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Car dealership to bring 90 jobs to Wakefield

Around 90 jobs will be brought to Wakefield after plans for a new car dealers were approved. Vehicle auctioneers Aston Barclay have taken over 18 acres of disused land at Photon Park in Normanton and will open it as their new headquarters at the...

yesterday, 17:24 in Yorkshire & Humber

Hull man missing after Wakefield visit

Police are appealing for information about a Hull man who has been reported missing after going on a visit to Wakefield. Officers are searching for Eric Duffield, who is 39. He had been in Wakefield visiting his father and left around 10.30am...

yesterday, 13:26 in Yorkshire & Humber

Thomas, nine, toured Pinderfields Hospital as part of health charity scheme

A nine year old boy from Wakefield who has spent his whole life having weekly blood tests got to find out what happens to his blood samples thanks to a charity scheme. Thomas Pickard was the first person to be invited to Pinderfields Hospital...

yesterday, 11:18 in Yorkshire & Humber

"Mummy will you marry Daddy?" - The heartwarming Pinderfields proposal by romantic Leeds dad and his new...

Thinking of a unique and inventive way to propose to your other half is all part and parcel of becoming engaged. Time, money and energy are often spent on creating a proposal that will live long in the memory. And one dad from Leeds came up with...

yesterday, 10:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Exclusive: The Yorkshire council chief executives earning thousands of pounds a year for election roles

HIGHLY-paid council chief executives in Yorkshire have received as much as £65,000 on top of their annual salaries for administering elections, The Yorkshire Post can reveal. An investigation into payments received by returning officers has found...

yesterday, 06:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

Here's why part of the M62 near Leeds will be closed next week

Part of the M62 will be shut overnight this week for ongoing maintenance work. The works are part of an improvement scheme affecting the motorway's junction with the M621. Photos show damage to Lamborghini supercar after crash in Bradford On Wednesday...

Sunday, 12:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

Congratulations to a diamond couple who are ‘keeping happy’

A retired glassworker says the most important thing in life is keeping happy, as she celebrates her diamond wedding anniversary. Colleen, 81, and Norman Clayton, 86, celebrated 60 years of marriage with a gathering of more than 50 friends and family....

Saturday, 11:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wakefield’s Forgotten Women: The Gissing sisters left an indelible mark on our children’s education

For more than a century the Gissing name has been synonymous with the city’s renowned radical wayward novelist George, until now. He may have helped put Wakefield on the map, alongside other Victorian literary heroes such as Thomas Hardy and HG Wells,...

Saturday, 11:11 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sarah Longlands interview: Why our towns are just as vital as cities in future of the North

She leads the ‘dedicated think-tank for the North of England’, and Dr Sarah Longlands is passionate about ensuring the Yorkshire’s towns are not left out of the Northern Powerhouse debate. Rob Parsons went to meet her. They provide the picturesque...

Saturday, 06:30 in Yorkshire & Humber

Road closed after lorry and car crash under railway bridge

Motorists have been urged to avoid a road in Pontefract after a lorry and car collided under a railway bridge this afternoon. Police were called to the A638 between Badsworth and Ackworth at 2.43pm today after a Mercades lorry and a Zafira car collied...

Friday, 17:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

Church awarded £800 to help bolster congregation

A north Featherstone church has been awarded £800 for projects designed to help bolster the congregation. All Saints’ Church, a grade II medieval church mentioned in the Domesday Book, has benefited from the Bishops Development Fund from the Diocese...

Friday, 16:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

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

PICTURES: Do you recognise anyone here? 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. WD0873...

Friday, 16:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

Road closed in both directions causing ‘significant disruption’ after crash

Motorists are being warned of ‘significant disruption’ after a crash on the A638 this afternoon. West Yorkshire Police say that the crash happened between Badsworth and Ackworth, which has resulted in the road being closed in both directions. It is...

Friday, 16:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wakefield could be the first waste-free city in the world

Wakefield could be the first waste-free city in the world with the introduction of the district’s first social supermarket. The Real Junk Food project (TRJFP) is an environmental project which aims to eliminate food waste by intercepting food bound...

Friday, 16:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Rubble rousers force changes to village rocks

Controversial boulders placed on a village green to stop vehicles will be rearranged following a string of complaints. More than 130 huge rocks were placed around the edge of Carleton Green in Pontefract earlier this summer to stop motorists parking...

Friday, 15:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

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