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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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Police have issued an efit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a sexual assault in Pontefract in 2013.

Police release efit of Pontefract rape suspect

Police in Pontefract would like to speak to this man in connection with a rape alleged to have taken place three years ago.

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Teenager seriously injured as moped and car crash in Pontefract

A TEENAGER was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a crash in Pontefract.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Photo essay: Pumpkin festival has something for everyone

Farmer Copleys is hosting their annual pumpkin picking festival and it has every type of pumpkin imaginable.

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SMASHING: Rose Brown pushes Malina Groniecka through the pumpkin patch at Farmer Copleys. PIC: Simon Hulme

Pumpkin Festival a barrow of laughs at Farmer Copleys

Carving out a niche can be difficult in the run up to Halloween - but Farmer Copleys is pulling plenty in for its annual Pumpkin Festival.

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IN MEMORY: Pupils at Minsthorpe Community College release balloons for Spencer Walker.

Spencer Walker: Heartfelt tributes to popular boy

The family of a boy who died after suffering electrical burns from a railway line have thanked the community for their love and support.

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Richard Priestley

Yorkshire sailor to replicate historic voyage of Christopher Columbus

A brave sailor is organising a series of live music fundraisers as he prepares to cast off on the same perilous route taken by Christopher Columbus more than 500 years ago.

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Boy, 12, dies after suffering burns on Pontefract railway line

A 12 year-old boy has died after suffering serious electrical burns in an incident on a railway line in South Elmsall on Monday evening.

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Driver terrified women with fake gun at petrol station “for a bit of fun”

A DRIVER terrified two women by pointing a fake handgun at them on a petrol station forecourt “for a bit of fun”, a court heard.

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