Two taken to hospital after crash in Wakefield

TWO people were injured in a crash which led to a road being closed in Wakefield this morning.

Appeal after death of Wakefield pensioner

CORONER'S officers in Wakefield are seeking to trace relatives after the death of a 78-year-old man.

Stephen Pollard

Open verdict at inquest into suspected Wakefield drug dealer's death

A CORONER recorded an open verdict at an  inquest into the death of a 58-year-old suspected drug dealer from Wakefield whose body was found in the River Aire in North Yorkshire three months after he was reported missing.

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield Theatre Royal senior manager sacked over indecent images of children as young as three-years-old

A SENIOR manager at Wakefield Theatre Royal for 13 years was sacked after he was convicted of possessing indecent images of children.

West Yorkshire Police project to protect cyclists is launched in Wakefield

A POLICE project to protect cyclists being rolled out across West Yorkshire has hit the road first in Wakefield and has seen one driver hit with a fine.

Front Street Pontefract. Image: Google

Audi driver fled scene after crash in Pontefract

A DRIVER abandoned an Audi  in Pontefract after a crash with another Audi.

Walter the swan pictured at Chantry Vets with senior  nurse  Megan Everett (left) and surgical director Lisa Flood.

Police rescued stricken swan with broken leg from M62 near Wakefield

WALTER the swan underwent lifesaving surgery after suffering a broken leg  when it is believed he was struck by a vehicle on the M62 motorway near Wakefield.

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.

Fare dodger spat at rail worker at West Yorkshire station: CCTV image of man police want to trace

A TRAIN passenger spat at a female member of staff when he was challenged about fare dodging at a West Yorkshire rail station.

24 May 2018......   Windrush child Lorenzo Hoyte who came to Beeston in Leeds in the 1960s  was unable to attend his mother or his brothers funerals because he is not classed as a British citizen and canot get a passport to travel abroad. he was also unable to travel to the Moscow Olympics in 1980 or the Los Angeles games in 1984 to see his sister Josyln Hoyte-Smith compete in the women's 4x400m relay.'Mt Hoyte, 61, now of Wrenthoprpe, Wakefield, works as a welder At Hopkins Catering Equipment in Pudsey. 'Lorenzo with his brothers Barbados passport he came into the country with as a child. Picture Tony Johnson.

Leeds Windrush victim could not travel to see star athlete sister’s Olympic glory

WINDRUSH child Lorenzo Hoyte was brought up in Leeds with a sister who was a star athlete who went on to represent Great Britain at two Olympic Games – but he wasn’t allowed a passport to travel to see her compete

Wayne Bell

Banned Neo-Nazi group member from Castleford is jailed over racist mesages

A CASTLEFORD man found to be a member  of the now-banned neo-Nazi group National Action  been jailed for four-years-and-three-months for posting racist and anti-Semitic messages.

Harry Shillito and Chloe Coopland

Manchester attack anniversary: Wakefield man had counselling after witnessing "living nightmare"

HARRY Shillito has undergone counselling to help him come to terms with witnessing the bomb blast and immediate aftermath.

Zygmunt Misiekowsk

Child sex predator Wakefield pensioner jailed for 14 years

A PENSIONER branded a "sexual predator of the worst sort" has been jailed for 14-years after being convicted of historic sexual offences against two children in Wakefield.

Asda, High Street, Normanton. Image: Google

Jail for supermarket knife threat beer thief

A FORMER pub chef who threatened a security guard with a knife outside an Asda store after stealing lager has been jailed.

Floral tributes placed outside the house on Ambleside Road.

Castleford woman, 62, died after hammer attack, inquest opening told

A WOMAN from Castleford suffered a fatal head injury after she was attacked with a hammer, an inquest opening heard.

Ivy-Louise Wilkinson

Brave cancer fight toddler undergoes seven-hour op: Family supported by Bradley Lowery Foundation

A TODDLER given a 50:50 chance of surviving rare cancer neuroblastoma has undergone a seven-hour operation at Leeds General Infirmary to remove a tumour.

Henry Street, Wakefield. Image: Google

Drug dealer crashed car into house during fight with customer in Wakefield

A DRUG dealer crashed  his car into a house in Wakefield during a fight with a customer who wanted his cannabis on credit, a court heard.

Train passenger's jaw broken in attack on Leeds to Sheffield train

A TRAIN passenger suffered serious facial injuries including a broken jaw when he was attacked by three men on a Leeds to Sheffield train.

Measles outbreak in West Yorkshire: Vaccination warning issued

PUBLIC Health England is urging people in Bradford to ensure they have had vaccinations after confirming that measles is circulating in the city.
Southway, Mirfield. Image: Google

Boy, 14, found with serious injuries in Mirfield: Police and paramedics called to street

A BOY aged 14 has been taken to hospital after being found with serious injuries  in Mirfield near Dewsbury this morning.
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