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'Significant progress' on new Castleford Tigers stadium plans

CASTLEFORD Tigers chiefs and developers  say "significant progress" has been made towards construction work starting on a new stadium for the club as part of a £135m Five Towns Park retail and leisure development set to create 2,000 new jobs.
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Coroner David Hinchliff, who will retire next year.

Driving ban West Yorkshire coroner to retire after 30 years

The coroner for Leeds and Wakefield is to retire from his post next year after a 30-year career which has seen him deal with more than 100,000 reported deaths.

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Woman stabbed friend in face with broken vodka bottle

A WOMAN who stabbed a friend in the face with a broken vodka bottle has escaped an immediate jail sentence.

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Batley Road, Wakefield. Photo: Google.

Drug-fuelled Wakefield van thief who rammed gates and crashed is jailed

A BANNED driver high on drugs who crashed a van  he had stolen from a storage compound in Wakefield has been jailed for 16 months
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OE Electrics’ new HQ will create 140 jobs

OE Electrics’ new HQ will create 140 jobs

One hundred and forty jobs are set to be created after the completion of a new headquarters for power and data firm OE Electrics/

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Bar Lane, Midgley, Wakefield. Picture: Google.

Elderly man rescued after three-car crash in Wakefield

An elderly man was rescued by firefighters after a three-car crash in Wakefield.

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Southmoor Road, at the junction with Common Road in South Kirkby. Picture: Google.

Motorcyclist in hospital after serious crash near Wakefield

A motorcyclist is in hospital after a serious crash near Wakefield.

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Brigid and David Hopkins

Former Wakefield Mayor and wife who fought same cancer in plea over test

A COUPLE who were both diagnosed with the UK’s second biggest cancer killer after taking part in a screening programme are urging people to take the test.

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Paedophile who sexually abused young girl at Wakefield swimming pool is jailed

Paedophile who sexually abused young girl at Wakefield swimming pool is jailed

A PAEDOPHILE who repeatedly sexually abused a young girl in swimming pool changing rooms at leisure centres in Wakefield and Barnsley has been jailed for nine years.

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Five key Yorkshire seats to keep an eye on during the general election

The seats to watch in Yorkshire after Theresa May called a snap general election for June 8:
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Two jailed after car stolen in Leeds burglary crashed during police chase

TWO men who were in a stolen £20,000 Alfa Romeo car which crashed during a police chase in Wakefield have been jailed.

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Brigid and David Hopkins

Former Yorkshire mayor and wife who both survived same cancer in plea over test

A COUPLE who were both diagnosed with the UK’s second biggest cancer killer after taking part in a screening programme are urging people to take the test.

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M62 motorway delays after vehicle overturns near Wakefield

Delays are building on the M62 motorway after a vehicle overturned.
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Mystery men from West Yorkshire helped to save distraught teenager from sea at Blackpool

Mystery men from West Yorkshire helped to save distraught teenager from sea at Blackpool

Four mystery men, including three tourists from Wakefield, helped save the life of a distraught teenager who walked into the sea at Blackpool.

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WATCH: World Coal Carrying Championship takes place in Yorkshire

Thousands of people have gathered today to watch the World Coal Carrying Championships in Gawthorpe.

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Video - Wakefield Trinity 10 Wigan Warriors 16: Trinity give champions good run for their money

SO OFTEN Easter Monday games deliver performances that are as appealing as a stale hot-cross bun.

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Video - Castleford Tigers 42 Wakefield Trinity 24: Sublime Cas’ taking it to another level

AT TIMES yesterday, sublime Castleford Tigers looked like they were playing a whole different ball game to anyone else in Super League.

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Video - Wakefield Trinity’s Chris Chester laments poor first half against Castleford Tigers

WAKEFIELD Trinity head coach Chris Chester could not hide his disappointment after his “clueless” side fell 42-24 at Castleford Tigers.

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West Yorkshire MP Yvette Cooper.  Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Business chiefs in Wakefield summit to talk immigration

Former Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper will chair an evidence taking session with distribution industry chiefs as part of an inquiry into immigration, in Wakefield next week.

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