'Cruise ship pervert' viewed more indecent images after prison release

A paedophile accessed indecent images of children on computers at his West Yorkshire home after he was released from a prison sentence on licence for sexually abusing boys.

Police and anAarmy bomb disposal team at Westgate End in Wakefield.

Army bomb disposal team called after police found 'unknown chemicals' at Wakefield flat

Police road closures have been lifted this morning following the discovery of “unknown chemicals” during a search of a property in Wakefield last night.

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Haydn Avenue, Stanley, Wakefield. Photo: Google

Man dead after reports of assault in Wakefield

A MAN has died after he was reportedly assaulted  in Wakefield today.
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Carl Hartley

Police appeal to trace wanted suspected sex offender from Wakefield

POLICE are appealing for the public's help to trace a wanted  man who has been charged with a number of sex offences.

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Firefighters were called to Novia Scotia Works in Ossett last night. Picture: Google

Investigation begins after fire at Ossett business

An investigation has begun into the cause of a fire at business premises in Ossett last night.

Armed police responded to a call about concern for man's safety.

Armed police detain man in Lofthouse after concern for safety

Armed police have detained a man after being called to an address in Lofthouse this afternoon.

Chris Skidmore, from Yorkshire NUM, is concerned about the fate of recreation grounds like the one in Grimethorpe. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Yorkshire's former mining communities losing their recreation grounds

The final whistle has blown on several recreation grounds in former Yorkshire mining communities. But can more be done to avoid others suffering a similar fate? Chris Burn reports.

Coroners seek help to find family of Wakefield man with links to Hull

Coroners seek help to find family of Wakefield man with links to Hull

Wakefield Coroners are appealing for information to help trace the relatives of a man who died in the city earlier this month.

PLACE OF REFUGE:  Marketa Luskacovas Children Kissing, Chiswick Womens Aid, London 1977. Picture: MARKETA LUSKACOVA

Treading softly

Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s new exhibition Tread Softly explores family, memory and identity. Yvette Huddleston reports.


Video- Salford Red Devils 30 Wakefield Trinity 6: Wakefield’s long wait for Challenge Cup glory drags on

THE BITTER Challenge Cup disappointment came around early for Wakefield Trinity this season.

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Elaine Davison pictured with husband Edward

Plan to fell diseased tree a year before it killed grandmother in Wakefield

A WAKEFIELD Council worker had started making plans for a diseased tree to be felled a year before it came down in high winds and killed a grandmother, an inquest jury heard.

Matty Ashurst.

Salford v Wakefield Trinity: Matty Ashurst is hoping for change of luck in Challenge Cup

FOR SOMEONE who hails from Wigan, Wakefield Trinity’s Matty Ashurst has not had much luck in the Challenge Cup.

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Elaine Davison. PIC: Ross Parry

"I won't let you die": Husband to wife impaled on a tree branch

A husband has described how he told his wife he would not let her die after she was impaled by a tree branch, which crushed their car in gale force winds.

Elderly man rescued after car crashes into a skip in Wakefield

Elderly man rescued after car crashes into a skip in Wakefield

Firefighters came to the rescue of an elderly man who became trapped inside a car after it had crashed into a skip in Wakefield this afternoon.


Firefighters tackle blaze at West Yorkshire industrial site

Fire crews responded when a blaze broke out at an industrial premises in Ossett yesterday.

Update: Police trace man seen on wrong side of M62 barrier near Wakefield

Update: Police trace man seen on wrong side of M62 barrier near Wakefield

Police have found a man who was seen on the wrong side of a barrier on the M62 at Altofts yesterday.

Coun Jacquie Speight in the new visitor centre

Pontefract Castle’s new visitor centre draws crowds to £3.5m project

A NEW visitor centre at Pontefract Castle welcomed almost 2,000 visitors in the first four days after it opened as a £3.5m project to regenerate the historic site nears completion.

One of the dogs found in poor health by police and RSPCA officers

Police seize neglected dogs from Wakefield property

Police officers were left 'disgusted' at the state of two neglected dogs seized from a Wakefield property.

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VIDEO: Sheffield Sharks basketball player 'told to go back to own country' in Junction 32 retail outlet car park row

A professional basketball player says he was racially abused in the car park of a Yorkshire shopping centre and told to ‘go back to his own country’ after a vehicle hit his car.
The June 8 election was called because of Brexit.

YP Letters: Five questions every election candidate should answer over Brexit

From: Andy Shaw, St Johns Grove, Wakefield.

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