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Wakefield Council Chief Executive set for new role in Manchester

The Chief Executive of Wakefield Council is expected to leave her position to take on the same role in Manchester.

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Karting teens beat police in track racing

Karting teens beat police in track racing

Teens came out on top when they went wheel to wheel with police leaders in a go karting championship.

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The broken footbridge in Ackworth.

Long wait for a new footbridge

a footbridge which people rely on to cross the river in Ackworth is in a state of disrepair and will take months to replace.

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Christmas gifts for children by scooter convoy

Christmas gifts for children by scooter convoy

a convoy of scooter riders in fancy dress will join Father Christmas on his journey to give presents to poorly children in hospital on Saturday.

Health
Car theft plot teenagers jailed

Car theft plot teenagers jailed

A teenager who stole cars after sneaking into workplaces in Leeds and Wakefield and taking employees’ keys has been jailed.

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Zara Lundy.

Family’s bone marrow list plea to help eight-year-old daughter

The family of a little girl battling cancer is urging people to sign up to the bone marrow register, after being told she needs a transplant.

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Shop local cash will bring an ice rink for Christmas

Shop local cash will bring an ice rink for Christmas

A scheme encouraging people to shop local has raised more than £3,000 for the Ossett community. And the money will be used to fund a Christmas ice rink weekend.

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Tasty treats: Expert grower Janet Oldroyd-Hulme examines the famous rhubarb.

Rhubarb festival added to prestigious online food map

A travel website that highlights Britain’s best food events has included our very own Rhubarb Festival.

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Extra police patrols will be on the streets this December.

Extra police to patrol Wakefield’s streets this Christmas

More officers are to be deployed onto the streets of Wakefield District this December as part of an ongoing operation to make city and town centres safer.

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The Establishment. New bar and pizza eatery opens on Westgate.
Pictured L to R) Heather Lavery - Supplier, Dan Thompson - General Manager, Cllr. Harry Ellis - Mayor of Wakefield, Mrs. Janet Ellis - Mayoress, Rob Green - Operations Director.

Jobs buzz at bar joining the establishment

A new city centre bar will create more than 70 jobs, according to its operations director Rob Green.

Business

Video: Full route for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

Two Unesco World Heritage sites, four corners of the county and a famous bridge damaged in the floods of last Christmas will all play a role in the third annual Tour de Yorkshire cycle race next April.

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Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

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Police appeal for help to trace missing man

Police appeal for help to trace missing man

Police are appealing for information to help trace a man who has gone missing in Knottingley.

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Is this West Yorkshire’s most decorated pub?

Is this West Yorkshire’s most decorated pub?

When you walk in to The Black Rock pub, a Christmas wonderland greets you.

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CCTV images of men who violently assaulted friends at Wakefield railway station

CCTV images of men who violently assaulted friends at Wakefield railway station

CCTV images of two men who violently assaulted a group of friends at a railway station in Wakefield have been released.
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Andrew Sachs

Classic video: John Cleese leads tributes to Andrew Sachs, Fawlty Towers’ Manuel

John Cleese has led tributes to Andrew Sachs, the actor best known for starring as Spanish waiter Manuel in Fawlty Towers.

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Biggest train fare rise in three years coming next month

Biggest train fare rise in three years coming next month

Train fares will go up by an average of 2.3% next month, the rail industry has announced. It is the largest rise in three years and will take effect from January 2.

Transport
HEARTBROKEN: Shabnam Nazir, 34, with her poorly daughter Amelia Qadeer.

‘They took away my only chance to help my girl’

A mum has spoken of her heartbreak after burglars stole money she had raised to pay for medical treatment for her poorly six-year-old daughter.

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Oh yes it is...time for Robin Hood pantomime

Oh yes it is...time for Robin Hood pantomime

Flashing blades, flying arrows, ghosts and talking donkeys will be wrapped up into a family pantomime performed by Normanton 5 Towns Musical Theatre Society.

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FIGHTING: Campaigners fighting to save Knottingley Sports Centre from closure.

‘Change in pool times could be end of our club’

Volunteers at a swimming club say it could be forced to fold if planned cuts to its pool time and space go ahead.

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