Police are investigating for armed robberies at four shops in West Yorkshire. The robberies happened at shops in Greenside Lane, Culllingworth, Station Road, Keighley, Park Drive and Highroad Well Lane in Halifax on Saturday February 1.
– Det Inspector Neil Benstead, West Yorkshire Police
"In all four offences, two people dressed in balaclavas and armed with hammers have entered the businesses and demanded cash from tills. Thankfully none of the cashiers were injured but this was understandably a frightening ordeal for them and we are making extensive enquiries to locate those responsible.
The incidents are being officially linked and we are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed any part of this crime spree. "
Police are concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old girl who is missing from Keighley. Komal Hussain, was reported missing after failing to return home from school on Thursday January 16.
"I would ask anyone who believes they have seen Komal Hussain to call 101. We believe she may be in the Keighley, Bradford or Dewsbury areas but would ask anyone with information about her whereabouts to get in contact."
Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg, West Yorkshire Police
Komal is described Asian, 5ft 2in tall, of slim build with medium-length hair with blonde streaks. She was last seen wearing her school uniform including black leggings and a black blazer with a leopard print jacket, but could now be wearing an orange Asian style top.
Residents had to leave their homes in Keighley for a while early today after a fire broke out in a derelict snooker hall near the town centre. Chris Kiddey reports.
Firefighters are still damping down after a blaze in a derelict snooker hall in Keighley. Homes close to the premises, in Grange Street, were evacuated as a precuation. It took around 70 firefighters three hours to put the fire out.
Around 50 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at a derelict snooker club in Keighley. Crews from Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees were called to the fire in the three storey building in Grange Street shortly after 4am.
A six-year-old girl is having her hair cut off to make a wig for her school friend who is suffering from cancer. Ellie Crawford from Cowling will have her hair shorn at an event in Cross Hills in Keighley.
It will then be made into a wig for eight-year-old Tyler Manley. Both children go to Glus-burn Community Primary school. Tyler has been off school since September recovering from an operation to remove a tumour from her brain.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has criticised councils for stockpiling cash rather than digging into their reserves to protect services and ease the pressure on council tax payers.
According to figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government, over the past two years councils in England have increased their reserve holdings by more than £5 billion to stand at £19.4 billion.
"Taxpayers will be amazed that while councils are amassing billions in secret stockpiles some are pleading poverty and raising council tax bills for hard working families," Keighley born Pickles said.
Four people are seriously ill in hospital after being in a car crash in Keighley. It happened in the early hours of this morning on West Lane at the junction of Black Sladen Street when a car crashed into a stone wall.
All four people in the car were taken to hospital suffering serious injuries. Police are appealing for witnesses.