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Academy trust disputes 'Inadequate' rating after Ofsted criticises Pontefract school leaders

An academy trust has not taken effective action to address failings at a secondary school, the education watchdog has found.

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People around the world are marking Earth Hour this evening. People in Britain are expected to join in at 8.30pm... and then they will switch their clocks forward tonight as British Summer Time begins.

Get ready to turn your clocks forward... but before that expect things to get much darker

THE nation will set their clocks forward by one hour this evening as we herald the start of British Summer Time... but tonight also sees the 10th year of Earth Hour.

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Some 260 victims of modern slavery and human trafficking have been linked to Leeds in the last two years.

Will Brexit hinder Yorkshire’s efforts to tackle human trafficking?

Convicted human traffickers from Eastern Europe will be subject to severe restrictions on their activities when they return home from Yorkshire to stop them arranging the trade in human misery in the region.

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Children raise £9,000 for Comic Relief with world record attempts and week of Red Nose Day fun

Children raise £9,000 for Comic Relief with world record attempts and week of Red Nose Day fun

School pupils have attempted to break two quirky world records as part of a week of Red Nose Day activities.

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TALK: Dr Geoff Slater, left, and fellow Southgate Surgery partner Stephen Wroe discussing work in 1991.

Colleague pays tribute to ‘wise’ Dr Geoff Slater

A popular doctor who treated thousands of patients in Wakefield has died aged 71.

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The Comets group who run various activities including the weekly buggy walk.

Comets’ ladies are ‘fusing fun with fitness’

Mums have been helped to get active through a ladies only fitness group.

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Peter Hemsworth and Theresa Normington.

Heart attack victim thanks hero NHS worker who saved his life

A man who collapsed with a heart attack while cycling has thanked the hero NHS worker who saved his life.

Health
Ms Roney helped bring The Hepworth to fruition.

Chief executive reflects ahead of ‘the top job’

Wakefield Council’s chief executive Joanne Roney completed the last of her work in the district this week.

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Keith (right) and Ashley Boots.

‘Disgrace to the police’: Drug dealing West Yorkshire inspector jailed for 26 years

A “dishonest and manipulative” West Yorkshire police inspector who was found with £700,000 of drugs at his home has been jailed for 26 years.

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Linda Box

Jail for crooked lawyer who forced 200-year-old solicitors out of business in £4m fraud

A crooked lawyer forced a 200-year-old firm of Yorkshire solicitors into extinction by plundering its accounts of almost FOUR MILLION pounds to fund her addiction to high living.

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Harold & Margaret Walker.

60 year milestone for happy couple

Diamond couple Margaret and Harold Walker are celebrating sixty years of marriage.

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We are set for a sunny weekend across Yorkshire.

Yorkshire weather: Temperatures rival Tenerife as spring returns with glorious sunshine

Temperatures are set to rival those of Tenerife this weekend as the cold snap gives way to warmer, sunnier weather across Yorkshire this weekend.
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White Rose Centre celebrates 20 Years with birthday bonanza

White Rose Centre celebrates 20 Years with birthday bonanza

White Rose Shopping Centre is celebrating its 20th birthday with a bang this weekend, with a weekend of special entertainment, offers, bloggers’ fashion inspiration, and surprise treats for shoppers.

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Amelia Malone has contacted book publishers and started a fundraising campaign for new books at Stanley St Peter's School.

Bookworm Amelia is on a mission for new school books

An eight-year-old girl with a love for reading is on a mission to get new books for her primary school.

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Wards struggling to provide adequate care due to staff shortages

Wards struggling to provide adequate care due to staff shortages

Nurses on short staffed hospital wards have been struggling to provide adequate patient care, figures suggest.

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Thornes Park bonfire.

Help us to bring back much-loved community bonfire

A campaign to bring back the Thornes Park bonfire and fireworks display has gained support from the community.

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VIDEO: Prince Charles rewarded for 30 years support for Pontefract hospice

At a recent visit to the Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract, Prince Charles was presented with a gold badge for his support for over 30 years.

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Pinderfields Hospital

Scientists on strike over ‘unsafe’ shifts at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Scientists are on strike in a dispute with hospital bosses over patient safety.

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Michael Carter says the clubs franchise wont be sold.

Club won’t sell franchise, says boss of Trinity

Wakefield Trinity chairman, Michael Carter, says he is is not about to sell the club’s Super League franchise and effectively relegate them to the Championship.

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