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Family feared acid attack after being squirted in face with ammonia during Wakefield bike shop robbery

A businessman described the terrifying moment he feared he had been the victim of an acid attack when masked robbers threw ammonia in his face during a raid on his motorbike shop.

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Queens Drive, Ossett, Wakefield. Picture: Google.

Man dies after car crashes into wall in Wakefield

A man has died after the car he was travelling in collided with a wall in Wakefield.
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Orhan Yigit

Police officer from Castleford ‘raped domestic violence victim’ - jury told

A POLICE Community Support Officer from Castleford raped a domestic violence victim after telling her he could help her, a jury was told.

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Bonmarche customers have welcomed the retailer's new ranges

Bonmarché profits on the rise following online sales surge

Revnues at fashion retailer Bonmarché grew by five per cent in the first half of the year driven by a rise in online sales.

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Crooked Wakefield lawyer must pay back £1.9m or serve eight more years in jail

A CROOKED lawyer with a £13,000 plus designer shoe collection has been ordered to pay back less then half of the £4m she plundered from a Wakefield law firm to fund her addiction to high living.

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Lawyer ordered to repay over £1million she stole from firm of solicitors

Lawyer ordered to repay over £1million she stole from firm of solicitors

A crooked lawyer must pay back £1.9 million of her ill-gotten gains after forcing a 200-year-old firm of Yorkshire solicitors into extinction, a judge has ruled today.

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Guests arrive for the wedding

Gangland figures and reality TV star party at Charles Bronson's wedding reception

Bleary-eyed guests surfaced this morning after a 'fantastic' party celebrating Charles Bronson's marriage to his soap star bride.

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Big event: Charles Bronsons bride Paula Williamson arrives at Wakefield prison, the wedding car, and a Charles Bronson lookalike who was a chauffeur for the event. Pictures: SWNS

Bronson's 'message to youngsters' as violent criminal weds soap actress in Wakefield prison

THE man dubbed Britain’s most violent prisoner got married to his soap actress fiancee yesterday – and marked the occasion by making an appeal for youngsters not to follow him into a life of crime.

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The Frank Matcham designed Theatre Royal Wakefield

Transformation plans for conservation area

HISTORIC buildings on one of Wakefield’s main roads could be transformed in an ambitious £2m conservation project.

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Prison murder probe: Victim found dead at HMP Leeds was convicted baby killer

Prison murder probe: Victim found dead at HMP Leeds was convicted baby killer

A prisoner who was killed at HMP Leeds on Sunday had been serving a life sentence for the murder of his baby daughter.
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Former West Yorkshire Police chief Mark Gilmore.

What were the allegations made against ex-West Yorkshire Police chief Mark Gilmore?

A High Court judge has spelled out a series of allegations which were made against a police chief.

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West Yorkshire police commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, left, and  former West Yorkshire Police chief constable Mark Gilmore.

Ex-West Yorkshire chief accused of 'disingenuous' claim after losing legal battle with police and crime commissioner

A retired police chief who had denied a series of allegations about his behaviour has lost a High Court fight with a police and crime commissioner.
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West Yorkshire police commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, left, and former West Yorkshire Police chief constable Mark Gilmore.

High Court to rule on retired Yorkshire chief constable's row with police commissioner

A High Court judge is preparing to deliver a ruling on a dispute between a retired police chief and a police and crime commissioner.

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Call for relatives of Wakefield man to come forward

Call for relatives of Wakefield man to come forward

Coroners officers are searching for relatives of an elderly man from Wakefield who has died.

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The broadband in one Yorkshire village is being powered by battery. Pictures: SWNS

Yorkshire village forced to run 'high-speed' broadband connection on battery power

Angry villagers have hit out at Openreach after a car-crash left their high-speed fibre-optic broadband connections unreliable - and powered by BATTERIES.

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Mia Broadhead outside Leeds Crown Court. PA

Tearful girl, 13, tells judge of 'superhero' dad and 'star' sister killed in fire started by burglar

A 13-year-old girl has sobbed in court as she told a judge about her father and younger sister who died in a fire started by a burglar who was trying to destroy evidence of a break-in across the street.
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Executive Director Katie Town at the new Centre for Creativity , the extension to Theatre Royal Wakefield which is currently under construction. Picture Scott Merrylees

Theatre’s expansion is three decades in the making

It has been three decades in the making, but in a short few months, a derelict piece of land next to Wakefield’s historic Frank Matcham theatre will be transformed into a state of the art studio space - proof, the theatre’s director says, that the city’s art scene is both ambitious and here to stay.

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Michael Carter, Wakefield Trinity chairman at Belle Vue

Wakefield Trinity blast council for stalling on stadium

WAKEFIELD TRINITY say they are preparing to go to the High Court to secure a new community stadium in the Newmarket area of the city.

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Wishmas Tree Fund raisers Sam and Michael Jameson-briggs with three year old twins Ella and Sophie of Wakefield who made the first wish and were given a holiday in Florida from Trinity.

A special present for brave family as Christmas lights go on at Leeds shopping centre

It’s the start of a magical time of year as Christmas trees are lit up around the city. But for one family, the turning on of festive lights at Trinity Leeds was extra special this weekend.

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