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#HumansofWakefieldPolice: Why Wakefield police officers have started sharing personal stories on Twitter

Frontline police officers in Wakefield are sharing personal stories from their lives as part of a social media project to show the human side of the force.
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Some of the officers featured in the #HumansofWakefieldPolice series to date.

#HumansofWakefieldPolice: Read the stories shared by frontline Wakefield police officers

A series of personal stories shared by frontline police officers in Wakefield have been winning praise for showing the human side of the force.
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Traffic on the M62 on the approach to junction 30 near Wakefield. Picture: Crown 2017.

M62 'carriageway defect' near Wakefield causes lane closure

A lane of the M62 has been closed near Wakefield while repairs are made to the carriageway.
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Michael Tennant.

Police had to use stinger to stop burglar during stolen car chase

A BURGLAR who was involved in a high speed police chase after stealing a car during a house break-in has been locked up for 28 months.

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Coroners in Wakefield are appealing for information to trace a man's relatives.

Wakefield coroners seek information on family of Castleford man

Coroners in Wakefield are appealing for information to trace relatives of a Castleford man who died earlier this month.

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Aliscia Coe, left, is pictured with sister Chelsea, and the Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens awared she was given ten years ago.
Photograph by Richard Walker/ www.imagenorth.net

Yorkshire teenager celebrates ten years cancer-free by backing awards

TEN YEARS ago this week, a five-year-old girl from Wakefield was given an early Christmas present - the all clear from cancer.

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Wakefield Road, Ossett. Image: Google

Caravan blaze on Wakefield Road Ossett: Man suffered smoke inhalation

A MAN suffered smoke inhalation after a caravan blaze in Ossett near Wakefield.

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Dudfleet Yard, Wakefield (Google)

Derelict mill goes up in flames in Wakefield

Five fire crews were needed to tackle a fire at a derelict mill in Wakefield this afternoon.

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The crash happened outside Hampsons Plantworld in Denby Dale Road, Wakefield. Picture: Google

Firefighters free person trapped in car after crash near Wakefield garden centre

Firefighters have freed a person who was trapped in a car after it crashed near a garden centre in Wakefield.

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Wanted: Man recalled to prison has links to Wakefield district

Wanted: Man recalled to prison has links to Wakefield district

Police are seeking the public's help as they search for a 34-year-old man wanted on recall to prison.

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Amanda Leather

Woman had sex with underage boy and smoked cannabis with him

A woman who had sex with a 15-year-old boy after smoking cannabis with him at her home has been jailed for five years.

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A case collapsed at Wakefield Magistrates Court in 2016 over concerns about evidence provided by two police officers, one of whom has now been sacked.

Wakefield policeman sacked over evidence 'collusion' in collapsed theft trial

A West Yorkshire Police constable has been sacked after "collusion" with another officer over evidence given in court resulted in the collapse of a trial.
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PIC: Scott Merrylees

Review: Cafe at the Hepworth, Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield was recently named Museum of the Year and its cafe is now also a thing of beauty, says Amanda Wragg.

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St Wilfrid's RC High School, Featherstone. . Image: Google

Featherstone school evacuated after fire in storeroom

FIRE crews dealt with a blaze at a high school in North Featherstone today.
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Sixteen people jailed over ‘mob violence’ at Leeds boxing event

CHILDREN had to run for cover amid “serious mob violence” as a mass brawl broke out between rival supporters at a boxing event in Leeds.

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Revealed: How long does it take West Yorkshire Police to answer your 999 call?

Police say the average time taken to answer 999 calls in West Yorkshire has been slashed by almost half.

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Peter Box: Cities must come together to bring opportunity for all

Peter Box: Cities must come together to bring opportunity for all

AS Chair of the 22 Key Cities, ten of which are in the North, I welcome the launch of the Northern Powerhouse All Party Parliamentary Group yesterday. Why wouldn’t I?

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Policing today is very different to the 1850s.

YP Letters: River keeper had eventful former life

From: Colin Jackson, Sandal, Wakefield.

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Roy Thompson owner of Wakefield Off Road Motorcycles at the premises.

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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