Wakefield and Five Towns

Wakefield & Five Towns

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.
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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.

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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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Gunman shot at ex-girlfriend’s car during school run - Leeds Crown Court

A gunman who shot at his former girlfriend’s car during a road rage incident has been jailed.

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Wakefield Coroner's Court

Appeal to trace relatives of Castleford man

Coroners are appealing for relatives of Castleford man Brian David Aspin to come forward.

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Overnight closures to continue this week on M621 and M62

DRIVERS will have to take diversions as overnight closures continue this week for ongoing roadworks on the M62 and M621 motorways.

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Ceri O'Hara

Trio from Pontefract jailed as part of £2m Class A drugs supply ring

Two women and one man from Pontefract have been jailed for their part in a cocaine supply ring worth over £2million.

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Land off Park Lane. Pic: Google.

Plan for 450 homes at Allerton Bywater in Leeds

A developer has applied to build up to 450 new homes in Leeds.

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Terence O'Reilly

Wakefield child rapist died aged 79 after serving just three months of 26-year prison sentence at Leeds jail

A PENSIONER convicted of historic sex offences  against children in Wakefield area died  just  three months after starting a 26-year prison sentence at Armley jail in Leeds, an inquest heard.
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Can you help identify Leeds River Aire oil spill?

The Environment Agency are appealing for help after receiving several reports from members of the public of oil pollution on the River Aire in Leeds.

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Leeds judge's last chance for Castleford stolen car driver, 18, with 'absolutely appalling' criminal record

Leeds judge's last chance for Castleford stolen car driver, 18, with 'absolutely appalling' criminal record

An 18-year-old man with an “absolutely appalling” criminal record narrowly avoided an immediate prison sentence after a judge was persuaded to give him a final chance to change his ways.

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Dean Southern broke the off-duty doorman's jaw when he threw a single punch at him outside The Ponty Tavern in Pontefract. Picture: Google

Pontefract man broke victim's jaw with single punch during trouble outside The Ponty Tavern

A man broke an off-duty doorman's jaw with a single punch when trouble flared up outside a pub in Pontefract.

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CELEBFRATION: Coun Garbutt (second from left) and others.

Historic Pontefract buildings are restored after help from grant scheme

A building is being restored as part of a grants scheme to protect the history of Pontefract.

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The snow must go on! Reduced programme for Gawthorpe Coal Race

The annual World Coal Carrying Championships have gone ahead today - despite snowy conditions altering the race programme.

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PEDAL POWER: Chris and Daniel Strutt with wife/mum Tracey; the father and son in training; and a group photo of nine of the 13 cyclists taking part in the Pontefract to Paris ride.

Pontefract to Paris cycle mission after beloved mum’s cancer battle

A squad of big-hearted fundraisers are preparing to cycle from Pontefract to Paris and back in aid of charity.

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Coroner's officers want to trace the family of a man who was found dead in his home in Pontefract.

Coroner seeks family of former glass factory worker from Pontefract

Coroner’s officers are appealing for help in tracing any relatives of a former glass factory worker from Pontefract who died earlier this month.

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The white Hyundai police stopped on the M1. Photo: West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit

Police said  M1 driver with coffee and e-cig had hands full and not on steering wheel

A DRIVER who police said  had hands full but not on the steering wheel was stopped on the M1 motorway in West Yorkshire this morning.
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Photo: West Yorkshire Police RPU

A1 crash driver's lucky escape: Car on roof up steep embankment

A DRIVER escaped unscathed after his car ended up on its roof up a steep embankment after careering off the A1 near Ferrybridge this morning.
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Police on Gannet Close at Castleford after Jeffrey Howarth's death

Murder investigation halted after cause of attacked Castleford father's death revealed: Inquest at Wakefield told

A MURDER enquiry launched after the death of a father-of-two following an attack in Castleford was later downgraded to an assault investigation after police were told the results of a post mortem, an inquest heard.
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Airedale Road, Castleford. Picture: Google.

Three arrests after firearm 'discharged at vehicle' in Castleford

Three people have been arrested after a firearm was discharged at a vehicle in Castleford.

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