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Cash not needed to use Wakefield Council car parks - but it will still cost

Motorists will no longer have to dig deep for loose change in Wakefield Council run car parks.

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Marathon was ‘incredible’

Marathon was ‘incredible’

A runner from Ossett has completed his first marathon to raise funds for Epilepsy Action.

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1917 Thorpe, near Wakefield.

Munition girls.

New project will uncover Wakefield’s wartime stories

A new project will help to uncover the lesser known stories of what life was like in the district during the First World War.

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Cllr Peter Box in the underpass at Kirkgate, Wakefield

£6m scheme to revamp Kirkgate will get underway

Subways around Kirkgate will be filled in as part of a year-long project aimed at improving the area.

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We are set for an unsettled weekend of weather... but it will be warmer.

Yorkshire weather: Warmer weather on the way for Bank Holiday weekend

The big chill is expected to ease as we head toward the bank holiday weekend.

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Ch Supt Mabs Hussain

Mental health nurses in police control room to help people in crisis

Mental health nurses will be based in the district’s police control room to help stop vulnerable people being detained.

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Hummus be joking! UK in meltdown over dip shortage

They say bad things come in threes, and following Brexit and the General Election announcement, Brits were hit by another sucker punch with the news that the country’s hummus supplies were at critical levels.

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VIDEO: ‘See the abuse for yourself’ - Muslim mum sets hijab challenge after supermarket attack

A Muslim mum is challenging women across the UK to try on the traditional ‘hijab’ headscarf - so they can see what it is like to be excluded from society or even abused.

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Dolly Parton Imagination Library is coming to Wakefield district.

Reading nine ‘til five - Dolly Parton brings library to the district

A reading scheme developed by Dolly Parton will be introduced in the district for the very first time.

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VIDEO: This dangerous wrong-side overtake captured on dashcam leads to ban for Yorkshire driver

VIDEO: This dangerous wrong-side overtake captured on dashcam leads to ban for Yorkshire driver

A 25-year-old Yorkshire man has been banned from driving after being captured on dashcam footage making a dangerous high speed overtake on the wrong side of the road.
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James Beattie. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds United first team coach helps rescue two children from tiny stranded yacht

Leeds United first team coach James Beattie helped rescue two young children and their mother from a yacht after it collided with a ferry.

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Real life crime fighter Tom Hardy

West Yorkshire Police offer training spot to Hollywood A-lister

West Yorkshire Police Training Centre have sent out a cheeky tweet after actor Tom Hardy hit the headlines today.

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Tour de Yorkshire 2017: The best places to watch the race

Tour de Yorkshire 2017: The best places to watch the race

The Tour de Yorkshire arrives this weekend.
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Council and ENGIE partnership leads to apprenticeship boost

Council and ENGIE partnership leads to apprenticeship boost

​A partnership between Wakefield Council and ENGIE is helping to boost employment opportunities with apprenticeships for local people.

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SKYPE VIDEO: Fashion blogger Susie Bubble inspires women tech creators at Leeds International Festival

Girl power comes to Leeds International Festival when fashion blogger Susie Bubble joins a panel inspiring more women to become tech creators.
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Headteacher ‘devastated’ after vandals target school

Headteacher ‘devastated’ after vandals target school

Vandals trashed children’s toys and pelted soil at the windows of a primary school, while it was closed for the holidays.

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Time to put the spotlight on the best of the district’s businesses

Time to put the spotlight on the best of the district’s businesses

Is your business world class? Or has it seen major growth during the past year or are you a master in customer service?

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Frame of new £5m leisure centre is up

Frame of new £5m leisure centre is up

Work is progression on Minsthorpe’s new £5m leisure centre.

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Cameron Harper and Alex Craven

Cameron walks for his pal Alex

It has been two years since nine-year-old Cameron Harper had the life changing procedure that enabled him to take his very first steps.

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Virgin Trains East Coast

Virgin Trains East Coast strike suspended

A planned strike affecting trains between Leeds, Wakefield and London this weekend has been called off.
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