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Appeal to find French bulldogs after burglary at Pontefract home

A pair of French bulldogs have gone missing after a burglary at a home in Pontefract.

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Richard Williams

Shop robber from Castleford used machete and fake gun in Pontefract and Ferrybridge store raids

AN ARMED robber  from Castleford who threatened  staff at  stores in Ferrybridge and Pontefract with a machete and an imitation gun has been jailed for six years.

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Thomas Dawson.

Pervert groomed schoolgirl on facebook before meeting her for sex

A PAEDOPHILE who had sex with a 14-year-old schoolgirl on repeated occasions after contacting her through Facebook has been jailed for four years.

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Royd Moor Lane, Hemsworth. Picture: Google.

Warnings as horses 'running loose' on road near Pontefract

Horses were running loose on a country lane near Pontefract.

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Jail for thug who broke teenager’s jaw

Jail for thug who broke teenager’s jaw

A MAN who broke a teenager’s jaw after threats were made to carry out a sex attack on the victim’s sister has been jailed for 13 months.

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Wakefield Road, Ackworth. Pic: Google.

Driver suffers 'life-threatening injuries' in serious collision near Pontefract

A driver has suffered life-threatening injuries after two vehicles were involved in a serious road collision in Ackworth today.
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Coroners in Wakefield are appealing for information to trace a man's relatives.

Pontefract man’s Thailand holiday death fall tragedy: Open verdict at inquest

A CORONER recorded an open verdict at an inquest into the death of a 31-year-old Pontefract man who suffered multiple fatal injuries in a fall from the window of a guest house in Thailand.

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Sixteen people jailed over ‘mob violence’ at Leeds boxing event

CHILDREN had to run for cover amid “serious mob violence” as a mass brawl broke out between rival supporters at a boxing event in Leeds.

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NO LAST ORDERS: Landlady Maggie Senior, who is hoping to save the pub from closure.

Bid to save West Yorkshire pub as town ‘asset’

A Pontefract pub could be given a stay of execution, and even be saved from closure, if a nomination to have it listed as an ‘asset of community value’ is successful.

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The No 2 Winding Tower at Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire is demolished. PIC: PA

Ex-miners ‘heartbroken’ as Kellingley Colliery headgear demolished

Former miners who gathered to watch the demolition of the headgear at Britain’s last deep coal mine have said it was “heartbreaking”.

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Former football pro drops by to open new pavilion for junior club

Former football pro drops by to open new pavilion for junior club

Years of hard work and fundraising came to fruition when a Pontefract junior football club officially opened its state-of-the-art new pavilion.

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Highways England shared this image of damage to the M62 westbound carriageway.

Lane closed on M62 near Pontefract until emergency repairs made

A lane closure is in place on the M62 near Pontefract today to allow emergency repairs to take place.

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Jordan Harrison.

Man inflicted ‘shocking injuries’ in attack on baby

A MAN left a baby with “shocking injuries” after losing his temper and shaking her, a court heard.

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Man's death triggers investigation into incident on farm near Pontefract

Man's death triggers investigation into incident on farm near Pontefract

An investigation has begun into an incident on a farm near Pontefract which led to a man's death.

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AUTHORS: Dr Avril Jackson and Michael Britton with their Pit Walks Around West Yorkshire book.

New book aims to take reader on tour of West Yorkshire’s mining history

A new book aims to take readers on a step-by-step tour of West Yorkshire’s mining history.

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PIC: Simon Hulme

Pumpkin festival returns to Pontefract

Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes will be on show when the country’s biggest festival dedicated to the fruit returns this weekend.

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The old Mill Lane WMC. Photo: Google.

Firefighters battle blaze at former WMC in West Yorkshire

A fire has broken out at a former working men’s club in West Yorkshire.

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Skinner Lane in Pontefract. Pic: Google.

Woman pulled from car after it flips on to roof in Pontefract

A woman had to be pulled out of a car which had flipped on to its roof in Pontefract.
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Senior police officer says paedophile hunters are 'putting lives of children at risk' after West Yorkshire perverts stings

The UK's lead police officer on child protection has said forces will "potentially" have to look at working with so-called paedophile hunters despite the risks they pose.
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Ribeye steak. PIC: Scott Merrylees

Restaurant review: Beast By Night, Pontefract

A restaurant tagged on to a farm shop on the outskirts of Pontefract doesn’t sound like the sort of place we usually review on these pages but online chatter about how good it was made us curious so it was added to the list.

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