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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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Drivers face delays during M62 overnight closures

DRIVERS face delays during roadworks on the M62 and M1 in West Yorkshire this week.

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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

Fundraising for 20-month-old Pontefract girl who can’t walk or talk

The parents of a 20-month-old West Yorkshire toddler suffering from cerebral palsy have launched a £20,000 fundraising drive to pay for specialist stem cell treatment in Central America.

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Kisiel spat in the female officers face in a holding area of the police station.

Yorkshire woman jailed for spitting in police officer's face

A woman has been jailed for spitting in the face of a police officer during a drunken attack at a police station.

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Robert Tucker

Inquest opens after grandfather killed in head-on crash near Pontefract

AN Inquest has opened into the death of a 56-year-old grandfather in a  head-on crash in Upton near Pontefract.
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Gotcha! Crook caught after carrying out burglary wearing GPs tracker - Leeds Crown Court

A BUNGLING burglar was caught after he carried out a break-in at a family home while wearing an electrically monitored tag.

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Teenage scooter crooks locked up over police chase

A dangerous rider who was convicted through the first use in West Yorkshire of a DNA tagging spray has been jailed after committing another road related crime.

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20 January 2018......    Leeds United v Millwall'Leeds captain Liam Cooperb brings young Toby Nye onto the pitch. Picture Tony Johnson.

Toby Nye to lead out team of celebrities for Leeds United fan memorial match

Poorly Leeds fan Toby Nye will lead out a team of celebrities for a charity football match in memory of a fellow supporter.

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Robert Tucker

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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