Wakefield and Five Towns

Wakefield & Five Towns

Cooper tells Corbyn: confront the trolls in the Labour Party

Yvette Cooper has called on Jeremy Corbyn to use his social media accounts to personally confront people hurling abuse at his critics.

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Pontefract Market Square.

Call for free car parking in Pontefract

Campaigners are fighting for free car parking to be introduced in Pontefract over fears that charges are driving away trade.

This medieval ring deemed to be treasure was found in Pontefract.

Historical treasures unearthed in Wakefield

Two historic finds unearthed in Wakefield within three months of each other have both been declared as treasure.

WELL DONE: Castleford head coach Daryl Powell.
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Catalans Dragons 28 Castleford Tigers 34: Overdue victory in Perpignan hailed by delighted Daryl Powell

DARYL POWELL expressed his delight after Castleford earned their first win over Catalans Dragons in Perpignan since 2010.

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Dramatic clouds over Ledston Hall on the outward leg.

Walking: For your delight – a sparkling oasis

The twin villages of Ledston and Ledsham – a mile-and-a-half apart as the crow flies – have remained aloof and serene down the centuries, somehow escaping both the ravages of a once-thriving local coal mining industry and the pollution from the nearby industrial Aire valley with Castleford at its heart.


Elderly women knocked down and seriously hurt

Two pensioners are seriously injured in hospital after being hit by a car.

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Cass Cancer Climbers take on Yorkshire Three Peaks for Stand Up To Cancer.

Taking on peaks feat for charity

Four charity shop team members are standing up to cancer by tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks.

New leisure centre plans for Pontefract Park

New leisure centre plans for Pontefract Park

A new £14.8m leisure centre could be built in Pontefract Park.


Motorist’s terror after highway robbery

A 26-year-old man was grabbed and assaulted by two robbers who stole his laptop.

Featherstone's Steve Snitch runs at the Salford defence.
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Salford Red Devils 70 Featherstone Rovers 16 - Rovers hammered by rampant Devils

Featherstone Rovers conceded 13 tries in a 70-16 drubbing by Salford Red Devils at AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday.

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A police van at the scene in Gannet Close, where a body was found on Thursday.

Man due in court after body found in Castleford house

Detectives have charged a 47-year-old local man with manslaughter after a body was found in a Castleford home.

Luke Dorn scores the opening try for Cas at St Helens. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

St Helens 40 Castleford Tigers 16: Injury-hit Tigers are mauled by St Helens

St Helens came from 10-6 down to make it nine wins from their last 10 matches with a 40-16 rout of injury-hit Castleford to clinch a top-four finish in Super League.

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Castleford Tigers' head coach Daryl Powell.
 Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Castleford Tigers faced with injury crisis ahead of St Helens trip

CASTLEFORD TIGERS head coach Daryl Powell was forced to call off training today after being left with just a handful of fit players ahead of Thursday’s trip to St Helens.

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Tagged burglar caught on camera

A career criminal was wearing an electronically monitored tag as he was caught on camera trying to break into a house, a court heard.

Grant Barrett.

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.

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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.

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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.

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