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Knifeman went on street rampage with hunting knife after random attack on shop worker

A man carried out a random attack on a shop worker before going on a "bizarre" street rampage with a hunting knife. Andrew Riley punched the victim in the face outside a food store in Wakefield then ran at passing cars with the weapon as...

yesterday, 09:48 in Yorkshire & Humber

What freezing rain actually is and why it's so dangerous after Met Office issue weather warnings for Yorkshire

The term 'freezing rain' has been used a lot over the last week after the Met Office issued amber and yellow weather warnings for large parts of the UK. But what is it, and why is freezing rain so dangerous? Freezing rain is when rain falls and the...

Saturday, 11:55 in Yorkshire & Humber

New bar and restaurant set for Wakefield city centre

A new bar and restaurant has been given the go-ahead by planners in Wakefield city centre. The blueprints for 7 Wood Street also included a second-floor extension to the rear of the building to form two new flats onto George and Crown Yard. It came...

Saturday, 10:42 in Yorkshire & Humber

Old School Yard: Looking back to the classroom with your old school photos

Take a look through pictures from the 90's 1991/96. Watch out for more photos next week. Photographs provided by Wakefield Library. If you would like to share your photos, send them to editorial@ Outwood Grange the under 15...

Saturday, 09:02 in Yorkshire & Humber

City Tastes & Tipples: The Counting House, Wakefield

It is one of the most recognisable spots for a night out in Wakefield and towers at the top of Westgate. The former Yorkshire Penny Bank building – which has previously been Koco Bongo and Religion – has reopened under new management as live music...

Saturday, 08:45 in Yorkshire & Humber

Cash injection for policing not enough, West Yorkshire PCC says

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for West Yorkshire has said that the extra hundreds of millions of pounds pledged for police forces across the UK is "not a great injection of cash" Mark Burns-Williamson said that although the...

Friday, 17:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Here are the planned roadworks in Yorkshire from December 17

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday, December 14 and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All improvement work is carried out with...

Friday, 16:58 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wakefield taxi drivers in ‘landmark’ win that could cost council millions

Millions of pounds could be paid out to taxi drivers after a ‘landmark’ court ruling found Wakefield Council has been overcharging for licensing fees for years. The High Court in Leeds found that the amount of money the council had demanded from...

Friday, 16:21 in Yorkshire & Humber

Sarah’s little dream became a reality just in time for Christmas

More than 400 gifts have been donated for elderly patients who will spend their Christmas in hospital. Sarah Swift, of Swifts Butchers, Wakefield, held a Christmas appeal to gather 200 gifts, but collected a total of 415 presents, which will now be...

Friday, 15:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Chippy will offer free food to the homeless at Christmas

Festive cheer will be on the menu as a chippy offers free food to the homeless on Christmas Day. Lightwaves Fisheries, on Lower York Street, will work with charities to serve fresh food to those with nowhere to go on Christmas Day. Shop owner Zia...

Friday, 15:44 in Yorkshire & Humber

Watch as little Frankie steals the show in Sainsbury’s Christmas advert

The glee on little Frankie Porter’s face is clear to see. Dressed as a glistening blue bauble, he jumps with excitement as the audience bursts into rapturous applause following his school Christmas show. It’s not his real one though.Frankie is one of...

Friday, 15:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

A Wakefield glove story... Gym owner boxes clever to raise £80,000

A gym owner who stepped into the fundraising ring two years ago is celebrating after hitting the £80,000 mark for Cancer Research UK. Keith Brook is involved with ‘white collar boxing’, which allows everyday people to lace up a pair of gloves and go...

Friday, 15:20 in Yorkshire & Humber

Raise a glass to Shaun and to The Black Rock

When Shaun Slater first started stocking shelves at the Black Rock pub when he was 14 it was a smokey den packed with journalists on one side and police officers on the other. Queues would stretch outside the front door ahead of the 5.30pm evening...

Friday, 15:03 in Yorkshire & Humber

Van driver smashes into stationary lorry on M1 while on his phone

Motorists are being warned about the danger of using a mobile phone while behind the wheel after this driver had a lucky escape. The driver was in a white van which hit the back of a stationary lorry on the M1 between J38 at Woolley Grange and J39 at...

Friday, 13:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Pontefract Hospital understaffing 'addressed'

Extra workers have been recruited for Pontefract Hospital's stroke unit, after the health regulator said the ward was understaffed. In a report published last week, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated the unit, where stroke victims are...

Friday, 13:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

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