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Wanted: Police hunting for Pontefract man after Knottingley burglary

Police are hunting this man from Pontefract after a burglary was carried out at commercial premises in Knottingley.

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Grieving grandson's brutal attack on fellow mourner outside Pontefract pub after retired policeman's funeral

VIOLENCE flared after the funeral of  a retired policeman when his drunk grandson brutally attacked another mourner outside a Pontefract town centre pub, a court heard.

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Ferry Top Lane. Photo: Google

Teenage cyclist seriously hurt in crash

A 13-year-old cyclist has been seriously injured in a collision with a van.
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Wakefield Road in Kinsley. Pic: Google.

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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.
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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.

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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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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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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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