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Wakefield schoolgirls to appear on BBC Stargazing Live tonight

A quartet of Wakefield schoolgirls is set to reach for the stars tonight. Wakefield Girls High School pupils Georgia Hamblett, Francoise Nel, Emma Brightman and Himaja Sakhamuri are to appear on Stargazing Live on BBC 2 tonight (Wednesday) at 8pm. The Ye

today, 17:18 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Dog walkers will put their best foot forward at charity fundraising walk

animal lovers are going barking mad for this year’s Great British Dog Walk at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) on Sunday, April 2. The walk is one of 20 taking place around the UK in aid of the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People charity. Around 250 adults and mo

today, 17:07 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Go-ahead for consultation on plans to make people pay to park outside their houses

A consultation on plans to charge people for permits to park outside their own homes will launch next month. Wakefield Council is proposing to introduce fees for the residential parking permits, claiming it no longer has the resources to subsidise the sc

today, 16:56 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Investigation launched after discovery of ‘human waste’ contamination in cans at Coca-Cola plant

Coca-Cola and the PSNI have launched an investigation after a shipment of drinks cans were found to have been contaminated with what workers are speculating could be human waste, according to reports. The incident led to speculation from the source that

today, 16:33 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Drivers could face £70 fine for parking on pavements

Inconsiderate motorists who are mounting kerbs and parking on the pavement could be soon face a £70 fine. Laws allowing local authorities to ban pavement parking in London should be rolled out across the country to crack down on motorists endangering liv

today, 14:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Builder comes to rescue of scared dog as fire breaks out nearby

An eagle-eyed builder rescued a scared dog from its kennel after a blaze broke out nearby. Officers from the Batley and Spen NPT said they attended the fire at Bridge Street in Birstall on Tuesday afternoon. They said the fire, which started with garden

today, 14:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Cold callers, self-service checkouts and hand-wash only clothes - life’s biggest time-wasters

Cold callers, self-service checkouts and hand-wash only clothes are among life’s biggest wastes of time, according to a new survey. Caffeine-free tea and coffee, automated telephone systems, soap operas and TV ads also feature in the top 50 list. Social

today, 14:26 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Marks and Spencer recall soup due to possible chemical contamination

Marks and Spencer is recalling its Chicken and Vegetable Soup as a precautionary measure over fears of contamination. The 600g packs have been withdrawn because of a taint caused by possible chemical contamination. The product in question has a sell-by d

today, 12:03 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Amazon launches priority gig ticket scheme

Members of Amazon’s Prime programme will be able to get priority access to live music, following the online retail giant’s announcement of ‘Entertainment Experiences’, tying in with its Amazon Tickets platform. Subscribers to the Prime service - which co

today, 11:52 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Blight of flytipping drops across the district

The number of fly-tipping incidents in the Wakefield district has fallen by more than a fifth, latest council figures have revealed. Between November 2016 and February 2017 the council received 1,145 reports of fly-tipping - a 22 per cent drop in cases c

today, 11:49 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Six ways to lower your fuel consumption

With the cost of fuel an ever-present concern for the UK’s motorists, making even the smallest savings can boost the household budget. And while purchasing a fuel-efficient car will help, there are several simple methods to lower your running costs, as s

today, 11:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Travel jabs and gluten-free food may no longer be available on NHS in prescriptions cost-cutting

NHS England is to launch a consultation next month which could see GPs stop prescribing medicines which are available over the counter for a fraction of the cost. Gluten-free foods, prescriptions for hayfever tablets, indigestion remedies and omega 3 sup

today, 11:13 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Camera feature added to Facebook app

Facebook has introduced a camera feature to its native app for the first time as the social networking giant continues to challenge photo app Snapchat. Facebook has already added a camera feature called “Stories” to its WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook M

today, 10:39 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Yorkshire tops annual animal cruelty league of shame

Animal cruelty statistics revealed by the RSPCA show that West Yorkshire tops a league of shame for the number of people convicted of harming pets and wildlife. The charity today released its annual figures for the number of complaints it has investigate

today, 09:44 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

TRAFFIC: Accident causing congestion in Wakefield

Traffic is building into Wakefield following an accident in the city. Reports are coming in of a collision on Wentworth Street and traffic is slowed in both directions. It happened close to Wakefield Girls High School.

today, 09:13 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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