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VIDEO: 'Pretty but dangerous': Warning over huge snowdrifts stranding cars in West Yorkshire

A West Yorkshire authority has warned drivers about the dangers of massive snowdrifts after finding a car stranded in a heap of snow. The authority said: "Some footage from one of our drivers earlier showing how the wind is causing the snow...

yesterday, 17:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

Book Review- Big Bones by Laura Dockrill

A wonderful Young Adult novel focusing on body positivity and societies perception of weight. Bluebell or BB for short has to keep a food journal, she's been told she's over weight. Not that she cares, she know's she's already beautiful no matter what...

yesterday, 12:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Former deputy head shortlisted for award for Malawi volunteering

A retired deputy head teacher is in the running for a volunteer award after dedicating more than 30 years to helping some of the poorest people in Africa. Barry Brindley, 66, of Sandal, has been nominated in the Volunteer of the Year category of the...

Saturday, 09:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Flower society has to call time after 140 years

A flower society that dates back 140 years has disbanded after holding its final meeting. Wakefield Paxton Society was formed in 1877 by head gardeners of the district’s wealthy estates and hosted popular flower shows throughout the years. But Jeff...

Saturday, 09:47 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wakefield pervert used child's tablet to access child sex images despite previous conviction

A pervert continued to download vile images of children being sexually abused after being spared jail for previous offending. Daniel Cromack used his father's laptop to download indecent images in a bid to avoid stringent measures designed to stop him...

Friday, 17:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

The Yorkshire Witches: Mary Bateman, Mary Pannal and Mother Shipton

There are many stories which circulate the UK about historic witches who could perform magic, cast spells and create potions. Yorkshire has a rich past of tales about a few certain witches who forever carved their names in the history books. Two of...

Friday, 17:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Special 70-mile walking route takes in beauty of our district

A walking route covering 70 miles will showcase the countryside and history of the district. The Wakefield Way runs from Bretton to Pontefract and South Elmsall to Kirkhamgate across fields, woodland and former pit sites. Wakefield and District...

Friday, 16:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Armed police called after man threatened girlfriend with samurai sword

ARMED police had to be called after a man threatened his girlfriend and police with a samurai sword during a New Year’s Eve disturbance at his home. A court heard Andrew Wishart took out the weapon and used it to terrify his partner after a binge...

Friday, 15:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

City Tastes and Tipples: Penny sweets and chocolate heaven at cafe

When Carol Feather was a young girl she wanted to own a sweet shop. And after 17 years in business, making her way through Morley Market, Wakefield Market and the Ridings, now she has her own. Cafe and “chocolate factory” Feather’s, in Cross Square...

Friday, 15:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

Step inside the Easter egg factory

Have you ever wondered where Easter Eggs come from? Tim Worsnop tells the mouth watering story of one factory that produces literally millions of them every single year. Welcome to chocolate heaven! Easter is around the corner, have you ever wondered...

Friday, 15:07 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pub is cleared in ‘coffin’ probe

A pub has been allowed to keep its licence after a bizarre investigation into reports of children being locked up in a ‘coffin-shaped room’ on the premises. The Crofton Arms was the subject of a licensing committee review this week following reports...

Friday, 14:57 in Yorkshire & Humber

WEATHER: Drivers urged to avoid M1 and M62 motorways due to forecast for snow

Drivers are being urged to avoid parts of the M62 and M1 motorways tonight after Highways England issued a severe weather alert for snow. The agency has given an amber 'be prepared' alert for the North, which will come into force from 7pm this evening...

Friday, 14:49 in Yorkshire & Humber

UPDATE: Wakefield Cathedral re-opens after fire

Wakefield Cathedral has re-opened its doors after a fire forced it to close three days ago. People were evacuated from the place of worship after the blaze broke out in its organ blower room, just before noon on Tuesday. The fire caused a power...

Friday, 14:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Time to fly the Purple Flag

The city has begun its drive to be awarded Purple Flag status. And the managing director of four of the city’s biggest night-time venues will lead the push to get Wakefield formally recognised as a safe, diverse, entertaining and enjoyable place to go...

Friday, 14:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

Caught on camera...can you help the police?

GALLERY: Do you recognise any of these people? These CCTV images have been released by police. Some of these people could be witnesses and have not necessarily committed a crime, although Wakefield’s district police would like to speak to them.

Friday, 14:22 in Yorkshire & Humber

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