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It’s Random Acts of Kindness Day

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Even the littlest things like smiling to a passer-by, holding a door open or bringing some biscuits into work can make a small difference to someone else’s day. To help celebrate all the small acts that often go unnoticed, here are just some of the things that have put a smile on our face. This […]

It’s “talons out” for raptor persecutors as North Yorkshire Police launches Operation Owl

It’s “talons out” for raptor persecutors as North Yorkshire Police launches Operation Owl

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Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act it is an offence to intentionally kill, injure or take wild birds.  Nevertheless birds of prey (raptors) are still shot, poisoned and trapped – especially in areas where the land is managed for driven grouse shooting. North Yorkshire has more confirmed incidents of raptor persecution than any other county […]

More than £100,000 of jewellery stolen from antiques shop after burglars cut a hole in the roof

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Hundreds of objects were taken, including a number of highly-distinctive bespoke pieces. The incident took place on Tuesday, 13 February at 27 West Park, opposite the Stray. Police believe the thieves cut a hole in the roof of the building and climbed through it at around 9.50pm. They broke into a number of cabinets, probably […]

CCTV appeal after Selby shop theft

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At 7.40pm on Saturday 13 January 2018 a man entered the Sainsburys store on Abbey Walk, Selby. The man removed the tags and concealed two bottles of Jack Daniels spirit in his bags before leaving the store without making an attempt to pay for them. Officers would like to speak to man pictured on CCTV, […]

Appeal to find wanted Leeds man

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Despite a number of attempts to arrest Hoare, he remains wanted. Police believe the 40-year-old from Poole Square in Leeds could be in the Leeds or wider West Yorkshire area and are appealing to anyone who has seen him or knows where he is now, to contact them. Anyone with any information is asked to […]

Suspected drink driver arrested following collision with police car in York

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Police were alerted to the car driving at speed through York city centre, with the passenger door open, at 2.40am Thursday 15 February 2018, heading the direction of Acomb. The vehicle was then located driving on the wrong side of the road near Acomb Green. Police instructed the driver to stop the vehicle, but he […]