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Drink drive arrest after car crashed into wall in Ossett

A WOMAN was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car crashed into a wall in Ossett near Wakefield in the early hours today.

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Melissa Whittington pictured with her partner Mark

Mother-of-four killed by suspected drink driver in Ossett was "beautiful angel"

THE family of a mother-of-four who died after being struck by a suspected drink driver  in Ossett last week have spoken of their loss.
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Jonathan Schofield.

‘Ginger cat’ burglar preyed on elderly victims

A robber tricked elderly people into allowing him into their homes by claiming he had lost his cat.

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Hemsworth Lane Fitzwilliam. Image: Google

Two teenagers seriously injured after car hit tree near Pontefract

TWO teenagers were seriously injured after the car they were travelling in left the road and struck a tree in Fitzwillian near Pontefract..
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Chief Superintendent Mabs Hussain (left) with Tina Turner of Wakefield Hospice and Penny Appeal chairman Adeem Younis.

£2,000 donated to Wakefield Hospice after police open day event

MORE than £2,000 has been donated to Wakefield Hospice thanks to the generosity of visitors  at a police open day event.

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Arson attack at former Wakefield engineering works

MORE than 20 firefighters spent five hours tackling a blaze suspected to have been started  by arsonists at a former engineering works  in the Ossett area of Wakefield.
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Economy of Leeds ‘grew faster’ than London since Northern Powerhouse was launched

Leeds’s economy has grown at a faster pace than London during the three years since the Northern Powerhouse was launched, new figures show.

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Healey Road, Ossett. Photo: Google

Woman dead after Wakefield collision - suspected drink driver arrested

A WOMAN died after she was involved in collision with a car driven by a suspected drink driver in the Ossett area of Wakefield.
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The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

World comes to region for new sculpture event

FOUR venues in Yorkshire been awarded funding to stage a new triennial arts event which organisers say will position the region as a world centre for sculpture.

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Leeds Crown Court.

Road rage punch attack after collision in Castleford

A ROAD rage attacker landed a flurry of punches on an innocent motorists after a minor collision in Castleford, a court heard.

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Police in Wakefield targeted bad parkers and street drinkers

Wakefield's bad parkers warned they face police action

Wakefield motorists who park dangerously on double yellow lines or inconvenience residents by leaving their cars outside their homes have been warned they will face police action.

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The Hepworth Wakefield.

YP Comment: Art of Yorkshire

The people of Yorkshire might be known for calling a spade a spade but, historically, the region has been uncharacteristically shy when it comes to shouting about its significant cultural achievements.

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Liz Howard-Thornton dressed as a British Red Cross ward maid and Scott Knowles as a Britsh army medic. Picture by Simon Hulme

100 years on, remembering nurse Nellie Spindler, a woman among 10,000 men

At Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium lie the bodies of 10,755 casualties of the First World War - 10,754 men and one woman.

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Liam Gardiner, one of four men who have been jailed for a total of 54 and a half years over a shooting in which bullets were fired into the living room of a house in West Yorkshire.

Gunman and ‘hired muscle’ jailed for 54 years over revenge attack on rival drug dealer

FOUR men have been jailed for a total of 54 and a half years over a shooting in which bullets were fired into the living room of a house in West Yorkshire.

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Firefighters were called to The Hawthorns in Ossett. Picture: Google

Woman taken to hospital after house fire in Ossett

A woman has been taken to hospital this evening after a fire broke out at a house in Ossett.

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Clearview Home Improvements , Preston.
L-R Mick Giscombe , MD of  Conservatory Outlet Ltd , Andy Ross , installations director with Clearview , Greg Kane , CEO Conservatory Outlet Group and Chris Mitchell  MD of Clearview.

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Another deal for Conservatory Outlet Group announced

Wakefield-based Conservatory Outlet Group has announced its second acquisition of the year.

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27 June 2017........... Harworth Group PLC are seeking to redevelop the old Kellingley Colliery site near Pontefract. Finance Director Andrew Kirkman. Picture Scott Merrylees

Work could start on former Kellingley site by 2019

The developers behind the site of the former Kellingley Colliery coal mine in North Yorkshire hope to begin work on the site by 2019 and has already had expression of interests from firms looking to set up on the site.

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Escaped prisoner recaptured after fleeing from hospital grounds

Escaped prisoner recaptured after fleeing from hospital grounds

An escaped prisoner who fled his police escort when leaving hospital has been recaptured.

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Wakefield man in court after being charged with Explosives Act offences

Wakefield man in court after being charged with Explosives Act offences

A Wakefield man has appeared in court after being charged with two offences under the Explosives Act.
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Police warn explosions may be heard near Wakefield flat where 'unknown chemicals' found

Police warn explosions may be heard near Wakefield flat where 'unknown chemicals' found

Police have warned that controlled explosions may be heard as specialist teams continue to work at a flat in Wakefield where 'unknown chemicals' were found.
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