Ram raiders with digger steal cash machine

Ram raiders used a digger to hack at the wall of a business before stealing a cash machine.

Airedale Methodist Church. Picture by Google.

Cat and kittens rescued from church

A family of cats has been rescued from a church in Castleford.


Motorcyclist badly hurt after crash with bus

A motorcyclist was seriously injured when the bike he was on was involved in a crash with a bus.

Church Road, Altofts. Picture courtesy of Google.

Road to close for four weeks for sewer work

A road will be shut for four weeks whilst work to the sewer network is carried out.

Woman attacked whilst walking in woodland in Wakefield

Woman attacked whilst walking in woodland in Wakefield

A woman was grabbed and assaulted as she walked in woodland near Lupset.

Bretton Hall

Next phase of £5m Bretton Hall redevelopment approved

The next stage of the multi-million pound Bretton Hall redevelopment has been given approval.

Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett

'People are terrified to leave their homes' - calls for action over anti-social behaviour

Calls are being made for urgent action to tackle anti-social behaviour blighting a community.
Pugneys Country Park

Plans revealed for air rifle shooting range next to Pugneys

A sports company has revealed plans to open an air rifle shooting range next to Pugneys Country Park.

Playing fields at Orchard Head. Picture courtesy of Google.

Travellers set up camp on playing fields

A group of travellers have set up camp on playing fields.

Gawthorpe Brass Band

Band launches fundraising appeal to get to national championships

A brass band has high hopes of raising £8,000 to compete in a national championship.


Man appears in court after robberies and assault

A man has been charged with carrying out two robberies and an assault in Wakefield city centre.

Dolly Parton

Fun day will mark one year of Dolly Parton reading scheme

It has been one year since a reading program developed by American country singer Dolly Parton was first introduced in the district.
Melissa Lowther. Picture by Alex Whitehead/

Wakefield Commonwealth Games athlete Melissa Lowther misses out on cycling event...because of admin mistake

A Wakefield athlete has been left gutted after being told she is unable to compete in a Commonwealth Games cycling event due to an administrative error.

Michael Hirst's Tour de Yorkshire land art design for Pontefract.

Fundraising campaign launched to support Pontefract Tour de Yorkshire land art

A campaign to raise £1,300 to create land art showcasing Pontefract during the Tour de Yorkshire has been launched.
Flooding in the area in 2015.

£85k flooding prevention scheme for Pontefract and Castleford

Parts of Pontefract and Castleford will benefit from an £85,000 scheme designed to prevent flooding.

Inspector Paul Sullivan

Children climbing on roofs, dangerous off-road bikers and arson attacks reported on Knottingley estate

Children have been recklessly driving off-road bikes and putting their lives at risk by jumping between rooftops in Knottingley.

Votes are counted at a previous election.

List of candidates standing in Wakefield Council election revealed

The list of candidates standing in this year's Wakefield Council election has been announced.

Elsie Frost.

Suspected Elsie Frost killer Peter Pickering died after heart attack, inquest hears

The man suspected of murdering Wakefield schoolgirl Elsie Frost died following a heart attack, an inquest has been told.

Firefighters rescue post van stuck in flood water

Firefighters rescue post van stuck in flood water

A post worker had to be rescued after getting stuck in flood water around Allerton Bywater.

David Allison sent in this photo of flooding around Fairburn.

Rescue team called in after cows become stuck in floodwater

Firefighters were drafted in to rescue a herd of cows which became stuck in floodwater near Castleford.

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