Wakefield and Five Towns

Wakefield & Five Towns

Your YEP Picture of the Day - 24 June

Aire and Calder Canal at Castleford, by Mick Kale.

Arts
DEBUT GIG: Mark Abrahams (left) on stage in Sweden with Wishbone Ash veteran Andy Powell. PIC: Henrik Hildebrandt

Leeds guitar shop boss is Wishbone Ash’s latest ‘axeman’

A guitar player from Leeds has landed his dream job with rock legends Wishbone Ash.

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Home sweet home: Rare bird hatches chicks for first time in northern England

Home sweet home: Rare bird hatches chicks for first time in northern England

A rare bird usually found in southern and eastern Europe has hatched chicks for the first time in northern England.

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Crewe crane collapse: Castleford and Bradford victims named by police

Two men who died after a crane collapsed were both from West Yorkshire and have been named by police.

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Elaine Davison. PIC: Ross Parry

Tree collapse which killed Pontefract grandmother ‘not caused by individual failings’

No individuals were at fault leading up to the death of a grandmother who died after being impaled by a tree branch during high winds in Wakefield, a jury inquest ruled.

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Two men pretended to be a 15-year-old boy to snare Mark Ingleton.

Internet pervert caught out after ‘15-year-old boy’ sting

A PERVERT was tricked by online vigilantes into believing he was chatting to 15-year-old boy before making arrangements to meet him.

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CAMPAIGN: Emma Fisk.

Campaign after daughter’s death from cervical cancer

A PONTEFRACT mother has spoken of her fight to ensure more women use lifesaving tests after her newlywed daughter died from cervical cancer two years ago.

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Boyfriend jailed over drunken knife attack

A VIOLENT boyfriend stabbed his partner with a kitchen knife before turning the weapon on himself in a bid to get her arrested.

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Malkeet Rathod.

Shopkeeper made £500,000 by duping Home Office into allowing 188 migrants into UK illegally

A fraudster made over half a million pounds by duping the Home Office into allowing 188 migrants into the UK illegally.

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Elaine Davison. PIC: Ross Parry

Inquest jury retires to consider verdict into death of Pontefract grandmother killed after being impaled by a tree branch

The jury at the inquest into the death of Elaine Davison, the Pontefract grandmother who was killed after being impaled by a tree branch, has been sent out this morning.

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Police arrest Castleford man wanted over Scarborough robbery

Police arrest Castleford man wanted over Scarborough robbery

Detectives investigating a robbery in Scarborough arrested a man from Castleford.
Crime
Elaine Davison pictured with husband Edward

Plan to fell diseased tree a year before it killed grandmother in Wakefield

A WAKEFIELD Council worker had started making plans for a diseased tree to be felled a year before it came down in high winds and killed a grandmother, an inquest jury heard.

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Green Lane in Featherstone.

West Yorkshire driver leaves friend paralysed after airborne high-speed smash in Bentley borrowed for wedding

A driver lost control of a Bentley and ploughed into a roundabout as he drove his wife and friends home from a wedding, leaving one of them paralysed.

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Pontefract to audition new town criers

Pontefract to audition new town criers

It is a tradition that dates back to medieval England.

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Coun Keith Wakefield

New £0.5m scheme to prevent flooding in Allerton Bywater

SENIOR councillors in Leeds are set to be asked to approve a plan to invest £500,000 in a flood alleviation scheme for Allerton Bywater.

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The assault took place in a nature garden near to William Street and Lock Lane. Picture: Google

Girl, 16, sexually assaulted by man with dog in Castleford nature garden

Police are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl in Castleford.

Crime
Leeds firm will cover £40,000 cost of a hospice nurse

Leeds firm will cover £40,000 cost of a hospice nurse

A LEEDS car auction firm has pledged to cover the £40,000 cost of employing a hospice nurse.

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The junction of Sewerbridge Lane and Ackton Hall Crescent.

Police appeal for witnesses after drivers are seriously injured in West Yorkshire crash

Two people were seriously injured in a road smash near Featherstone.

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Meet the Castleford trampoline park worker who's entered the Big Brother house

Meet the Castleford trampoline park worker who's entered the Big Brother house

A young Castleford party girl has become one of the first contestants to enter this year's Big Brother house.
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Coun Jacquie Speight in the new visitor centre

Pontefract Castle’s new visitor centre draws crowds to £3.5m project

A NEW visitor centre at Pontefract Castle welcomed almost 2,000 visitors in the first four days after it opened as a £3.5m project to regenerate the historic site nears completion.

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