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More drivers speeding after cameras turned off

The number of people speeding increased in a county where speed cameras were deactivated.

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Police probe husband's 'murder-suicide'

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Police probing woman's death in 'suspicious' house fire

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Queen's Police Medal (QPM)

David Andrew Crompton. Deputy chief Constable, West Yorkshire Police.

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Doctor charged with sex offences

A doctor has been charged with 18 sexual offences against 10 women, police said today.

Porter charged with attempted poisoning

A kitchen porter has been charged with attempting to poison pupils at a top public school.

Man charged with school soup poison bid

A kitchen porter was charged today with attempting to poison pupils at a top public school.

Police officer stabbed during armed robbery

A police officer was stabbed today during an armed robbery at a bookmakers.

Blaze hits motorway service station

Fire crews were tackling a blaze at a motorway service station today.

Police investigate 'homophobic' guest house Swiss B&B

Police were investigating an alleged "homophobic incident" today after a gay couple claimed they were turned away from a bed & breakfast.

Sex offenders want evidence as 'prison trophies'

Police fear sex offenders could take advantage of information access laws to obtain evidence of their crimes to use as prison cell trophies.

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