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‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.

Politics
May King Tsang a trainer at the Google Digital Garage in Sheffield

Google confirms it will extend ‘digital bus tour’ in Yorkshire

Search engine giant Google is extending its Digital Garage ‘bus tour’ in Yorkshire to offer people of all ages digital training and advice through free workshops and face-to-face coaching.

Business
Road closure in Shelf

Months of roadworks planned for M1 at Wakefield

A £4m package of work to improve an eight-mile stretch of the M1 between Wakefield and Barnsley is to begin this Monday.

News
Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Seven facts to know for International Men’s Day

Seven facts to know for International Men’s Day

Celebrated in over 60 countries worldwide, International Men's Day aims to draw attention to the issues affecting the health and well being of men and boys in the UK and beyond whilst raising a toast to positive role models and achievements.

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'Smacking makes children more badly behaved'

'Smacking makes children more badly behaved'

Smacking your child makes them behave more badly, a new study has warned.

News
Video: loft converted to football shrine voted Britain's best man cave

Video: loft converted to football shrine voted Britain's best man cave

A dad-of-two who spent six months and £2,000 building the ultimate tribute to his favourite football team has been crowned the winner of Britain's best MAN CAVE.

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Third Admiral nurse will bring more specialist care

Third Admiral nurse will bring more specialist care

A specialist dementia nurse has joined Wakefield Hospice to help improve the care of people at the end of their lives.

News
Coun Lynn Masterman and Paul Jowitt hands over a petition to Coun Matthew Morley about proposed new parking charges.

Hundreds sign petition to oppose new parking-charge proposals

Hundreds of residents in Ossett have signed a petition to prevent new parking charges coming into force.

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Bryan Baldwyn, who will be closing his 63-year-old business this weekend.

Photo firm closes after 63 years

A photography firm that was established in Normanton more than 63 years ago is set to close for the final time this weekend.

News
The society's president Kevin Trickett along with Nellie's nephew and niece George Spindler and Margaret Rose Truelove.

Blue plaque for war nurse Nellie unveiled

A blue plaque bearing the name of a Wakefield nurse killed while treating frontline soldiers during the First World War has been unveiled this week.

News
MPs to meet with education secretary Justine Greening over WCAT collapse

MPs to meet with education secretary Justine Greening over WCAT collapse

mps have secured a meeting with education secretary Justine Greening to discuss their concerns about the collapse of a chain of academy schools.

News
The Hope and Anchor pub in Pontefract is up sale and people have launched a petition to save it.

Threatened pub ‘under offer’

A historic Pontefract pub is listed on property websites as being under offer after going up at auction last month.

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Rosalie Ryrie Foundation awarded more than £250,000 from lottery

Rosalie Ryrie Foundation awarded more than £250,000 from lottery

A domestic abuse charity has been awarded more than £250,000 in lottery funding.

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Members of the Friends of Fryston Wood

Quad yobs trash soldier tribute for a second time

The heartbroken chairwoman of a woodland friends group has stepped down after quad bike yobs churned up trees in honour of fallen soldiers, just hours after they were planted on Armistice Day.

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Trinity Walk light switch on

Lights go on at Trinity Walk shopping centre

The first of Wakefield's Christmas lights have been turned on, marking the start of a three day festive celebration.

News
Three Lane Ends Academy mark Children in Need

Youngsters help fundraising for Children in Need

Photographed is Three Lane Ends Academy who have been celebrating Children in Need today.

News
Darren Powell and Toby Nye

Meet the Christmas angels chosen to switch on shopping centre’s festive lights...

Christmas angels will spread festive cheer after being chosen to turn on The Ridings’ lights.

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Adeem Younis picked up two entrepreneurial awards.

Double-award delight for Penny Appeal businessman

A pioneering businessman who launched a life-saving charity is celebrating after being named the entrepreneur of the year for the north.

News
A heavy goods vehicle stopped during Operation Tramline.

Lorries are 'potential killing machines' say West Yorkshire Police as results of operation revealed

Police in West Yorkshire recorded 60 offences during a joint operation to target the illegal use of mobile phones and other driving offences.

Crime
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