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This week’s planned roadworks for Yorkshire

The following roadworks are scheduled to take place in Yorkshire over the next week:-

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An artists impression of part of the City Fields development.

Next phase of City Fields masterplan for new homes and school gets go-ahead

Councillors have given the go-ahead to plans for the next stage of the City Fields development, which could create jobs and attract investment into the district.

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The 18 candidates for 2016s Apprentice.

The Apprentice 2016: the 18 candidates desperate to impress Lord Alan Sugar

This year’s contestants for BBC’s The Apprentice are a modest bunch.

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American street artist Peregrine Church

VIDEO: It will be raining words at Sheffield's Off The Shelf - tell us your favourite Yorkshire sayings

Aye up. 'Av a gander at this. Tha'll niver believe thi eyes with all this Tyke talk when it's silin' it darn in tarn!

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Drivers warned to avoid M62 after crash

Motorists are being advised to avoid the M62 after a three-car crash between Brighouse and Chain Bar.

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Businesses warned to expect cyber attacks as risk increases

Businesses warned to expect cyber attacks as risk increases

Businesses need to do more to protect themselves from cyber attacks with many firms unaware of the illegal access that hackers are obtaining to their servers, it has been claimed.

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Go-ahead given for consultation on £15m leisure complex

Go-ahead given for consultation on £15m leisure complex

Senior councillors have given the go-ahead for consultation to begin on a controversial plan to build a new leisure centre in Pontefract Park.

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Motorists told to expect disruption as work on £33m road continues

Motorists told to expect disruption as work on £33m road continues

Work is continuing on the Wakefield Eastern Relief Road, which is set to provide an essential road link between the A642 and A638.

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The jobs fair will be held inside Xscape, Castleford.

Hundreds of jobs on offer at jobs fair

The latest Flair4Retail Jobs Fair is coming to Castleford, following the huge success of the first two events in Wakefield.

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Shoppers reveal unusual alternatives to 5p plastic bags

Shoppers reveal unusual alternatives to 5p plastic bags

Dog poo bags, a cycle helmet and a flower pot - these are just some of the solutions shoppers have come up with to avoid paying 5p for a plastic bag.

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'The Smiler' at Alton Towers.

Alton Towers fined £5m over rollercoaster crash

Alton Towers operator Merlin Attractions has been fined £5 million after admitting health and safety breaches over the Smiler rollercoaster crash.

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Motorway misery could leave economy stuck in the slow lane

Motorway misery could leave economy stuck in the slow lane

Fears have been voiced that the traffic-choked motorway system in and around Leeds could put the brakes on the local economy.

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Virgin East Coast crews to strike next Monday - but trains will run without them

Virgin East Coast crews to strike next Monday - but trains will run without them

On Monday, October 3 the union is planning a 24-hour strike on the line, which runs from London, through Wakefield and Leeds to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Your money back if your train’s late: Ministers tighten screw on rail firms

Your money back if your train’s late: Ministers tighten screw on rail firms

Train companies could be made to announce to delayed passengers that they are entitled to compensation, under plans being considered by the Government.

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No commuting on Fridays would lead to an immediate reduction in emissions. Alex Segre / shutterstock

Office staff reveal their least productive time of the week

Research has revealed the time of the week when British office workers are mostly likely to hit a slump.

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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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Concern for ‘danger’ emergency lay-bys on smart motorways

Concern for ‘danger’ emergency lay-bys on smart motorways

Drivers have described emergency lay-bys on smart motorways as “death zones” and “desperate unreachable havens”.

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Ross Barr with Prince Charles

Ross Barr meets royalty at manufacturing event

A start-up fashion entrepreneur met with HRH Prince Charles at an event championing British manufacturing.

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West Yorkshire motorway is nation’s slowest

West Yorkshire motorway is nation’s slowest

Leeds and West Yorkshire are home to two of the UK’s slowest motorways.

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Cleaners on strike as pay dispute continues

Cleaners on strike as pay dispute continues

Cleaners at Kinsley Academy have been on strike for a third week in a dispute over pay and conditions with the company that employs them.

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