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A Kirklees businessman who trafficked people into the country to work in his bed company has been jailed for two years and three months.

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Bed factory boss Mohammed Rafiq, jailed for people trafficking

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One lane closed, queueing traffic and speed restriction of 40 mph on M62 Eastbound between J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).
The hard shoulder and lane one (of three) are closed, affecting traffic from Huddersfield towards the M1.

A doctor, who made an inappropriate remark to a five-year-old patient and offered £10,000 to ‘resolve’ another problem, could face sanctions.

Dr Manohar Singh, left, and Birkby Health Centre


Mean-spirited thieves have been stealing toys and DVDs from a children’s A&E department.

Kasey Noble (left) and Anjela Jones, of the children's A&E at Dewsbury District Hospital


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