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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

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.

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Headteacher: Isaac's family have shown 'great strength and dignity'

The headteacher of Kirkburton Middle School has described a 12-year-old boy who was swept out to sea in Wales as a talented child who was "always smiling, with a real sense of fun."

Isaac Nash, whose body has not yet been found, would have started Year 8 at the school tomorrow.

He got into trouble in the water off Anglesey, while on holiday with his family.

Gary Johnson says the school are planning a special assembly and will be speaking to the pupils about how to cope with what has happened.

He also praised the strength of Isaac's family:

18-year-old killed in Thongsbridge collision named

A pedestrian who died following a collision in Thongsbridge on Friday 29 August, has been named as Grace Dyson,18, from Holmfirth.

Police are still appealing for witnesses who may have seen the incident which occurred at around 6.15pm.

Grace was walking along Springwood Road with a male friend when she came off the pavement and in to the road, colliding with a Nissan Cabstar tipper van. She died at the scene.

Leeds Bradford Airport announces new route

Leeds Bradford Airport has launched new twice-daily flights to Dublin with Irish national carrier Aer Lingus.

Aer Lingus has routes to North America, including recently introduced flights to San Francisco, so airport bosses hope there will now be better links between Yorkshire and the US.

They hope business and leisure passengers from both Ireland and America can now visit the region more easily, which could provide a boost to the local economy.

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