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Nearly 1,500 days a month lost to bed blocking at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

On an average day at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, 44 beds are occupied by patients who no longer need to stay in hospital, according to figures from NHS England.

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One in three North West firms are now at heightened risk of insolvency

Personal insolvency rate in Wakefield has increased

The rate of personal insolvencies in Wakefield has increased by more than a third over the last two years, official data has revealed.

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Which Love Island contestant are you most like? Take the quiz to find out... (Photo: ITV)

Quiz: Which Love Island contestant are you?

Love Island has gripped the nation since it began in June, with many viewers having their favourite and not so favourite contestants.
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Spencer Walker, picture courtesy of his family.

Family of 12-year-old boy electrocuted on railway cable pay tribute after inquest finds his death was an accident

The family of a 12-year-old boy who was electrocuted on a railway power line in West Yorkshire have paid tribute to their "fantastic lad".
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Homes left without gas in Wakefield

Families in Netherton have been without gas today as engineers try to find of the cause of the problem.

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South Kirkby Health Centren could be knocked down to make way for a Co-op food store. (Google Maps)

Residents’ anger at plans for Co-op supermarket

Plans for a new supermarket to be built on the site of a former GP surgery have been met with anger from local residents.

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Roger Marsh, Chairman of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), officially opened the new Calder Vale site for Group Rhodes on July 4.

Group Rhodes relocates in Wakefield and creates 21 new jobs

Advanced engineering firm Group Rhodes is celebrating relocating to new premises at Calder Vale and increasing its workforce.

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Nuisance street drinker jailed for THIRD time for breaching order

Nuisance street drinker jailed for THIRD time for breaching order

A Wakefield man who is banned from drinking in the city centre has been jailed again for another breach of a community behaviour order (CBO).

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Burnley women have been urged to give up the cigarettes

Number of smokers in Wakefield district continues to fall

The numbers of people smoking in the district continues to fall, latest figures show.

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This is why Yorkshire does not currently have a hosepipe ban

United Utilities recently announced that a hosepipe ban will come into place on August 5 in the north-west of England, but where else in the UK has one and why doesn’t Yorkshire?

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Pontefract Hospital

Surgery won’t stop at Pontefract Hospital, health bosses say

Health bosses have  denied suggestions that surgery may be stopped at Pontefract Hospital.

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The shocking moment a man is caught walking his DOG along busy Yorkshire motorway

This is the moment police caught a man walking his DOG along a busy Yorkshire motorway.

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There are some specific poisonous plants which can pose an extreme danger - especially if your little ones come into contact with them

The poisonous plants that could harm your children - and the symptoms to watch out for

Although many garden and woodland plants are completely harmless to wildlife and humans alike, there are also some specific poisonous plants which can pose an extreme danger - especially if your little ones come into contact with them.

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Great British Bake Off star Howard Middleton.

Great British Bake Off star set for food festival

A Great British Bake Off (GBBO) star is set to demonstrate at the Sherburn in Elmet Craft and Food Festival

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Care Quality Commission

Residents left wearing same underwear for several days running at inadequate Castleford care home

A resident at a troubled care home for disabled people was left wearing the same underwear for five days running, a report has revealed.
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Join a trampolining club to learn new trampolining skills, ranging from the basics of landing safely to advanced moves such as somersaults.

Stay safe on trampolines this summer

Parents are being urged to keep their children safe on garden trampolines this summer.

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A snake.

Dangerous wild animals are living at private addresses in Yorkshire

Some of the world’s most dangerous wild animals are living at private addresses in Yorkshire.

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The limited edition bag is available in limited numbers at a cost of 70.

Leeds fashion brand launches limited edition bag to honour Yorkshire Day

A Leeds based fashion brand has introduced an exclusive, limited edition bag to its collection in celebration of Yorkshire Day on 1 August.

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Kane Pigford.

Dealer jailed over man’s drug death at house party - Leeds Crown Court

A YOUNG man who took drugs at a house party in West Yorkshire collapsed and died in the back garden.

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With the schools set to break up next week, the question many people will be asking is: what the weather will be like during the summer break?

This is what the weather is set to be like in Yorkshire over the school summer holidays

With the schools set to break up next week, the question many people will be asking is: what the weather will be like during the summer break?

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