Hundreds of Huddersfield’s bouncing babies are tipping the scales more than 2lbs above the national average.
Figures reveal about 100 babies per year are born at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust weighing in excess of 9lb 9oz.
The national averages are 7lb 8oz for a boy and 7lb 4oz for a girl.
Hospital records show that from 2012 to 2014 there were 314 newborns recorded as weighing 9lb 9oz or more.
Police are letting paedophiles and sex offenders escape without a criminal record – meaning they could still work with children.
That’s the finding of a Yorkshire Regional Newspapers investigation which has revealed Community Resolution Disposals (CRD), designed to punish minor, first time offenders, have been handed out to people who had admitted possessing child porn or committing a sexual assault.
Angry campaigners fear that it could allow potentially dangerous sex offenders to “slip under the net” – and that North Yorkshire Police are letting serious offenders “off the hook”