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Cameron walks for his pal Alex

It has been two years since nine-year-old Cameron Harper had the life changing procedure that enabled him to take his very first steps.

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Woman stabbed friend in face with broken vodka bottle

A WOMAN who stabbed a friend in the face with a broken vodka bottle has escaped an immediate jail sentence.

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Southmoor Road, at the junction with Common Road in South Kirkby. Picture: Google.

Motorcyclist in hospital after serious crash near Wakefield

A motorcyclist is in hospital after a serious crash near Wakefield.

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Two jailed after car stolen in Leeds burglary crashed during police chase

TWO men who were in a stolen £20,000 Alfa Romeo car which crashed during a police chase in Wakefield have been jailed.

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M62 motorway delays after vehicle overturns near Wakefield

Delays are building on the M62 motorway after a vehicle overturned.
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Hester Louise Mounsey failed to get her conviction quashed at London's Court of Appeal.

Soldier aimed kicks in town centre violence

A SOLDIER who kicked out at a man during drunken mass brawl in a town centre has avoided being sent to prison.

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Boxer Andy Townend signing the Cancer Has No Colours banner.

UFC fighter, professional boxer and football clubs sign banner in support of Bradley Lowery

Sports stars and football teams have pledged their support to a terminally-ill five-year-old by signing a banner for charity.
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Wakefield Road, Pontefract. Photo: Google

Traffic delays after woman hurt in Pontefract crash

A WOMAN was injured in a two-car crash on Wakefield Road in Pontefract this afternoon.

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Major delays on A1(M) near Pontefract after crash

Major delays on A1(M) near Pontefract after crash

Drivers have been warned of delays in the Pontefract area after a two-car crash.

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Ribchester man will appear in court in January

Drunk jailed for injuring partner after Facebook row

A DRUNK who caused his partner to suffer a broken wrist when he pushed her during an argument has been jailed for six months.

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Carleton Community High School, Pontefract. Picture: Google.

Academy trust disputes 'Inadequate' rating after Ofsted criticises Pontefract school leaders

An academy trust has not taken effective action to address failings at a secondary school, the education watchdog has found.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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