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Video: Big name retailers have already signed up for £160m retail park off M62

SITE preparation works will start later this year on a £160m retail park off the M62 near Castleford, which developers claim will create as many as 2,000 jobs.

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Sir Lawrence Lawry Byford, who has died aged 92.

Former chief constable and Yorkshire County Cricket Club president Sir Lawrence Byford dies

A leading police officer who wrote a groundbreaking report into the failings of the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper has died.
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West Yorkshire police staff taken off frontline duties to clear death cases backlog at Wakefield Coroner's Court

West Yorkshire police staff taken off frontline duties to clear death cases backlog at Wakefield Coroner's Court

Additional police staff have been taken off frontline investigative duties and assigned to the coroner's court serving Leeds and Wakefield as dozens of cases have been left awaiting initial investigations.
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The Eastmoor area of Wakefield. Pic: Google.

Bike cops take Wakefield and Pontefract 'rogue' riders to task

"Rogue" off-road motorcycle riders in Wakefield and Pontefract have been taken to task following a police operation.
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Jack Laugher: Determined to be ready.

Jack Laugher leads strong Yorkshire diving contingent to Commonwealth Games

Jack Laugher is confident he will be fully fit to partner Chris Mears in their attempt to deliver gold for Team England at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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Wanted: Wakefield police seeking former Horbury man believe he may be in Hull

Wanted: Wakefield police seeking former Horbury man believe he may be in Hull

West Yorkshire Police have issued an appeal for information on the whereabouts of a man wanted on warrant.

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Fire investigator Gary Kendrew is presented with his commendation by Det Chief Supt Mark Ridley, of West Yorkshire Police.

Fire investigators commended for work after arson attack on Wakefield home claimed lives of father and daughter

Two fire investigators have received commendations for their work in the wake of a deadly arson attack in Wakefield which claimed the lives of a father and daughter.

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Lewis Selby, 24, of Hobury.

Police issue picture of wanted Wakefield man

Officers are appealing for help to find a man wanted for offences including assault.

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The junction of Denby Dale Road and Branch Road. Picture: Google.

Woman dies after head-on road smash in Wakefield

A woman has died after a head-on car crash in Wakefield, police said tonight.

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Hats off to record breakers at Wakefield Girls’ High School

Students at Wakefield Girls’ High School donned party hats to smash a Guinness World Record and draw attention to a mental health campaign.

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Denby Dale Road, Wakefield (Google)

Two trapped in Wakefield collision

Two motorists had to be freed from their vehicles by firefighters in Wakefield following a collision on Denby Dale Road this morning.

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M62.

'Severe delays' after M62 collision near Lofthouse

Emergency services rushed to the M62 after a collision.
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Traffic queuing on the M1 northbound near Barnsley where there has been a crash. Picture: Crown 2017

M1 delays: What is causing problems on the motorway between Sheffield and Wakefield?

Three separate incidents on the M1 motorway have caused delays for drivers travelling between Sheffield and Wakefield this morning.

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Wakefield police seize five off-road bikes as battle against nuisance riders continues

Wakefield police seize five off-road bikes as battle against nuisance riders continues

A number of off-road motorbikes linked to nuisance riding across the Wakefield district have been seized by police.
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British Transport Police would like to speak to this man following an alleged assault at Wakefield Westgate station.

Train guard assaulted at Wakefield station by passenger without ticket

British Transport Police would like to speak to this man following an assault at Wakefield Westgate station after three passengers were challenged for not having tickets.

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Senior Wakefield coroner David Hinchliff reprimanded over 'inappropriate' remarks

Senior Wakefield coroner David Hinchliff reprimanded over 'inappropriate' remarks

A senior coroner at Wakefield has been reprimanded over remarks made to police officers and staff members.

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10 Jan 2018......... Parish councillor David Kimbley outside the empty shop unit in Crofton as residents are opposing plans for the shop to be granted a  licence to sell alcohol from 6am-11pm. Picture Scott Merrylees

Wakefield village off licence bid opposed: Claims of anti-social behaviour and drug use in area

CAMPAIGNERS in a Wakefield village are opposing a bid for a new convenience store to be granted a licence to sell alcohol amid claims of anti-social behaviour and drug use in the area.

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Thomas Dawson.

Pervert groomed schoolgirl on facebook before meeting her for sex

A PAEDOPHILE who had sex with a 14-year-old schoolgirl on repeated occasions after contacting her through Facebook has been jailed for four years.

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Manor Lane Kennels, Ossett. Image: Google

Noise fears as plans for Wakefield dog kennels opposed

PLANS for a new dog walking area at a Wakefield kennels are recommended for approval despite residents’ ojections over fears of increased noise.

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Wakefield College

Business hub to bring inclusive growth to Wakefield

A new business centre created in Wakefield city centre will help create high skill and well-paid jobs as well as retain talent in the city, it has been claimed.

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