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West Yorkshire highest for horse cruelty complaints as sick animals 'dumped at roadside'

MORE COMPLAINTS are made about cruelty to horses in West Yorkshire than anywhere else in the country, new RSPCA figures show.
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Rubbish fly-tipped at the cemetery in Wakefield, off Sugar Lane. (photo by John Exton)

‘Disrespectful’...rubbish fly-tipped across graves in Wakefield Cemetery

Fly-tippers have been condemned after a truck full of rubbish was dumped across graves in Wakefield Cemetery.

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Explore art after hours with Museums at Night

Explore art after hours with Museums at Night

Visitors will have the chance to to embark on an after-hours adventure at Yorkshire Sculpture Park for one night only next month.

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VIDEO: Watch as majestic war horse is crane lifted into new home in Featherstone

At four-tonnes in weight, nearly 20ft tall and nine metres long, Featherstone's war horse is not easy to manoeuvre.

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Cyber crime officers to be recruited in West Yorkshire

Nearly 70 specialist officers are being recruited to help tackle rising levels of online criminal activity in West Yorkshire.

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Police want to identify this man after a biker was seen doing wheelies in front of other cars.

DNA spray to be used 24 hours a day in battle against illegal off-road bikers

DNA spray used to catch out rogue off-road bikers will be rolled out 24 hours a day across the district.

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Buying tickets for the FIFA 2018 World Cup finals in Russia? Don't fall foul of the scammers

Buying tickets for the FIFA 2018 World Cup finals in Russia? Don't fall foul of the scammers

Significant worldwide demand for tickets is expected ahead of this summer's FIFA 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

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South Elmsall railway station.

Railway stations lined up for £32m investment

Work has started on a £32m programme of improvements at railway stations across West Yorkshire.

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Wakefield Business Awards 2017

More time to get your entries in to the Wakefield Business Awards

The deadline to enter the Wakefield Business Awards is now May 4.
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Day-long powercut affected 140 homes in Wakefield

Day-long powercut affected 140 homes in Wakefield

Power has been restored after streets in Wakefield were left without electricity for almost 24 hours.

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The war horse being lowered into place.

20ft war horse sculpture rides 200 miles to Featherstone

A 20ft war horse sculpture has ridden into Featherstone - after a mammoth 200 mile journey.

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Take a thrilling journey with Thumbelina at Theatre Royal Wakefield

Take a thrilling journey with Thumbelina at Theatre Royal Wakefield

See the big, wide world through the eyes of a little girl no bigger than your thumb!

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Challenge: Ruth Beaman will take part in the London Moonwalk.

Ruth’s walking in the moonlight

A teacher battling leukaemia has pledged to ‘give something back’ by raising vital funds for a cancer charity.

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It's hoped the homeless of Wakefield will be helped further.

Call for “out of hours” provision to help the homeless

A councillor is calling for more help to be given to Wakefield’s homeless people during evenings and weekends.

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Drivers warned to expect rush hour delays due to smart motorway fault on West Yorkshire motorway

Motorists have been warned to expect rush hour delays due to a 'signal fault' on a West Yorkshire motorway.

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The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, attributed to John Taylor. Picture National Portrait Gallery

Did you know that these 36 everyday phrases were created by Shakespeare?

April 23 marks the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (and potentially his birth, although the exact date of this remains unknown). With this comes the remembrance and celebration of his life and the distinguished works for which he is known by to this very day.
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Pontefract Road in Featherstone is closed after a serious crash

Woman airlifted to hospital after crash between bus and car

A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a crash between a bus and a car in Featherstone.

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Caught on camera... can you help the police

These CCTV images have been released by police.

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Treat yourself to a juicy burger at one of these popular Yorkshire locations

10 of the best burger joints in Yorkshire

What better way to indulge than with a juicy burger?

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Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

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