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From flats to wedding venues, what happens to Yorkshire's closed courts

THE COURT buildings closed in our region range from attractive listed properties to purpose-built facilities from the 1980s, so it takes a developer with some vision to see how the more functional sites can be given a new lease of life.

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Relief of sacked Wakefield midwife after winning appeal: More than 40,000 signed petition backing her

A MIDWIFE sacked from Wakefield’s Pinderfields Hospital has won an appeal against her dismissal after more than 40,000 people signed  an online petition calling for her to be reinstated.
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Pinderfields Hospital Emergency entrance

Worry for MS patients as last specialist neurologist leaves Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Concerns have been raised about care for patients with one of the most common neurological conditions after the only specialist consultant at a Yorkshire NHS trust retired without a replacement.

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The search is on for next of kin

APPEAL: Police search for next of kin who could be in West Yorkshire

Police are re-appealing for help in tracing the family of 67-year-old Terence Graham Smith, of Bridge Street, Brigg, who passed away on Friday March 30.

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"Has all the hair gone now?!": Yorkshire doctor leaves touching birthday card for husband after her death

"Has all the hair gone now?!": Yorkshire doctor leaves touching birthday card for husband after her death

The husband of an inspirational Yorkshire doctor who passed away aged 34 has opened a poignant birthday card she wrote for him before her death.

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Silver lining: Harry Tanfield poses with his silver medal.

Commonwealth Games: Oh brother! Harry Tanfield joins Charlie in the medals

YORKSHIRE’S Harry Tanfield followed younger brother Charlie onto the podium on the Gold Coast as England won Commonwealth silver and bronze in the road cycling time trials despite the shock of an administrative error costing Melissa Lowther the opportunity to compete.

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Missied out: Wakefield's Melissa Lowther. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix

Commonwealth Games: Tears for Melissa as blunder costs her cycling chance

WAKEFIELD cyclist Melissa Lowther was left “gutted” after an administrative error meant she was left off the entry list for today’s Commonwealth Games time trial.

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There has been widespread opposition to the so-called 'M18 route' for HS2 in South Yorkshire - and there are now growing doubts over whether a parkway station will be built in the area.

Is £300m Yorkshire HS2 parkway station about to hit the buffers?

People living in South and West Yorkshire were offered a potential £300m HS2 station to make up for the route being diverted through their neighbourhoods. But will it actually happen? Chris Burn reports.
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MP John Healey says HS2 should release its feasibility study into a potential South Yorkshire parkway station.

HS2 'plain wrong' to keep £300m Yorkshire parkway station report secret

HS2 has refused to publish an internal report on whether plans to build a £300m parkway station in the Yorkshire countryside is feasible.
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Johnny Marr announces exclusive Leeds gig to launch new album

Legendary musician Johnny Marr has announced he will be playing an iconic Leeds venue in one of only two gigs to launch his latest album.

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Man assaults Leeds to Sheffield train guard and flees at Wakefield Kirkgate

A man assaulted a train guard who had challenged him for not having a ticket before the culprit fled over the tracks at Wakefield Kirkgate station.

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In pictures: Yorkshire’s rich coal mining history celebrated

Today your Yorkshire Post celebrates our county’s long and proud history with coal mining.

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Officers said the vehicle, pictured, is "distinctive and an old model".

Thieves snip chain and steal motorbike in Wakefield

Thieves cut a motorbike from a tree it was secured to and snatched it in Wakefield.

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Dead child killer Pickering had gone through 'traumatic interviews' over Elsie Frost killing

Dead child killer Peter Pickering had taken part in a series of "traumatic interviews" with cold case murder detectives over the killing of Wakefield teenager Elsie Frost, it can now be revealed.

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Brother of murdered Wakefield schoolgirl Elsie Frost speaks after death of prime suspect Peter Pickering

The brother of murdered Wakefield schoolgirl Elsie Frost says the death of the man 'strongly suspected' to have killed her has taken away his family's hopes of getting justice at last.

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Police have issued a warning against entering the old Bishopgarth training school site as demolition continues.

Wakefield police issue warning after trespassers climb onto roof of old Bishopgarth training school

A warning has been issued about the dangers of trespassing after people were spotted on the roof of a high rise building undergoing demolition in Wakefield.

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Police have re-opened the facility.

Police 'help desk' re-opens in Wakefield

A point of contact for residents and the police in Wakefield has re-opened.

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Watch as Wakefield woman reunites with heroes after Leeds River Aire plunge

A woman has been reunited with the heroes who saved her life after she fell into Leeds's River Aire in "Arctic conditions" following a night out.
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Lizzie Jones with fellow campaigners.

Wakefield PC speaks of 'life-saving' defibrillators as 10 more are unveiled

A Wakefield police officer who suffered cardiac arrest a year ago has spoken about how he "could have not been here today" without a defibrillator.

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20 March 2018.... Pinderfields Hospital midwife Jane Greaves who was fired last week in a move union Unison has dubbed ''outrageous'' Picture Scott Merrylees

Wakefield midwife fired over sickness record after suffering kidney infection: Claims no time for trips to loo due to hospital understaffing

A MIDWIFE sacked for a poor sickness record was last off work with a kidney infection she claims she contracted at Wakefield Pinderfields Hospital’s birth centre which doesn’t have a staff toilet.

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