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The Yorkshire Witches: Mary Bateman, Mary Pannal and Mother Shipton

There are many stories which circulate the UK about historic witches who could perform magic, cast spells and create potions. Yorkshire has a rich past of tales about a few certain witches who forever carved their names in the history books.

Special 70-mile walking route takes in beauty of our district

Special 70-mile walking route takes in beauty of our district

A walking route covering 70 miles will showcase the countryside and history of the district.

Carol and Pauline Feather at Feather's in Wakefield.

City Tastes and Tipples: Penny sweets and chocolate heaven at cafe

When Carol Feather was a young girl she wanted to own a sweet shop.

Nestle factory.

Step inside the Easter egg factory

Have you ever wondered where Easter Eggs come from? Tim Worsnop tells the mouth watering story of one factory that produces literally millions of them every single year. Welcome to chocolate heaven!

Barry Brindley.

Former deputy head shortlisted for award for Malawi volunteering

A retired deputy head teacher is in the running for a volunteer award after dedicating more than 30 years to helping some of the poorest people in Africa.

End of an era: Members of the group pictured at  Clarence Park.

Flower society has to call time after 140 years

A flower society that dates back 140 years has disbanded after holding its final meeting.

Crofton Arms (Google Maps)

Pub is cleared in ‘coffin’ probe

A pub has been allowed to keep its licence after a bizarre investigation into reports of children being locked up in a ‘coffin-shaped room’ on the premises.

Cars navigate through the snow earlier this month. Picture by Charles Purvey.

WEATHER: Drivers urged to avoid M1 and M62 motorways due to forecast for snow

Drivers are being urged to avoid parts of the M62 and M1 motorways tonight after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for snow.

Fire at Wakefield Cathedral

UPDATE: Wakefield Cathedral re-opens after fire

Wakefield Cathedral has re-opened its doors after a fire forced it to close three days ago.

BID members David Owens, Billy Muirhead, Elizabeth Murphy and Paul Woodcock .

Time to fly the Purple Flag

The city has begun its drive to be awarded Purple Flag status.


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

These CCTV images have been released by police.

Shannon Harvey, Ben Brooks and Lee Brooks with the awards

Production Park wins a hat-trick of awards

Live events centre Production Park collected a trio of awards in just one week.

Staff and children at The Addy celebrate.

The Addy will keep giving community what it needs

A charity that runs activity sessions for children and families in Knottingley has received a £400k share of lottery funding.

Five generations of the same family. (l-r)  Arnie's nanna Donna Berriman (43),  great great nanna Beryl Thompson (86), baby Arnie, mother Demi Berriman  (27) and great nanna Janice Berriman (65). 'Pic by MelissaCathrynPhotography

Baby Arnie beats the odds for family photo

Five generations came together for a family gathering that was made extra special after the youngest member survived a series of life-threatening ordeals when he was born.

Vicky Ringer leading the way round Newmillerdam.

Join the walk for Levi

The sponsored walk in memory of Levi Ringer will take place at Newmillerdam Country Park this Saturday, March 17.

Road closures and delays across the district as roadworks take place

Road closures and delays across the district as roadworks take place

Here are the latest planned roadworks for Yorkshire:

The Railway pub in Pontefract has been saved as a community asset.

Celebrations as pub will now be serving a brand new community

A pub that was on the brink of being bulldozed to make way for housing has won a campaign that will protect it for at least another five years.

Imogen Holmes was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy  in June 2017.

Parents hope to raise £20,000 to send tot abroad for treatment

THE PARENTS of a 20-month-old girl suffering from severe cerebral palsy have launched a £20,000 fundraising drive to help pay for specialist stem 
cell treatment in Central America.

Bill: Former underground worker David Hogg was sent a tax bill for �69,185 by Capita.

Wrong tax bill issued to over 17,000 ex-mineworkers

A retired mineworker was left stunned when he received a bill saying he owed nearly £70,000 in unpaid tax.

Robert Brame.

Wakefield heroin and crack cocaine gang ringleader ran ‘complex drug network’

The ringleader of a drugs gang which brought heroin and crack cocaine to the district’s streets has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.

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