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Wakefield cadets are national champions

Army Cadets from E ‘The Rifles’ Company in Wakefield were crowned champions at the National Rifles Cadet Cup Competition, held at Longmoor Training Camp in Hampshire last weekend.

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Scott Cranmer is cheered by colleagues as he completes running one million metres. PIC: Scott Merrylees

Friend inspires million metre run challenge

It started with a spur of the moment thought to remember a “one in a million” friend - just how long would it take to run a million metres?

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Wakefield's Belle Vue stadium.

Life-long Wakefield Trinity fan dies at the end of final match of the season

Tributes have been paid to a life-long rugby league fan who collapsed and died at the end of Wakefield Trinity's final match of the season yesterday.
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Junction Lane, Ossett. Image: Google

Woman hit by car and seriously injured in Wakefield

A WOMAN was seriously injured after she was struck by a car in Ossett near Wakefield this morning.

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Police seize cannabis plants worth more than £50,000 during raid in Wakefield

Police seize cannabis plants worth more than £50,000 during raid in Wakefield

Cannabis plants worth more than £50,000 were discovered by police following a raid in Wakefield.

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Christopher Mosby

Gun threat Wakefield betting shop robber jailed for seven years

AN ARMED robber  who threatened a Wakefield betting shop manager with a fake handgun during a spree of offending has been locked up for seven years.
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High blood pressure death risk for thousands in Leeds and Wakefield

A HEALTH charity is urging people to get tested for potentially deadly high blood pressure after revealing tens of thousands of sufferers in Leeds and Wakefield remain undiagnosed.

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Stephen Pollard.

Further arrest after death of Wakefield man found two years ago is re-investigated

A further arrest has been made after police began re-investigating the death of a Wakefield man found more than two years ago.

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The man was assaulted in Green Lane, Alverthorpe. Picture: Google

Man left with facial injuries after attack by teenager in Wakefield

A man was assaulted in Wakefield after approaching a group of teenagers who had been causing a disturbance.

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Police have arrested three men.

Men arrested as police re-investigate death of Wakefield man found two years ago

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after new information led police to re-investigate the death of a Wakefield man who was found in North Yorkshire more than two years ago.

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Stuart Samson.

Heavily pregnant woman lost baby after being kicked by boyfriend

A heavily pregnant teenager lost her unborn daughter after being kicked in the stomach by her partner in a drunken assault in a bar.

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Councillor Peter Box hands keys to new office for the Senior Citizens Support Group to Tom Long. Accompanied by Councillor Darren Byford on the right.

Group whose events tackle loneliness hope office will become community ‘hub’

A GROUP which helps to alleviate loneliness and social isolation among older people in Wakefield by ensuring their members always have something to look forward to has opened its first permanent office.

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Education Secretary Justine Greening

Ministers 'incompetent' over Wakefield academies collapse - MPs

YORKSHIRE MPs have accused the Government of "incompetence" over the collapse of an academy chain leaving questions over the future management of 21 schools.
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Double victory as rugby star sets up crucial win before abandoning game to dash to pregnant wife's bedside

Double victory as rugby star sets up crucial win before abandoning game to dash to pregnant wife's bedside

A FORMER Batley rugby league player was forced to abandon a crucial game to rush to the side of his wife as she gave birth to their first child.
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The suspected shoplifters are believed to have stolen items from Go Outdoors in Wakefield, pictured, before heading to the company's store in York. Picture: Google

Suspected shoplifters spotted in York had vehicle full of items stolen in Wakefield

Eagle-eyed shop staff in York helped police to catch two suspected shoplifters who were believed to have targeted a store in Wakefield earlier that day.

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The  family enjoying a day out in Manchester before Josie Howarth and Janet Senior were injured in the bomb blast after the  Ariana Grande Concert. Pictured (from left to right) are Jenny Howarth, Janet Senior, Josie Howarth and Jodie Howarth.

Knottingley woman’s handbag strap saved her life after Manchester Arena terror attack

A WOMAN from Knottingley who was seriously injured by shrapnel in the Manchester Arena bomb blast has told how she stopped herself from bleeding to death by tying her handbag strap around her leg.

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Woman had chunk of skin bitten out of face during fight with neighbour

A MUM was left scarred for life after her neighbour bit a chunk of skin out of her face during a doorstep attack.

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Wakefield City Academies Trust will no longer run 21 schools

Wakefield City Academies Trust will no longer run 21 schools

Schools face an uncertain future after the shock announcement that an academy chain will not continue as their parent organisation.

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Wakefield's Bill Toupou scores his first try. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

‘We were in total control’ says gutted Wakefield Trinity coach Chester

GUTTED Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester admits he thought his side were in “total control for 78 minutes” before dramatically falling to St Helens last night.

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