This week we lead on tributes paid to Rev Roger Grainger who died after his car was swept away by a flash flood in Ireland.
Also in news:
- The government transport minister has branded Kirkgate Railway Station “one of the best” in the country after its £5.6m redevelopment.
- A cancer survivor who had a double mastectomy took part in two brave photoshoots.
- Wakefield Council could step in to help save Clayton Hospital which has fallen victim to vandalism since its closure three years ago.
- Plans for a new £2.9m cycleway and walking route linking Castleford and Wakefield will be discussed next week.
- And a former detective has begun a new role as a community policing advisor for the United Nations in South Sudan.
- Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will face Halifax on Saturday without four key players due to off-field issues.
- Normanton Knights continued their promotion charge with a 46-16 victory over Saddleworth Rangers.
- And Ossett speedway ace Jack Parkinson-Blackburn is on the brink of winning his first British Championship title.
Plus more than 250 new jobs, an eight-page WOW pull out and find out the winner of the cafe of the year competition.