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Wakefield & Five Towns

Woman pulled from car after it flips on to roof in Pontefract

A woman had to be pulled out of a car which had flipped on to its roof in Pontefract.
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Town celebrates ‘spend, spend, spend’ Viv with exhibition

SHE rose to fame after promising to “spend, spend, spend” a huge win on the pools, and now Viv NIcholson’s hometown of Castleford has celebrated her life with a new exhibition.

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Senior police officer says paedophile hunters are 'putting lives of children at risk' after West Yorkshire perverts stings

The UK's lead police officer on child protection has said forces will "potentially" have to look at working with so-called paedophile hunters despite the risks they pose.
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PIC: Allan McKenzie/YWNG

Step back in time in Castleford for fun festival

A POPULAR festival was revived in Castleford at the weekend to show people what life was like in the town 2,000 years ago.

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Ribeye steak. PIC: Scott Merrylees

Restaurant review: Beast By Night, Pontefract

A restaurant tagged on to a farm shop on the outskirts of Pontefract doesn’t sound like the sort of place we usually review on these pages but online chatter about how good it was made us curious so it was added to the list.

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Can you help Wakefield Coroners find Pontefract woman's family?

Can you help Wakefield Coroners find Pontefract woman's family?

Wakefield Coroners are appealing for the public’s help in finding the family of a Pontefract woman who has died.

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The  family enjoying a day out in Manchester before Josie Howarth and Janet Senior were injured in the bomb blast after the  Ariana Grande Concert. Pictured (from left to right) are Jenny Howarth, Janet Senior, Josie Howarth and Jodie Howarth.

Knottingley woman’s handbag strap saved her life after Manchester Arena terror attack

A WOMAN from Knottingley who was seriously injured by shrapnel in the Manchester Arena bomb blast has told how she stopped herself from bleeding to death by tying her handbag strap around her leg.

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Police investigating indecent exposures at Pontefract Racecourse make arrest

Police investigating indecent exposures at Pontefract Racecourse make arrest

Police investigating a series of indecent exposure offences in Pontefract have made an arrest.

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A picture of Emma Cook released by West Yorkshire Police

Appeal for help finding Wakefield teenagers

Police have appealed for help tracing two teenage girls.
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Work on £2.9m cycleway connecting Castleford with Wakefield begins

Work on £2.9m cycleway connecting Castleford with Wakefield begins

Work on the first phase of a £2.9m cycleway connecting Castleford with Wakefield has got underway.

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Watch the moment a Pontefract pervert is arrested when he thought he was meeting a teenager for sex

THIS is the moment a pervert was confronted by a vigilante group when he turned up at a railway station believing he was going to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex.

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The scene in Smyth Street, Wakefield. Picture: Kevin Trickett.

Fire at Indian restaurant in Wakefield city centre

Firefighters have been called to a restaurant in Wakefield city centre.

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Girl, 11, hurt after collision with motorcycle on footpath in Castleford

An 11-year-old girl was hurt after being involved in a collision on a footpath with a motorcycle in Castleford.

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Bottles and chairs were thrown when a riot broke out during a boxing fight at Elland Road in February.

Bottles and chairs were thrown in large-scale disorder at Elland Road boxing event

SEVENTEEN people appeared in court today to face charges in relation to a large scale disturbance at a boxing match in Leeds.
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Liam Ferguson.

Thug left disabled woman with head injuries in Pontefract town centre robbery

A disabled pensioner suffered head injuries after being knocked to the ground by a robber as she walked through a town centre.

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Mark Peat

Prisoner's evidence at inquest after Leeds dad's sports car crash death

A CONVICTED robber told an inquest he was passenger in a sports car which crashed at speed in a 20mph zone in Leeds leading to his friend's death.
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Burglars steal shotguns from property in Wakefield

Thieves stole shotguns during a burglary in Wakefield.
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Stephen Byrne.

‘Depraved’ pervert caught in police sting

AN IT technician was caught by undercover police after arranging to sexually abuse children.

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Update: Missing Featherstone teenager is found by police

Update: Missing Featherstone teenager is found by police

Police have found a 15-year-old girl who went missing from Featherstone on Friday.
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PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

What does Castleford Tigers rugby league success mean to people in the town?

As a professional Freddie Mercury impersonator, Gareth Taylor has performed at some big occasions.

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