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Wakefield & Five Towns

Man dies after car crashes into wall in Wakefield

A man has died after the car he was travelling in collided with a wall in Wakefield.
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Police officer from Castleford ‘raped domestic violence victim’ - jury told

A POLICE Community Support Officer from Castleford raped a domestic violence victim after telling her he could help her, a jury was told.

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Call for relatives of Wakefield man to come forward

Call for relatives of Wakefield man to come forward

Coroners officers are searching for relatives of an elderly man from Wakefield who has died.

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The No 2 Winding Tower at Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire is demolished. PIC: PA

Ex-miners ‘heartbroken’ as Kellingley Colliery headgear demolished

Former miners who gathered to watch the demolition of the headgear at Britain’s last deep coal mine have said it was “heartbreaking”.

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Moment man starts devastating house fire which robbed West Yorkshire family of a husband and daughter

This is the moment a man poured petrol through the letterbox of a family home starting a fire which robbed a family of a husband and daughter

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Wacky racers’ Alps challenge

Colourful colleagues from a Castleford car dealership have helped raise £2,900 for charity by driving to Europe.

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Former football pro drops by to open new pavilion for junior club

Former football pro drops by to open new pavilion for junior club

Years of hard work and fundraising came to fruition when a Pontefract junior football club officially opened its state-of-the-art new pavilion.

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M62 lanes reopened after accident in West Yorkshire

TWO lanes of the M62 near Knottingley which were closed this morning following an accident have now been reopened.
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STEPPING OUT: Peter Carey pictured with Diane Carey and his supportive former colleagues.

Friends rally for ex-postie Peter

A group of posties will extend their delivery round to raise money for a friend.

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NEW SIGNING: James Green, in action for Hull KR back in 2016. 
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Prop Green only too happy to hook up with Castleford Tigers

CASTLEFORD TIGERS have signed Leigh prop James Green on a one-year deal as they continue to shape their squad for next season.

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Highways England shared this image of damage to the M62 westbound carriageway.

Lane closed on M62 near Pontefract until emergency repairs made

A lane closure is in place on the M62 near Pontefract today to allow emergency repairs to take place.

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Castleford players celebrate winning the League Leaders Shield. 
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

2018 Fixtures: Castleford Tigers - Saints trip first up for Shield winners

LEAGUE LEADERS’ Shield winners Castleford Tigers will look to go one better in 2018 after this year’s Grand Final defeat and they now know where the journey will begin.

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Man inflicted ‘shocking injuries’ in attack on baby

A MAN left a baby with “shocking injuries” after losing his temper and shaking her, a court heard.

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Royal Mail opens new sites to cope with Christmas parcel deluge

Royal Mail is opening six temporary centres to deal with the huge number of parcel deliveries in the run-up to Christmas.

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Man's death triggers investigation into incident on farm near Pontefract

Man's death triggers investigation into incident on farm near Pontefract

An investigation has begun into an incident on a farm near Pontefract which led to a man's death.

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GraVity in plan to expand to countries in Europe

GraVity in plan to expand to countries in Europe

Trampoline park operator GraVity has unveiled plans to expand into continental Europe.

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Honda Rebel motorcycle recovered by police.

Search for owner of stolen Honda motorbike recovered in Knottingley

Police have appealed for information after recovering a stolen motorcycle in Knottingley.

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AUTHORS: Dr Avril Jackson and Michael Britton with their Pit Walks Around West Yorkshire book.

New book aims to take reader on tour of West Yorkshire’s mining history

A new book aims to take readers on a step-by-step tour of West Yorkshire’s mining history.

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Burglar cleared of murder after father and daughter died in house fire

Burglar cleared of murder after father and daughter died in house fire

A man has been cleared of the murder of a West Yorkshire father and his eight-year-old daughter.
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PIC: Simon Hulme

Pumpkin festival returns to Pontefract

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be on show when the country’s biggest festival dedicated to the fruit returns this weekend.

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