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Explosive demolition of Wakefield city centre car park takes place tomorrow

A Wakefield city centre mult-storey car park will be demolished using explosives tomorrow.

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University of Huddersfield student choked girlfriend unconscious before inflicting facial injuries

A student suffered fractured facial bones when she was choked unconscious and had her head banged against the floor by her violent partner, a court heard.

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Firefighters rescue swan stuck on Wakefield lake dam

Firefighters rescue swan stuck on Wakefield lake dam

A SWAN stuck on a dam at Newmillerdam lake in Wakefield was rescued by firefighters.
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Coroner's appeal after man's death in Ossett

A CORONER'S officer is trying to trace relatives of a 69-year-old man who died in the Ossett area of Wakefield.

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Mark Peat, Daniel Goodyear and Ashley Metcalfe were each jailed for seven years for robberies at One Stop shops in Wakefield and Castleford and a BP garage in Stourton, Leeds.

Leeds masked robbery gang terrified shop staff in 'professional' raids

Three masked robbers terrified shop and petrol station staff in a series of planned "professional" raids.

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Picture of 10-year-old Lola Daley after she underwent an eight hour operation to have a brain tumour the size of a ping pong ball removed. Picture: The Sick Children's Trust/PA Wire

Brave Yorkshire girl, 11, ready for secondary school after eight-hour brain tumour op

A 11-year-old girl is ready to start secondary school in September after undergoing an eight-hour operation to have a brain tumour the size of a ping pong ball removed.

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Wakefield Coroners Court.

Coroners search for relatives of South Elmsall man

Coroners in Wakefield are appealing for any relatives of Clive Hall to contact them.

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Sightings of missing Horbury man reported in Leeds

Sightings of missing Horbury man reported in Leeds

Police have renewed their appeal for information on the whereabouts of a Horbury man who was reported missing six days ago.

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What is the future of rugby league in Wakefield?

YP Letters: Trying times for Trinity if they leave their roots

From: Gerry Wright, Whitehall Road East, Birkenshaw, Bradford.

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The Audi seized by police.

Police clamp down on car cruising and street racing in Wakefield

AN AUDI was seized and ten fixed penalty tickets were handed out during a police operation aimed at clamping down on 'car cruising' in Wakefield city centre.
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Princesses smash world record in Wakefield to raise cash for hospice

Hundreds of princesses descended on Wakefield smash a world record.

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Boy, 16, suffers serious injuries in Wakefield city centre collision

A 16-year-old boy has been treated for serious injuries after a collision with a car in Wakefield city centre.

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A section of Marsh Way is closed near Wakefield Bus Station. Picture: Google

Updated: Police reopen road after man knocked down in Wakefield city centre

A Wakefield city centre road has reopened after a man was knocked down earlier this evening.
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The fire broke out at Yorkshire Halal Meat Suppliers Limited. Picture: Google

Update: 50 firefighters battled blaze at Ossett abattoir

Around 50 firefighters from West Yorkshire stations were drafted in to put out a blaze at an abattoir in Ossett tonight.
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Firefighters have been called to Yorkshire Halal Meat Suppliers Limited in Ossett. Picture: Google

Firefighters tackling blaze at Ossett halal meat business

Drivers have reported seeing smoke billowing from an Ossett business tonight as fire crews tackle a blaze in one of the buildings.
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Missing man, 32, was last seen in Wakefield

Missing man, 32, was last seen in Wakefield

Police in Wakefield are seeking the public's help as they search for a 32-year-old man last seen in the city.

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Missing: Police searching for teenage girl, 17, last seen in Wakefield

Missing: Police searching for teenage girl, 17, last seen in Wakefield

Police are continuing to search tonight for a missing 17-year-old girl who was last seen in Wakefield.

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Hepworth Wakefield by Marc Atkins.

Jenny Layfield: The cultural jewels on your doorstep

Hear the words ‘culture’ and ‘Wakefield in the same sentence and there will be a chorus of different responses. Some will begin or end with ‘rhubarb’ and not all of them will be positive. Incredibly, audience research has found that just thinking about Wakefield is enough to stop some people from visiting and so selling the town to outsiders - and even to people within Yorkshire - has not been easy.

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Gunshots fired in early hours in Wakefield

Gunshots fired in early hours in Wakefield

Police are carrying out house-to-house enquiries in Wakefield after a shooting in the early hours of this morning.

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Melissa Whittington pictured with her partner Mark

Inquest opens after Ossett mother-of-four killed by suspected drink driver

A MOTHER-of-four who died after she was struck by a suspected drink driver in Ossett had been walking back to a pub with her partner after realising they had forgotten keys when the collision happened, an inquest opening heard.
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