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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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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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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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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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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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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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Delays are building on the A1 near Pontefract. Picture: Highways England/Crown.

Traffic alert: Long delays on A1 near Pontefract after crash

Traffic is building on the A1 near Pontefract after a number of vehicles were involved in a crash.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pontefract Castle.

Pontefract Castle’s visitor centre is opened

The new £3 million visitor centre at Pontefract Castle was officially opened at the weekend.

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Metal detectorist finds gold treasure in West Yorkshire field

Treasure from the 16th century has been unearthed in West Yorkshire.

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Pic: Highways England.

Car fire and collision blocked lanes on M62 and A1

A car fire on the M62 in the early hours of this morning caused a lane to be blocked.
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Elaine Davison. PIC: Ross Parry

Tree collapse which killed Pontefract grandmother ‘not caused by individual failings’

No individuals were at fault leading up to the death of a grandmother who died after being impaled by a tree branch during high winds in Wakefield, a jury inquest ruled.

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