Capital Reports: Yorkshire

20 August 2017, 08:38

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The top stories in Yorkshire updated throughout the day - listen on FM, Online and Digital

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Spit Guards In West Yorkshire

Police officers in West Yorkshire are going to start using controversial spit guards from today.

The mesh fabric hoods are put on people who are arrested to protect officers from getting spat at or bitten.

Some critics though call them cruel and degrading.

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Four men arrested following last week's terror attacks in Spain are due before Madrid's National Court.

A judge will decide what, if any, charges to bring against them.

Leeds Collision

A teenager's got serious injuries after her car hit a wall on the inner ring road in Leeds last night.

The 19-year-old woman's in hospital.


Former Chancellor George Osborne is calling on the Prime Minister to commit to building high-speed rail links across the North from Liverpool to Hull.

He says it would be a big boost to the economy.

Bank Holiday Staycations

More than 80% of people from Yorkshire are planning to stay at home this bank holiday weekend.

Research reckons concerns over costs and travel is putting people off going away.

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