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VIDEO: Protesters gather over pool closure plans

Angry campaigners gathered at Castleford Swimming Pool today to protest against plans for its closure.

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Firefighters rescue two people trapped inside flipped car

Firefighters rescue two people trapped inside flipped car

Two people were trapped inside a car last night after it flipped and landed on its side.

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Police motorcycle officer hit by a car

Police motorcycle officer hit by a car

A police officer was injured after he was hit by a car as he got off his motorbike.

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CCTV images of men who violently assaulted friends at Wakefield railway station

CCTV images of men who violently assaulted friends at Wakefield railway station

CCTV images of two men who violently assaulted a group of friends at a railway station in Wakefield have been released.
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Two in serious condition after crash

Two in serious condition after crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious crash in Castleford this morning.

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Elaine Davison pictured with her huband  Edward

Inquest six years after woman impaled by tree branch in Wakefield

AN INQUEST is to be held more than six years after a grandmother was impaled by a branch after a tree crashed in front of her car during gale force winds in Wakefield.

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Pontefract college student boxer’s Olympic dream

Pontefract college student boxer’s Olympic dream

A TEENAGE boxer who studies in Pontefract has ambitions of competing in the Olympic Games after winning a major title.

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Gordon Hopkins (left) and Thomas Quinn, who were jailed at Leeds Crown Court.

Leeds pair jailed for stealing high-power cars worth £250,000

Burglars who stole £250,000 of high value cars in raids across West Yorkshire have been jailed for 11 years. Burglars who stole £250,000 of high value cars in raids across West Yorkshire have been jailed for 11 years. 

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Appeal for relatives of Wakefield man to come forward

Appeal for relatives of Wakefield man to come forward

Coroners officers are trying to trace relatives of a man from Wakefield who has died.
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Police have issued an efit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a sexual assault in Pontefract in 2013.

Police release efit of Pontefract rape suspect

Police in Pontefract would like to speak to this man in connection with a rape alleged to have taken place three years ago.

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Dozens of child abuse images on West Yorkshire police officer’s computers

A TOTAL of 70 indecent images of children aged as young as seven were recovered from computer equipment seized from the home of a West Yorkshire police officer who was found dead the day after his arrest, an inquest jury heard.

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Teenager seriously injured as moped and car crash in Pontefract

A TEENAGER was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Pontefract.

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Construction projects in city region set to generate £13bn

Construction work worth £13bn is set to be delivered across the Leeds City region over the next three years, creating tens of thousands of jobs in the process.

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Man jailed over threats to his mum and step-father

A man who threatened his mother and step-father with weapons in their own home has been locked up for 20 months.

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Keira Broadhead.

Daniel Jones charged with murder of father and young daughter in Wakefield house blaze

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of a father and his daughter who died in a house fire in Wakefield.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Photo essay: Pumpkin festival has something for everyone

Farmer Copleys is hosting their annual pumpkin picking festival and it has every type of pumpkin imaginable.

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Harvey Mountain and his mum, Angela.

Schoolboy with rare tumour on way to US care

Brave Harvey Mountain will be one of just a handful of children sent to the US for state-of-the-art proton beam treatment on a rare type of brain tumour.

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Burglars jailed over break-in at West Yorkshire pub

TWO burglars were caught after a landlady watched them on CCTV as they stole charity boxes and alcohol from the bar of her pub.

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