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Blooming displays at The Wakefield and North of England Tulip Society’s 182nd show

A community hall was in full bloom when more than 500 tulips went on display.

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Las Vegas-style charity fundraiser to raise cash for Claire’s groundbreaking cancer treatment

Las Vegas-style charity fundraiser to raise cash for Claire’s groundbreaking cancer treatment

A Las Vegas-style charity ball will help raise cash for a woman’s groundbreaking cancer treatment.

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Wakefield District Sight Aid members angry about bus service being withdrawn.

Protests over cuts to vital bus services used by the blind

A social charity group for blind or partially-sighted people has hit out at a bus company’s decision to re-route a service used by its members.

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Community unites for first half-marathon

Community unites for first half-marathon

Runners took to the streets for a fundraising half-marathon to help pay for a new mosque.

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Village to get new pharmacy and dentist?

Village to get new pharmacy and dentist?

A community hub with a dentist, pharmacy and shop could be built in Walton as part of a new retirement village.

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This town wants its library back

This town wants its library back

A town has been without a proper library for nine months after the discovery of asbestos in the building put the brakes on a refurbishment project.

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Sophie and The BFG (c) Quentin Blake 2016. Exhibition coming to Wakefield of Sir Quentin Blake's portraits in Summer 2018.

A big friendly show of portraits you know

A special exhibition of portraits by artist and illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake, is coming to the city next summer.

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Joe Arundel scores against Leigh Centurions in March

Wakefield Trinity extend contract of former Castleford Tigers centre

Centre Joe Arundel has become the latest Wakefield Trinity player to sign a new contract.

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Residents calling for extra road as plans for 149 homes are submitted

Residents calling for extra road as plans for 149 homes are submitted

Residents have hit out at plans to build almost 150 new homes in Castleford which will see their street used as the only entrance onto the site.

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‘And I will walk 5,000 miles in dad’s memory ‘

‘And I will walk 5,000 miles in dad’s memory ‘

A mum is walking 5,000 miles to raise cash for two charities in honour of her late father.

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Coun Denise Jeffery,  pictured on Carlton Street, Castleford.

City-centre business on the up with investment worth £1.3m

City-centre business is on the up according to a regeneration boss who says a new scheme has attracted more than £1.3 million worth of investment and created 74 jobs.

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Children from Stanley Grove School visiting Wakefield Town Hall to talk to the mayor and councillors about balloon and lantern releases and their effect on the environment.

Pupils’ victory in balloon ban to protect the environment

schoolchildren paid a visit to Wakefield Town Hall to talk to councillors about the effect balloon and lantern releases can have on the environment.

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Literary festival was all about Castleford

Literary festival was all about Castleford

A festival of reading and writing celebrated all things Castleford. Arts charity Beam organised the town’s Lit Fest in a day, which took place on Saturday at Queen’s Mill.

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Pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday Monday

Pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday Monday

Pharmacy opening times for Bank Holiday Monday have been announced by NHS bosses.

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Carleton Park Fisheries has been taken over by Lyn White, her parents ran it 20 years ago. It will be run by her son Liam White and her dad Billy White

Family return to their chippy - 25 years on

A family who ran a fish and chip shop 30 years ago have made a return by taking over the business once again.

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Work to start on new Aldi store

Work to start on new Aldi store

Work on a long-waited discount supermarket which was given planning permission 18 months ago and will create 50 jobs to start later in the year, it has been confirmed.

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Valley Gardens in Castleford. (P512G338)

Boost for park could be in sight?

Plans to set up a community group to help improve a town centre park have taken a step forward.

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‘Grandad was just a ‘Cas Lad’
and a war hero’

‘Grandad was just a ‘Cas Lad’ and a war hero’

The grandson of a Castleford soldier who received the country’s highest military honour has visited a display in memory of his grandfather.

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Mary Creagh is defending the Wakefield seat for Labour

Labour’s Creagh backed by Ukip candidate

LABOUR’S MARY Creagh has received an unexpected helping hand in her bid to be re-elected Wakefield’s MP with an endorsement from a UK Independence Party candidate.

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M62 delays after four lorries and caravan in crash

AN ACCIDENT involving a number of vehicles is causing delays on the eastbound M62 near Goole this afternoon.

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