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Our new columnist: Monkey’s business - Strictly was spectacular

I was born in Essex but I grew up in Sandal, Wakefield. I spent five years working with Mike Oldfield in Ibiza and then ended up in London working as a music PR and a magazine columnist. I am now the celebrity manager at Variety, the children’s charity. I decided to move back to Yorkshire two years ago as I missed it so much. I bought a lovely house over looking Wakey canal, my family live down the road, I have a little dog called Blondie and I couldn’t be happier. I hope you enjoy reading about my life in Wakefield and around the country...

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Howard Roberts from Altofts is reaearching all the people from the village who died in WWI.

Book planned for village heroes

An in-depth study into every soldier from Altofts who died in the First World War is being researched for a new book, with hopes it will be ready for Remembrance Day next year.

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Fancy a free pizza in Wakefield?

Fancy a free pizza in Wakefield?

The Wakefield Express has teamed up with Italian restaurant chain Pizza Express and Trinity Walk to bring you a great 2-for-1 offer this festive season.

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Westgate to be given £2m facelift?

Westgate to be given £2m facelift?

Neglected night club and takeaway buildings, as well as the Theatre Royal, could be restored as part of a £2m project to improve the Westgate gateway into the city.

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Zara is on road to recovery

Zara is on road to recovery

Christmas joy has come early for the Lundy family this year.

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Parents of children at Little Stars Nursery in Airedale have been raising funds for CCTV, lighting and other measures at the site as their has been lots of vandalism, an arson attack and anti social behaviour since the neighbouring former Redhill Junior School became disused.
pictured are Aimee Redman, Laura Rotherforth, Louise Wagstaff, Emma Rudd, Hollie Redman, Maxine Jordan

Mums fighting back against nursery yobs

Parents have teamed up to raise money for a nursery which has been trashed by vandals.

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Meeting for new Legion branch next week

Meeting for new Legion branch next week

A meeting to reform the Upton branch of the Royal British Legion will be held on Monday.

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Whether youre a beginner or an experienced cyclist, here are some of the districts bike clubs

Cycle path cash given approval

Funds to build the next phases of a cycle path between Castleford and Wakefield have been approved by transport chiefs.

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Hepworth Christmas Market.

Hepworth Christmas Market set to attract thousands

The Hepworth Wakefield’s Christmas Market returns bigger and better this November, offering a fun and festive day out for the whole family.
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Castleford to shine with Christmas lights

Castleford to shine with Christmas lights

Castleford will twinkle brighter than ever this festive period with five kilometres-worth of new lights set to be installed across the town centre.

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Airedale Academy on way to top Ofsted rating

Airedale Academy on way to top Ofsted rating

High-level expectations, effective teaching and decisive action against inherent weaknesses landed a school a ‘good’ Ofsted report.

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Don Crossley

Tributes paid to RAF veteran Don Crossley

A RAF war veteran who flew dangerous bombing missions over Germany has passed away at the age of 93.

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Labour Party holds Wakefield West seat after council by-election

Labour Party holds Wakefield West seat after council by-election

Labour have held the Wakefield West council seat after a by-election was held.

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Lane on M62 closed in Leeds

A lane was closed on the M62 this morning.

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Orhan Yigit and Leeds Crown Court

West Yorkshire PCSO admits 'sexting' woman but denies rape and sex assault charges

A POLICE Community Support Officer accused of raping a domestic violence victim told a jury he did not force himself upon her when he went to her home.
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Be on your guard this Christmas.

Record number of parking fines expected thanks to private companies taking over

Overstaying in private car parks could prove to be a hidden cost this Christmas as the RAC is warning drivers they are now 13 times more likely to receive a ticket than a decade ago.

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Why a shop worker can legally refuse your copper coins

Why a shop worker can legally refuse your copper coins

Have you ever had a pocket full of shrapnel and wanted to get rid of it in the supermarket or pub?

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Roy Thompson owner of Wakefield Off Road Motorcycles at the premises.

Family feared acid attack after being squirted in face with ammonia during Wakefield bike shop robbery

A businessman described the terrifying moment he feared he had been the victim of an acid attack when masked robbers threw ammonia in his face during a raid on his motorbike shop.

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Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust launches live A&E waiting times

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust launches live A&E waiting times

Accident and emergency waiting times can be viewed online after a live tracking system was launched by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

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