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Drug dealer crashed car into house during fight with customer in Wakefield

A DRUG dealer crashed  his car into a house in Wakefield during a fight with a customer who wanted his cannabis on credit, a court heard.
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Renaming of the Wakefield Eastern Relief Road to Nellie Spindler Drive, she was a WW1 Nurse. Pictured are her family Margaret Truelove, George Spindler and Julia Duffield and Cllr Peter Box.

Road officially named after Wakefield nurse who died at Passchendaele

Relatives of a war heroine gathered this week to officially unveil the name of a new road in her honour.

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Ashley Whiting

Wanted man suspected of series of thefts across city

POLICE HAVE asked for help tracing a man wanted on warrant for a series of thefts across Wakefield.

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Farmers “partly responsible” for traveller site problems

Local farmers are partly to blame for problems created by illegal traveller sites around Wakefield, a senior council officer has suggested.

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Coun Maureen Cummings

Time to Care: Appeal for donations to district's food banks

Wakefield's Food Aid Network is appealing for help as rising numbers of people turn to food banks and holiday hunger schemes to feed their families.

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Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 20/04/2018 - Rugby League - Betfred Super League - Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers - DW Stadium, Wigan, England - Castleford's Garry Lo in action.

Tigers player “assisting police”, club confirms

A Castleford Tigers player is “assisting police with an inquiry”, the club has confirmed, but have given no hint to the alleged incident in question.

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IN PICTURES: Scooter riders travel across Yorkshire to support hospice

Scooter riders were welcomed by five hospices on a fundraising journey across Yorkshire.

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More rail strike misery for Yorkshire in May

More rail strike misery for Yorkshire in May

Rail union RMT has announced another 24-hour strike as part of a long-running dispute over the role of train guards.

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Protect the Protectors: How you can support our dedicated police, firefighters and paramedics in face of attacks

West Yorkshire’s blue light services are standing together in support of new laws to give police, firefighters and paramedics better protection against attacks while on duty.

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Plans for new hotel near Leeds Bradford Airport revealed

Plans for new hotel near Leeds Bradford Airport revealed

Pub chain Greene King has applied for permission to build its own hotel next to Leeds Bradford Airport.

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Sizzling week-long heatwave set to hit Yorkshire again, say forecasters

The heatwave may have disappeared - but don't worry, there's another one on the way!

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Thunder and hail possible as more unsettled weather hits Yorkshire - but heatwave is on the way

Hail and thunderstorms could bombard Yorkshire today as the unsettled weather of spring looks set to continues.

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Explore works of Chippendale

Explore works of Chippendale

National Trust Nostell is launching a programme of events to celebrate the life and works of influential designer Thomas Chippendale.

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This horse, Juliette, was seized from its owner in Shipley, Bradford, and is now being cared for in the south of England

West Yorkshire highest for horse cruelty complaints as sick animals 'dumped at roadside'

MORE COMPLAINTS are made about cruelty to horses in West Yorkshire than anywhere else in the country, new RSPCA figures show.
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Rubbish fly-tipped at the cemetery in Wakefield, off Sugar Lane. (photo by John Exton)

‘Disrespectful’...rubbish fly-tipped across graves in Wakefield Cemetery

Fly-tippers have been condemned after a truck full of rubbish was dumped across graves in Wakefield Cemetery.

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VIDEO: Watch as majestic war horse is crane lifted into new home in Featherstone

At four-tonnes in weight, nearly 20ft tall and nine metres long, Featherstone's war horse is not easy to manoeuvre.

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Mark Burns-Williamson

Cyber crime officers to be recruited in West Yorkshire

Nearly 70 specialist officers are being recruited to help tackle rising levels of online criminal activity in West Yorkshire.

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Police want to identify this man after a biker was seen doing wheelies in front of other cars.

DNA spray to be used 24 hours a day in battle against illegal off-road bikers

DNA spray used to catch out rogue off-road bikers will be rolled out 24 hours a day across the district.
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Buying tickets for the FIFA 2018 World Cup finals in Russia? Don't fall foul of the scammers

Buying tickets for the FIFA 2018 World Cup finals in Russia? Don't fall foul of the scammers

Significant worldwide demand for tickets is expected ahead of this summer's FIFA 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

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South Elmsall railway station.

Railway stations lined up for £32m investment

Work has started on a £32m programme of improvements at railway stations across West Yorkshire.

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