Wakefield and Five Towns

Wakefield & Five Towns

Jealous ex cut up former partner’s underwear during burglary

A JEALOUS dad burgled his estranged partner’s home and cut up every item of her clothing after finding out she was seeing someone else.

Holly’s a winner after gift of life

Holly’s a winner after gift of life

An inspiring five-year-old girl with a rare kidney disorder won two gold medals at the British Transplant Games a year after her mother gave her the gift of life.

Michael Ball.

Burglar preyed on his relatives

A ‘mean’ burglar who carried out raids on the homes of his father and grandmother has been locked up for two years.

Castleford's Frankie Mariano suffered an injury at Warrington. 
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Warrington Wolves 14 Castleford Tigers 11: Frustration for Tigers after late intervention by Jack Hughes

CASTELFORD TIGERS coach Daryl Powell was left wondering what could have been after his side narrowly lost out in their “war of attrition” with Warrington Wolves, who sealed a Super League play-off place with a last-gasp victory.

Castleford Tigers
Featherstone's Andy Ellis on the attack against Leigh Centurions. Picture: Dave Williams.

Featherstone Rovers 18 Leigh Centurions 30: Rovers give in-form Centurions a fright before suffering third straight loss

Featherstone ROVERS put up a tremendous fight before going down 30-18 to visitors Leigh Centurions at Big Fellas Stadium.

Esther Holmes, who discovered banana plants in her garden in Castleford.

Bananas spotted sprouting in West Yorkshire for second time in a month

They are most commonly grown in the warm conditions of the tropics, but bananas have now been spotted sprouting in West Yorkshire for the second time in a month.

Dynamic duo: Twins Richard and Christopher Barker with their dads restored Ford Cortina.

Twins drive to Italy in Ford Cortina for dad

A set of identical twins drove their dad’s old Ford Cortina to Italy for an emotional journey in his memory.

BOYS ON TOUR: A group of friends dubbed the Kirkthorpe Cavemen will visit James Bond film locations around Europe.

Limo tour leaves friends shaken and stirred

A group of madcap friends are set to tour James Bond film locations in Europe in an ex-funeral limousine.

Christopher Goodwin.

Couple funded luxury lifestyle from cannabis farm hidden under patio

A couple funded a luxury lifestyle from the proceeds of a cannabis farm hidden beneath the patio of their comfortable suburban family home, a court heard.


Man jailed over knife threat in street brawl

A MAN who brandished a knife and threatened people with it during a town centre brawl has been sent to prison.

Warning after bogus workmen conned cash from elderly woman

Warning after bogus workmen conned cash from elderly woman

Police are urging residents to be vigilant after a woman was defrauded by bogus workers in Pontefract.

Terence Link.

Burglar jailed over crime spree at school, clubs and chemist

A burglar who targeted a school, a rugby club, a conservative club and his local chemist has been sent to prison.


Video: Ticket to jail for West Yorkshire bus crash gang

NINETEEN members of a ‘cash for crash’ fraud gang have been sentenced over their “pathetic” attempts to stage a bus crash in order to make insurance claims.

A 15-year-old driver has been arrested after West Yorkshire Police received numerous reports of bad driving

Driver, 15, arrested after hitting pavement bollards in Castleford

A 15-year-old boy was arrested after crashing a car into bollards on a footpath in Castleford after failing to stop for police.

Up to 50 children have been found playing at the former Prince of Wales Colliery in Pontefract.

Youngsters are dicing with death playing at former coal mine

Youngsters are dicing with death by playing in ‘quicksand like’ liquid slurry in a former coal mine, police have warned.


Saving targets for hospitals

HOSPITALS IN a cash strapped NHS trust been hit with tough targets to balance their books or miss out on millions of pounds of bailout funding.

PLANS: Richard and Christopher Barker, with family and staff outside St Jamess Hospital in Leeds.

Leeds twins plan a Cortina tribute to Dad

A set of identical twins have hit the road for an emotional journey in memory of their dad – driving his old Ford Cortina to Italy.

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OPPONENTS: The campaigners pictured at Howell Wood.

Objections to rail bid’s new route

campaigners ARE fighting back against plans to bring the controversial HS2 rail tracks through ‘our nature spots’.

Four arrested after gunman opened fire on village home

Four arrested after gunman opened fire on village home

Four men have been arrested after a gunman opened fire on a village home.

Abbie Morton

Cancer survivor in yacht adventure trip

A YOUNG Pontefract woman who is recovering from a cancer battle has taken part in an inspirational sailing trip with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

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