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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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Can you help Wakefield Coroners find Pontefract woman's family?

Can you help Wakefield Coroners find Pontefract woman's family?

Wakefield Coroners are appealing for the public’s help in finding the family of a Pontefract woman who has died.

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Police investigating indecent exposures at Pontefract Racecourse make arrest

Police investigating indecent exposures at Pontefract Racecourse make arrest

Police investigating a series of indecent exposure offences in Pontefract have made an arrest.

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Watch the moment a Pontefract pervert is arrested when he thought he was meeting a teenager for sex

THIS is the moment a pervert was confronted by a vigilante group when he turned up at a railway station believing he was going to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex.

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Bottles and chairs were thrown when a riot broke out during a boxing fight at Elland Road in February.

Bottles and chairs were thrown in large-scale disorder at Elland Road boxing event

SEVENTEEN people appeared in court today to face charges in relation to a large scale disturbance at a boxing match in Leeds.
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Liam Ferguson.

Thug left disabled woman with head injuries in Pontefract town centre robbery

A disabled pensioner suffered head injuries after being knocked to the ground by a robber as she walked through a town centre.

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Delays are building on the A1 near Pontefract. Picture: Highways England/Crown.

Traffic alert: Long delays on A1 near Pontefract after crash

Traffic is building on the A1 near Pontefract after a number of vehicles were involved in a crash.

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Wakefield Coroners Court.

Coroners search for relatives of South Elmsall man

Coroners in Wakefield are appealing for any relatives of Clive Hall to contact them.

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Simeon Denny.

Jail for drink and drug driver from Pontefract who caused death of Harrogate police worker

A man who caused the death of a woman after driving at double the speed limit through a red light while intoxicated with alcohol and cannabis has been jailed for more than five years.
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Serial flasher targets woman, 72, in garden of Pontefract home

Serial flasher targets woman, 72, in garden of Pontefract home

Police are hunting a serial flasher who indecently exposed himself to an elderly woman while she was in the back garden of her home.

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