifying case a female lost £150,000 to conman she met on Facebook in a dating scam, while another victim lost nearly £20,000 when

2019-04-23 10:17
Three British families devastated in Sri Lankan terror attacks

Members of three British families were among nearly 300 people killed in the series of terror attacks in Sri Lanka.

Lawyer Ben Nicholson lost his wife Anita, son Alex, 14, and daughter Annabel, 11, when one of seven suicide bombers struck as they ate breakfast at the Shangri-La hotel in

2019-04-23 09:14
Four people have died in York's rivers this April

The man, aged in his 20s and from the Merseyside area, has not been named, but entered the water to escape from police who were investigating suspicious behaviour on the riverbank.

The horror stories from York's deadliest river

Police searches focused on the area near King's Staith

2019-04-22 18:29
The stunning photos that show the devastating aftermath of the Ilkley Moor wildfires

The fires have now been extinguished and three men aged 19, 23 and 24 have been arrested in connection with the smaller fire, which began on Saturday near the Dick Hudson pub in Bingley. A larger fire later took hold on Saturday afternoon near Hanging Stone Road and blazed until Sunday. Around

2019-04-22 14:17
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Don’t let this useless ‘safety’ check put you in danger

Motorists have been warned not to rely on a cliched and useless method of checking tyres after new research revealed shocking levels of ignorance when it comes to car safety.

A survey of more than 20,000 drivers found that almost a third (32 per cent) though kicking a car’s tyres

today 11:44
Power Rankings - Sheffield United remain in Yorkshire boxseat as Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday give chase

IT IS The YP's Power Rankings time after a fortnight-long hiatus - but which Yorkshire clubs were left sitting pretty after the Easter programme?

The answers lie below. Have a scroll through our latest standings and let us know what you think through the comments section.

today 11:44
Five-star Barnsley PFA representation speaks volumes about Reds' progress, says Dale Tonge

The second-placed Reds, who can take another step towards automatic promotion with a victory over Blackpool at Oakwell on Saturday, have become just the third Yorkshire side to see a quintet of players named in a yearly line-up since the start of the PFA awards in 1973-74.

Adam Davies,

today 10:41
One hundred tech jobs to be created in Halifax

One hundred new tech jobs are to be created in Halifax this year thanks to the opening of a new tech hub.

One of Europe’s fastest growing tech companies, AND Digital, has opened a brand new office - known as a ‘club’ - in Halifax.

AND is already well-established in London and

today 09:38
What next for Asda? Union says decision will save jobs

​T​he CMA's block on Sainsbury's "takeover" of Asda ​will reassure tens of thousands of Asda workers, said the ​GMB, the trade union for A​sda​ workers​.​

In ​its​ final report today, the CMA said it had prohibited the ​m​erger in its

today 09:38
Experts say the decision to block the Asda/Sainsbury's merger is "good news for customers"

Consumer watchdog Which? has backed the CMA's decision to block Asda's £12bn merger with Sainsbury's.

Caroline Normand, Which? ​d​irector of ​a​dvocacy, said:​ ​“The CMA is right to block this merger, which could have reduced competition in the sector resulting in a

today 09:38
Charity's warning after half a million children have not been vaccinated against measles

More than half a million children in the UK have not been vaccinated against measles, new figures covering an eight-year period show.

The charity Unicef warned that increasing numbers of youngsters are being left unprotected against measles, which can cause disability and death.

The

today 09:38
Jayne Dowle: How Netflix scam reminded me of internet’s golden rule - trust no-one

I THINK we all know by now that an elaborately-composed email missive asking for urgent funds and purporting to be from ‘Thomas’ or ‘Kenneth’ in an exotic country we may have never even heard of, is likely to be a scam.

Answer it, or heaven forbid, meet its demands

today 09:38
Latest news from Leeds
today 11:44 Don’t let this useless ‘safety’ check put you in danger
today 11:44 Power Rankings - Sheffield United remain in Yorkshire boxseat as Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday give chase
today 11:44 Huge rise in stalking as violent crime and sexual assaults also increase across Yorkshire - but how does your police force fare?
today 10:41 Five-star Barnsley PFA representation speaks volumes about Reds' progress, says Dale Tonge
today 09:38 One hundred tech jobs to be created in Halifax
today 09:38 What next for Asda? Union says decision will save jobs
today 09:38 Experts say the decision to block the Asda/Sainsbury's merger is "good news for customers"
today 09:38 Charity's warning after half a million children have not been vaccinated against measles
today 09:38 Jayne Dowle: How Netflix scam reminded me of internet’s golden rule - trust no-one
today 09:38 How York and a horse called Frankel inspired legendary trainer Sir Henry Cecil in his cancer fight according to late trainer’s personal papers
today 09:38 Exclusive: Yorkshire's political and business leaders urge James Brokenshire not to hold up landmark York Central scheme
today 08:35 Mega merger between Asda and Sainsbury's is blocked
today 07:32 Why Bradford City have a duty to bounce straight back
today 07:32 Cricket Talk - Podcast: Yorkshire CCC showing early signs of promise in all formats
today 07:32 Coaches urged to be mindful of their language during live TV games
today 07:32 Castleford Tigers’ Michael Shenton glad to see RFL act on ‘con tricks’
today 07:32 Yorkshire’s Martyn Moxon defends dual role
today 07:32 80 pigs die after fire breaks out at North Yorkshire farm
today 06:29 Rotherham United's players set to keep on proving they belong in Championship
today 06:29 Carnegie boss Chris Stirling returning to Cornish Pirates team matching his own ambitions
today 06:29 Doncaster Rovers urged to continue playing with freedom
today 06:29 Sheffield United rewinding the clock to the delight of Chris Morgan
today 06:11 Why Leeds United cannot linger on a dismal Easter weekend with Aston Villa on the horizon
today 00:11 Lorry driver who blocked M62 motorist reveals how he saved man's life with KIT KATS
today 00:11 Sheffield Forgemasters powers back to profitability
today 23:08 World Championship: Trump escapes in final frame but Allen suffers Crucible exit
yesterday 19:59 The 12 players from Sheffield United, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Doncaster Rovers hailed by their PFA peers
yesterday 19:59 Chris Grayling unwilling to have honest debate about rail, says Labour after request to delay bad news announcement
yesterday 18:17 Bradford terror suspect, 16, made 'fake bomb to show off'
yesterday 17:53 Aviva UK insurance boss steps down
yesterday 17:53 Fashion: Boohoo enjoys bumper profits haul
yesterday 17:53 New digital health unit opens at Platform
yesterday 17:53 Meet the matchmaking firm that helps universities forge ties with companies
yesterday 17:53 WANdisco confident for year as revenues soar
yesterday 17:53 Tech sector ‘needs to attract more working class people’ says Jem Henderson, from Tech Nation, ahead of Leeds Digital Festival event
yesterday 17:35 Phil Hay - Inside Elland Road column: Promotion is Marcelo Bielsa's step to greatness at Leeds United. But either way, they will remember him
yesterday 16:50 York MP calls for inquiry into river safety following four deaths in two weeks in city's rivers
yesterday 16:11 Championship: Norwich and Leeds dominate PFA selection of team of 2018-19
yesterday 16:11 Jo Cox murder 'worst moment' for retiring chief Dee Collins
yesterday 15:47 Jeep Wrangler review – 4×4 stays true to its roots
yesterday 15:47 Here are the most likely reasons your car will fail its MOT – and how to avoid them
yesterday 15:47 Greg Wright: Why we are all to blame for vicious mistreatment of whistleblowers
yesterday 15:29 Jeep Wrangler review – 4×4 stays true to its roots
yesterday 15:29 Here are the most likely reasons your car will fail its MOT – and how to avoid them
yesterday 15:29 Pablo Hernandez among Leeds United trio named in PFA Championship Team of the Year
yesterday 15:08 Marsden Moor fire: Cost to National Trust set to top £500,000
yesterday 14:44 Jared O’Mara shuts his office for a month after losing all his staff
yesterday 14:26 Ryobi R18HV-0 ONE+ Cordless Hand Vac review
yesterday 13:41 Greg Wright: Why we are all to blame for vicious mistreatment of whistleblowers
yesterday 12:38 Five Barnsley players picked in League One's PFA Team of the Year - with Doncaster Rovers also represented
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today 11:29 Ayr United release new raunchy kit – but again it’s 'not' sexist
today 11:29 Ally McCoist believes Celtic job is Neil Lennon's to lose after old rivals enjoy catch-up
today 11:29 Rise in South Ayrshire sex crimes, with some offenders as young as nine
today 11:29 Last Prestwick bank standing cuts opening hours
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today 11:29 Motorists warned of weeks of delays thanks to roadworks
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today 11:26 RSPCA rescues 4,000 exotic pets in one year
today 11:26 More than 500,000 children in the UK received emergency food last year
today 11:26 Woman who went to bed with cold died two days later from meningitis
today 11:26 Emma Thompson says we should fly less after flying 5,000 miles to join climate protest
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today 11:26 Nigel Farage is leading the only true party for change, says LEO McKINSTRY
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today 11:26 UK lightning tracker: How to watch lightning LIVE across UK today as thunderstorm hits
today 11:26 Parkinson’s disease warning: The hidden sign in your posture - do you stand like this?
today 11:26 UK weather WARNING: Torrential downpours lash Britain with Atlantic hale – UNSTABLE system
today 11:26 Britons urged to ACT NOW against DEADLY measles disease – 'It spreads VERY quickly'
today 11:26 Weather WARNING: Spain and France face 'SEVERE STORMS' as rapid cold front strikes Europe
today 11:26 Farage stuns audience with BRILLIANT point about Brexit – 'EVERYTHING wrong with UK'
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today 11:26 ITV This Morning: Phillip Schofield unveils studio CHAOS as ‘guests’ go missing on set
today 11:26 Rachel Riley Twitter: Countdown star speaks out on shock petition to ‘SILENCE’ her
today 11:26 Real reason The Queen will NOT step down for Prince Charles – 'Will die in bed as Queen'
today 11:26 Brexit BLUNDER: Lord Adonis 'deeply sorry' for ordering Brexiteers NOT to vote Labour
today 11:23 Motorist calls out 'bad driving' caught on dashcam in Hull's George Street
today 11:23 Motorist calls out 'bad driving' caught on dashcam in Hull's George Street
today 11:23 Shock as forensic teams investigate serious crime in Saturday Market in Beverley
today 11:17 Kurds occupy Amnesty HQ over its ‘silence’ on Turkey
today 11:17 Protesters hand roses to MPs as they head to work
today 11:17 Labour’s bus policy has an appeal that can reach deep into communities
today 11:17 Change UK candidate ‘scared’ of black women
today 11:08 Brits face hail and thunderstorm DOUBLE-WHAMMY as heavy rains set to batter UK
today 11:08 Asda and Sainsbury's in big BLOW as merger is blocked
today 11:08 Ape filmed intelligently scrolling through Instagram and clicking on monkey videos
today 11:08 Bus full of people nearly BOILED ALIVE after it crashes into sinkhole
today 11:08 ‘Drunk’ grandad shoves boy, 2, into scorching oven because ‘he saw Satan in him’
today 11:08 Animal ‘serial killer’ says she enjoys eating ORGANS of cats and dogs
today 11:08 Ex-Las Vegas entertainer MAULED by 11-year-old Bengal tiger
today 11:08 Brit seaside town invaded by MONSTER jellyfish the size of dustbin lids
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