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Gas restored to Wakefield homes after water main burst

Gas supplies have now been restored to the majority of homes in Netherton after water leaked into the network earlier following a water main burst. Around 750 properties were affected on Wednesday, including those on Coxley Crescent, Coxley View,...

56 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Firefighters free woman trapped after crash in Wakefield

A woman has been rescued by firefighters after being involved in a crash in Wakefield this morning. Emergency services were called to reports of a collision in Ouchthorpe Lane shortly after 6.10am. Also in news: Patients are ‘not being diverted’ from...

today, 08:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire beer expert Annabel Smith takes place in photo exhibition dedicated to pioneering women

She made a little piece of history when she became the first female beer inspector for Cask Marque, the lucky people who test and taste the quality of the nation’s ale. And now Annabel Smith, from Horbury, near Wakefield, is celebrating another...

today, 08:37 in Yorkshire & Humber

Yorkshire Regiment’s freedom march through Wakefield

Members of the Yorkshire Regiment will march in a Freedom Parade through Wakefield this Saturday. Men and women from the 4th Battalion will exercise their freedom of the city, which they were granted in 2009, with ‘bayonets fixed, flags flying and...

Saturday, 11:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

Roger Marsh interview: ‘North can be the solution for UK PLC, not part of the problem’

A newly-established ‘Council for the North’ will give civic and business leaders a chance to advise Ministers on how to close the economic divide. Rob Parsons spoke to the man chosen to lead the organisation. Born and raised in Stockton-on-Tees and...

Saturday, 06:46 in Yorkshire & Humber

Crafty pupils branched out into art

Children at St Mary’s CE Primary School have been exploring the work of the great artists and creating work about seasonal trees. Each class showcased their amazing work in a well attended art exhibition at the school in Kirkgate. Parents were invited...

Friday, 21:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

Stars to judge bands’ battle

Bands from Wakefield are vying for a slot at the Leeds and Reading Festivals in August. The Hyde and The Gallery are among 11 bands from across Yorkshire who will perform in front of top music industry experts – including members of The Cribs and...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Wrenthorpe Surgery closure date announced

Wrenthorpe’s GP Surgery will close on September 14 this year, it has been confirmed. Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are merging the surgery, which was running on Friday mornings, with Outwood Park Medical Centre. The move, which was...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

PICTURE GALLERY: Can you spot yourself on a night out in Wakefield back in 2006/07

PICTURES: Can you see anyone you know out on the town? If you enjoyed a night out clubbing in Wakefield back in 2006 and 2007 you might be able to spot yourself in one of our photos. There were celebrations for birthdays, hen and stag dos, leaving for...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

What is balconing? Foreign Office warns Brits on holiday in Spain

More than 12 million British nationals visit Spain every year, and although most visits are trouble-free, the Foreign Office is now warning visitors about the risk of ‘balconing’. What is ‘balconing’? ‘Balconing’ involves the act of jumping into into...

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Dangerous tropical illnesses commonly caught abroad – and how to avoid them

Although travelling to tropical countries can be exciting, it always carries some risk of potentially falling ill. For the most part, getting sick on holiday is usually limited to a dodgy stomach bug, but in some cases this can be a lot more serious....

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Swimming in open water can kill

A youth safety project is highlighting the dangers of swimming in open water. PCSOs and youth workers have increased their visits to open water sites ahead of the school holidays, in particular to Horbury Lagoon where people have drowned in the past....

Friday, 17:09 in Yorkshire & Humber

Rallying together to pay for funeral of Luke, who would ‘light up any room’

The family of a father who died last month have paid tribute to his ability to “light up any room” as friends and strangers rally together to raise funds for his funeral. Bartender Luke Wilson, who lived in Horbury, died at the age of 21. A...

Friday, 14:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Funding plea for longest-running music festival

Funds are being raised to help organisers of an annual festival cover their costs. Clarence Park hosts the longest-running outdoor free festival in Yorkshire and has done so since 1991, but organisers now admit it is forcing members to help cover the...

Friday, 14:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

Rain is on the way - but temperatures will rise again next week

For many, today’s rain will be a long-awaited and welcome change after the warm weather of late- but will it continue over the rest of the weekend? According to the Met Office, light showers are expected to begin at around 4pm across Wakefield with...

Friday, 14:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

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