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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.

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Street drinking beer can on the street.

Booze sales plan for town centre shop rejected

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

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Life of prisoner at New Hall, Wakefield 'could have been saved', jury inquest finds

Prison staff 'missed opportunities' that could have saved the life of an inmate at a women's jail, an inquest jury has found.
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Yorkshire's beautiful landscape provides a wonderful setting in which to retire

The Golden Years: Why Yorkshire is the best place to enjoy retirement

When to comes to retirement, there are few better places to settle down and enjoy the golden years than right here in Yorkshire.
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Family of murdered Wakefield schoolgirl Elsie Frost fighting on after death of prime suspect Peter Pickering

The family of a Wakefield schoolgirl murdered in the 1960s say they will continue their fight to ‘get the truth out there’ despite the recent death of the prime suspect.

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Yorkshire set for another blazing Bank Holiday weekend

It's very rare we get to enjoy a sunny Bank Holiday - and now we are about to have two in the same month.

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Nuisance street drinker jailed again

Nuisance street drinker jailed again

A Wakefield man who was banned from drinking or entering the city centre has been jailed again after breaching his Criminal Behaviour order.

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Sexual predator pensioner jailed for historic offences in Wakefield

Sexual predator pensioner jailed for historic offences in Wakefield

A pensioner branded as a “sexual predator of the worst sort” has been jailed for 14 years after being convicted of sexual offences against children more than 25 years ago.

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Driver arrested after car rolls onto its roof

Driver arrested after car rolls onto its roof

A motorist was arrested on suspicion of drink driver following a crash in which a car ended up on its roof.

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DISTRESSING CONTENT: Watch motorist's wrecking spree - which sparked terror alert at seaside town

This was the moment a motorist, hell-bent on causing chaos after a row with his girlfriend, sparked a terror alert in one of England's top holiday resorts.

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Night work on the M621

Leeds M621 improvements '66 per cent complete' despite bad weather setbacks

Highways England's ongoing work to improve the inner ring road is approaching completion - despite weather-related delays.

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The With Banners Held High March makes its way through Wakefield. Pictures: Simon Hulme

Marching with pride as With Banners Held High returns to Wakefield during TUC festival

Historic miners’ banners were carried with pride through the centre of Wakefield for the first time in more than three decades this morning as trade unionists came together to reflect on past battles and the challenges ahead.

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Sports director handed 50 day ban after almost colliding with Tour de Yorkshire marshal

A team sports director who almost ran over a Tour de Yorkshire marshal has been handed a 50 day suspension and a fine of 5,000 Swiss francs (£3,700).
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Police are appealing for witnesses

Teenager in 'serious condition' after crash

A teenage motorcycle rider is in hospital in a serious condition this morning after a collision in the early hours.
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There are some excellent job opportunities on offer around Yorkshire in the healthcare profession

8 ideal jobs currently up for grabs in Yorkshire if you want to work in healthcare

Looking to kick start or progress your career in the healthcare industry?

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Work has recently begun and progress made on the upgrading of four canal towpaths in Yorkshire

Upgraded canal towpaths in Yorkshire will offer scenic traffic-free routes by bike and on foot

Work has recently begun and progress made on the upgrading of four canal towpaths as part of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s award-winning £60m CityConnect programme.

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Caught on camera... can you help the police?

These CCTV images have been released by police.

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IN PICTURES: Pupils get Royal Wedding fever

It was a right royal celebration for schoolchildren in Netherton as they prepared to mark Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding.

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Villagers send a clear message to developers

Villagers send a clear message to developers

Village residents have sent a clear message to developers who want to build huge new housing estates with more than 140 raising objections to the plans.

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Great performers: Normanton Common Primary Academy (top) and Normanton Junior Academy.

Twice the success for schools

Double celebrations are in order in Normanton after two primary schools, run by the same trust, achieved ‘good’ in their latest Ofsted inpsection.

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