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The Beat goes on in Wakefield

After releasing their first album in 30 years ska legends the Beat are now hitting the road and will be appearing in Wakefield next week.

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The Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Gerry Harper, left, 100-year-old Irene Atkin, Squadron Leader David Dinmore, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire

Retired headteacher Miss Atkin has celebrated her 100th birthday

A former headteacher in Rothwell has celebrated her 100th birthday.

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Fire at Rawson factory, Portobello Road, Wakefield. Picture courtesy of James Johnson

Fire breaks out at textile company

A blaze broke out at a textile manufacturing company in Wakefield.

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Free parking in city and town centres in run up to Christmas

Free parking in city and town centres in run up to Christmas

Wakefield Council is reminding residents free parking is on offer to make it easier and more affordable for people to do their Christmas shopping in the district.

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The two brothers who tortured two young boys, as they appeared in court. Drawing: Priscilla Coleman.

Judge asked to extend ban on naming sadistic Edlington brothers to protect their human rights

A judge is being asked to give indefinite anonymity to two Yorkshire brothers who tortured two young boys in a bout of “prolonged, sadistic violence” when they were 10 and 11 years old.

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Leeds United players celebrate their second goal that clinched victory against Aston Villa and took them to fourth place.

Emerging Leeds United ready to take aim at top three

After victory over Aston Villa lifted Leeds United up to fourth place in the EFL Championship the resurgent Whites are now setting their sights on climbing even higher in the next week.

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Children are less likely to repeat heard words than previously thought.

Babies say what they see for first words

If dad’s want ‘dada’ to be the first word their baby utters then they need to do their share of early childcare, according to new research.

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PREVIEW: Disney On Ice spectacular Frozen is hottest ticket at Sheffield Arena

Let It Go and have fun at Sheffield Arena as new Disney On Ice spectacular Frozen skates in for an early Christmas treat from Wednesday to Sunday, December 14 to 18
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Win VIP family ticket to meet and greet the stars of Disney On Ice show Frozen at Sheffield Arena

WIN: VIP family meet and greet ticket to Disney On Ice show Frozen at Sheffield Arena

Win a VIP family ticket to see Disney On Ice presents Frozen at Sheffield Arena including a meet and greet with stars of the show!
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On this day in Yorkshire 1944: The Queen thanks the women of Britain

On this day in Yorkshire 1944: The Queen thanks the women of Britain

THE Queen to-day thanked the women of Britain for their war effort.

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VIDEO: Fivers with Jane Austin engraving could be worth £50,000

VIDEO: Fivers with Jane Austin engraving could be worth £50,000

Brits are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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Lane closed on M62 due to accident

Lane closed on M62 due to accident

Delays are expected on the M62 at Castleford after an accident this morning.

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Silly just got serious! Christmas Jumper Day 2016 is almost here

Silly just got serious! Christmas Jumper Day 2016 is almost here

A whole host of celebrities including James Corden, Fleur East, Myleene Klass, Jon Snow and Jack Whitehall will be pulling on their festive sweaters in support of Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day next week - will you?

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England captain Alastair Cook chats with coach Trevor Bayliss. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

CricketTalk: Can England square Test series with India? | How are Andrew Gale’s 2017 preparations going?

ENGLAND head into the fourth Test against India with only a very slim hope of saving the five-match series.

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's FMX god Edgar Torronteras who cites Sheffield as his fave arena

PREVIEW: Motorbike daredevils jump to it for spectacular Arenacross show in Sheffield

Daredevil motorbike riders are gearing up to bring fast and furious high octane action to Sheffield Arena with the return of Arenacross early next year.

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Wayne Levitt at the Barnbow memorial.

Remembering victims of munitions factory explosion 100 years on

A ceremony was held to mark the 100th anniversary of a munitions factory disaster which killed 35 women and girls – seven of which were from this district.

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Video: Cathedral funeral for father and daughter killed in Wakefield house fire

A FUNERAL for a father and his daughter killed in a fire in their home has taken place at Wakefield Cathedral.

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Yorkshire Tea test buyer

Yorkshire Tea...isn't from Yorkshire?!

A Twitter user found himself confused when he messaged Yorkshire Tea to ask which part of the county is used for growing tea leaves.

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One lane closed on M1 at Wakefield

One lane closed on M1 at Wakefield

A broken down vehicle has closed one lane of the M1 northbound near Wakefield.

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Focus on Nature . Picture: Eleanor Bentall (rspb-images com)

Make your own binoculars out of cardboard

Birdwatchers can make their own binoculars out of cardboard at a craft event at RSPB Fairburn Ings this weekend.

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