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Wakefield coroners seek information on family of Castleford man

Coroners in Wakefield are appealing for information to trace relatives of a Castleford man who died earlier this month.

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North Yorkshire Police's highly trained drivers share winter driving tips after crashes

Police in North Yorkshire have been called to a series of weather-related crashes this morning.

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Joanna gets emotional in her interview (C) Freemantle Media

Joanna’s Apprentice dream crushed after “savage” interview round

Joanna Jarjue’s dreams of being named The Apprentice came to an end last night when she was finally given the boot from the BBC show by Lord Alan Sugar.

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Ossett post office showing queue.

Mary Creagh: Brexit deal has more fudge than a Christmas stocking

Last week the UK government finally reached an agreement with the EU to move onto the next phase of Brexit negotiations.

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Aliscia Coe, left, is pictured with sister Chelsea, and the Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens awared she was given ten years ago.
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Yorkshire teenager celebrates ten years cancer-free by backing awards

TEN YEARS ago this week, a five-year-old girl from Wakefield was given an early Christmas present - the all clear from cancer.

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Shocking reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Shocking reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust have revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as they prepare for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

With the first snows of winter arriving in many parts of the country, the cold snap has meant there’s plenty of the white stuff on the streets, and on people's driveways.
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The announcement regarding the Peter Kay tour was made on Wednesday.

How to get a refund on your Peter Kay tickets

Funnyman Peter Kay has been forced to cancel his long-awaited upcoming UK tour - leaving fans heartbroken and wondering how to get refunds.

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Plan to get names of war dead listed on Ossett's memorial

Plan to get names of war dead listed on Ossett's memorial

It is a milestone that will be commemorated by thousands up and down the country - November 11, 2018.
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Pupils delighted with advent treats

Pupils delighted with advent treats

Youngsters at Three Lane Ends Academy in Castleford were delighted when they were presented with an advent calendar, thanks to the PeelsAppeal campaign.

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Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has written to Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry about Yorkshire devolution.

Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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Tips to avoid being scammed this Christmas

It’s an unfortunate fact that, for most of us, a Merry Christmas will involve a bit of expense.

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Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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Chris Kamara with Katie Town, Theatre Royal executive director

Chris Kamara backs new venue at Theatre Royal Wakefield

Leeds Utd legend Chris Kamara will be among celebrity names on a wall of fame at a new venue attached to the city’s Theatre Royal.

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Traffic and travel.

Lanes re-open after crash between M62 and M1

An accident where the M62 meets the M1 at Lofthouse has been cleared and all lanes are opened.

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Pools closed at Wakefield’s Sun Lane Leisure

A heating problem has led to the closure of both swimming pools at Wakefield’s Sun Lane leisure centre.

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New report praises West Yorkshire Police

A new watchdog report has praised West Yorkshire Police (WYP) for its ethics, accessible complaints system and the treatment of staff.
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Officers searching for former fairground worker from West Yorkshire

Officers are trying to trace a former fairground worker in West Yorkshire.

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Sun Lane Leisure in Wakefield. (W513G301)

Heating problem at Wakefield’s Sun Lane swimming pool

A swimming pool is colder than usual today because of a heating problem at Wakefield Council’s Sun Lane leisure centre.

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Accident leads to motorway lane closure

Traffic on the M1 near Wakefield is slowing because of an earlier crash.

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