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Police find body in search for missing pensioner

Police searching for missing Wetherby pensioner Jean Jellings say they have discovered a body.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs, said: "We were notified by North Yorkshire Police on Monday that a body had been recovered from the River Wharfe at Tadcaster.

"We are continuing to liaise with our colleagues in North Yorkshire and the identification process is ongoing. The family of Jean Jellings have been made aware," he added.

Police hunt two female armed robbers after post office hold-up

Police are hunting two women who carried out an armed robbery on a post office in Boston Spa near Wetherby.

It happened at around 9.30am this morning at the building on High Street in the village.

From initial reports, it would appear that a firearm was discharged during this incident but I can confirm that no-one has been shot.

A male member of staff has suffered what appear to be minor injuries and has been taken to hospital.

"We believe that two vehicles were used in this incident and in addition to the two female suspects who have entered the post office there may also have been a driver involved. One of the vehicles, a Nissan Juke, has been located burnt out in Beeches End. The other vehicle involved is believed to be a white Mercedes."

– Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID


Newspaper archive opened near Wetherby

The British Library's new national newspaper archive has been officially opened in Yorkshire. The building, near Wetherby, holds some 60 million editions, virtually every paper ever printed, which date back hundreds of years.

They were moved up from London over several months and are now kept in special conditions to help preserve them.

Our reporter James Webster has been to look around the new facility:

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