Motorists face delays in Pontefract this afternoon (Monday) following an accident.
Pontefract’s Prince of Wales Hospice has taken its latest fundraising initiative to the streets of the Five Towns to raise much needed funds.
A range of classical pieces and film scores will be performed at Pontefract Castle next month.
Bands will take to the stage in memory of a Pontefract musician who died last month.
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
There’s a sweet treat in store for liquorice lovers when Wakefield Council’s annual festival returns to Pontefract.
A seven-week-old baby was subjected to “vigorous shaking” and “substantial force” in the days before she died, a court heard.
Pit bosses say they are nearing a deal to save Kellingley Colliery from closure.
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.
Pontefract Castle will come alive with drama and laughter next week when an all-male production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is performed on Thursday June 20.1 comment
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.
The sun shone down on the thousands of festival-goers that ventured to Pontefract Park last weekend for the Crooked Ways festival.
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.
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.
A Pontefract gym – saved from closure earlier this year – officially opened last week after a major revamp.
Will you be honouring our armed forces this month?1 comment
A three-month public consultation into the future of hospital services across the Wakefield district has come to an end.
A man trapped in his car was rescued by firefighters after an M62 smash.
Residents, trading standards officers, police and councilors in Pontefract have joined forces to help stop unwanted cold callers .
Three sisters from Castleford will take to the streets of Leeds next month to raise cash for a charity close to their hearts.
Delays are expected on the roads today (Saturday) as the Crooked Ways festival gets underway.
A Castleford couple are keeping the memory of their son alive with a special family event at Whitwood Golf Club on Saturday.
Dozens of scooters will take to the streets of Pontefract and South Elmsall this weekend to raise funds for charity.
Millions of pounds is to be pumped into building a new link road in Pontefract.1 comment
Internationally-acclaimed bands will make their way to Pontefract Park at the weekend to take part in the second annual Crooked Ways festival.
Talented young musicians bagged a spot on a festival stage following a battle of the bands competition.
Wakefield Council spent more than twice the national average to bring the Olympic torch to the district last summer.2 comments
A health union has heavily criticised a consultation on plans to change hospital services across the district.
In this week’s Express we report how the mother of Castleford woman Chelsea Hyndman has given evidence at the trial of the man accused of causing her daughter’s death in Crete three years ago.1 comment
A young musician who captivated crowds with his stage presence has died.
Pontefract solicitor Andrew Mawdsley is swapping his suit and briefcase for a bike and running shoes for Macmillan Cancer Suppport next month.
An amateur bodybuilder from Pontefract will flex his competitive muscles in a top national event at the weekend.
Hundreds of jobs are under threat at Kellingley Colliery as bosses fight to save the pit from closure.
An MP has asked for “dangerous” plans do downgrade and centralise parts of the district’s hospital services to be referred to the secretary of state.6 comments
Two school bands will take to the stage in front of thousands of music fans next weekend after winning a spot at Pontefract’s Crooked Ways festival.
Work to revamp Pontefract Park is underway after a group campaigned for improvements at the site.
A record number of cyclists took to the streets of Pontefract for the Prince of Wales Hospice’s cyclothon event last weekend.
MPs Yvette Cooper and Jon Trickett will hand over more than 500 responses to health bosses tomorrow on proposed changes to hospital services.
Big-hearted Ruby Hodlin will be taking her teddy bear to Pontefract Park next month after asking her mum if she could raise money for her friend who has cerebral palsy.
Motorists across the district face delays later this month when roadworks take place.
Fashion forward pupils from The King’s School in Pontefract have snapped up an award for their savvy style skills.
This week we lead on the hundreds of jobs at risk at Kellingley Colliery as bosses fight to save the pit from closure.
A lorry driver from Feathestone will take to the streets of Edinburgh on foot this weekend to raise money for charity.
Roadworks in Pontefract are causing delays for motorists and commuters this afternoon (Monday).
Motorists face delays this week due to overnight closures of the A1 near Pontefract.
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
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