Pontefract

Pontefract

New lease of life for Pontefract courthouse

The 200-year-old courthouse in Pontefract is to be finally brought back into use, with high hopes it could trigger other improvements across the town.

News

Sew long to Pontefract’s own ‘Sewing Sally’

A seamstress who joked that she has stuck pins in some of the north’s most famous people is to pull the plug on her sewing machine.

News
Jon Croxford of Arriva.

Arriva chief says accident hotpots are huge cause of service delays in Leeds

Accident hotspots in West Yorkshire can cause delays “completely out of anyone’s control,” a bus chief has said.

News 5
Police have released this e-fit of a suspect

Bogus callers in Pontefract - police issue e-fit image of suspect

POLICE have released an e-fit image of a suspect after bogus callers posing as solar panel engineers targeted a man in Pontefract.

Crime 2
Drunken man set own house on fire

Drunken man set own house on fire

A drunk who set fire to his family home when he began mixing petrol and oil in the property to put in his lawnmower and quad has been jailed.

News
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.
News 2
l

Patients’ long wait in hospital

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

News
Ofsted Logo

Pontefract school placed in special measures

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

News
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.

News
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.

News
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.
News 4
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.

News
l

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.

News
Ribchester man will appear in court in January

Burglar targeted five businesses in West Yorkshire town

A burglar has been spared a prison sentence after admitting his involvement in five burglaries at business premises in a West Yorkshire town.

News
END OF AN ERA: Phil Kelsey a miner for 38 years in the lamp room after his last shift last year.

Looking back at Kellingley Colliery closure one year on

One year has passed since Kellingley Colliery closed down, marking the end of deep coal mining across the UK.

News
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.

News
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.
News
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.

News
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.

News
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.
News
Load more