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Lights go on at Trinity Walk shopping centre

The first of Wakefield's Christmas lights have been turned on, marking the start of a three day festive celebration.

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Appeal after driver threatened woman as she pulled into driveway

Appeal after driver threatened woman as she pulled into driveway

A woman was verbally abused and threatened by a motorist as she pulled into her driveway.

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Sandal Castle

£700k investment for castle set to be approved

Plans to invest more than £700,000 to repair and protect Sandal Castle will be discussed at a meeting next week.

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VIDEO: Poppies drop from shopping centre ceiling as district falls silent on Remembrance weekend

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we remembered them.
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Phillipa Tennick

Mum stars in zombie film to raise awareness of MS

A mum-of-two had an acting dream come true after starring in a horror movie, despite a debilitating condition meaning she was unable to run away from zombies.
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Prisoner charged with murder of inmate

Prisoner charged with murder of inmate

A prisoner is due to appear in court today charged with the murder of an inmate at HM Prison Leeds.

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New protection orders aim to stop street drinking and alcohol disorder

New protection orders aim to stop street drinking and alcohol disorder

Street drinking and booze-fulled disorder in Pontefract and Castleford could be soon be tackled with new powers.
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Dickeybow Boutique is backing local singer Holly Tandy on the X Factor.

Wakefield boutique backs young X Factor singer Holly Tandy

A Wakefield boutique is backing Barnsley lass Holly Tandy to go all the way in this year's X Factor competition.

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Road closed after vehicle hits bridge

A road remains closed this afternoon after a bridge was struck by a vehicle earlier today.

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Memorial parade remembers our fallen

Branches of the Royal British Legion from across the district marched together during a Remembrance parade through Nostell.

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Scholars march with pride ahead of graduating

Students marched through the city in their caps and gowns ahead of graduating from the district’s university centre.

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Scholars march with pride ahead of graduating

Students marched through the city in their caps and gowns ahead of graduating from the district’s university centre.
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'Excuse me doctor, I've broken my nail' - surprising reasons patients attend A&E in Wakefield

Nettle stings, paper cuts and broken nails - just three of the reasons patients have turned up to Wakefield's Accident and Emergency department.
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Will you be affected by tomorrow's rail strike?

Rail strike - is your route affected?

Rail passengers have been warned to expect busy trains and fewer services due to a strike tomorrow.

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Youths reported to police after cars pelted with eggs on Halloween

Youths reported to police after cars pelted with eggs on Halloween

A gang of youths were spotted pelting eggs at cars in Ossett on Halloween evening.

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Light switch on

Christmas light switch on celebrations announced

Details of festive celebrations in Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield have been revealed.

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Travel disruption on the trains this morning.

Trains disrupted after lorry strikes bridge at Outwood

Commuters faced delays on the trains this morning after a lorry struck a bridge near Outwood.

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14 heritage sites 'at risk' in Wakefield district

14 heritage sites 'at risk' in Wakefield district

Fourteen places in our district have been named as some of the most 'at risk' heritage sites in the country.
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Sandal Castle Rescue. Images by Caroline Monk.

Boy rescued from top of castle ruins after game of hide and seek

A nine-year-old boy was rescued after he climbed to top of the ruins of Sandal Castle, during a game of hide and seek.
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New tactic: The DNA-based spray.

Teen sentenced following police's first use of DNA tagging spray

A teenager has become the first person in West Yorkshire to be sentenced after police began using a new DNA-based spray to catch off-road riders.

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