Wakefield and Five Towns

Wakefield & Five Towns

Images released of men wanted over fence fraud

Images have today been released of two men sought by police in connection with an act of fraud in Castleford.

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Daniel Goodyear.

Gang of Leeds robbers terrified staff in store raids in Wakefield and Castleford

THREE masked robbers terrified shop and petrol station staff in a series of “professional” raids.

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Fryston Road, Airedale, Castleford. Image: Google

Biker arrested after fleeing Castleford crash scene - pedestrian critically ill

A MOTORBIKE rider was arrested after fleeing the scene of a crash in Castleford which left a pedestrian seriously injured.

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Man arrested for money laundering after police stop car in Knottingley

Man arrested for money laundering after police stop car in Knottingley

A man has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering after police stopped a car near Knottingley last night.

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Wakefield Coroners Court.

Coroners search for relatives of South Elmsall man

Coroners in Wakefield are appealing for any relatives of Clive Hall to contact them.

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The Audi seized by police.

Police clamp down on car cruising and street racing in Wakefield

AN AUDI was seized and ten fixed penalty tickets were handed out during a police operation aimed at clamping down on 'car cruising' in Wakefield city centre.
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Simeon Denny.

Jail for drink and drug driver from Pontefract who caused death of Harrogate police worker

A man who caused the death of a woman after driving at double the speed limit through a red light while intoxicated with alcohol and cannabis has been jailed for more than five years.
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Serial flasher targets woman, 72, in garden of Pontefract home

Serial flasher targets woman, 72, in garden of Pontefract home

Police are hunting a serial flasher who indecently exposed himself to an elderly woman while she was in the back garden of her home.

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Leeds Court

Carer jailed for knocking down pensioners in rush to get to work

A CARER who knocked down and seriously injured two elderly women as she rushed to meet work appointments has been jailed.

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The scene of the accident in South Elmsall

Carer on 'unrealistic' zero hours contract knocked down elderly women

A carer who knocked down and seriously injured two elderly women as she rushed to meet work appointments has been jailed.

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Vending machine dedicated exclusively to Yorkshire produce

The finest produce from God’s Own Country will be available across the region this Yorkshire Day – but one top tourist attraction has brought them together in the first ever vending machine dedicated exclusively to the county.

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SCAM: John Price was jailed for 28 months.

West Yorkshire car parts scam pair locked up

MORE than £23,000 worth of luxury car parts were stolen from vehicles in West Yorkshire before being sold on the internet as part of a theft conspiracy, a court heard.

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Work starts on 157 new homes scheme in Castleford

BUILDING work has got under way on the first phase of a new development of 560 new homes in Castleford.

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Drivers are being warned of delays on the A1 in West Yorkshire.

Traffic alert: Emergency services at scene after car overturns on A1 near Pontefract

Emergency services are working at the scene of a crash on the A1 motorway in West Yorkshire.

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WILDLIFE HAVEN: St Aidans RSPB reserve is just 5 miles from Leeds city centre.

Ex-mining site between Leeds and Castleford is nature haven

A new nature reserve on the outskirts of Leeds is a true urban gem.

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Melissa Whittington pictured with her partner Mark

Mother-of-four killed by suspected drink driver in Ossett was "beautiful angel"

THE family of a mother-of-four who died after being struck by a suspected drink driver  in Ossett last week have spoken of their loss.
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Police are investigating the crash in Wakefield.

Boy, 7, badly hurt in Wakefield hit-and-run crash

A seven-year-old boy needed medical treatment after suffering a serious leg injury in a hit-and-run crash in Wakefield.

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Hemsworth Lane Fitzwilliam. Image: Google

Two teenagers seriously injured after car hit tree near Pontefract

TWO teenagers were seriously injured after the car they were travelling in left the road and struck a tree in Fitzwillian near Pontefract..
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Chief Superintendent Mabs Hussain (left) with Tina Turner of Wakefield Hospice and Penny Appeal chairman Adeem Younis.

£2,000 donated to Wakefield Hospice after police open day event

MORE than £2,000 has been donated to Wakefield Hospice thanks to the generosity of visitors  at a police open day event.

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Arson attack at former Wakefield engineering works

MORE than 20 firefighters spent five hours tackling a blaze suspected to have been started  by arsonists at a former engineering works  in the Ossett area of Wakefield.
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