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West Yorkshire,

former metropolitan county, N central England. Created in the 1974 local government reorganization, the county largely embraced the Leeds conurbation and comprised five metropolitan districts (metropolitan boroughs): Calderdale, BradfordBradford,
city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 293,336), N central England, on a small tributary of the Aire River. It is a center of the worsted industry, which dates from the Middle Ages.
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, LeedsLeeds,
city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 445,242), N central England, on the Aire River. It lies between one of England's leading manufacturing regions on the west and south and an agricultural region on the north and east.
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, WakefieldWakefield,
city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 74,764), N central England, on the Calder River. Wakefield has been a center of the cloth industry from the 14th cent.
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, and Kirklees. The county was abolished in 1986, and the districts became responsible for all services except police, fire, and civil defense, which are supervised jointly. It remains a ceremonial county under the Lieutenancies Act.

West Yorkshire

a metropolitan county of N England, administered since 1986 by the unitary authorities of Bradford, Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees, and Wakefield. Area: 2039 sq. km (787 sq. miles)
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Another big thank you to the staff at West Yorkshire Police and our prosecutors for their hard work in recovering money and assets from criminals and ensuring the Safer Communities Fund can continue to support good causes.
Address : The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire
The referral follows a search for evidence across the police service of similar behaviour to that which attempted to discredit the Lawrence family when they were the target of covert surveillance as they sought justice for their murdered son, West Yorkshire Police said.
Officers said the search team was in the Turvin Road area, close to Ripponden in West Yorkshire, when they located the grave around 60 metres from the roadside.
Accounts for the following year name Mr Bettison as the top earning officer at West Yorkshire with a pay packet of PS212,447.
An ever increasing requirement to dispose of anywhere between, 300 to 400 vehicles per week created the need for Rota West Yorkshire, to develop a new centre able to environmentally dispose of such a number of vehicles.
He is being detained under the Terrorism Act 2000 and is in custody in West Yorkshire.
In a statement, West Yorkshire Police said: "A 24-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were arrested in the Maindee area of Newport in Gwent in connection with the investigation.
Domestic abuse accounts for approximately 10% of all the incidents reported to West Yorkshire Police.
Leeds city council (lcc) is looking to appoint a provider for a west yorkshire appropriate adult service (children and vulnerable adults) covering the five local authority areas of west yorkshire: bradford; calderdale; kirklees; leeds and wakefield.
The arrested man was due to be transported to the Huddersfield area today to be quizzed by detectives from West Yorkshire Police.

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