This week we lead on the tributes paid to teenager Kyle Bradley who died after being electrocuted while climbing on a freight train.
Also in news:
- The world’s top cyclists could return to the district’s streets next year as Wakefield Council prepares a bid to host the Tour de Yorkshire for a second time.
- Three teachers with almost 100 years of experience will retire from Ossett’s South Parade Primary School today.
- The Duke of Edinburgh flew in to officially open West Yorkshire Police’s £38m training centre at Carr Gate.
- A robber has been jailed for attacking a taxi driver who insisted on him paying a £10 fare to Wakefield up front.
- We also have a special report on the district’s economy which is now worth £6.47bn.
- He may have one eye on the middle 8s but Wakefield Trinity Wildcats boss Brian Smith admits that he has both eyes firmly fixed on rivals Castleford Tigers ahead of Sunday’s Super League derby.
- Stanley Rangers fought back from behind to beat strugglers Oldham St Anne’s and move away from the drop zone in National Conference Division Two.
- Ossett Albion have strengthened their squad ahead of the Evo-Stik First Division North season with three signings in quick succession.
In cricket, Wakefield Thornes will aim to topple Premiership leaders Methley for the second time in eight days in Sunday’s Jack Hampshire Trophy semi-final at Little Church Lane.