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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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CAMPAIGN: Emma Fisk.

Campaign after daughter’s death from cervical cancer

A PONTEFRACT mother has spoken of her fight to ensure more women use lifesaving tests after her newlywed daughter died from cervical cancer two years ago.

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Boyfriend jailed over drunken knife attack

A VIOLENT boyfriend stabbed his partner with a kitchen knife before turning the weapon on himself in a bid to get her arrested.

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Elaine Davison. PIC: Ross Parry

Inquest jury retires to consider verdict into death of Pontefract grandmother killed after being impaled by a tree branch

The jury at the inquest into the death of Elaine Davison, the Pontefract grandmother who was killed after being impaled by a tree branch, has been sent out this morning.

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Elaine Davison pictured with husband Edward

Plan to fell diseased tree a year before it killed grandmother in Wakefield

A WAKEFIELD Council worker had started making plans for a diseased tree to be felled a year before it came down in high winds and killed a grandmother, an inquest jury heard.

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Pontefract to audition new town criers

Pontefract to audition new town criers

It is a tradition that dates back to medieval England.

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Leeds firm will cover £40,000 cost of a hospice nurse

Leeds firm will cover £40,000 cost of a hospice nurse

A LEEDS car auction firm has pledged to cover the £40,000 cost of employing a hospice nurse.

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Coun Jacquie Speight in the new visitor centre

Pontefract Castle’s new visitor centre draws crowds to £3.5m project

A NEW visitor centre at Pontefract Castle welcomed almost 2,000 visitors in the first four days after it opened as a £3.5m project to regenerate the historic site nears completion.

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Beverley Tillyer.

Mum jailed for having sex with 14-year-old schoolboys at her Pontefract home

A mum who took advantage of three 14-year-old school boys before having sex with them on repeated occasions has been jailed for two and a half years.

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Patricia Broomhead. Photo: Google

Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing 80-year-old woman

POLICE  are appealing for information to trace a vulnerable 80-year-old woman who has gone missing from her home near Featherstone.

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Drugs warning as police investigate suspected overdoses in Pontefract

Drugs warning as police investigate suspected overdoses in Pontefract

A drugs warning has been issued by police in Wakefield today after four men were hospitalised with suspected overdoses.

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The four killed on the A6201 between Upton and Hemsworth near Pontefract in a quad bike accident.

YEP Says: Terrible sadness of quad bike case

THE tragedy which befell the community when four people died in a quad bike accident is harrowing.

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Pontefract teacher’s tears on run in memory of two killed in cycling tragedies

Pontefract teacher’s tears on run in memory of two killed in cycling tragedies

A TEACHER who ran Sunday’s Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon in memory of a colleague and a friend who both died in cycling accidents has raised hundreds of pounds for road safety charity Brake.

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Shop could lose licence over counterfeit tobacco sales

A Pontefract town centre off licence where counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco were being sold could have its licence revoked.

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The police car which was set alight in Knottingley. Picture: West Yorkshire Police

Arson probe begins after police car set alight outside fire station

An arson investigation has begun after a police car was set alight outside Pontefract Fire Station during the early hours.

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Is Yvette Cooper Labour's leader - and Prime Minister - in waiting? Richard Heller hopes so.

Richard Heller: Rallying behind Yvette Cooper is the final hope for Labour – this is how to do it

AT 4.01 pm precisely next Thursday, Labour candidates will get their chance to save their party from extinction and improve dramatically their own chances of victory.

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SUPPORT: Cameron Harper and Alex Craven who both have Cerebral Palsy.

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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