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Plan to get names of war dead listed on Ossett's memorial

It is a milestone that will be commemorated by thousands up and down the country - November 11, 2018.
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Snow is forecast in Wakefield

WEATHER: Up to 10cm of snow could fall in Wakefield on Sunday

Snow could fall across the district on Sunday, causing travel disruption.

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Free parking in Wakefield city centre - until Tuesday

Free parking in Wakefield city centre - until Tuesday

Spaces at the new Rishworth Street car park will be free until Tuesday.
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Pensioner dies after Castleford town centre collision

Pensioner dies after Castleford town centre collision

An 88-year-old man has died after a collision in Castleford.
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Road blocked after lorry and car collide on motorway

Road blocked after lorry and car collide on motorway

A HGV and a car collided on the M62 motorway this morning.

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Tour de Yorkshire - the first part of the route on day two.

Tour de Yorkshire to return to Wakefield district

The county's most celebrated cycling race will return to the district again next year, taking in Pontefract and Castleford on a Yorkshire-heritage inspired section of the route.
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'Through the 12 days of Christmas we saw in A&E' - NHS launches festive video about Wakefield's emergency department

An animated festive video is highlighting the surprising reasons people choose to visit A&E in Wakefield.

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Pontefract film-maker recognised at international festival

A film-maker, who is celebrating after being recognised at an international festival, is encouraging others to pursue careers in cinematograpy.

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Young adults with disabilities in Wakefield left without minibuses they need to get out

Young adults with disabilities in Wakefield left without minibuses they need to get out

A service for young adults with disabilities has been "thrown into chaos" after minibuses they use to get out and about were tampered with.

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Drivers may face delays after collision on main road in and out of Wakefield

Drivers may face delays after collision on main road in and out of Wakefield

Motorists may face traffic delays on a main road in and out of Wakefield, following an accident this afternoon.

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Cannabis plants worth more than £400,000 seized in South Elmsall

Cannabis plants worth more than £400,000 seized in South Elmsall

Cannabis plants with a possible value of nearly £450,000 have been seized in South Elmsall.
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VIDEO: Wakefield's 'eyesore' former ABC cinema to be redeveloped?

It was once part of a booming industry screening blockbuster films, holding variety productions and even playing host to a performance from The Beatles.
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Tooth decay higher in children who don't drink tap water, says study

Tooth decay higher in children who don't drink tap water, says study

Making children drink tap water protects them against tooth decay, according to new research.

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Sandal Magna Community Academy. Picture courtesy of Google.

School closed over faulty boiler

A school is closed today due a faulty boiler.
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Wakefield City Academies Trust should face police probe, says council leader

Wakefield City Academies Trust should face police probe, says council leader

Police should be called in to investigate the demise of an academy chain, says the leader of Wakefield Council.
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Rutland Mills

Plans in to transform waterfront mills in Wakefield into hotel, restaurants and arts complex

A planning application for the redevelopment of Wakefield's Rutland Mills has been submitted, more than a year after Wakefield Council agreed a deal to sell the site.
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GP rankings - how does your surgery fare?

Revealed: The worst 10 GP surgeries in Wakefield district

We've put together a list of the worst 10 GP surgeries in the district - based on feedback from you.
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GP Patient Survey rankings - how does your practice fare?

Revealed: The best 10 GP surgeries in Wakefield district

We've put together a list of the top 10 GP surgeries in the district - as recommended by you.
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Trinity Walk light switch on

Lights go on at Trinity Walk shopping centre

The first of Wakefield's Christmas lights have been turned on, marking the start of a three day festive celebration.

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Appeal after driver threatened woman as she pulled into driveway

Appeal after driver threatened woman as she pulled into driveway

A woman was verbally abused and threatened by a motorist as she pulled into her driveway.

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