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Car fire closes part of M1 motorway near Wakefield

Two lanes are closed on the M1 northbound due to a car fire.

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MP 'worried' WCAT schools 'may not have cash returned'

MP 'worried' WCAT schools 'may not have cash returned'

An MP has voiced concern that schools may not get back cash reportedly handed over to a failed academy chain prior to its collapse.

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Police warning after bogus traders target vulnerable people in Wakefield district

Police warning after bogus traders target vulnerable people in Wakefield district

Bogus tradesmen are preying on vulnerable people in the Wakefield district, police have warned.
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JT, the mascot for Castleford Tigers, who Kev supported.

Castleford Tigers pay tribute to fan and 'legend' DJ 'Little Kev'

Tributes have been paid to to a 'legend' DJ who was much-loved across the Five Towns.
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Services to take a hit as Wakefield Council slashes £28m from budget

Council tax could rise by five per cent but local services will take another hit as Wakefield Council looks to slash £28m from its budget.

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Richmond Avenue, Ferrybridge. Picture courtesy of Google.

Residents evacuated after collision causes gas leak

A car crashed into a property causing people to be evacuated from their homes due to a gas leak.
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Man dies after collision in Wakefield

Man dies after collision in Wakefield

A 64-year-old man has died after a collision on a rural road in Wakefield this morning.

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Man taken to hospital after crash

Man taken to hospital after crash

A road was closed following a collision in Wakefield this morning.
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The number of pupils permanently excluded from Wakefield schools rose last year (generic school corridor image).

REVEALED: The number of pupils from your area of Wakefield permanently excluded from school last year

A total of 80 pupils were expelled from schools in the Wakefield district last year.

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WEATHER: Police deal with FIFTEEN crashes in Wakefield district

WEATHER: Police deal with FIFTEEN crashes in Wakefield district

Wakefield police have said they are dealing with 15 traffic collisions in the district this morning, as motorists struggle in the icy conditions.

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Evan Hawksworth

Inquest: Father pays tribute to 'hero' son Evan Hawksworth who died after rugby match tackle

The father of a teenager who died after suffering a serious head injury during a rugby match has described his son as an "inspiration to everyone".
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Man jailed after being caught with can of booze

Man jailed after being caught with can of booze

A man who was banned from drinking in Wakefield city centre has been jailed after being caught with a can of alcohol.
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The retirement community could be built off Wentworth Terrace in Fitzwilliam. Picture courtesy of Google.

Mobile home retirement community could be built on former Hemsworth Colliery

Part of the former Hemsworth Colliery site could be turned into a retirement community for the over fifties.

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Novelli at last year's festival.

Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli to appear at Wakefield Rhubarb Festival

Top celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli will cook up rhubarb-inspired dishes in Wakefield next month.
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Councillor reveals BAFTA award-winning cameraman is involved in Featherstone war horse project

Councillor reveals BAFTA award-winning cameraman is involved in Featherstone war horse project

His career has seen him work on wildlife productions including Planet Earth and Blue Planet.

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A view of Ferrybridge

New gas power station planned for Ferrybridge

A new gas fired power station could be built at Ferrybridge.

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Turning Point support in the Wakefield district.

Support centre for drug and alcohol use to close down

A drug and alcohol support centre, which helps around 200 people, will shut down.

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Warning over bogus gardeners in Wakefield district

Warning over bogus gardeners in Wakefield district

Wakefield police have issued a warning about bogus gardeners who are preying on vulnerable people in the district.

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Some of the coins. Pictures supplied by Wakefield Coroner's Court.

Roman coin treasure hoard found in Wakefield garden

A treasure trove of Roman coins was unearthed in the garden of a Wakefield house.

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Wakefield one of fastest growing economies in country, study finds

Wakefield one of fastest growing economies in country, study finds

Wakefield has one of the fastest growing economies in the country, according to a new report.
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