Wakefield and Five Towns

Wakefield & Five Towns

Police name 'much loved and treasured' motorcyclist who died in Pontefract crash

A family has paid tribute to a "much loved and treasured" man after police named 20-year-old Nile South as the motorcyclist who died following a crash in Pontefract.
NESTLE: The former factory site will be part of the overhaul.

Green light for £750 million plan to transform Castleford

An ambitious £750m regeneration scheme to transform Castleford has been approved.

Police are investigating a racially aggravated assault which happened in a snicket beside the De Lacey Primary School playing fields in Pontefract. Picture: Google

Man headbutted and kicked in ribs during racially aggravated assault in Pontefract

A man was grabbed around the neck from behind, pulled to the ground, headbutted and kicked in the ribs during a racially aggravated assault in Pontefract.
The fatal collision happened in Wakefield Road, Kinsley, last night. Picture: Google

Man, 20, killed in fatal motorbike crash near Hemsworth last night

A 20-year-old man was killed near Hemsworth last night when the motorbike he was riding left the road and crashed into fencing.

Nathan Townend. PIC: Tony Johnson

Lucky Leeds United fan to walk England out against Costa Rica

A lucky Leeds United fan who can “talk for England” will represent his country today as he proudly walks out with the national team at Elland Road.

The fire was spotted from the M62 flyover in Womersley Road, Knottingley. Picture: Google

Firefighters found 25 tyres burning after flames spotted from M62 flyover near Knottingley

Firefighters found a pile of around 25 tyres burning in the open in Knottingley last night after flames were spotted from an M62 flyover.

Front Street Pontefract. Image: Google

Audi driver fled scene after crash in Pontefract

A DRIVER abandoned an Audi  in Pontefract after a crash with another Audi.

The mother of a 20-month-old toddler from Fitzwilliam, who has limited use of her arms and legs  has launched a �20,000 fundraising drive to take her for specialist treatment in Panama. Imogen Holmes was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy at Pinderfields Hospital in June 2017. Imogen's mother Briony Winstanley has started a �20,000 fundraising drive to to pay for stem cell treatment for Imogen in Panama in central America. Imogen pictured with her parents Briony Winstanley and Stephen Holmes.'9th March 2018.'Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Community unites to raise funds for West Yorkshire girl Imogen

A community event to raise money to send a ‘bright-eyed, gorgeous little girl’ to America to be treated for cerebral palsy has raised more than £2,500.

Train gets 'lost' in Yorkshire after it goes the wrong way

Train gets 'lost' in Yorkshire after it goes the wrong way

A long-distance express train became stranded while travelling through Yorkshire after it took a wrong turn while on a diversion.
Wayne Bell

Banned Neo-Nazi group member from Castleford is jailed over racist mesages

A CASTLEFORD man found to be a member  of the now-banned neo-Nazi group National Action  been jailed for four-years-and-three-months for posting racist and anti-Semitic messages.

Zygmunt Misiekowsk

Child sex predator Wakefield pensioner jailed for 14 years

A PENSIONER branded a "sexual predator of the worst sort" has been jailed for 14-years after being convicted of historic sexual offences against two children in Wakefield.


Top honour for Yorkshire’s own Queen tribute band

Castleford’s Bulsara and his Queenies - a super-group among Queen tribute bands - has been paid the ultimate accolade by being invited to play a two hour headline set at the 2018 Official Freddie Mercury Birthday Party in Montreux.

Pontefract man jailed for nine years after admitting historic child sex offences

Pontefract man jailed for nine years after admitting historic child sex offences

A Pontefract man has been jailed for nine years after admitting a string of sexual assaults on a child.

Asda, High Street, Normanton. Image: Google

Jail for supermarket knife threat beer thief

A FORMER pub chef who threatened a security guard with a knife outside an Asda store after stealing lager has been jailed.

Floral tributes placed outside the house on Ambleside Road.

Castleford woman, 62, died after hammer attack, inquest opening told

A WOMAN from Castleford suffered a fatal head injury after she was attacked with a hammer, an inquest opening heard.

Ivy-Louise Wilkinson

Brave cancer fight toddler undergoes seven-hour op: Family supported by Bradley Lowery Foundation

A TODDLER given a 50:50 chance of surviving rare cancer neuroblastoma has undergone a seven-hour operation at Leeds General Infirmary to remove a tumour.

Rugby league star Zak Hardaker 'could have died' during drinking session which led to cocaine ban

Rugby league star Zak Hardaker 'could have died' during drinking session which led to cocaine ban

UK Anti-Doping have concluded that it was 'almost fortuitous' that banned rugby player Zak Hardaker took cocaine instead of carrying on drinking spirits during a night out.
Henry Street, Wakefield. Image: Google

Drug dealer crashed car into house during fight with customer in Wakefield

A DRUG dealer crashed  his car into a house in Wakefield during a fight with a customer who wanted his cannabis on credit, a court heard.
Ashley Whiting

Wanted man suspected of series of thefts across city

POLICE HAVE asked for help tracing a man wanted on warrant for a series of thefts across Wakefield.

Recipients of Leeds Fund grants meet with Herwig Vennekens, the MD of Haribo.

The Leeds Fund: Confectioner’s sweet gift for young people

Kids and grown-ups love it so...and these West Yorkshire causes have all got a good reason to be sweet on the happy world of Haribo.

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