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Cash not needed to use Wakefield Council car parks - but it will still cost

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1917 Thorpe, near Wakefield.

Munition girls.

New project will uncover Wakefield’s wartime stories

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Cllr Peter Box in the underpass at Kirkgate, Wakefield

£6m scheme to revamp Kirkgate will get underway

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We are set for an unsettled weekend of weather... but it will be warmer.

Yorkshire weather: Warmer weather on the way for Bank Holiday weekend

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Mental health nurses in police control room to help people in crisis

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Reading nine ‘til five - Dolly Parton brings library to the district

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Hummus be joking! UK in meltdown over dip shortage

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VIDEO: ‘See the abuse for yourself’ - Muslim mum sets hijab challenge after supermarket attack

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James Beattie. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds United first team coach helps rescue two children from tiny stranded yacht

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Real life crime fighter Tom Hardy

West Yorkshire Police offer training spot to Hollywood A-lister

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Traffic alert: Delays on M62 near Brighouse after several vehicles involved in crash

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SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations

Transport

Planned roadworks in Yorkshire - April 18 to April 23

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M62 motorway delays after vehicle overturns near Wakefield

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District to get £600K boost for traffic improvement

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Mental health nurses in police control room to help people in crisis

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Headteacher ‘devastated’ after vandals target school

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Court latest

Woman stabbed friend in face with broken vodka bottle

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Police are warning drugs users about the "deadly" batches.

Police fear dealers are 'deliberately contaminating' deadly Yorkshire heroin batches

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Students are shown the horrors of the Holocaust

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Schools to get share of £159m

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The Government has announced a 159m funding boost for Yorkshire's schools.

Yorkshire awarded £159m to create extra school places and repair crumbling buildings

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Teacher Helena Fallon with pupils Hannah and Athan.

Can teens go a week without technology?

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Carleton Community High School, Pontefract. Picture: Google.

Academy trust disputes 'Inadequate' rating after Ofsted criticises Pontefract school leaders

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Council and ENGIE partnership leads to apprenticeship boost

Business

Time to put the spotlight on the best of the district’s businesses

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Traffic alert: Delays on M62 near Brighouse after several vehicles involved in crash

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Nominate a business today for one of the awards.

Vote for Wakefield’s best in business

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MP Mary Creagh: “Westminster attack showed best and worst of humanity”

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Theresa May delivered a statement in Downing Street this morning.

Theresa May announces snap General Election on June 8

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VIDEO: Relic hunter wants to reunite families of 14,000 Second World War heroes with dog tags

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Coun Peter Box.

COLUMN: Coun Peter Box talks of funding for the district’s roads

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The Government has announced a 159m funding boost for Yorkshire's schools.

Yorkshire awarded £159m to create extra school places and repair crumbling buildings

Education

Yorkshire weather: Warmer weather on the way for Bank Holiday weekend

Environment
In a statement written on his behalf to Wakefield Council, it read: Mr Attwood has realised that his business needs to diversify if it is not to disappear.

Farmer’s biogas scheme is given green light

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Madeleine and Bailey Doherty enjoy the beach as crowds pack onto the South Bay in Scarborough as warm weather bathed the UK at the weekend.

Yorkshire weather: Prepare yourselves for three months of glorious sunshine... but Easter could be quite chilly

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Yorkshire is set for a spell of mild weather this week.

Yorkshire weather: Dry spell on the horizon as Yorkshire prepares for a warm weekend

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Obesity causes more deaths than smoking

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Dr Linda Harris.

Doctor is trekking to Everest

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Nurses Matthew Burns and Charlotte Willoughby.

Second Admiral Nurse brings care and support

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Leanne Owen with her husband, Peter.

Mother’s plea over Parkinson’s

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Carers stock picture. Credit: Esme Allen

Care home to bring 100 jobs and boost local economy by £5m

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