Two taken to hospital after crash in Wakefield

TWO people were injured in a crash which led to a road being closed in Wakefield this morning.

Appeal after death of Wakefield pensioner

CORONER'S officers in Wakefield are seeking to trace relatives after the death of a 78-year-old man.

The Princess Royal attended the official unveiling of 'The Coffin Jump', a new work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield by contemporary artist Katrina Palmer, which celebrates the role of women in the First World War. Picture by Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Region’s creativity is showcased for visiting princess on Yorkshire visit

New artwork to celebrate the role of women in the First World War was unveiled by the Princess Royal on a visit to the region.

Stephen Pollard

Open verdict at inquest into suspected Wakefield drug dealer's death

A CORONER recorded an open verdict at an  inquest into the death of a 58-year-old suspected drug dealer from Wakefield whose body was found in the River Aire in North Yorkshire three months after he was reported missing.

The large-scale instalation by artist Chiharu Shiota, Beyond Time, in the 18th century chapel at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Picture by Simon Hulme

500 acres in former Wakefield mining region named among locations that define England’s art landscape

The Domesday Book listed it as “waste”, and as recently as 11 years ago it was a teacher training college – but the 500 acres of fields and woods in the former mining country between Wakefield and Barnsley is now officially one of the 10 places that best encapsulate the nation’s history.

Leeds Crown Court

Bus pervert jailed for breaching public transport ban

A PERVERT broke a ban ordering him to keep off public transport by boarding a bus within weeks of being released from prison.
A full inquiry is needed into the finances of the Wakefield City Academies Trust, says The Yorkshire Post.

The Yorkshire Post says: Academy lessons. Hold school chain to account

IF public confidence is to be maintained in the academy programme so favoured by the Department for Education, Ministers will order – without further prevarication – an immediate inquiry into the Wakefield City Academies Trust’s finances.


See inside the luxury hotel where the England football team stayed during their visit to Leeds

Many football fans will be wondering where the England players stayed before and after their friendly against Costa Rica at Elland Road on Thursday.

Wakefield Theatre Royal

Wakefield Theatre Royal senior manager sacked over indecent images of children as young as three-years-old

A SENIOR manager at Wakefield Theatre Royal for 13 years was sacked after he was convicted of possessing indecent images of children.
Ruby the boxer with Mike and Sue

Pan's People star sings the praises of Yorkshire vets that saved her pup from the brink of death.

Pan's People star Susie Menhenick has praised a Wakefield vet practice after they saved her dog's life.

Drunk threatened to chop off 16-year-old boy's fingers with meat cleaver - Leeds Crown Court

A DRUNK threatened to chop a 16-year-old boy's fingers off with a meat cleaver after he refused to buy him alcohol, a court heard.


West Yorkshire Police project to protect cyclists is launched in Wakefield

A POLICE project to protect cyclists being rolled out across West Yorkshire has hit the road first in Wakefield and has seen one driver hit with a fine.

Walter the swan pictured at Chantry Vets with senior  nurse  Megan Everett (left) and surgical director Lisa Flood.

Police rescued stricken swan with broken leg from M62 near Wakefield

WALTER the swan underwent lifesaving surgery after suffering a broken leg  when it is believed he was struck by a vehicle on the M62 motorway near Wakefield.

The collision happened on the A655 Normanton Bypass. Picture: Google

Two people trapped in wreckage after cars collide on Normanton bypass

Two people were trapped in the wreckage after three cars were involved in a crash in Normanton.

Children at Ten Town Adventure Playground in 1972.

YP Letters: Safety culture feeds epidemic of obesity

From: David Downs, Sandal, Wakefield.


One lane of M1 closed near Leeds as morning rush gets underway

One lane of the M1 motorway is closed near Leeds due to a broken down vehicle.
Pic: Google.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash near Wakefield's Di Bosco restaurant

A motorcyclist was left with serious injuries after crash in Wakefield.

The e-fit issued by police

Woman claiming to be selling raffle tickets stole jewellery from elderly victim

A WOMAN claiming to be selling raffle tickets stole jewellery from a flat after asking her elderly victim if she could use the toilet.

Around 100m of the boardwalk at Newmillerdam Country Park has been destroyed by arsonists.

Arsonists destroy part of Newmillerdam Country Park boardwalk in worst attack yet

Arsonists have destroyed part of the award-winning nature trail at one of Wakefield’s most popular beauty spots for the third time.

Kerry Draycott (wearing a green top) is pictured with her husband Ryan (wearing a red check shirt)'Christopher Barker (wearing white Tshirt) is pictured on the right with his family.

Heroes who saved heart attack Wakefield mum's life on M1 motorway are commended

A MEMBER of the public and police who helped save a Wakefield woman's life after she  suffered  a massive heart attack while driving on the M1 have been commended for their actions.
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