Wakefield and Five Towns

Wakefield & Five Towns

'Significant progress' on new Castleford Tigers stadium plans

CASTLEFORD Tigers chiefs and developers  say "significant progress" has been made towards construction work starting on a new stadium for the club as part of a £135m Five Towns Park retail and leisure development set to create 2,000 new jobs.
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SUPPORT: Cameron Harper and Alex Craven who both have Cerebral Palsy.

Cameron walks for his pal Alex

It has been two years since nine-year-old Cameron Harper had the life changing procedure that enabled him to take his very first steps.

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Woman stabbed friend in face with broken vodka bottle

A WOMAN who stabbed a friend in the face with a broken vodka bottle has escaped an immediate jail sentence.

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Bar Lane, Midgley, Wakefield. Picture: Google.

Elderly man rescued after three-car crash in Wakefield

An elderly man was rescued by firefighters after a three-car crash in Wakefield.

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Castleford Tigers join campaign to support Bradley Lowery

Castleford Tigers join campaign to support Bradley Lowery

A Leeds United fan has collected yet more signatures from top sportsmen as part of a campaign to support a youngster with cancer.
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Southmoor Road, at the junction with Common Road in South Kirkby. Picture: Google.

Motorcyclist in hospital after serious crash near Wakefield

A motorcyclist is in hospital after a serious crash near Wakefield.

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Two jailed after car stolen in Leeds burglary crashed during police chase

TWO men who were in a stolen £20,000 Alfa Romeo car which crashed during a police chase in Wakefield have been jailed.

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M62 motorway delays after vehicle overturns near Wakefield

Delays are building on the M62 motorway after a vehicle overturned.
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St Helens'  Matty Smith tackles Castleford's Zak Hardaker. Picture: Chris Mangnall/SWpix.com

‘We were second-best’ - Daryl Powell rues errors that cost Castleford Tigers at St Helens

Daryl Powell admitted his Castleford Tigers players were second-best in many of departments after they were edged out by St Helens at Langtree Park.

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Drugs warning after two deaths in Leeds and Wakefield

Police have issued a warning after two suspected drugs-related deaths in Leeds and Wakefield.

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An image of missing man Richard Johnson released by West Yorkshire Police

Found: Police thank public for help tracing Richard Johnson

POLICE have thanked the public after a man reported missing was found today.
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Video - Wakefield Trinity’s Chris Chester laments poor first half against Castleford Tigers

WAKEFIELD Trinity head coach Chris Chester could not hide his disappointment after his “clueless” side fell 42-24 at Castleford Tigers.

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Hester Louise Mounsey failed to get her conviction quashed at London's Court of Appeal.

Soldier aimed kicks in town centre violence

A SOLDIER who kicked out at a man during drunken mass brawl in a town centre has avoided being sent to prison.

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A Ministry of Defence policeman cheated the taxpayer out of 47,000 by fiddling his expenses when he was transferred to work in Yorkshire, a court heard.

Former soldier jailed over ear bite attack

A former soldier bit off part of a man’s ear during a drunken town centre brawl, a court heard.

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FLASHBACK: An archive shot of Fairburn Ings, which was designated as a local nature reserve 60 years ago.

Birdwatchers’ paradise between Leeds and Castleford is 60

A former industrial wasteland is celebrating 60 years as a haven for nature.

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Boxer Andy Townend signing the Cancer Has No Colours banner.

UFC fighter, professional boxer and football clubs sign banner in support of Bradley Lowery

Sports stars and football teams have pledged their support to a terminally-ill five-year-old by signing a banner for charity.
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Park Square Ossett. Photo: Google

Robber snatched 81-year-old woman's handbag as she walked to church in Wakefield

A STREET robber snatched a vulnerable 81-year-old woman's handbag as she walked to a church in the Ossett area of Wakefield.

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Highqways England tweeted this photo of police at the scene of the lorry breakdown on the M62 today.

Armed police at scene after lorry broke down on M62 near Leeds

ARMED police from London stepped in to help after spotting a broken down lorry on the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire this afternoon
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Police close lane on M62 near Leeds and Wakefield

POLICE have closed one lane of the M62 near Leeds and Wakefield this afternoon

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Wakefield Road, Pontefract. Photo: Google

Traffic delays after woman hurt in Pontefract crash

A WOMAN was injured in a two-car crash on Wakefield Road in Pontefract this afternoon.

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