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Teenager attacked and robbed in Liversedge

FOUR men who attacked and robbed a teenager are being hunted by police.

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Trio honoured in Queen’s list

Trio honoured in Queen’s list

An angler, a headteacher and an arts donor were recognised for their achievements in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, revealed last week.

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Wakefield Business Awards: Lifetime achievement award for Double Two’s Richard Donner

Wakefield Business Awards: Lifetime achievement award for Double Two’s Richard Donner

A long-serving boss of one of the region’s most successful and famous companies has been honoured with a life-time achievement award at the Wakefield Business Awards, 2017.

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‘Masterplan’ to guide work on huge housing development at east of city

‘Masterplan’ to guide work on huge housing development at east of city

Council bosses have drawn up guidelines to make sure a huge housing development on the east of the city best serves the needs of the district.

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FITTING TRIBUTE: Amanda Parkinson, fianc Luke Newton and his son Alfie at Lights on the Lake.

Wakefield Hospice staged Lights on the Lake

Hundreds of people took part in Wakefield Hospice’s Lights on the Lake event.
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Wakefield Council leader ‘extremely hopeful’ of community stadium progress

Wakefield Council leader ‘extremely hopeful’ of community stadium progress

Talks have continued with private developers on how to deliver a community stadium and new home for Wakefield Trinity.

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Diamond couple  mark big day at family wedding

Diamond couple mark big day at family wedding

A diamond couple celebrated 60 years of marriage - and marked their big day celebrating another family wedding.

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Housing link to improving people’s health

Housing link to improving people’s health

nhs bosses have teamed up with the district’s social housing provider to improve people’s physical and mental health.

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BRIGHT SPARKS: A group of electricians from WDH have volunteered their time at Wakefield Hospice.

Bright sparks help the hospice

A team of eight electricians from housing provider WDH have volunteered their own time to help Wakefield Hospice save money.

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Wakefield District Sight Aid members angry about bus service being withdrawn which could stop blind people from attending meetings.
Parkside Centre, Leeds Road, Outwood

Bus firm in u-turn over 110 service

Pressure from passengers outraged by changes to a regular bus route has forced the operators into reinstating the service.

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Woman with leukaemia ties the knot after months of setbacks

Woman with leukaemia ties the knot after months of setbacks

Three months before she was due to tie the knot in February 2016, Ruth Beaman was diagnosed with leukaemia.

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Wakefield offers help to London

Wakefield offers help to London

Charities and community activists in the city have been offering their support to people affected by tragic events in London.

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Crewe crane collapse: Castleford and Bradford victims named by police

Two men who died after a crane collapsed were both from West Yorkshire and have been named by police.

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Woman and dog rescued by police after sinking in mud

A dog walker has been rescued after she and her pet became stuck in deep mud in a Yorkshire quarry.
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WARNING: Dee Collins, Chief Constable of West Yorkshire

Cuts are piling extra pressure on my exhausted officers, says West Yorkshire Chief Constable

West Yorkshire’s Chief Constable today warned that cuts to police resources in the county, combined with the demands of a growing population, are putting increasing strain on her “exhausted” officers.

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Chief Constable Mark Gilmore and Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson 'topping out' at the new police headquarters at Elland Rd in 2013.

Revealed: West Yorkshire Chief Constable’s £19,000 travel costs while working from home

West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable racked up more than £19,000 in travel costs in the 15 months before he retired from the force, new figures have revealed.

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Police appeal to trace wanted suspected sex offender from Wakefield

POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace a wanted  man who has been charged with a number of sex offences.

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Arriva North trains set for three-day strike in July

Arriva North trains set for three-day strike in July

Trains are set to grind to a hall during a three-day strike by staff at Arriva Rail North.

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University Centre in Wakefield celebrates teaching excellence award

University Centre in Wakefield celebrates teaching excellence award

The University Centre at Wakefield College is celebrating after being given a silver award by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel - introduced by the Government to recognise and reward excellent teaching in higher education.

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The club is to be bulldozed to make way for housing.

Sports club set to be demolished for housing

Proposals to relocate a sports complex to build 171 homes on the existing site have finally been given the go-ahead this week.

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