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Traffic alert: Long delays after crash on M62

Traffic has been temporarily stopped on the M62 eastbound between J26 - J27 after a crash.

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COMRADES: Former Glass Houghton Colliery workers met up for the first time since the mine shut.

Miners reunite, 30 years after pit closure

Thirty years have passed since the last coal was mined at Glass Houghton Colliery.

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The Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin told her story to the House of Commons.

MP tells how man attacked and attempted to rape her

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin recounted how a man attempted to rape her when she was at university and that she slept with a knife afterwards.

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Crime couple must pay £110K or face jail

Crime couple must pay £110K or face jail

A couple whose lifestyle was funded by crime have been ordered to pay more than £110,000 or face prison.

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Warning over speeding ticket email scam

Warning over speeding ticket email scam

Action Fraud have received thousands of reports about the emails, which have been sent by cyber criminals to victims .

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NHS hospitals face spiralling cash problems

NHS hospitals face spiralling cash problems

Cash-strapped hospitals could miss their targets to make millions of pounds of spending cuts.

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Parent campaigned against closure of First Steps Nursery.

Fight is lost as nursery closes

A nursery used by families at Hemsworth Academy will close at the end of the year.

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Youngsters will get Christmas presents thanks to the annual appeal.

Help put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas by donating to toy appeal

Christmas gifts will be wrapped and delivered to children who would not normally get presents thanks to the generosity of people who supported a toy appeal.

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Series of burglaries in Ackworth village
Autoserv, Wakefield Road, Ackworth
James Matthews

Burglars target village 15 times in recent months

Businesses in Ackworth have been left counting the cost after a series of break-ins has plagued the village since the summer.

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Schools to pay for crossing patrols

Schools to pay for crossing patrols

Schools may have to pay for crossing patrols outside their grounds in a plan by Wakefield Council revealed today.

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Court latest

Wakefield Jail inmate tells court of his plans to kill child sex killer Roy Whiting

AN ‘extremely dangerous’ prisoner told a court of his plan to murder his fellow inmate - child killer Roy Whiting - at Wakefield Prison.

Crime
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.

Crime
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.

Transport
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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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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