Former footballer turned professional boxer Curtis Woodhouse has been hailed a 'hero' after driving to the home of a Twitter troll.
Five people have been charged over the naming online of the woman raped by former Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans.
Paul Chambers has cleared his name after he was convicted of sending a menacing tweet threatening to blow up Doncaster Airport.
West Yorkshire Police is taking to Twitter this weekend in support of a national campaign to highlight alcohol related harm and crime. A police inspector will be tweeting live about a selection of alcohol related incidents.
The national Twitter event will start at around 10pm on Saturday night and run to the early hours of Sunday morning. It's about raising awareness of how a night out drinking alcohol excessively can lead to harm, and impact on the demands of emergency services.
You can follow the tweets here or by searching on twitter for the hashtag #alcoholharm.
Alcohol is a significant factor in a large number of incidents we deal with. We devote substantial resources to preventing such incidents, responding to them when they occur and dealing with the aftermath of these alcohol fuelled crimes and altercations.
– Inspector Dan Wood, from West Yorkshire Police’s Local Policing Support
We are committed to keeping people safe and conducting operations to tackle alcohol related crime and disorder but it is also important for us to make people aware of the need to be responsible when drinking alcohol. Hopefully this event will help people realise the harm that alcohol can cause and the strain it puts on our service and that of our partners"
Olympians have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Rebecca Adlington and to wish her luck as she retires from competitive swimming.
Boxer Anthony Ogogo, heptathlete Louise Hazel and open water swimmer Kari-anne Payne tweeted:
@beckadlington All the best for your retirement Becks. You'll go down as an absolute legend in the pool. Good luck in the future love x
Happy Retirement! @beckadlington best wishes x
Zayn Malik from Bradford has quit Twitter, apparently, because of abusive tweets. The member of the boy band One Direction, has closed down his account saying he was fed up with all the "useless opinions."
A trainee accountant who threatened to blow up Robin Hood airport as a joke on Twitter has today won a famous High Court victory. Paul Chambers had been convicted of sending a menacing message, but he's now won his appeal in London and he left the court without a stain on his character.
A trainee accountant who threatened to blow up Robin Hood airport as a joke on Twitter has won a High Court victory. Paul Chambers had been convicted of sending a menacing message but today he won his appeal in London and left the court without a stain on his character.
– Steve Gill, Airport Director, Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
Any threat against airports and those that use them is always taken seriously and in passing this information on to the police our staff responded in line with normal operational procedures. The safety of our passengers and staff is of the highest importance to us and we will continue to work closely with South Yorkshire Police on such issues.”
The West Yorkshire Police Mounted Section is following in the footsteps of the Force helicopter by getting their own Twitter account. Mounted officers will tweet from the @WYPHorses account so people can keep up to date with the the force's 18 horse’s movements and their duties.
This ranges from providing proactive patrols in support of neighbourhood policing areas to pre planned operational events. You will also see what’s going on at the stables in order to keep the horses fit and ready for work.
Inspector Trevor Thackray of the Mounted Section said, "Following the success of the@WYPHelicopter account we thought it was time to show the public what we do as a department. Twitter has given us a platform to show the public the value our horses add to the organisation."