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Deadline looms for Wakefield Business Awards nominations

Wakefield has one of the fastest growing economies in the country and is becoming one of the best places to do business.

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Train passenger's jaw broken in attack on Leeds to Sheffield train

A TRAIN passenger suffered serious facial injuries including a broken jaw when he was attacked by three men on a Leeds to Sheffield train.
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Mobile speed cameras.

SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations

Speed cameras will be at the following locations across the Wakefield district this week:

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

More than a million visits to Leeds and Wakefield galleries in a year

More than a million people visited the four art galleries which form the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle (YST) according to latest statistics, making it one of its busiest years ever.

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Leeds City Station.

Click and go! Bus and train users in Leeds embrace digital revolution

Transport bosses have released new figures that underline the scale of the digital revolution taking place on buses and trains in Leeds and the rest of West Yorkshire.

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Overnight closures to continue this week on M621 and M62

DRIVERS will have to take diversions as overnight closures continue this week for ongoing roadworks on the M62 and M621 motorways.

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TRAVEL FEARS: Bob and Shirley Stocker are concerned by the closure of their local GP surgery.

‘Closure of doctor’s surgery will leave us stranded’

Elderly and vulnerable patients will be left isolated after the closure of doctor’s surgery in Wrenthorpe, said a couple who depend on the service.

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There are plenty of unique and unusual places to stay around Yorkshire

9 of the most unique and unusual places to stay in Yorkshire

From cosy cabins to sprawling castle estates, these unique locations around Yorkshire promise an unforgettable stay that is anything but ordinary.

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There are some great job opportunities currently on offer around Yorkshire for animal lovers

7 dream jobs currently on offer in Yorkshire for animal lovers

Are you a big animal lover?

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Jet2 announce new destination, plane and flights from Leeds Bradford Airport

Budget airline Jet2 is expanding its operations at Leeds Bradford Airport by announcing a new destination and thousands of extra seats.
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Pylons

Electricity cut off until late tonight in Pontefract

Power will be down in the Pontefract area until around 10pm while 'urgent work' takes place.

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Pothole

Full list of pothole damaged streets fixed in Wakefield district

Workers at Wakefield Council are trying to keep up with the district’s pothole problem as recent wintry spells have devastated roads and caused havoc for motorists.

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There are a wealth of hands-on jobs on offer around Yorkshire to get stuck into

9 ideal jobs in Yorkshire if you like working with your hands

Not everyone is cut out for office life.

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Under 19s will be able to travel on all buses across the county using a new, money-saving ticket with a special introductory price of just �2.60.

Travel made even easier for young people by Bus18 initiative

All-day, £2.60 West Yorkshire bus ticket for under 19s on the way this summer and county’s under 16s will no longer need photocards from September.

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Do you think people should be fined for parking on the pavement?

Drivers could face £70 fine for parking on pavements

It has been reported today that the Department for Transport are considering new laws to prevent cars parking on pavements.

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Traffic queuing on the westbound carriageway of the M62. Picture: Crown 2018

Police warn M62 closure will be in place for several hours after serious collision near Ripponden

Motorists are being warned that a closure will be kept in place on the M62 for several hours today after a serious collision on the motorway near Ripponden.

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5 of the best gin distilleries in Yorkshire

There's no denying that gin has made its claim as the nation's new favourite tipple, giving prosecco and craft beer a good run for their money as top orders at the bar.
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Easter travel: The roads you need to avoid as Yorkshire prepares for wintry Bank Holiday weekend

The great Easter getaway is expected to start this evening amid warnings that this could be one of the busiest bank holidays ever experienced on the roads.
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Northern Rail services will be affected by strike action today.

Northern Rail strike: Further disruption to Yorkshire train services as RMT union holds second walkout in a week

Northern Rail workers are staging a further 24-hour walkout today in a long-running dispute over the future role of train guards.

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Pothole

‘Cash we are given is only a fraction of what we need to fix potholes’

Roads in Wakefield are set to receive half a million in government funding to help tackle the blight of potholes – but the cash amounts to only around one per cent of what would be needed to sort the problem.

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