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Pontefract homes came within 'half an inch' of flooding during downpours

Tireless council staff have been praised for their efforts as parts of the Wakefield district came within "half an inch" of homes being flooded last week. Local councillors said Wakefield's Streetscene service worked overtime to battle deep...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

A 'rollercoaster ride' and 'never boring': Tributes paid to outgoing Wakefield Council leader at last meeting

Tributes have been paid to the departing leader of Wakefield Council, who has given his final public address in the role. Coun Peter Box is standing down from his position at the end of this month to take up the reins at troubled tourism agency...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Mid Yorkshire Trust failed pregnant mum whose baby girl was stillborn

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust has admitted serious failings in the care provided to a pregnant mum, whose baby daughter was stillborn. The devastated mum has said she may never come to terms with the death of her baby daughter, which happened...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Less than half of Northern trains now running on time as under-fire rail operator blames congested network

Less than half the trains run by Yorkshire's biggest rail operator arrived on time last month as performance levels plunged to their lowest since last year's timetable chaos. The most recent performance figures released by Northern show that between...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

West Yorkshire chiefs urge party candidates to deliver key priorities

Leaders across West Yorkshire are determined to see the next government deliver key priorities for the North of England set out in a bold manifesto, launched ahead of the General Election. Business heads and council leaders in Calderdale, Kirklees and...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Wakefield short break and respite service hailed as 'outstanding'

​A Wakefield short break and respite service has been hailed as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). ​Inspectors from the health and social care regulator, praised the care given to children and young people under 18 with learning...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Meat free meals for all as Pontefract's first vegan eatery opens its doors

The little green bistro, an eco friendly, vegetarian eatery on Pontefract’s Market Place is proving a ‘huge success’ with local customers. Owner, Deborah Maizey, is a vegan who lives by the motto ‘good food need not cost the earth.’ She creates both...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

You can now have your office Christmas party at Wakefield's Morrisons

Morrisons is getting the Christmas office party started this year by hosting a three-course meal for small businesses. The store on Dewsbury Road, Wakefield, is opening its cafe to Christmas party groups, offering £7.50 a head, three course meal...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Trains delayed at Wakefield due to blocked line

Trains travelling through Wakefield Westgate are delayed by up to half an hour due to a blocked line. LNER, which runs services between Wakefield and London, said the southbound line at the station was blocked due to a fault on a train. It confirmed...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Wakefield General Election candidates 2019: All the latest as election hopefuls are announced

The general election candidates for the Wakefield district will be announced later today, it has been confirmed. The list of election candidates will be released by Wakefield Council at 5pm today (Thursday, November 14). Refresh this page for the...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Police warning after burglars set their sights on Wakefield and Pontefract new builds

Wakefield Police are urging people to report any suspicious activity after a number of burglaries on plots of new build sites across Wakefield and Pontefract. Officers have said they have seen a recent increase in burglaries on plots/unoccupied new...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Marks & Spencer has launched new value offers - how do they compare?

Marks and Spencer, which has for decades positioned itself at the top-end of high street food retail, is to launch "Re-Marks-able", which will shine a light on its new value offers. The move follows price drops across more than 500 lines at...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Six kids in the UK are hospitalised with pneumonia every hour – these are the warning signs every parent...

Pneumonia is one of the most deadly diseases around and claims the life of a child every 39 seconds across the world, health experts have warned. The disease hospitalises six children in the UK every hour and parents are being urged to be alert to the...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Parents and residents warned over illegally parking around schools

Parents and residents are being warned about blocking pavements and parking illegally around schools after one motorist was given a ticket. Officers issued the fixed penalty notice to a motorist outside Shay Lane Primary School in Crofton for parking...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 

Nuisance offender sent to prison and is handed a banning order from city

A nuisance offender who caused trouble in Pontefract town centre has been jailed. Samantha Joanne Scorer, 30, of no fixed address was jailed for 12 weeks after admitting using threatening or abusive words and behaviour in the town, being drunk and...

17 November 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber
 


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