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Wakefield grandmother's last minute dream meeting with Sir Cliff Richard ahead of Leeds concert

Grandmother-of-seven Christine Sutcliffe won’t be the only life-long fan of Sir Cliff Richard at his Harewood House concert tonight.
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The Hillsborough disaster

South Yorkshire Police chief describes Hillsborough disaster as 'appalling tragedy'

South Yorkshire Police's Chief Constable has described the Hillsborough disaster as an 'appalling tragedy'.
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Fans trying to avoid the crush at Hillsborough in 1989

BREAKING: Six individuals to face charges over Hillsborough disaster

Criminal charges are to be brought over the deaths of 96 football fans at a game in Sheffield 28 years ago, it was announced this morning.
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VIDEO: Sir Vince Cable urges firms to back £1m Weston Park Cancer Charity 2020 For Business Appeal

Sir Vince Cable took time out of his campaign to become the next Liberal Democrat leader to urge business leaders to back a £1 million appeal boosting world leading cancer services in Sheffield.
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Hillsborough football stadium.

BREAKING: No organisations to face prosecution over Hillsborough disaster

Prosecutors announced today that no organisations are to face prosecution over the Hillsborough disaster.

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The M1 is currently blocked between junctions 36 and 37. Google Street View

BREAKING: M1 closed in both directions in South Yorkshire due to police incident

A stretch of the M1 in South Yorkshire is currently closed in both directions due to a police incident.

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Commuters endured a nightmare journey on the M62 this morning.

Rush hour chaos: 'M62 closed. Stationary traffic. Tell my wife and son I love them'

Motorists have taken to social media this morning to bemoan being stuck in the M62 traffic chaos.
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UK’s largest pub company hit with £24k fine after family’s Baked Alaska horror

UK’s largest pub company hit with £24k fine after family’s Baked Alaska horror

A Baked Alaska dessert wrongly sold as ‘egg-free’ sent a boy with a severe egg allergy into anaphylactic shock, a court has heard.

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The M62 is closed between junctions 24 and 25.

M62 reopens after crash and oil spill near Brighouse

The M62 has been fully reopened in West Yorkshire following a crash this morning that caused an oil spill - but motorists are still being warned of hour-long delays.

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Prince Harry to visit Leeds

Prince Harry to visit Leeds

Prince Harry is to make an official visit to Leeds next month.
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EVENT: The Dragon Boat Challenge is back at Pugneys on July 8.

‘Amazing’ demand for boat race

The Dragon Boat Challenge is on course to be a record breaker.

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M62 motorway re-opened after HGV and caravan crash but delays continue

M62 motorway re-opened after HGV and caravan crash but delays continue

All lanes of the M62 have been re-opened following a crash between a lorry and a caravan but motorists are being warned they still face delays.

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Rain clouds have been sweeping across Yorkshire (Image: Met Office)

Yorkshire weather: Heavy rain and strong winds to last

What a difference a week makes.

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Michael Carter and Chris Brereton

Trinity bosses offer to step down from trust to ensure £10m stadium is built

Wakefield Trinity bosses Michael Carter and Chris Brereton have offered to step down from the community trust, if it means the planned £10m stadium will be built.

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ABOVE: Normanton All Saints CE Infant School at the Childrens University graduation at Theatre Royal Wakefield. Picture: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions.

Meet the mini graduates from the Wakefield district

Primary school children from across the district dressed in caps and gowns at the largest Wakefield Children’s University graduation ceremony to date.

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Scene of Westgate End, Wakefield on Sunday night. Picture by Luke Battensby

Man re-arrested for offences under explosives act after 'unknown chemicals' found at property in Wakefield

A man arrested on suspicion of drug offences has now been re-arrested for offences under the explosives act, after "unknown chemicals" were discovered during a search of a property in Wakefield.
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Pupils clean up at civic contest

Pupils clean up at civic contest

Pontefract schoolchildren have cleaned up the prizes in a competition aimed at promoting civic pride.

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Sir Rodney Walker

Work on new £10m Wakefield stadium to get underway this year?

Wakefield will end its eight-year long battle for a new £10m community stadium with a leading figure saying he is hopeful that work will get underway this year.

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Army bomb disposal experts at Westgate End, Wakefield yesterday. Picture by Luke Battensby.

Eyewitness describes moment bomb disposal experts pulled up on his Wakefield street, after "unknown chemicals" were discovered at nearby flat

A man has told how he saw people being evacuated from their homes, police officers marching down the street and cordons being put up "left, right and centre'" as bomb disposal experts arrived in Wakefield city centre after "unknown chemicals" were discovered in a flat.
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