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West Yorkshire posties walk raised £4,000

A group of post workers who walked from Castleford to Normanton in support of their friend, raised more than £4,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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NATURE PARK: St Aidans at dusk.

Take part in guided dusk walks at Leeds and Castleford nature parks

Nature lovers can explore two RSPB reserves at dusk during guided walks this winter.

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St Wilfrid's RC High School, Featherstone. . Image: Google

Featherstone school evacuated after fire in storeroom

FIRE crews dealt with a blaze at a high school in North Featherstone today.
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Sixteen people jailed over ‘mob violence’ at Leeds boxing event

CHILDREN had to run for cover amid “serious mob violence” as a mass brawl broke out between rival supporters at a boxing event in Leeds.

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PCSO cleared of raping domestic violence victim

PCSO cleared of raping domestic violence victim

A Police Community Support Officer charged with rape and sex offences against two women has been found NOT guilty of all charges against him.

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Southmoor Road, Hemsworth. Image: Google

Man injured after car crashes into tree in Hemsworth

A MAN suffered a suspected broken leg after the car he was driving crashed into a a tree in Hemsworth.
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NO LAST ORDERS: Landlady Maggie Senior, who is hoping to save the pub from closure.

Bid to save West Yorkshire pub as town ‘asset’

A Pontefract pub could be given a stay of execution, and even be saved from closure, if a nomination to have it listed as an ‘asset of community value’ is successful.

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Queens Drive, Ossett, Wakefield. Picture: Google.

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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