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'Historic day' as Wakefield Trinity buys Belle Vue home

Wakefield Trinity has completed the purchase of Belle Vue in what's been labelled a "historic day" for the club. The Super League side confirmed it had bought the ground from its previous owners, the 88m group, on Thursday afternoon. It...

yesterday, 18:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Million pounds turnover for business begun at home in Pontefract

A flourishing business spawned from its founder’s redundancy was both inspired by and named after her daughter. Award-winning Pontefract greeting cards company, Love Layla, was founded in 2014 by graphic designer Stacey Dennis, who was pregnant at the...

yesterday, 16:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wakefield to get its own professional football club

Wakefield is to finally gets its own football club, led by a consortium of businessmen and a former professional player and manager. Chris Turner, who played for Manchester United and managed Sheffield Wednesday among other clubs, is the chairman of...

yesterday, 16:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

35 of the worst roads for accidents in Wakefield

Pictures used are to illustrate the roads where the accidents took place, not the precise location on the roads. 1. Bond Street Date: 13.01.2018. Severity: Fatal. Number of Vehicles Involved: 3. Number of Casualties Involved: 2. other Buy a Photo 2....

yesterday, 16:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Five-year-old Leeds boy died in house fire started with cigarette lighter, inquest told

A CORONER recorded a verdict of death by misadventure after hearing a five-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries in a house fire in Leeds. An inquest at Wakefield heard the fire started after a lighter was used to set fire paper in the bedroom...

yesterday, 15:34 in Yorkshire & Humber

Footballing legend Chris Kamara supports ‘fan-tastic’ reward for ‘good sports’ in Wakefield

Football icon and TV personality Chris Kamara is joining forces with a Wakefield pub to find and reward local ‘good sports’, the unsung heroes who give up their weekends to watch their friends and family play sports whatever the weather. To help give...

yesterday, 14:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

£3 million to be invested in arts and culture in the north

A £3 million cash investment for arts and culture in the north of England to create jobs and support the economy has been unveiled. Creative and cultural organisations that provide a meaningful social impact in their communities will be able to bid...

yesterday, 14:32 in Yorkshire & Humber

Twenty one men plead guilty to affray over shocking Leeds Arc Bar brawl which was caught on camera

Twenty one men are facing prison sentences after pleading guilty to affray over a mass bar brawl in Leeds which was caught on camera. Police issued shocking footage of the fight in February last year in which glasses and chairs were used as weapons....

yesterday, 14:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Jobs under threat at Fox's Biscuits in Wakefield

Around 300 jobs are at risk at Fox's Biscuits after its parent company revealed plans to ensure the brand has a "viable future." It's been confirmed by 2 Sisters Food Group that around 250 roles at its base in Uttoxeter in Staffordshire,...

yesterday, 11:53 in Yorkshire & Humber

These are the six prohibited parking spots which could land you in legal trouble or with hefty fines

Drivers are being reminded to take extra care when parking to avoid legal trouble and hefty fines. A team of experts behind motoring giant have compiled a list of prohibited parking spots around the UK, so drivers can stay on the right...

yesterday, 11:23 in Yorkshire & Humber

Belle Vue parking issues 'to be addressed' as Wakefield Trinity loan signed off

Work is ongoing to address parking issues outside Wakefield Trinity's Belle Vue ground, the council's deputy leader has said. Coun Denise Jeffery said that the authority wanted to help the club tackle congestion around the site on matchdays, after it...

yesterday, 11:05 in Yorkshire & Humber

Teen hallucinating on magic mushrooms sexually assaulted woman in Wakefield graveyard

A teenager who sexually assaulted a woman in a graveyard while he was high on magic mushrooms has been locked up. A court heard Ben O’Connor was “out of it” at the time he carried out the attack on the young woman who was left traumatised by the...

yesterday, 09:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

Crisis fund for vulnerable Wakefield people slashed by half

Vulnerable people who receive their benefits late or are hit by unforeseen circumstances are finding it increasingly hard to get emergency cash. Vulnerable people who receive their benefits late or are hit by unforeseen circumstances are finding it...

yesterday, 09:40 in Yorkshire & Humber

'HS2 is a load of rubbish': Councillors stick knife into high speed rail project

Wakefield's two political parties have strongly condemned HS2 in a rare display of cross-chamber unity. Councillors unanimously voted in favour of a motion by Labour backbencher Kevin Swift, which restated the authority's opposition to the project, as...

yesterday, 09:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Attacker with 'blackened and swollen' eye assaults woman in South Elmsall park

Detectives are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted in a park in South Elmsall. A woman was attacked in the Frickley Park area of South Elmsall, near Pontefract on Tuesday 19th March 2019. The incident happened between 10:45am and...

Wednesday, 21:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

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