A safe and loving home is something some children never experience until they end up in the care of a foster parent like Penny Slater.
Developers want to build 142 new homes on the site of former railway sidings opposite Normanton train station.
As Elizabeth Windsor was being crowned Queen of England on June 2, 1953, eight women across Wakefield had their own important roles to play.
Campaigners have renewed their fight to stop wind turbines being put up in their village as more companies look to use the alternative energy source.
Celebrations took place at St Mary’s CofE Primary School this week after it jumped an Ofsted grade.
The Archbishop of York will be joining the Whitsuntide procession through Horbury this weekend, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Wakefield Diocese.
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Plans to create a 630 place primary school in Sandal have been submitted to the council.
A former Outwood Grange Academy pupil is one of the stars of The Apprentice.2 comments
Police have charged two men with affray after a street brawl in Agbrigg.
Controversial plans for a high-speed rail network would bring 150 jobs to the area.5 comments
A group of housewives are taking part in an oar-some challenge which has already helped them raise thousands for causes close to their hearts.
The M62 motorway has re-opened following a serious smash between a lorry and a tanker.2 comments
Motorists have been advised to avoid the M62 after a serious smash between a lorry and a tanker.
A lorry, a tanker and a car have all been involved in accident on the M62.
Wakefield Council has defended its free newspaper following comments made by the communities secretary Eric Pickles.4 comments
A dedicated court will be set up in West Yorkshire to deal with low-level road traffic offences.
Fire and rescue services in England could be merged or privatised to cut costs.
Normanton-based Keats Engineering has doubled its workforce and is expanding into overseas markets.
The new Mayor of Wakefield has promised to bring a bit of humour to his role over the next year.
Staff at Holiday Inn, Wakefield, are hoping to win a world-wide company competition with a video that features their children.
A bus driver has been taken to hospital after ploughing into the side of a garage.
Four people were taken to hospital following a road traffic accident in Robin Hood last night.
A bus has been involved in an accident in Pontefract.
A theatre production featuring the political dramas of late MP Walter Harrison will be screened live tomorrow (Thursday).
A two-vehicle accident is causing delays on the M62.
The number of people on out-of-work benefit in the district dipped slightly last month - but remains at levels not seen since the 1990s.3 comments
Jimmy Savile abused one of his victims at Dewsbury and District Hospital, West Yorkshire Police have said.
Traffic on the M62 has returned to normal following a tanker fire earlier this morning (Wednesday).
A tanker which caught fire earlier is causing delays on the M62 westbound between J30 at Rothwell and J29 at Lofthouse.
Two people have had to be rescued from a vehicle following an accident in Newmillerdam.
International street artists will fly in to finish off a graffiti project under a motorway bridge in Horbury.1 comment
Emergency services were called to an accident at Newton Bar.
Trains are being delayed by up to 15 minutes at Westgate Railway Station.
A broken down car is blocking the slip road of the M1 motorway.
Chantry Chapel has opened its historic doors to the world wide web.
The first bricks of the £8.8m project to rebuild Wakefield Westgate railway station will be laid today.2 comments
An astronaut who has used social media to bring space closer to us than ever before tweeted he has family roots in the Wakefield area.
Tests of the new managed motorway section of the M62 will be carried out from tomorrow (Tuesday).
A masked gunman burst into a Westgate jewellery shop this morning (Monday).
An Ossett student was left for dead by the hit and run driver who carried her for 20m on the bonnet of a car.
Police want to speak to this man in connection with a burglary of a 76-year-old woman’s home.
Traffic has returned to normal following two accidents on the M62 this morning (Monday).
New ladies-only self defence classes start in Normanton tonight.6 comments
Motorists face delays this morning (Monday) after two accidents on the M62.
Up to 100 jobs are being created by a city based nursing and home care company.
Heavy traffic is causing delays on the M1 northbound between J39 at Durkar and J41 at Carr Gate.
An accident has closed two lanes of the M62 eastbound between J31 at Castleford and J32 at Pontefract.
Transport from the past is the theme of a new picture postcard created to raise cash for Wakefield’s Chantry Chapel.
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