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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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Leeds Court

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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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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Leeds Crown Court.

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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