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Leeds Bradford Airport launches unique 'travel bucket list' flights to Arctic city

Leeds Bradford Airport is to offer specially chartered flights to a top 'travel bucket list' destination.

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100 holiday homes for Pugneys Country Park?

100 holiday homes for Pugneys Country Park?

A HOLIDAY park of up to 100 wooden lodges could be built close to the banks of Pugneys Country Park.

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Steve Johnson, who has been crowned Mr World.

Mr World title for bodybuilder, 52, who realises life-long dream

A bodybuilder has realised a three decade-long dream by being crowned Mr World at the age of 52.

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Adam Clark, new town crier for Pontefract.

Butcher lands role of town crier as tradition is revived after 120 years

The booming voice of a butcher from Pontefract has landed him the recently-created role of town crier.

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VIDEO: Pontefract turned pink for the big race

HUNDREDS OF women joined together as they ran the race of their lives to stand up to cancer.

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Dr Kate Granger in June, 2013. Picture: Bruce Rollinson.

Inspirational Yorkshire Dr Kate Granger 'will never be forgotten' says husband ahead of International #HelloMyNameIs Day

She was an inspirational doctor whose campaign for more compassionate care has been backed by healthcare workers across the world.
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M&S food hall turned down by city planners

M&S food hall turned down by city planners

A MArks and Spencer food hall will not be built in Sandal after planners rejected the scheme.

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stanley rangers v eastmoor dragons u14 coach steve abrahams with the hawksorth family before the game

Rugby League ‘family’ turns out in force for young Evan

A fund set up in memory of teenage rugby player, Evan Hawksworth, who died after being injured during a game has raised more than £14,500.

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Clayton Hospital

Grammar school to redevelop the former Clayton Hospital

A historic former hospital which has fallen into disrepair is set to be turned into sports facilities by the city’s grammar school.

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New sports pavilion in country park

New sports pavilion in country park

A new sports pavilion is being built at Upton Country Park after more than £500,000 in grant funding was secured.

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Town’s war memorial to be restored

Town’s war memorial to be restored

A War memorial is set to be restored after planning permission was granted, with aims to have work completed before the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War next year.

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A&E department could be downgraded

A&E department could be downgraded

Pontefract’s A&E department could be downgraded and emergency patients diverted to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

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Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 14/07/17 - Press - Airedale Primary School Opening - Castleford, England - Pupils and teachers are out for the re-opening of part of the Airedale school by Deputy Mayor Cllr. Stuart Heptinstall.

Fire damaged school ‘now one again’ after restoration

A school has completed restoration work, a year to the day a fire ripped through its classrooms.

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Greece - Turkey earthquake: Yorkshire journalist reports from Kos

Hollie Bone, a journalist at our sister title the Harrogate Advertiser, has sent a report from the Greek island of Kos, where two people have died after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea.

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Wakefield’s Dragon boat race was a roaring success

Wakefield’s Dragon boat race was a roaring success

More than 5,000 people enjoyed the Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge at Pugneys.

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Marlborough Towers. Image: Google

Leeds high-rise flat blaze caused by 'discarded smoking materials'

A BLAZE in a flat in a high-rise tower block near Leeds city centre last night was caused by "carelessly discarded smoking materials," West Yorkshire Fire Service said today.

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The crashed VW Golf. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

Drink drive arrest after car crashed into wall in Ossett

A WOMAN was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crashed into a wall in Ossett near Wakefield in the early hours today.

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Melissa Whittington pictured with her partner Mark

Mother-of-four killed by suspected drink driver in Ossett was "beautiful angel"

THE family of a mother-of-four who died after being struck by a suspected drink driver  in Ossett last week have spoken of their loss.
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One in three bumblebee species in decline

One in three bumblebee species in decline

One in three species of bumblebee are at increasing risk of extinction threatening the future of the British countryside, according to new research.

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