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#HumansofWakefield Police: Why Wakefield police officers have started sharing personal stories on Twitter

Frontline police officers in Wakefield are sharing personal stories from their lives as part of a social media project to show the human side of the force.
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Some of the officers featured in the #HumansofWakefieldPolice series to date.

#HumansofWakefieldPolice: Read the stories shared by frontline Wakefield police officers

A series of personal stories shared by frontline police officers in Wakefield have been winning praise for showing the human side of the force.
Crime
Traffic on the M62 on the approach to junction 30 near Wakefield. Picture: Crown 2017.

M62 'carriageway defect' near Wakefield causes lane closure

A lane of the M62 has been closed near Wakefield while repairs are made to the carriageway.
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Primary school league tables 2017: Yorkshire is worst performing region

Yorkshire is the worst performing region in the country for pupils failing to meet the expected standard by the end of primary school, according to new league tables.

Education
Man seen walking down motorway with a suitcase

Man seen walking down motorway with a suitcase

A man was spotted walking along the M62 motorway pulling a suitcase.

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Wakefield Christmas hamper appeal is a success

After weeks of hard work, we are delighted to announce that the Christmas Hamper Appeal 2017 has been a success once again.

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Coroners in Wakefield are appealing for information to trace a man's relatives.

Wakefield coroners seek information on family of Castleford man

Coroners in Wakefield are appealing for information to trace relatives of a Castleford man who died earlier this month.

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Joanna’s Apprentice dream crushed after “savage” interview round

Joanna Jarjue’s dreams of being named The Apprentice came to an end last night when she was finally given the boot from the BBC show by Lord Alan Sugar.

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Shocking reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Shocking reasons people give up their dogs to Dogs Trust revealed

Pet charity Dogs Trust have revealed the shocking real reasons people give up dogs as they prepare for the post-Christmas influx of unwanted dogs.

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Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

With the first snows of winter arriving in many parts of the country, the cold snap has meant there’s plenty of the white stuff on the streets, and on people's driveways.
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The announcement regarding the Peter Kay tour was made on Wednesday.

How to get a refund on your Peter Kay tickets

Funnyman Peter Kay has been forced to cancel his long-awaited upcoming UK tour - leaving fans heartbroken and wondering how to get refunds.

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Plan to get names of war dead listed on Ossett's memorial

Plan to get names of war dead listed on Ossett's memorial

It is a milestone that will be commemorated by thousands up and down the country - November 11, 2018.
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Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has written to Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry about Yorkshire devolution.

Exclusive: Archbishop’s intervention could finally end Yorkshire devolution stalemate

A possible solution to Yorkshire’s long-running devolution stalemate that could see a region-wide mayor elected by May 2020 has emerged after an intervention by the Archbishop of York, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

Politics
Fraud

Tips to avoid being scammed this Christmas

It’s an unfortunate fact that, for most of us, a Merry Christmas will involve a bit of expense.

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Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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Traffic and travel.

Lanes re-open after crash between M62 and M1

An accident where the M62 meets the M1 at Lofthouse has been cleared and all lanes are opened.

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New report praises West Yorkshire Police

A new watchdog report has praised West Yorkshire Police (WYP) for its ethics, accessible complaints system and the treatment of staff.
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Officers searching for former fairground worker from West Yorkshire

Officers are trying to trace a former fairground worker in West Yorkshire.

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Accident leads to motorway lane closure

Traffic on the M1 near Wakefield is slowing because of an earlier crash.

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Must have Christmas toy is unicorn poo

Must have Christmas toy is unicorn poo

A must-have toy this Christmas is flying off the shelves faster than they can make it, after thousands of children asked Santa - for UNICORN POO.
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