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Wakefield Business Week events set to attract 1,000 Leeds City Region firms

Wakefield Business Week events to drive economic growth and network opportunities are set to attract over 1,000 companies this year from all over the Leeds City Region, say delighted organisers.
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Nisa Local gives £1k to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Nisa Local gives £1k to Yorkshire Air Ambulance

A Fitzwilliam convenience store has given £1,000 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to help with its running costs.

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LITTLE & LARGE:  A flashback to Sandal Scarecrow Festival 2016.

A scarecrow coffee morning down the pub

There was lots of family fun at Sandal Community Association Scarecrow Festival’s coffee morning at a pub last weekend.

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Elderly man injured in crash involving lorry, van and two cars

Elderly man injured in crash involving lorry, van and two cars

Two cars, a van and a lorry have been involved in a collision in South Kirkby.

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Patricia Broomhead. Photo: Google

Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing 80-year-old woman

POLICE  are appealing for information to trace a vulnerable 80-year-old woman who has gone missing from her home near Featherstone.

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Enjoying the sunny weather

Yorkshire to enjoy highest temperatures since last September

Yorkshire should be able to bask in the hottest temperatures since September when a wave of warm air moves across the country in the coming days, forecasters have predicted.

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Who should I vote for?

Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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Woman taken to hospital after A1 crash

A woman in her 70s has been taken to hospital following a collision on the A1 near Pontefract.

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Drugs warning as police investigate suspected overdoses in Pontefract

Drugs warning as police investigate suspected overdoses in Pontefract

A drugs warning has been issued by police in Wakefield today after four men were hospitalised with suspected overdoses.

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£12m retail park makes 250 jobs

£12m retail park makes 250 jobs

A new £12m retail park is opening its doors, creating 250 jobs in the area.

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Multi-vehicle crash on M62 in Leeds

Multi-vehicle crash on M62 in Leeds

Part of the M62 is closed tonight after several vehicles collided.

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UP AND AWAY: Alani with her father Gary Hartley.

Alani Hartley, 7 , let go of her balloon and the next morning it was 270 miles away

A helium balloon released by a schoolgirl was found just hours later, 270 miles away in Sussex.

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Man caught standing on police car asks judge for stint in prison

Man caught standing on police car asks judge for stint in prison

A man pleaded with a judge to send him to jail after he was caught standing on a police car in the early hours of the morning.

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Major plans for former Wakefield Express site includes flats, health centre and offices

Major plans for former Wakefield Express site includes flats, health centre and offices

A major redevelopment of the old Wakefield Express building site is being planned, which includes the opening of a health centre, retail and office space and more than 60 apartments.

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Presleys descend on Wakefield for Elvis Tribute Act Championships

It was a case of heartbreak at the hotel for all but one Elvis impersonator last weekend.

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The team show their banner ahead of the big game.

Charity football match raise £17k to support Bradley Lowery and remember Michael Kew

A CHARITY football match has raised more than £17,000 for a hospice and a youngster who is battling terminal cancer.

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Retired reverend wishes happy first birthday to roadworks

Retired reverend wishes happy first birthday to roadworks

A fed-up retired reverend has wished happy birthday to roadworks which have been left untouched for a year.

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Family’s loving tributes to ‘special grandfather’ who died after crash

Family’s loving tributes to ‘special grandfather’ who died after crash

Tributes have been paid to a “very special” grandfather who died after a road crash.

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Farewell to Wakefield Jazz club enthusiast ‘Bootleg Eric’

Farewell to Wakefield Jazz club enthusiast ‘Bootleg Eric’

A supporter of Wakefield Jazz Club who barely missed a gig in 30 years has died.

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The four killed on the A6201 between Upton and Hemsworth near Pontefract in a quad bike accident.

Twelve jailed over quad-bike horror deaths

A man who was driving at 140mph in a 60 zone when he collided with a quad bike, killing four people, has been jailed along with 12 others.

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