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Everything you need to know about this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will get underway today as competitors tackle the east coast circuit in front of an expected crowd of thousands.

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VIDEO: New £33m road to bring homes and jobs to city

Thousands of jobs will be created and thousands of homes built thanks to the opening of the long-awaited £33m relief road in Wakefield.

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Council and ENGIE partnership leads to apprenticeship boost

Council and ENGIE partnership leads to apprenticeship boost

​A partnership between Wakefield Council and ENGIE is helping to boost employment opportunities with apprenticeships for local people.

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

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

Is your business world class? Or has it seen major growth during the past year or are you a master in customer service?

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

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

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash on the M62 in West Yorkshire.
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Nominate a business today for one of the awards.

Vote for Wakefield’s best in business

THE DEADLINE for entries to this year’s Wakefield Business Awards has been extended.

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SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations

SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations

Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Wakefield district this week:

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Carers stock picture. Credit: Esme Allen

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

A new care home will create 100 jobs and bring £5m to the local economy.

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The Ridings Shopping Centre

Ridings Shopping Centre £5m investment

A £5m investment in Wakefield’s Ridings Shopping Centre will create 30 jobs and a new indoor market.

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Models on the catwalk during the Burberry Autumn/Winter 2017 London Fashion Week show at Makers House , London. Photo credit: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Burberry taking time to think through Leeds facility

Luxury fashion brand Burberry said it is “taking a moment to think through” its plans for a flagship manufacturing and weaving facility in Leeds.

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Planned roadworks in Yorkshire - April 18 to April 23

Planned roadworks in Yorkshire - April 18 to April 23

These are the planned roadworks for the motorways and major A roads in the Yorkshire region for the week ahead.

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M62 motorway delays after vehicle overturns near Wakefield

Delays are building on the M62 motorway after a vehicle overturned.
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District to get £600K boost for traffic improvement

District to get £600K boost for traffic improvement

​The district is set to benefit from a £600,000 boost to help deliver traffic improvement and maintenance projects.

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Warning to holidaymakers ahead of the great Easter get-away

Warning to holidaymakers ahead of the great Easter get-away

Easter traffic is expected to peak on Thursday as leisure travellers battle for space on the roads with regular commuters.

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Video: ‘Selifie’ kids risk their lives on railway lines

Video: ‘Selifie’ kids risk their lives on railway lines

Shocking pictures and video have been released of people trespassing and taking pictures of themselves on railway lines in Yorkshire

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Wakefield creative designer wins string of awards

Wakefield creative designer wins string of awards

A creative designer has won a string of awards for her Ribbon of Hearts business.

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Traffic alert: M62 motorway delays of up to TWO HOURS after tanker breaks down

Motorists are being warned of delays up to two hours on the M62 motorway after a tanker broke down.
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Last year's winner of the International Business of the Year was Hague Print who were presented with their award by Frazer Oldfield from HSBC.

Wakefield Business Awards: Are you the best in business?

Nominations are pouring in from the best of the city’s business community.

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General view of High Street, Normanton.
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Picture: Andrew Bellis.

FEATURE: Helping the high street to survive?

Walk down most shopping streets nowadays and you are likely to see plenty of empty units and a lack of small, local independent businesses.

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Traffic queuing on the M62 eastbound carriageway.

M62 closed at Brighouse after woman falls from bridge

The eastbound carriageway of the M62 was closed for several hours today after a woman fell from a bridge.
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