West Yorkshire

  • In the news

  • West Yorkshire Police
    West Yorkshire Police (press release), United Kingdom -
    West Yorkshire Police is set to reveal what young people think about the Force following a groundbreaking survey involving almost 18,000 young people across ...
  • Boy, 15, Dies as Stolen Car Hits Trees
    Scotland on Sunday, UK -
    ... West Yorkshire Police said no other vehicles were involved in the incident which they say happened when the youngster lost control of the vehicle near Powell ...
  • Harold Shipman - Key Dates
    The Scotsman, UK -
    ... June 18 2003: Shipman is transferred to HMP Wakefield, West Yorkshire, from HMP Frankland. July 14, 2003: Inquiry’s Second and Third reports are published. ...
  • Man Held over Shooting of Boy
    Scotland on Sunday, UK -
    ... A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said today: “An 18-year-old man from Castleford has been arrested in connection with this incident and will be detained ...
  • Bar bans beer bird
    Onlypunjab.com, India -
    A magpie with a taste for beer has been banned from a pub in West Yorkshire. The bird used to be a regular at the King's Arms in Heath Common, Wakefield. ...
West Yorkshire
Status: > Ceremonial County
Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
- Total
Ranked 29th
2,029 km²
ONS code: 2F
colspan=2 bgcolor="#ff9999">Demographics
- Total (2002 est.)
- Density
Ranked 4th
1,030 / km²
8.7% S.Asian
colspan=2 bgcolor="#ff9999">Politics
Members of Parliament
John Battle, Hilary Benn, Harold Best, Colin Burgon, Colin Challen, Yvette Cooper, Ann Cryer, Fabian Hamilton, David Hinchliffe, Christopher Leslie, Alice Mahon, Christine McCafferty, Kali Mountford, George Mudie, Bill O'Brien, Terry Rooney, Barry Sheerman, Marsha Singh, Gerry Sutcliffe, Ann Taylor, Jon Trickett, Paul Truswell, Mike Wood
West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. It borders on Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, North Yorkshire and South Yorkshire.

It is composed of the districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield. Its county council was abolished in 1986 making its metropolitan boroughs de facto unitary authorities, although the county still exists in law and ceremonially.

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