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Academy trust disputes 'Inadequate' rating after Ofsted criticises Pontefract school leaders

An academy trust has not taken effective action to address failings at a secondary school, the education watchdog has found.
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Police issue urgent appeal to trace missing man last seen in Wakefield

Police issue urgent appeal to trace missing man last seen in Wakefield

An urgent appeal has been issued by police searching for a man last seen in Wakefield.

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Trains to London every 30 minutes from May

THE FIRST half-hourly train service to run between West Yorkshire and London, six days a week, will begin in May, Virgin Trains announced yesterday.

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Crooked lawyer forced 200-year-old Yorkshire solicitors out of business in £4m fraud

A crooked lawyer forced a 200-year-old firm of Yorkshire solicitors into extinction by plundering its accounts of almost FOUR MILLION pounds to fund her addiction to high living.

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Linda Box forced a 200-year-old firm of Yorkshire solicitors into extinction by plundering its accounts of almost 4m.

Crooked lawyer forced 200-year-old Yorkshire solicitors out of business in £4m fraud

A CROOKED lawyer forced a 200-year-old firm of Yorkshire solicitors into extinction by plundering its accounts of almost FOUR MILLION pounds to fund her addiction to high living.
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YP Comment: Selling of Super League status would be major blow to city of Wakefield

THAT Wakefield might no longer be home to top-flight rugby league is not just a significant setback for the sport; it’s potentially a major blow to the prestige of a proud city which has always been synonymous with the game.

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West Yorkshire council leader calls for communities to be vigilant following terror attack

THE leader and chief executive of a West Yorkshire council have urged communities to be vigilant following yesterday's terror attack.

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Serious sex attack on woman in West Yorkshire village

A police investigation is under way today after a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in a West Yorkshire village.

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Giant pit machines rumble back to life for science day

GIANT machines from Yorkshire’s lost pits were back up and running for one day only at the National Coal Mining Museum for England.

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Jason Donovan announces Yorkshire tour dates

Neighbours and West End star Jason Donovan has announced two Yorkshire dates as part of an upcoming UK tour.
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Former West Yorkshire mine to host free experimental dance show

Former West Yorkshire mine to host free experimental dance show

An experimental dance company will perform a free subterranean show about a Chilean mining crisis at the former Caphouse Colliery in Wakefield on Friday.

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The West Yorkshire 'gentleman for hire'

The West Yorkshire 'gentleman for hire'

A West Yorkshire businessman has set up a non-sexual escort service by advertising himself as a 'gent for hire'.
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Suspected drink driver's Audi crashed into and toppled telegraph pole

A MAN was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after ploughing into and toppling a telegraph pole in Wakefield tonight.
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CCTV appeal: Police seek witnesses to assault outside Wakefield pub

CCTV appeal: Police seek witnesses to assault outside Wakefield pub

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to an assault outside a Wakefield pub which left a man with a fractured jaw.
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Philip North resigned on Thursday as Bishop of Sheffield less than six weeks after his appointment.

Church rift deepens over female clergy after new Bishop of Sheffield’s resignation

THE Church of England rift over the ordination of women bishops are in danger of widening after Philip North – the designate Bishop of Sheffield’s – resigned less than six weeks after being appointed by the Queen.

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Woman hurt in M1 crash near Wakefield

A WOMAN was injured in a two car crash on the M1 near Wakefield tonight.
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Elsie Frost. Photo: West Yorkshire Police/PA Wire

Man, 79, bailed after arrest on suspicion of 1965 murder of schoolgirl Elsie Frost

A 79-year-old man who was re-arrested earlier this week on suspicion of the murder of a West Yorkshire schoolgirl more than 50 years ago has tonight been bailed.

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Girl, 16, hurt in Wakefield car crash

A TEENAGE  girl was injured after the Audi she was a  passenger in ended up on its side after a  collision with another car in Wakefield today.
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Our baby was stillborn after hospital’s mistakes

A couple were left devastated after their child was stillborn following a string of failings by an NHS trust.

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Bryony becomes first graduate of Gordons’ apprenticeship scheme

Imagine being offered a job with one of Yorkshire’s big six law firms, having accumulated no debt and five years of experience under your belt - all at the age of 23.

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