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Tardis model police box given new home

A Grade II listed Police Box has moved from its base at Bishopgarth on West Field Road in Wakefield, to West Yorkshire Police’s new Carr Gate training complex.

Historic police box given new home
Historic police box given new home

The box is said to be from the 1920s or 1930s and is similar to the model used by the time-travelling Doctor Who.

The centre houses a K-9 unit and training facilities to prepare new officers for life on the beat rather than Dalek invasions.

Historic police box given new home
Historic police box given new home

Being a listed building, it is as timeless as The Doctor himself. Police boxes were used by officers on the beat to report to headquarters, and by the public to call for assistance in times of emergency.

It’s believed to be a 1929 Mackenzie Trench design police box, made of timber, with a small door to a telephone cupboard on the inside and features a bell on the top.

By bringing this icon of community policing to our new training facility, we hope it will instil the traditional values of protecting the public into the advancements of modern policing.

– Superintendent Dave Lunn, Head of Learning and Development

Chief Constable answers to commons committee over two major investigations

South Yorkshire's Chief Constable has faced questioning from an influential commons committee over his forces handling of two major investigations.

David Crompton was quizzed over the search of Sir Cliff Richard's house last month and why police failed to stop hundreds of children becoming victims of sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

Mr Crompton appeared before the Home Affairs Select Committee just hours after announcing an independent investigation into issues raised by last week's report. He said despite the difficulties he will not be resigning.

Chris Kiddey reports:


Hillsborough inquests hear from fans at the ground

The Hillsborough inquests have heard evidence from Liverpool fans at the ground on the day of the disaster. It is the first time supporters have spoken at the inquests.

One fan, Alison Willis from Mansfield, has told how she was ordered to get back into a pen at the Leppings Lane end of the ground by a police officer - while people in the stand were dying. Andy Bonner was at today's hearing:

Cancer sufferer warns of desire for the perfect tan

A young woman from East Yorkshire is warning of the dangers of trying to achieve the perfect sun tan after being diagnosed with skin cancer.

After years of not covering up in the sun, Phoebe Drinkwater was diagnosed with the disease after finding a lump on her arm. She says she now has a more responsible attitude to sunbathing.

Her warning to others comes on the day a new survey reveals the number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer has increased by 41 per cent in just five years.

Kate Walby reports:

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Isaac Nash collection raises nearly £700 for RNLI

A collection started by the friends of 12-year-old Isaac Nash, who was swept out to sea in Wales on Friday, has already raised nearly £700 for the RNLI.

Volunteers have spent days searching the coastline
Volunteers have spent days searching the coastline Credit: ITV Calendar

Isaac's body has not yet been found. The community in Highburton came together for a balloon release last night. Those who knew him thanked volunteers in Anglesey and the RNLI for their efforts in trying to find him.

Bruce 'surprised' at being able to land Ben Arfa

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has expressed his surprise at being able to land Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa on loan until the end of the season.

Hatem Ben Arfa
Hatem Ben Arfa Credit: PA

Ben Arfa was one of four deadline day signings by the Tigers along with record signing Abel Hernandez, Gaston Ramirez and Mohamed Diame.

His departure has caused some consternation on Tyneside with former Magpie Olivier Bernard describing the club's decision as "a big gamble".

Bruce had been watching Ben Arfa since he fell out of favour at St James' Park but with plenty of other interest he was not convinced a short-term deal would be possible.

Bruce told his club's official website:

"I've been monitoring Ben Arfa for a couple of weeks and we quietly made it happen.

"I didn't think it would be possible to do a loan deal, but the later it gotthe more beneficial it became. With a bit of patience and luck, we've managed to pull in a really good player.

"We all know he is a wonderful talent and although it has gone a little bit sideways for him at Newcastle in the last couple of months, he'll bring that little bit of flair and creativity that every team needs."

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