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Tune in to see if Wakefield's Britain's Got Talent stars have made the next round

Two acts from our district will return to the nation's screens tomorrow night as they find if they have reached the next stage of Britain's Got Talent.
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Artist's impression of Castleford riverside development.

Riverside development will "transform" Castleford

The transformation of Castleford's old chemical works into a new housing and leisure complex "will bring a different dimension" to the town, it's been claimed.

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Kerry Draycott (wearing a green top) is pictured with her husband Ryan (wearing a red check shirt)'Christopher Barker (wearing white Tshirt) is pictured on the right with his family.

Heroes who saved heart attack Wakefield mum's life on M1 motorway are commended

A MEMBER of the public and police who helped save a Wakefield woman's life after she  suffered  a massive heart attack while driving on the M1 have been commended for their actions.
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Reece Miree died from brain cancer. His parents, Jonny and Carol are now raising money to buy game consoles for other children with similar illnesses.

‘Reece was a little soldier’

A Mum and dad who lost their son to brain cancer have set up a charity to buy new game consoles for other children going through similar illnesses.

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Thunderstorms: What causes this extreme weather phenomena and can they be predicted?

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are predicted around various parts of the UK over the upcoming bank holiday weekend, with thunderstorms, alongside lightning, being some of the most dramatic weather phenomena in the UK.
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Pub permitted to re-open and serve until 2am

Pub permitted to re-open and serve until 2am

A Castleford pub which has been empty for months will soon be serving beer again.

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15 Dec 2016...Sam Collins and Gerald Morton are re-opening The Star pub in Sandal as part of their micro-brewery business 'Morton Collins Brewing Company'...Picture Scott Merrylees

Pupils and waiting parents barred from pub car park over behaviour

A pub landlord has taken the unusual step of barring pupils and parents from its car park because of anti-social behaviour.

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Yoga will be on offer as part of the festival.

Free five-day festival of culture to launch

A new free cultural festival that will highlight Knottingley’s past, present and future is being held in the town next week.

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Coun Glenn Burton

Hundreds of empty homes across the district despite housing shortage

Hundreds of homes lie empty across the district despite a shortage of affordable housing.

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Police and councillors want to tackle the drink problem on the streets of Castleford.

Street drinking still a problem in town centre

Plans for a new off licence in Castleford town centre have been rejected after police said they are still dealing with street drinkers on a daily basis.

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Upton Fun Run

Long-standing fun run saved after fears it would be axed

A fun run that has become a staple annual event in the last 30 years has been saved after a team of volunteers stepped forward.

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Tom Dixon (Mr Liquorice) diamond wedding anniversary.

Sweet 60 for ‘Mr Liquorice’ and his wife

It will be sweet 60 for a Pontefract man this week who is known affectionately in the town as ‘Mr Liquorice’.

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Fare dodger spat at rail worker at West Yorkshire station: CCTV image of man police want to trace

A TRAIN passenger spat at a female member of staff when he was challenged about fare dodging at a West Yorkshire rail station.

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Pharmacy opening time

Bank holiday pharmacy opening times for Wakefield district

NHS Wakefield is urging people to make use of pharmacies, GPs and the NHS 111 service over the bank holiday weekend.
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Fly tipping. Picture by Wakefield Council.

Wakefield taxpayer foots £200,000 bill for nearly 4,000 reports of fly-tipping

Almost 4,000 reports of fly-tipping were made to Wakefield Council last year.

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The second bank holiday of May is almost upon us, but will the weather be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?

Bank Holiday weather: What to expect hour-by-hour in Yorkshire over the next three days

The second bank holiday of May is almost upon us, but will the weather be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?

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Rapist from Wakefield jailed for six years

A Wakefield man who raped and violently assaulted his partner during a campaign of controlling behaviour towards her has been locked up for six years.

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24 May 2018......   Windrush child Lorenzo Hoyte who came to Beeston in Leeds in the 1960s  was unable to attend his mother or his brothers funerals because he is not classed as a British citizen and canot get a passport to travel abroad. he was also unable to travel to the Moscow Olympics in 1980 or the Los Angeles games in 1984 to see his sister Josyln Hoyte-Smith compete in the women's 4x400m relay.'Mt Hoyte, 61, now of Wrenthoprpe, Wakefield, works as a welder At Hopkins Catering Equipment in Pudsey. 'Lorenzo with his brothers Barbados passport he came into the country with as a child. Picture Tony Johnson.

Leeds Windrush victim could not travel to see star athlete sister’s Olympic glory

WINDRUSH child Lorenzo Hoyte was brought up in Leeds with a sister who was a star athlete who went on to represent Great Britain at two Olympic Games – but he wasn’t allowed a passport to travel to see her compete

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Castleford riverside development proposals, an artist's impression of how it may look.

Go-ahead given for 1,400 homes, hotel and health centre on old chemical works site

Plans to transform Castleford’s old chemical works into a vast housing and leisure complex have been approved.

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Wakefield city centre

Free running youngsters spotted on city rooftops warned by police

The number of young people climbing on roofs in Wakefield city centre to free run is on the rise.
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