The Duke of York has officially opened the Yorkshire Air Ambulance's new support base.
The Duke, a former Naval helicopter pilot and instructor, is Royal Patron of the rapid response emergency charity.
The move from Leeds Bradford Airport to Nostell near Wakefield means they're now within twenty minutes away from any call across the county.
Paul Gowland, Yorkshire Air Ambulance's Director of Fundraising says the Duke's visit is fantastic for Yorkshire:
Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, has opened the Yorkshire Air Ambulance's new air support unit near Wakefield.
He observed the air ambulance team react to a incident from their new control room.
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The Duke of York will officially open Yorkshire Air Ambulance's support base at Nostell, near Wakefield today. The Duke, a former Naval helicopter pilot and instructor, is Royal Patron of the rapid response emergency charity.
Three years ago he opened the Yorkshire Air Ambulance's northern base at RAF Topcliffe at Thirsk in North Yorkshire.
More than 40 people have been arrested in drugs busts across Wakefield.
Officers from Wakefield Police supported by Protective Services Crime 87 addresses in Wakefield, Castleford, Normanton and Leeds as part of a five day operation to target street level dealers and their suppliers.
So far, 43 arrests have been made in what has been the biggest operation of its type in Wakefield in a number of years.
Officers seized almost 300 bags of cannabis in one raid, as well as thousands of pounds in cash and equipment suspected of being involved in drugs manufacture.
Police in Wakefield are making a real effort to restrict the supply of drugs in the district and put pressure on those who think it is acceptable to deal them. This operation has seen us arrest suspects from communities in Wakefield, Castleford and Normanton amongst others and I hope the scale of this arrest phase will demonstrate to residents that we will not tolerate those who think it is acceptable to deal in their communities.
This has been one of the largest operations carried out in Wakefield District in a number of years and has seen us make 43 arrests so far targeting suspected street level dealers and their suppliers. Our enquiries remain ongoing and our raids this week have already uncovered new information and intelligence which we will be working with. I can promise residents they will see more investigations in the weeks to come.
Sarah Clark has been to meet Ludo, the rather large cat who just keeps on growing, at his home in Ryhill in West Yorkshire. His owners, Matthew and Kelsey Gill, say if he grows much more, he could well be heading for the record books.
Ludo is one big cat - but he is not a fat cat. Maine Coon cats are known for their size and often referred to as the 'gentle giants' of the feline world. His owners Matthew and Kelsey Gill say he eats no more than their other two.
Ludo's owners Kelsey and Matthew Gill say it is like having another child in the family - and one that could be heading to beat a world record.
Ludo the super-size feline is three times the size of a normal cat - and he is still growing. His owners, Kelsey and Matthew Gill from Ryhill, near Wakefield, wonder if he could even be THE biggest cat in the UK.
Ludo, a Maine Coon cat weighs in at 24.5lbs (11kg) and is 45 inches long. Mr and Mrs Gill bought him from a breeder around a year ago - and have been told that at only 17 months old, he is set to continue growing.
At 28 weeks and 12.5lbs he was roughly the size of the Gill's son, Cameron, but he's since almost doubled in size.
As a kitten he was tiny. But whatever their size, Maine Coons are known as ‘the gentle giants’ of the cat world and the Gills say that, despite being the size of a dog, he's very friendly and affectionate.
Police in Wakefield are appealing for information to trace a missing Outwood man.
58-year-old Stephen Pollard from Newton Lane, Outwood who has been missing since February 27th.
His silver Mazda 6 was recovered yesterday from Balk Lane in Stanley and officers have been searching in the area.
He is described as white, medium build about 1.73m in height with brown eyes and grey receding hair. He was wearing jeans, a t shirt, green coat, black shoes and glasses.
Avoid - Doncaster Road, Wakefield - bridge strike - officers dealing to get it recovered ASAP! http://t.co/PN5yEAgiBM