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Wakefield & Five Towns

Serious crash on M62 near Leeds

Part of the M62 is closed near Leeds after a serious crash left a vehicle on its side.
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Bradley Lowery, five, will lead out the teams in Ossett in May.

VIDEO: Terminally ill Bradley Lowery to lead out celebrities for football match in memory of Leeds United fan

A terminally ill five-year-old who has "touched the heart of the nation" will lead out a team of celebrities for a charity football match in memory of a Leeds United fan.
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Praise for Knottingley special measures school

Inspectors have praised a school for getting back on track after being placed in special measures last year.

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Patients’ long wait in hospital

Patients waiting to be discharged from hospitals have faced agonising delays across the region.

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Pontefract school placed in special measures

A school has been placed in special measures after an inspection by Ofsted.

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Fode Sidibe.

Driver fell asleep at wheel and killed 81-year-old widow

A MAN who fell asleep at the wheel and knocked down and killed an 81-year-old woman has been jailed.

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Police urge Wakefield residents to report off-road nuisance vehicles

Police urge Wakefield residents to report off-road nuisance vehicles

Police in Wakefield are calling on residents to report off-road nuisance vehicles as part of a new operation to tackle the issue.

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TRIBUTE: The memorial bench. PIC: Allan McKenzie

Memorial for tragic Leeds family is unveiled

A commemorative stone and bench were unveiled during a moving ceremony held in memory of three murdered Allerton Bywater family members.

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The meteor over Allerton Bywater

'Meteor' spotted over Leeds school

Is this a meteor in the skies over Leeds?

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Smash and grab thieves stealing sat navs across Wakefield district

Smash and grab thieves stealing sat navs across Wakefield district

A number of built-in sat nav console systems have been stolen during a series of smash and grab type thefts across the Wakefield district.

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TRAGIC ENDING: Chelsea Hyndman and Luke Walker.

Coroner refuses to question Greek court’s verdict over tragic death of Chelsea Hyndman

A coroner has refused to question a Greek court’s verdict over the cause of death of a young woman on a holiday island.

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Chelsea Hyndman pictured with her former boyfriend Luke Walker.

‘I wish I’d taken Chelsea to the hospital sooner’

The young man convicted of causing his girlfriend’s death in Crete has admitted he wished he had taken her to hospital sooner.

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Ribchester man will appear in court in January

West Yorkshire brothel owner sent to prison

A MAN who ran a brothel for two years at a house he owned in West Yorkshire has been sent to prison.

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Jailed: Terence O'Reilly.

'Wicked' man, 78, jailed for historic sex offences against children in Wakefield

A 78-year-old man has been jailed for a series of historic sex offences against children in the Wakefield area.
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RSPCA reveal list of Yorkshire's funniest animal 'rescues' in 2016

RSPCA reveal list of Yorkshire's funniest animal 'rescues' in 2016

A 'trapped bird' which turned out to be a smoke alarm and an escaped tortoise which was actually made of stone.

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Melvyn Wall, who was jailed at Leeds Crown Court yesterday.

Man jailed for nine years for sexual abuse of young and vulnerable victims

A South Elmsall man has been jailed for nine years after being convicted of sexual assault.

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Adam Raybould.

Thug ripped out ex-girlfriend’s hair during sickening attack

A THUG who carried out a sustained violent assault on his former girlfriend during a drunken row has been locked up for 18 months.

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Protesters gather at Castleford swimming pool.

REVEALED: Pools to shut within weeks, despite community backlash

The closure of Knottingley Sports Centre and Castleford Swimming Pool will go ahead as planned, despite backlash from the community.

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Misery as post offices in Leeds, Pontefract and Wakefield set to close

Post Office branches in Leeds, Pontefract and Wakefield are among 37 across the country earmarked for closure.

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