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City centre street ‘blocked’ after accident

City centre street ‘blocked’ after accident

Reports are coming in of an accident on Thornes Lane in Wakefield, and the road is blocked. It happened near to the junction with Tadman Street, near to the railway bridge, at around 1pm. No further details are available at this time but drivers are...

today, 14:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Fog warning issued across Yorkshire as Met Office warn commuters to take extra care on roads

Fog warning issued across Yorkshire as Met Office warn commuters to take extra care on roads

Motorists in Yorkshire are being warned to take extra care this morning as the region is covered in a blanket of fog. The Met Office has issued a warning which covers the whole of the county... here is what we know.

today, 12:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Wakefield’s Chantry House office block could be turned into housing

Wakefield’s Chantry House office block could be turned into housing

A disused office block could be transformed into 108 new homes. A planning application has been drawn up requesting permission to change the use of Chantry House from offices to one and two bedroom “residential units”. The application has been...

today, 12:17 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Car-park fine reprieve as drivers buy tickets from wrong machine

Car-park fine reprieve as drivers buy tickets from wrong machine

Car-park confusion has led a shopping centre to temporarily halt handing out fines to motorists in Castleford. Problems have arisen for those parking in Carlton Lanes car park and the adjoining Aire Street car park, with drivers regularly buying...

today, 12:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Inconspicuous Joanna survives week three of The Apprentice

Inconspicuous Joanna survives week three of The Apprentice

The Apprentice hopeful Joanna Jarjue survived another week in Lord Alan Sugar’s boardroom, landing up on the winning side for the third consecutive week. The 23-year-old Lupset lass was part of the all-girls team that managed to outdo the boys yet...

today, 10:58 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Police reveal new information in search for Selby man who visited Knottingley

Police reveal new information in search for Selby man who visited Knottingley

Police have released new information in the hope that it will aid their search for a missing Selby man. Officers are searching for Richard Taylor, 30, from South Milford, was reported missing at 6pm on Thursday, October 12. Investigators have said...

yesterday, 19:00 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
BBC launch hunt for Britain’s Best Cook

BBC launch hunt for Britain’s Best Cook

The BBC is looking for Britain’s best cooks, to roast, boil and and bake it off in a new prime-time TV show. Britain’s Best Cook - the clue’s in the name - will be crowned following a search for 10 great cooks to compete for the title. And the winner...

yesterday, 17:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
'Eight-mile' queues on M62 after both carriageways shut over 'medical episode'

'Eight-mile' queues on M62 after both carriageways shut over 'medical episode'

Eight-mile queues have gathered on the M62 after "medical episode" led to the road being shut. Both carriageways were closed as an air ambulance landed on the motorway at junction 20 around an hour ago, police said. All of the motorway has...

yesterday, 17:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Primark launch new Pokémon pajamas range - perfect if you Snorlax

Primark launch new Pokémon pajamas range - perfect if you Snorlax

Pokémon trainers can now catch 'em all whilst they dream in Primark's new Pokémon pajamas. The new range is perfect if you Snortax.

yesterday, 17:48 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Burglar cleared of murder after father and daughter died in house fire

A man has been cleared of the murder of a West Yorkshire father and his eight-year-old daughter. Daniel Jones, of Spawd Bone Lane, Knottingley, was instead found guilty of two counts of manslaughter after he used petrol to set fire of the home of...

yesterday, 17:01 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Wakefield double murder trial jury retires

Wakefield double murder trial jury retires

A MURDER trial jury at Leeds Crown Court has retired to consider verdicts on an alleged burglar accused of killing a  father and daughter by torching their family home in a bid to cover his tracks Prosecutors claim Andrew Broadhead, 42, and...

yesterday, 14:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Top stage school CAPA College will re-open to students

Top stage school CAPA College will re-open to students

A top performing arts college which was forced to close to new students from last month will open its doors again and expand into a new premises. Cathedral Academy for Performing Arts (CAPA) in Wakefield has announced that it will accept a new cohort...

yesterday, 11:28 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Conference focuses on how to help police beat organised crime in West Yorkshire

Conference focuses on how to help police beat organised crime in West Yorkshire

Drugs paraphernalia or a number of mattresses found on the floor of a shared house could be evidence of organised crime taking place. That was the message from senior officers at West Yorkshire Police as they sought to teach staff from other agencies...

yesterday, 10:00 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Forever in our hearts: Tributes paid to tragic Wakefield teenager as friends and team-mates honour 'one in a million' Brooke

Forever in our hearts: Tributes paid to tragic Wakefield teenager as friends and team-mates honour 'one in...

The sporting world is rallying round to support the family of a talented teenage rugby player from Wakefield who died in tragic circumstances last week. Brooke Firth, 16, was a flanker with Sandal Girls and a student at Crofton Academy, where she was...

yesterday, 09:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Number of 999 calls to West Yorkshire Police tops New Year's Eve demand

Number of 999 calls to West Yorkshire Police tops New Year's Eve demand

West Yorkshire Police received more 999 calls on Friday than it did on New Year's Eve, prompting the force to highlight the different ways people can report crimes. Traditionally New Year's Eve is the busiest day of the year for police forces but last...

yesterday, 08:43 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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