Man dead and woman fighting for life after head-on crash in Upton near Pontefract

A MAN has died and a woman is fighting for life in hospital following a head-on crash in Upton near Pontefract this morning.

Peasholm Park, Scarborough.

Suspected drug dealer jumped in duck pond: Police chase in Scarborough's Peasholm Park

A SUSPECTED drug dealer jumped into a duck pond in Scarborough's Peasholm Park in a bid to evade police during a foot chase.
Wrangbrook Lane, Upton. Image: Google

Two people seriously injured in crash at Upton near Pontefract: Road remains closed

A MAN and a woman were seriously injured in a two-car crash in Upton near Pontefract this morning.
Savile Road, Castleford. Image: Google

Roof collapsed after major blaze at Castleford house: Five people escaped

FIVE people escaped before the  roof of a house in Castleford collapsed following a major blaze in the early hours today.

The A1M near Wetherby. Image: Google

BMW driver arrested after 150mph police chase on A1 near Wetherby

A BMW M5 driver was arrested after police said he travelled at up to 150mph during a  chase on the A1 near Wetherby last night.

Anthony Oxley

Wakefield Army sergeant died after head-on bike crash with car driven by American serviceman, inquest told

A HIGHLY respected  Army sergeant who served  in conflict zones across the world including  Afghanistan and Iraq died after the motorbike he was riding collided with a car being driven by an American serviceman  on a British RAF base in Cyprus, an inquest heard.

Drivers facing delays on M621 and M62 due to roadworks

THE Leeds-bound carriageway of the M621 from junction three at Holbeck to junction seven at Stourton is being fully closed every night this week for roadworks.

Healdfield Road Castleford; Image: Google

Arson attack on Castleford house: Accelerant poured through letterbox

POLICE are appealing for information following an arson attack on a Castleford house may have left a suspect with an arm injury.

Adam Rose, Ofo operations manager for Sheffield, pictured with an Ofo bike.

Bike share scheme for Leeds: Yellow OFO bikes could soon be on city's streets

THE world's biggest public bike share company could  soon be operating in Leeds.


Appeal after death of 32-year-old Wakefield man

CORONER'S  officers  are appealing for information to trace relatives after  the death of a 32-year-old Wakefield man.
Pontefract Park. Image: Google

Sex attacker who targeted women jogging in Pontefract Park is jailed

A TEENAGER who sexually assaulted two women out jogging in Pontefract Park before exposing himself has been jailed for 14 months.

Leeds Crown Court

Widow admits £53,000 insurance firm fraud after husband’s death: Normanton pensioner avoids immediate jail

A WIDOW with a gambling problem defrauded more than £53,000 from life insurance company Prudential after the death of her husband, a court heard.

Richard Williams

Shop robber from Castleford used machete and fake gun in Pontefract and Ferrybridge store raids

AN ARMED robber  from Castleford who threatened  staff at  stores in Ferrybridge and Pontefract with a machete and an imitation gun has been jailed for six years.

10 Jan 2018......... Parish councillor David Kimbley outside the empty shop unit in Crofton as residents are opposing plans for the shop to be granted a  licence to sell alcohol from 6am-11pm. Picture Scott Merrylees

Wakefield village off licence bid opposed: Claims of anti-social behaviour and drug use in area

CAMPAIGNERS in a Wakefield village are opposing a bid for a new convenience store to be granted a licence to sell alcohol amid claims of anti-social behaviour and drug use in the area.

Manor Lane Kennels, Ossett. Image: Google

Noise fears as plans for Wakefield dog kennels opposed

PLANS for a new dog walking area at a Wakefield kennels are recommended for approval despite residents’ ojections over fears of increased noise.

DRUGS DEATH: Teenager Lewis Haunch

Tragic teenager died after taking ecstasy at Leeds Festival: Coroner warns taking illicit drugs like playing ‘Russian roulette’

A CORONER warned that taking illicit drugs is like playing “Russian roulette” after an inquest heard a 17-year-old boy died after taking Ecstasy at Leeds Festival.

Police arrested 140 drink and drug drive suspects in Leeds and Wakefield in festive crackdown

Police arrested 140 drink and drug drive suspects in Leeds and Wakefield in festive crackdown

WEST  Yorkshire Police arrested 264 people for drink or drug driving offences from December 1 2017 to January 1 2018 as part of its annual festive campaign.
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Car fire on M62 near Leeds: all lanes now open

THE M62 near Leeds is now fully open after a car fire led to lane closures this morning.


Yorkshire Ambulance Service called to 1,114 New Year emergencies

YORKSHIRE Ambulance Service responded to more than 1,000  incidents in just 12-hours on New Year's Eve and into the early hours of New Year's Day.

Abraham Weldegergis

Police investigating allegation of serious sex offence in Wakefield name man they want to trace

POLICE investigating an allegation of a serious sexual offence in Wakefield have released details of a man they would like to speak to.

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