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West Yorkshire: County of England
West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. It is an inland and, in relative terms, upland county having eastward-draining valleys while taking in the moors of the Pennines. West Yorkshire came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972 and has a population of 2.2 million.


Firefighters tackle huge blaze in Bradford [Video]

Firefighters tackle huge blaze in Bradford

Train services have been cancelled and roads closed after a huge fire brokeout near the centre of Bradford. Dramatic images were posted on social mediaof smoke and flames billowing across the city’s..

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Coronavirus lockdown in England: West Yorkshire areas to enter Tier 3 [Video]

Coronavirus lockdown in England: West Yorkshire areas to enter Tier 3

A look at the breakdown of which areas are in what tier of coronavirusrestrictions, and what that means, as West Yorkshire prepares to enter Tier 3.

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British store trials AI to spot customers not wearing face masks [Video]

British store trials AI to spot customers not wearing face masks

A West Yorkshire garden centre is using face recognition technology to remind visitors they should cover their faces to help curb the spread of COVID-19View on euronews

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Haribo plans job cuts at Pontefract site

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Coronavirus: What led to new lockdown restrictions across the north of England?

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The men were in a car which crashed into a road barrier in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, police say.
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The firm, which runs from London to West Yorkshire and the north-east, will restart on 26 July.
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Coronavirus: 165 cases at Kober factory

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Coronavirus: Cleckheaton meat factory reopens

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A report by the race relations charity had accused Sarah Champion of fuelling racist abuse.
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Coronavirus: West Yorkshire schoolgirl works on NHS wards

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Firefighters from three brigades are tackling the blaze near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.
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Coronavirus: Yorkshire hospitals 'major concern' over gown shortage

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Coronavirus: Drone footage shows Yorkshire in lockdown

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Dewsbury house explosion: Man seriously injured

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