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Wakefield & Five Towns

Devastated family's tribute to grandfather killed in head-on crash at Upton near Pontefract

A FAMILY has paid tribute to a "loving husband, father and grandfather" who was  killed in a head-on crash in Upton near Pontefract.
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Police at the scene of the crash on Southgate in Pontefract

Pedestrian injured in two-car crash which closed Pontefract road

A WOMAN pedestrian was injured in an an accident involving two cars which closed a road in Pontefract.
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Berryman glass recycling plant on Lidgate Crescent, South KIrkby. Image: Google

Blaze at glass recycling plant in South Kirkby near Pontefract

FIRE crews dealt with a blaze at a glass recycling plant at South Kirkby near Pontefract.

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Wrangbrook Lane, Upton. Image: Google.

Man dead and woman fighting for life after head-on crash in Upton near Pontefract

A MAN has died and a woman is fighting for life in hospital following a head-on crash in Upton near Pontefract this morning.

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Wrangbrook Lane, Upton. Image: Google

Two people seriously injured in crash at Upton near Pontefract: Road remains closed

A MAN and a woman were seriously injured in a two-car crash in Upton near Pontefract this morning.
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Savile Road, Castleford. Image: Google

Roof collapsed after major blaze at Castleford house: Five people escaped

FIVE people escaped before the  roof of a house in Castleford collapsed following a major blaze in the early hours today.

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Watch: Exotic wild parakeets caught on camera at Yorkshire nature reserve

Watch: Exotic wild parakeets caught on camera at Yorkshire nature reserve

A colony of ring-necked parakeets has been caught on camera in Yorkshire.
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Castleford.

Masterplan for Castleford revealed

Ambitious plans for three quarters of a billion pounds to be invested into Castleford have been revealed.

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LEADING ROLE: Sir Lawrence Byford, a miner's son who rose to the top of the police service.

Top police officer Sir Lawrence Byford dies

A leading police officer who wrote a groundbreaking report into the failings of the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper has died at the age of 92.

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Russell Avenue, Hall Green, Wakefield. Picture: Google.

Crews tackle house fire in Wakefield

Crews tackled a fire at a home in Wakefield.

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Anthony Oxley

Wakefield Army sergeant died after head-on bike crash with car driven by American serviceman, inquest told

A HIGHLY respected  Army sergeant who served  in conflict zones across the world including  Afghanistan and Iraq died after the motorbike he was riding collided with a car being driven by an American serviceman  on a British RAF base in Cyprus, an inquest heard.
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Fascinating find during building work at Victorian farmhouse

Fascinating find during building work at Victorian farmhouse

Window fitters made a surprising discovery when they uncovered a selection of century-old newspapers while working on a farmhouse in Yorkshire.

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Kellingley Colliery. PIC: Simon Hulme

Kellingley miners in fight for final payout

Calls are growing for the former Kellingley workers to be given their final payout more than two years after the pit closed.

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Kev Woodhead.

Game in memory of Wakefield and Five Towns DJ ‘Little Kev’

The father of a popular DJ kicked off an emotional football match staged in his son’s memory.

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Kevin Devonport.

Man jailed over cannabis plants worth £35,000 at homes in Leeds

A man has been sentenced to four years in prison for producing £35,000 worth cannabis at properties in Leeds.

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Healdfield Road Castleford; Image: Google

Arson attack on Castleford house: Accelerant poured through letterbox

POLICE are appealing for information following an arson attack on a Castleford house may have left a suspect with an arm injury.

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Two wooden poles carrying 11,000 volts were cut down in Pontefract this week.

Cash reward offered after Pontefract power cut was caused by would-be metal thieves

Nearly 2,000 homes and businesses in Pontefract were left without power after two poles carrying 11,000 volt power lines were cut at their base by would-be metal thieves.

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Appeal after death of 32-year-old Wakefield man

CORONER'S  officers  are appealing for information to trace relatives after  the death of a 32-year-old Wakefield man.
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Mystery doctor steps in to save Leeds baby's life after she collapses on a plane

Mystery doctor steps in to save Leeds baby's life after she collapses on a plane

A Leeds mum is desperately trying to trace a doctor who gave her baby daughter emergency first aid when she collapsed on a flight.
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PIC: James Hardisty

Five things: RSPB Fairburn Ings between Leeds and Castleford

Think you know RSPB Fairburn Ings? Think again.

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