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Wanted: Police hunting for Pontefract man after Knottingley burglary

Police are hunting this man from Pontefract after a burglary was carried out at commercial premises in Knottingley.

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Record-breaking 999 demand as West Yorkshire Police takes 2,307 calls in one day

Record-breaking 999 demand as West Yorkshire Police takes 2,307 calls in one day

West Yorkshire Police is urging members of the public to think before they call after facing unprecedented demand to the 999 emergency number.

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Buy a brick to show your support for Maggie’s Yorkshire cancer centre

Yorkshire’s first cancer centre for patients from across the region is expected to open next year after almost a decade in the pipeline.

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Police have closed part of Ings Road in Wakefield while they respond to an incident. Picture: Google

Wakefield road reopens: Police respond to incident on Ings Road

A major road in Wakefield city centre has reopened following a police incident earlier this morning.
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World Cup 2018: Former England stars join counter terrorism police to give football fans security advice

Former England stars Alan Shearer, David Seaman and Paul Parker have teamed up with Counter Terrorism Policing to offer football fans security advice ahead of the World Cup.

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Traffic halted on M62 near Leeds as children spotted running across motorway

Traffic halted on M62 near Leeds as children spotted running across motorway

Traffic was halted on the M62 near Leeds last night after children were spotted running in front of vehicles on the motorway.

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Police are investigating a racially aggravated assault which happened in a snicket beside the De Lacey Primary School playing fields in Pontefract. Picture: Google

Man headbutted and kicked in ribs during racially aggravated assault in Pontefract

A man was grabbed around the neck from behind, pulled to the ground, headbutted and kicked in the ribs during a racially aggravated assault in Pontefract.
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Smoking in cars carrying children was outlawed in October 2015.

Yorkshire councils issued just one fine in first two years of ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Only one person in the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber was fined in the first two years after it became illegal to smoke in cars carrying a child, a new analysis has found.

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The fatal collision happened in Wakefield Road, Kinsley, last night. Picture: Google

Man, 20, killed in fatal motorbike crash near Hemsworth last night

A 20-year-old man was killed near Hemsworth last night when the motorbike he was riding left the road and crashed into fencing.

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Want to be a PCSO with West Yorkshire Police? Here's how you can apply

Want to be a PCSO with West Yorkshire Police? Here's how you can apply

West Yorkshire Police is looking for its next intake of Police Community Support Officers to help strengthen its frontline teams across the county.

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The fire was spotted from the M62 flyover in Womersley Road, Knottingley. Picture: Google

Firefighters found 25 tyres burning after flames spotted from M62 flyover near Knottingley

Firefighters found a pile of around 25 tyres burning in the open in Knottingley last night after flames were spotted from an M62 flyover.

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The collision happened on the A655 Normanton Bypass. Picture: Google

Two people trapped in wreckage after cars collide on Normanton bypass

Two people were trapped in the wreckage after three cars were involved in a crash in Normanton.

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Around 100m of the boardwalk at Newmillerdam Country Park has been destroyed by arsonists.

Arsonists destroy part of Newmillerdam Country Park boardwalk in worst attack yet

Arsonists have destroyed part of the award-winning nature trail at one of Wakefield’s most popular beauty spots for the third time.

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Family of murdered Wakefield schoolgirl Elsie Frost fighting on after death of prime suspect Peter Pickering

The family of a Wakefield schoolgirl murdered in the 1960s say they will continue their fight to ‘get the truth out there’ despite the recent death of the prime suspect.

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The With Banners Held High March makes its way through Wakefield. Pictures: Simon Hulme

Marching with pride as With Banners Held High returns to Wakefield during TUC festival

Historic miners’ banners were carried with pride through the centre of Wakefield for the first time in more than three decades this morning as trade unionists came together to reflect on past battles and the challenges ahead.

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Charles Bronson is due to stand trial after an alleged assault at HMP Wakefield.

Charles Bronson to stand trial in Leeds over alleged attack at Wakefield's 'Monster Mansion' prison

Charles Bronson, the man known as Britain’s most notorious prisoner, is to stand trial in Leeds over an attack allegedly carried out while he was being held at HMP Wakefield.

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Pontefract man jailed for nine years after admitting historic child sex offences

Pontefract man jailed for nine years after admitting historic child sex offences

A Pontefract man has been jailed for nine years after admitting a string of sexual assaults on a child.

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West Yorkshire Police's campaign reminds people viewing indecent child images online about what they stand to lose.

Police campaign urges people viewing indecent child images to seek help - or risk losing it all

Company directors and solicitors were among the seemingly respectable people arrested in West Yorkshire last year after downloading or sharing indecent images of children.

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Emergency services were called to a hotel in Wakefield in the early hours.

Police make arrest after sudden death of man in Wakefield hotel

Police are investigating the sudden death of a man who fell unconscious in a hotel in Wakefield during the early hours.

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Street marshalls are joining police and others working to keep revellers safe in Wakefield city centre.

Street marshals bolster police teams keeping revellers safe in Wakefield city centre

Civilian teams are joining police on the streets of Wakefield to help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour linked to the city's night-time economy,

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