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'Lift it and we will lift you' police warn as they launch new drive to tackle shop thefts in Wakefield

Thieves operating in Wakefield have been warned they will be caught as police launch a new shoplifting drive.

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Fed up business owners.

'City centre roadworks are killing us off' warn Wakefield business owners

Business owners are warning that ongoing roadworks in Wakefield city centre are killing off their trade.

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Woman, 33, dies after head-on crash in Wakefield, inquest hears

Woman, 33, dies after head-on crash in Wakefield, inquest hears

A 33-year-old woman died of serious injuries after a head-on collision in Wakefield, an inquest heard today.
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Till and cash stolen from village fish and chip shop

Till and cash stolen from village fish and chip shop

Burglars forced their way into a village fish and chip shop and made off with the chippy's till.

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Tesco Hemsworth, picture courtesy of Google.

Teenagers arrested on suspicion of arson after Tesco supermarket fire

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a blaze at a supermarket.

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VIDEO: Car crashes into wall in Wakefield

A car has crashed into a wall surrounding a churchyard in Wakefield.

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Twitter user @Yorkshire_Grit shared this image of the scene yesterday.

UPDATE: Man arrested after stabbing at abattoir released as investigations continue

A man who was arrested after a stabbing at an abattoir has been 'released under investigation', police have said.

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Design image of the new development.

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: New name for Five Towns Park development as more images of scheme emerge

The developers behind the Five Towns Park scheme have revealed that they have given it a new name.

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Teen taken to hospital after falling 20ft through roof

A teenage boy was airlifted to hospital after falling through the roof of an empty building in Ferrybridge.

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Buses diverted due to three car pile-up on busy Wakefield road

Buses diverted due to three car pile-up on busy Wakefield road

Buses are being diverted due to an accident on a busy main road in Wakefield.

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Twitter user @Yorkshire_Grit shared this image of the scene.

Arrest after stabbing at meat factory

A man has been arrested after a stabbing at a meat factory.
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The new bus will run to Xscape.

New bus service will link Wakefield to Xscape

A new bus service will connect Wakefield city centre with Xscape, Junction 32 and the Wakefield College Castleford campus.

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Twitter user @Yorkshire_Grit shared this image.

BREAKING: Man injured at business premises

A man has been taken to hospital after sustaining injuries at a business in Ossett, Wakefield.
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Nikki and Kieran.

Valentine's Day surprise for Pontefract couple who win £25k dream wedding

Love is truly in the air for one couple, who have won a £25,000 dream wedding.

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Week of roadworks likely to cause delays on busy road in Wakefield

Week of roadworks likely to cause delays on busy road in Wakefield

Motorists are being warned that delays are likely on a busy main road in Wakefield due to roadworks.

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Jackson's Quarry site in Knottingley.

Plans for housing at old quarry waste site a step closer?

The redevelopment of a former quarry could be a step closer, after renewed plans to remediate the site, more than a decade after it was first considered for housing.
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Shalamar. Picture courtesy of Google.

'Nightclub takeaway' stripped of its licence - your reaction

Express readers have had their say after a takeaway was stripped of its licence.

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Councillors with the masterplan.

£750m investment planned for Castleford

Ambitious plans for three quarters of a billion pounds to be invested into Castleford have been revealed.

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Primary school closed due to power cut

A primary school is closed today due to a power cut.

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Shalamar takeaway. Picture courtesy of Google.

'Nightclub takeaway' stripped of its licence

Dancing after dark in a Wakefield takeaway will be a thing of the past after the food outlet was stripped of its licence.

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