A father from Yorkshire whose daughter was murdered by an ex-boyfriend has welcomed a law allowing access to a partner's background.
Police are stepping up their search for missing Aamir 'Eric' Qudeer as they grow increasingly concerned for his welfare.
The search is on for a man in Leeds after a series of reports of sex attacks in the city.
Clare's Law was created after 36-year-old Clare Wood was murdered by a man who became known as the "Facebook fugitive".
In the days after her brutal killing, detectives issued a warning that her ex-boyfriend George Appleton might attempt to communicate with other women via the internet
Unbeknown to Miss Wood, Appleton had a history of violence towards women and was known to prowl online dating websites and Facebook in search of partners, often using different aliases.
The mother-of-one's body was discovered in the bedroom of her home in Salford, Greater Manchester, in February 2009. She had been strangled and set on fire.
Police watchdogs concluded afterwards that she had been badly let down by ''individual and systemic'' failures by Greater Manchester Police.
Today's national roll-out of 'Clare's Law' has been chose by the Home Secretary as it also coincided with International Women's Day and the launch of Domestic Violence Protection Orders.
DVPOs will enable police and magistrates' courts to provide protection to victims in the immediate aftermath of a domestic violence incident.
Mrs May said: "Domestic abuse shatters lives and this Government is working hard to provide police and local authorities with the tools they need to keep women and girls safe.
"Clare's Law and DVPOs are just two of a raft of measures we have introduced to hand control back to the victim by ensuring they can make informed decisions about their relationship and escape if necessary.
"Protection for victims is improving but sadly there are still too many cases where vulnerable people are let down."
Hundreds of workers at a firm in one of the region's unemployment blackspots are tonight reeling after being told they are likely to join the dole queue.
300 manufacturing jobs are set to go as the greeting cards firm Hallmark ends manufacturing in Bradford.
Unions have described the news as devastating for the city - and for West Yorkshire it's the second major unemployment blow within a week.
Chris Kiddey reports.
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Two men from West Yorkshire are among eight people who have been arrested as part of an investigation into charity fraud involving thousands of pounds intended to help people in Syria.
Kent Police arrested the men at addresses across the UK during an early morning operation after £31,816, €8,310 (£6,857) and US$10,700 (£6,413) were seized at the Port of Dover on December 23 2012.
The money, which had come from four UK-based charities, was taken by police who believed it could be used for criminal or terrorist activities.
A 35-year-old man from Dewsbury, and a 43-year-old from Huddersfield are among eight who are being questioned at police stations around the country.
One hundred and fifty years ago the foundations were laid for the beginning of rugby in Leeds.
Although originally advertised as football, and despite playing a first game as a hybrid between the two sports, rugby remains to this day a key part of the city's history.
On 4th March 1864 Henry Jenkinson, a clerk with the North East railway company, put an advert in the 'Leeds Mercury' asking anyone who was interested in playing 'football' to meet on Woodhouse Moor, just outside the centre.**
Initially, they split into groups known as 'reds' and 'blues' before the first Leeds team made its competitive bow on 19th June, 1864 against Sheffield, principally a soccer club, in a hybrid match. The club became Leeds Athletic in 1870 and played at a ground off Whitehall Road.
To celebrate the anniversary, Leeds Rugby Foundation are planning a series of events throughout the year including exhibitions of historic photos and player reunions.
West Yorkshire Police are searching for a prisoner who absconded from hospital yesterday.
Jerome Foley, aged 22, was attending an appointment at St James's Hospital when he managed to escape from his guards and leave the building at about 1pm.
Foley was on remand at HMP Leeds for an alleged offence of domestic violence.
He is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, with blond hair and blue eyes. At the time he was wearing a beige jumper, blue jeans and blue trainers.
Detective Inspector Phil Jackson said: "We are making urgent enquiries to locate Foley and would like anyone who has seen him or who has any information as to his current whereabouts to contact police immediately."
West Yorkshire Police has defended a new scheme that will allow people to join the force at a senior position without a policing background.
The 'direct entry' plan will advertise for a new superintendent's post and will be open to people from other professions - which means they could oversee potentially major incidents without having ever made an arrest.
A force spokesman said it was committed to using every opportunity to recruit the best talent available.
A 19-year-old man from the Leeds area has died after his black Renault Clio was in a crash with a white, Bulgarian-registered HGV. It happened on the A1246 between Fairburn and the junction with the A63 near the Selby Fork Hotel on Saturday. The driver of the HGV received minor injuries.
Police are appealing for witnesses, in particular the driver of a pale coloured or white car which was seen in the area at the time. Officers would also like to hear from anyone else who was travelling along the same stretch of road in either direction.
Anyone who can help is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team.