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Wakefield Business Awards: Celebrate the best in business and nominate now

It’s time to celebrate the brightest and best in business our city has to offer.

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Eight firms gain 
charter mark for healthy sites

Eight firms gain charter mark for healthy sites

Eight businesses have been awarded the Wakefield Wellbeing Charter Mark for their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their staff.

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How to recover after being made redundant

How to recover after being made redundant

There’s no dressing it up, redundancy is difficult to deal with. It’s a bitter blow to your self-esteem, your finances, and often your health.

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M1 accident

Delays on M1 after crash

Drivers have been warned of delays on the M1 near Leeds after a crash this afternoon.

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Tesco fined £129m but avoids prosecution over accounting scandal

Tesco fined £129m but avoids prosecution over accounting scandal

Tesco has been hit with a £129 million fine from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), but has escaped prosecution over its accounting scandal.

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Traffic queueing on the M62 between Tingley and Gildersome.

This week’s roadworks on Yorkshire’s motorways and A roads

Here are the planned roadworks in Yorkshire and the Humber from today (Monday) to Sunday.

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Millions of energy customers could roll back bills to 2008 prices

Millions of energy customers could roll back bills to 2008 prices

Millions of Big Six energy customers are still overpaying for their energy but could get their prices back to 2008 rates according to the latest research from consumer watchdog Which?.

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Refunds and free travel for disgruntled Leeds bus passengers

Refunds and free travel for disgruntled Leeds bus passengers

Dissatisfied bus passengers will be able to claim free travel vouchers and taxi journeys if they are unhappy with their local services after a huge shake-up of the Leeds network.

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SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations

SPEED CAMERAS: Latest hot spot locations

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

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Firms warned to be aware of pay gap pitfall

COMPANIES should be aware of a hidden pitfall in new legislation regarding equal pay that comes into force next month, an Upton law expert has warned.

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Wakefield firm ships products to Australian coal power station

The last coal mine in the UK might have closed down more than a year ago, but one Wakefield firm is still very much involved in the industry.

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Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.

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210317 Gary Verity  from Welcome to Yorkshire with Judith Blake Leader of Leeds City Council  and  two of the Kaiser Chiefs  Peanut (left) and Simon Rix  at the Y17  conference at York Theatre Royal  yesterday(tues)

Big plans for year ahead are revealed

Yorkshire tourism chiefs set out their vision for events throughout 2017 which they hope will mean the region’s multi-billion pound tourism industry enjoys its most successful year ever.

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Scientists build Wi-Fi 2,000 faster than UK average

Scientists build Wi-Fi 2,000 faster than UK average

Boffins have come up with the fastest ever Wi-Fi, that can download 60 films every second - by creating a signal that hitches a ride on rays of light.

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Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated – and firms are struggling to keep up

Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated – and firms are struggling to keep up

Companies are bombarded with phishing scams every day.

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Wakefield workers strike as 50 job cuts loom

Wakefield workers strike as 50 job cuts loom

Workers staged another 24-hour walkout at Fujitsu in Wakefield today where up to 50 jobs have been put at risk.

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Former West Yorkshire mine to host free experimental dance show

Former West Yorkshire mine to host free experimental dance show

An experimental dance company will perform a free subterranean show about a Chilean mining crisis at the former Caphouse Colliery in Wakefield on Friday.

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Northern rail strike: Commuters react

Northern rail strike: Commuters react

Rail commuters across Yorkshire faced disruption on Monday as Northern was forced to cancel over half of its trains due to a strike by the RMT union.

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How to get to and from work during Monday’s train strike in Yorkshire

How to get to and from work during Monday’s train strike in Yorkshire

COMPANIES across the north have been drawing up contingency plans to get their staff to and from work on Monday, as RMT union members on Northern Rail stage a 24-hour walkout.

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Matin Ashby - owner of Martin's House of Linen, is celebrating 50 years in business.
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Shopkeeper clocks up 50 years in the heart of the city

A shopkeeper has reached a major milestone this week - clocking up 50 years as a trader in the heart of the city centre.

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