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West Yorkshire child sex abuse inquiry police arrest 44

Detectives investigating claims of historical child sex grooming have arrested 44 people.

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Four women complained of being abused between 1995 and 2005 when they were aged between 12 and 16.

During the course of an investigation police said they had arrested dozens of people across Bradford, Leeds, Kirklees and other areas of the country.

Those arrested within the past two weeks include 36 men and three women. Five other men were arrested earlier.

West Yorkshire Police, who are dealing with the allegations, said those arrested ranged in age from 39 to 81.

All of the 44 people questioned have been released under investigation.

In a statement police said the allegations of sexual abuse centred around the time the women were children in the Dewsbury and Batley areas of Kirklees.

Vote on banning barbecues to stop moorland fires

Plans to ban people having barbecues on moorland in West Yorkshire to prevent fires are due to go before Calderdale Council later.

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A number of recent fires have destroyed large swathes of land, including one on Marsden Moor, which was started by a £2 disposable barbecue.

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A ban's already in place in Kirklees and another's being considered for Ilkley Moor.

Today's decision, which will go before cabinet this evening, will affect land in Calderdale.

Yorkshire council's green bins confiscation plans delayed

A Yorkshire council has delayed the expansion of a controversial scheme which sees green recycling bins confiscated if they contain non-renewable waste.

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Kirklees Council started the policy in West Yorkshire in April and has seized more than 1,300 bins in the south of the borough.

It's led to confrontations between staff and residents, including an incident where a warning sticker from a bin was stuck on a worker's head.

Plans to introduce the scheme in North Kirklees have now been delayed.

According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, other altercations between home owners and council refuse staff included a bin wagon being blockaded by locals who demanded workers empty bins left behind on a previous collection.

Labour councillor Naheed Mather said the authority was "taking stock".

The scheme was due to have been introduced in May.