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KFC closes in Wakefield...because it has run out of chicken

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Tesco Hemsworth, picture courtesy of Google.

Teenagers arrested on suspicion of arson after Tesco supermarket fire

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Merger of two football clubs could 'transform' Wakefield district

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First look inside district’s new £5m leisure centre

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£750 million masterplan to transform Castleford

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Police find shops willing to sell knives illegally to children in West Yorkshire

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Residents agree action is needed at busy ‘racecourse roundabout’

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Blue plaque to be unveiled for Normanton-born MP Alice Bacon as part of International Women’s Day celebrations

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Alice Bacon

Their works live on - so must their names: Wakefield’s forgotten women

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Wakefield BID
Caroline Briggs, Elizabeth Murphy, Megan Davies

Ambassadors will help BID in its aim to make city more attractive

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Months of disruption ahead as next phase starts on M621 Leeds work

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The new bus will run to Xscape.

New bus service will link Wakefield to Xscape

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Updated: Delays clearing on M62 in West Yorkshire after multi-car crash

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Buses in Leeds City Centre.

Amendments to bus timetables in region across the weekend

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Updated: Traffic cleras on M62 motorway in West Yorkshire after vehicle breaks down

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Teenagers arrested on suspicion of arson after Tesco supermarket fire

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Some of the knives illegally sold to under 18s at shops tested in West Yorkshire.

Police find shops willing to sell knives illegally to children in West Yorkshire

Crime
Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 13/02/18 - Press - Kinsley Community Centre Lead Theft, Fitzwilliam, England - Peter Taberner with centre manager Jill Craig, Sandra Picken and Glyn Lloyd.

Upset after series of thefts from roof of village community centre

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Twitter user @Yorkshire_Grit shared this image of the scene yesterday.

UPDATE: Man arrested after stabbing at abattoir released as investigations continue

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School dropped into special measures following Ofsted visit

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Struggling primary school could merge with nearby secondary

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Ofsted steps in at struggling primary school

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School league tables revealed.

Education units for excluded pupils to expand

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Secondary school league tables have been released.

Secondary School league tables: How did Yorkshire do?

Education

Merger of two football clubs could 'transform' Wakefield district

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The M621 in Leeds.

Months of disruption ahead as next phase starts on M621 Leeds work

Business
The new bus will run to Xscape.

New bus service will link Wakefield to Xscape

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Updated: Delays clearing on M62 in West Yorkshire after multi-car crash

Transport

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

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MP Jeremy Hunt.

Council’s call to ‘Give our NHS more funding’

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Pugneys Park

Watersports under threat at Pugneys Park as Wakefield Council looks to save cash

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Now 18 of Yorkshire's 20 councils have agreed to back the 'One Yorkshire' devolution deal.

Yorkshire devolution: United front as Wakefield council leader Peter Box now backs region-wide deal

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Ossett dog kennel plan gets the go-ahead

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Wakefield recycling boss in court for operating without a licence

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Weather alert

Met office issue weather warning of snow and ice for Wakefield

Environment
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Yorkshire this weekend.

Weather warning: Snow and ice on the way as Met Office issues warning for Yorkshire this weekend

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Heavy rain is expected in parts of Yorkshire on Wednesday morning.

Flood warning: Things are going to get very wet in parts of Yorkshire tomorrow

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Council’s call to ‘Give our NHS more funding’

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Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Wakefield Council calls for Prime Minister to sack Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt during NHS debate

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Yvette Cooper MP

MP highlights issues facing hospital trust during parliamentary debate

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Health bosses hope to reassure people over shake-up of A&E services in Wakefield

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Fears over future of Yorkshire GP services after closures and mergers

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