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Scam warning: 'Can you hear me?'

People in Yorkshire are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK.

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Whitby Leisure Centre was evacuated yesterday after a "security alert" but police haven't said what caused it.

Police declare leisure centre safe after "security alert"

Whitby Leisure Centre will re-open this morning after police with sniffer dogs carried out a search in response to a "security alert".

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The investigation was carried out by the BBC.

Have you been 'overcharged' by Tesco?

Some Tesco customers have been paying more than they thought because out-of-date offers were not being applied at the till.

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Speed camera locations

Speed cameras: where to spot them

Below are the enforcement locations for North Yorkshire Police’s mobile safety cameras for this week
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The new app lets users claim 10 for every penalty ticket issued against a driver they have reported.

New app pays £10 for reporting of illegally parked cars

A private car parking firm is offering people £10 for uploading pictures of illegally parked cars on private land.
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Woman jailed for terrorising couple with "evil" Facebook messages

Woman jailed for terrorising couple with "evil" Facebook messages

A woman from North Yorkshire has been jailed for 10 weeks after carrying out a campaign of online abuse against a couple.
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Shocking attacks on ambulance staff

Shocking attacks on Yorkshire ambulance staff

Threats while resuscitating patients, spitting at staff outside accident and emergency departments and punches thrown by drunks are just a snapshot of the abuse suffered by frontline ambulance workers.
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A photo of the stolen camper van

Camper van stolen after house burglary

A CAMPER van was stolen after thieves took the keys during a raid at a house in Flamborough.
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You're most likely to drink drive if you work in one of these professions

You're most likely to drink drive if you work in one of these professions

Construction workers are at high risk of being caught drink driving, according to new research.

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The changes threaten the whole newspaper industry, not just the national press

Here's how you can help to defend a free British media

Today is your last chance to stand up and defend a free British press - and your right to know.

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Donkey bitten by dog on Scarborough beach

Donkey bitten by dog on Scarborough beach

A donkey working on a popular Yorkshire beach has been attacked by an out-of-control dog.

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Scammers applying for fake mortgages on empty homes in Yorkshire

Scammers applying for fake mortgages on empty homes in Yorkshire

A criminal gang is carrying out an elaborate property scam by targeting unsuspecting Yorkshire home owners.

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People pretending to be from Amazon are carrying out an email scam.

'Fake Amazon scam' warning as fraudsters target Yorkshire

Action Fraud and police in Yorkshire have received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon.
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File pic: RAF Fylingdales

Updated: Helicopter locates missing man on moors

A large search for a missing man has ended this afternoon after he was found by the police helicopter.

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A third of people in Yorkshire and the Humber have admitted to sharing their online passwords with other people.

Cyber crime: A third of people in Yorkshire admit to sharing online passwords

Senior police officers leading the fight against cyber crime in Yorkshire and the Humber have urged the public to take basic precautions after statistics revealed almost one in three people in the region had shared their passwords with someone else.

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The woman and man police would like to speak to

CCTV appeal after purse stolen

Police have released CCTV images of a man and woman they would like to speak to after a purse was stolen from a pub in Whitby.
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All four Yorkshire police forces recorded a rise in crime last year.

Big rise in crimes behind closed doors, says Yorkshire police chief

A change in the nature of crime means offences are increasingly happening behind closed doors rather than in public places, according to a senior Yorkshire police officer.

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Kam Thai

Whitby restaurant-owner fined over fire inspection failures.

A Whitby restaurant-owner has been fined £40,000 over breaches to fire safety laws.

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Joe Edgar

Man who shot biker is spared prison

An air rifle-wielding Whitby yob who originally claimed he was "shooting rats" when he hit a motorcyclist through the visor of his helmet has avoided jail.
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