A man exposed himself to a teenage girl walking alone through woodland.
Friday is the longest day of the year.
Plans have been unveiled to create a community garden at Carleton Grange Community Centre in Pontefract.
Scrabble fans have staged a protest in Pontefract town centre against changes to its online version which they say has ruined the game.5 comments
A bitter eight-month pay dispute between managers at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and unions has been settled.
The man set to leave as boss of Royal Bank of Scotland with at least a £1.6m payoff will speak at a business meeting in Wakefield next month.3 comments
Motorists face delays on the A1 near Pontefract this morning (Thursday).
A strike of 2,500 NHS workers at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust has been averted.
This week we lead on the father of a young mum accused of causing or allowing the death of her baby who told a jury his daughter’s partner was ‘violent’.
Controversial plans to close Leeds children’s heart surgery unit have been suspended.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt was due to announce his decision on the future of children’s heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary yesterday.
A Knottingley school is celebrating after achieving an outstanding rating from Ofsted for the second inspection running.
Police have this week launched a major campaign called Know the Signs to raise awareness of child sex exploitation.
Tributes to former Wakefield Trinity, Castleford, Normanton and Leeds rugby league player John Burke
A former Wakefield Trinity player who had a reputation as one of the “baddest men in rugby league” has died.
A dad who sent another man to take his DNA test so he could dodge paying child maintenance has been branded ‘despicable’ and ‘cowardly’.
Firefighters staged a teddy bear rescue as part of a day of safety activities at St Thomas’ CE Junior School in Featherstone.
Six men have been jailed for their parts in a failed plot to bomb an English Defence League (EDL) demonstration in Dewsbury town centre.5 comments
A Castleford father and son who are trekking across the Sahara desert have received a fundraising boost from Larks Hill J&I School.
A baby boom, new homes and an increase in the number of migrants coming into the area has left some schools bursting at the seams.
A broken down ice cream van is causing delays on the M62 this morning (Saturday).3 comments
Would-be bombers who targeted a far-right demonstration in Dewsbury will be sentenced on Monday.
West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has begun a tour of the county in a bid to clamp down on crime.
Residents in Knottingley are giving doorstep salesman the cold shoulder with the launch of an estate-wide crackdown against rogue traders.
Air cadets from across the region marched to success when they took part in a regional competition.
A brave motorist who pulled crash victims from burning vehicles and cops who stopped a knife-weilding man threatening children have been honoured by police.
Ambulance workers will be on strike from noon today in a row over patient safety and trade union rights.
Would-be bombers who planned a terror attack targeting a far-right demo in Dewsbury would have sparked “a spiral of violence and terror,” a court heard today (Thursday).
Dedicated fundraiser Sue Marley is taking to the sky in a bid to raise yet more cash for charity in memory of her daughter.
The family of Chelsea Hyndman have talked exclusively to the Express about their reaction to the conviction of her boyfriend Luke Walker for causing her death.
A keen cyclist has slammed a supermarket for removing its bicycle racks from the front of the store.
The A1(M) has fully re-opened following an accident earlier today (Wednesday).
Sunny weather helped Methley Scarecrow Festival go with a swing, as hundreds flocked to the village at the weekend.
This week we lead on a multi-million pound link road which will pave the way for thousands of new homes and hundreds of job, according to council bosses.
Motorists face delays this afternoon (Wednesday) after a serious accident has closed the A1(M).
A hair salon in Castleford claims new parking restrictions which came into force this week will damage its business.
A Pontefract gym – saved from closure earlier this year – officially opened last week after a major revamp.
Hospital bosses have explained a planned restructure of neonatal services which could leave nurses facing redundancy.7 comments
THE shortlists for this year’s Wakefield District Business Awards have been decided.
Around £100 of plants have been stolen from a new sensory garden created by volunteers at Valley Gardens – just a week after they were planted.
Will you be honouring our armed forces this month?1 comment
Community champion John Morton will receive a special award for his years of service to the Old Quarry Adventure Playground in Knottingley this month.
Nurses could be facing redundancy in a restructure of neonatal units at Pinderfields and Dewsbury hospitals.3 comments
A three-month public consultation into the future of hospital services across the Wakefield district has come to an end.
A 27-year-old man is in hospital with serious head injuries after a three car smash in Ledston.
Music newcomers Euphoria Audio are flying high after playing to thousands of people in Singapore by supporting rock giants Aerosmith.
Cult comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors comes to Castleford this month as Encore Theatre Company stages it next week at Phoenix Theatre in Airedale.
A programme which helps patients with an ongoing illness or condition has been relaunched across the Wakefield district.
Thousands of tenants are falling behind with their rent after housing benefit was cut for people who have spare rooms.
A man trapped in his car was rescued by firefighters after an M62 smash.
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
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