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Enjoy the high life and live like a Rockstar at Lincolnshire's Tattershall Lakes

'It's all too beautiful', I joked as we approached our weekend getaway to murmurings about staying in a caravan; but seconds later my words became reality.
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David Flint campaigning to get trafic off Blacker Lane as it is a danerous road.'Pictureds with David Rawling from Flockton Bypass

Thousands sign petition to make Blacker Lane safe

Around 3,000 people have backed a push for safety measures on a notorious road which saw 24 accidents in the space of a year.

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D-Day Darlings on Britain's Got Talent.

Tune in to see if Wakefield's Britain's Got Talent stars have made the next round

Two acts from our district will return to the nation's screens tomorrow night as they find if they have reached the next stage of Britain's Got Talent.
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Artist's impression of Castleford riverside development.

Riverside development will "transform" Castleford

The transformation of Castleford's old chemical works into a new housing and leisure complex "will bring a different dimension" to the town, it's been claimed.

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New mayor to help our burns unit

Wakefield’s new mayor has pledged to raise money for the regional burns unit at Pinderfields Hospital during his year in office.

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Kerry Draycott (wearing a green top) is pictured with her husband Ryan (wearing a red check shirt)'Christopher Barker (wearing white Tshirt) is pictured on the right with his family.

Heroes who saved heart attack Wakefield mum's life on M1 motorway are commended

A MEMBER of the public and police who helped save a Wakefield woman's life after she  suffered  a massive heart attack while driving on the M1 have been commended for their actions.
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Reece Miree died from brain cancer. His parents, Jonny and Carol are now raising money to buy game consoles for other children with similar illnesses.

‘Reece was a little soldier’

A Mum and dad who lost their son to brain cancer have set up a charity to buy new game consoles for other children going through similar illnesses.

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Gemma Joy at Hogarths.

City Tastes and Tipples: Mixing art, gin and sport at Hogarths

Westgate bar Hogarths opened in summer 2015 riding on the wave of the gin revolution that swept the country.
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Thunderstorms: What causes this extreme weather phenomena and can they be predicted?

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are predicted around various parts of the UK over the upcoming bank holiday weekend, with thunderstorms, alongside lightning, being some of the most dramatic weather phenomena in the UK.
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The Rev Canon Simon Cowling at Wakefield Cathedral   fri 18th may 2018

New Dean will bring ‘fresh thinking and innovation’

Canon Simon Cowling has been unveiled as the new Dean of Wakefield.

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Enjoy a stress-free stay at one of these luxurious boutique hotels around Yorkshire

10 of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Yorkshire for a stress-free break

In need of a relaxing night away?

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Raising a glass to Baroness Bacon

Raising a glass to Baroness Bacon

A beer brewed to honour Yorkshire’s first female MP will be served in parliament next month.

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Pub permitted to re-open and serve until 2am

Pub permitted to re-open and serve until 2am

A Castleford pub which has been empty for months will soon be serving beer again.

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15 Dec 2016...Sam Collins and Gerald Morton are re-opening The Star pub in Sandal as part of their micro-brewery business 'Morton Collins Brewing Company'...Picture Scott Merrylees

Pupils and waiting parents barred from pub car park over behaviour

A pub landlord has taken the unusual step of barring pupils and parents from its car park because of anti-social behaviour.

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Yoga will be on offer as part of the festival.

Free five-day festival of culture to launch

A new free cultural festival that will highlight Knottingley’s past, present and future is being held in the town next week.

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Coun Glenn Burton

Hundreds of empty homes across the district despite housing shortage

Hundreds of homes lie empty across the district despite a shortage of affordable housing.

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Police and councillors want to tackle the drink problem on the streets of Castleford.

Street drinking still a problem in town centre

Plans for a new off licence in Castleford town centre have been rejected after police said they are still dealing with street drinkers on a daily basis.

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Upton Fun Run

Long-standing fun run saved after fears it would be axed

A fun run that has become a staple annual event in the last 30 years has been saved after a team of volunteers stepped forward.

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Tom Dixon (Mr Liquorice) diamond wedding anniversary.

Sweet 60 for ‘Mr Liquorice’ and his wife

It will be sweet 60 for a Pontefract man this week who is known affectionately in the town as ‘Mr Liquorice’.

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Win a pair of tickets to see Taylor Swift’s stadium show

Win a pair of tickets to see Taylor Swift’s stadium show

Calling all fans of pop superstar Taylor Swift - thanks to promoters Live Nation Entertainment we have got a pair of tickets to give away for one of her spectacular stadium shows next month.

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