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Paedophile hunters snare pervert who thought he was chatting to girl, 14

Paedophile hunters snare pervert who thought he was chatting to girl, 14

A PAEDOPHILE who sent naked pictures of himself to a fake Facebook profile he believed belonged to a 14-year-old schoolgirl has been sent to prison. A court heard Wayne Scarfe, 42, was in fact sending the explicit images to a profile set up by a...

46 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Wakefield driving instructor’s new app for learners

Wakefield driving instructor’s new app for learners

A learn-to-drive app devised by a leading driving instructor has had more than 20,000 downloads. Top tutor Richard Rawden created the ‘Learn to Drive’ app after seeing a gap in the market. The Grade A driving instructor, from Wakefield, is one of only...

today, 09:38 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Millions of us to lose our remaining holidays before the New Year

Millions of us to lose our remaining holidays before the New Year

Six million UK workers are set to lose some of their annual leave because they have simply failed to take the time off during the year. More than a quarter (27 per cent) of Brit employees will lose an average of TWO DAYS leave, according to a survey...

Saturday, 09:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Festive treats that could be deadly for your dog

Festive treats that could be deadly for your dog

Millions of dogs around the country will be fed festive treats which could potentially harm them this Christmas, a study has found. A survey of 2,000 dog owners has revealed a startling lack of knowledge around the festive foods which shouldn’t find...

Saturday, 09:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
More than 40 children stopped in two hours during truancy patrols

More than 40 children stopped in two hours during truancy patrols

MOre than 40 children were questioned in just two hours about why they were not at school as truancy officers targeted areas of Castleford and Pontefract. The neighbourhood policing teams from both towns, along with the Pontefract Academies Trust...

Saturday, 09:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Billboard proposal- did she say yes?

Billboard proposal- did she say yes?

An Ackworth man surprised his girlfriend when he proposed - by advertising it on a giant billboard. Gareth Illidge, 29, admits he is usually coy about such matters of the heart, but made a very public proposal to his girlfriend Becci Thourgood, 27, by...

Saturday, 09:27 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Well-used town youth club is forced to find new home so it can continue

Well-used town youth club is forced to find new home so it can continue

A well-used youth club is looking to move to a permanent new home in the New Year after being forced to close the doors on its existing venue. Brickhouse Youth Club has been running in Ossett for the past six years, but was forced to move out of the...

Friday, 15:16 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
New hope for Wakefield Trinity out-of-town stadium?

New hope for Wakefield Trinity out-of-town stadium?

Rugby League stadium plans have been offered a glimmer of hope after a planning application was sent to Wakefield Council. Wakefield Trinity were to move to a new ground at Newmarket Lane until the project stalled and separate plans to redevelop Belle...

Friday, 15:16 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Please help us feed families

Please help us feed families

A foodbank has made a desperate appeal for donations to help people who are having to choose between eating and putting the heating on. Cupboards have been running bare at St Catherine’s Foodbank, which provides weekly food parcels and hot meals for...

Friday, 14:57 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Community projects pitching for funds on BBC show Let’s Get a Good Thing Going

Community projects pitching for funds on BBC show Let’s Get a Good Thing Going

A TV show in which people were invited to pitch for funds to get a community project off the ground will be screened next week. Four community projects in the Wakefield district were considered for a cash boost in BBC show Let’s Get a Good Thing...

Friday, 14:49 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Urgent appeal put out for festive toys

Urgent appeal put out for festive toys

AN urgent appeal has been made for donations of toys to help some of the district’s most vulnerable families this Christmas. Social workers who help families in the South East of the district are collecting gifts for youngsters who may have nothing to...

Friday, 14:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Can you give a dog a home this Christmas?

Can you give a dog a home this Christmas?

The team at Dogs Trust Leeds is working hard to give dogs the best Christmas possible whilst they wait for their forever home. The charity looks after hundreds of pooches each year, which is why, in the run-up to Christmas, we will be featuring four...

Friday, 14:22 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Nursery ‘inadequate’ in all areas

Nursery ‘inadequate’ in all areas

The safety of children at a nursery school is being put at risk, an education watchdog has warned. An Ofsted inspector said she saw children climbing on furniture and a two-year-old hitting out at another child with a toy, when she visited Mill Dam...

Friday, 14:12 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Nurse shortage hits patient care at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Nurse shortage hits patient care at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust

Hospital wards are shortstaffed after the number of nursing vacancies more than doubled during the past year, official figures reveal. And patient care could suffer at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust amid an NHS-wide recruitment crisis. Twelve months...

Friday, 14:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
Drugs seized as Wakefield police launch Christmas patrols

Drugs seized as Wakefield police launch Christmas patrols

Police have launched extra patrols and warned revellers to behave on the Christmas nights out. They appealed for people out for festive drinks, including on “mad Friday”, December 22, to help keep Wakefield city centre a peaceful place. Insp Helen...

Friday, 14:06 in Yorkshire & Humber
 
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