Suspected gang members thought to have been involved in robberies and assaults across Yorkshire were arrested in dawn raids earlier.
Greater Manchester Police led an operation at seven properties in Oldham as part of a crackdown on an organised crime group.
Five men – aged 22, 28, 28, 30 and 38 – have been arrested on suspicion
of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit burglary.
The gang are thought to operate in West and South Yorkshire and are being investigated in connection with 120 offences, including aggravated burglary, robbery, car theft, assault,
violent disorder and criminal damage.
Police forces in Yorkshire have been working with Greater Manchester Police as part of Operation Hansford.
All five men remain in police custody for questioning.
HS2 construction should have started in North - Report
The first phase of HS2 will run from London to Birmingham through Warwickshire and is scheduled to open in December 2026.
The project is expected to cost £56bn, but there are fears this figure will increase as the rail line is built.
Henri Murison, director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, says the government also needs to improve links between Sheffield and Leeds and between Manchester and Sheffield at the same time.
"You should be trying to deliver HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail together. That could deliver significant savings", he told BBC Radio Sheffield.
"If at the same time you're trying to improve the line, or build new bits of infrastructure between, say, Sheffield and Leeds and Sheffield and Manchester, it makes perfect sense to build that at the same time as the new HS2 line."
The government says it disagrees with the committee's findings.
Watch: Thursday's weather forecast
Weather Presenter, BBC Look North
A dry day with sunny spells, but there will be areas of cloud and it'll be cooler than yesterday.
Unit identifies scores of paedophile suspects in one year
A total of 71 suspected paedophiles were arrested last year by a new specialist Regional Organised Crime Unit working in Yorkshire, police have revealed.
The job of the unit, created a year ago and based in Yorkshire, is to "identify those who use the internet to contact children for sexual purposes and to safeguard victims and potential victims", according to police.
Members of the team use social media channels, instant messaging apps and other online platforms where it's known children can be groomed.
Det Insp Jonathan Best said: “Our ability to identify those posing the greatest risk to children in the region has been significantly advanced by this unit.
“The overwhelming evidence gathered has meant so far every single person arrested and who has subsequently gone through the court process has been convicted.
"Last year the unit’s officers identified and protected 74 vulnerable children."
Watch: Wednesday's weather forecast
Weather presenter, BBC Look North
A dry, fine and warm day ahead with lots of sunshine.
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First passengers for new East Coast high-speed trains
A brand new type of train for the East Coast Main Line will carry its first paying passengers later.
It's claimed the Azumas, built by Hitachi, the same firm which made Japan's Bullet Train, will speed up journeys between Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and London.
They replace others trains that are more than 30-years-old.
Rail company LNER says it will offer extra services to Harrogate, Hull, Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield as a result of the introduction of the 65 new trains.
The new trains are set to begin operating on the East Coast Main Line five months later than planned.