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1 hr ago | Hemsworth and South Elmsall Today

Find out what's on across the Wakefield district this weekend

The Pontefract liquorice festival, an open farm day in Hemsworth and a Castleford Heritage event are just a few of the activities going on across the Wakefield district this weekend.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Yorkshire Evening Post

Yorkshire doctors transformed lives in Ghana

FOUR doctors from a West Yorkshire hospital trust who performed dozens of life changing operations in Ghana have been recognised by the British Medical Association.

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Yorkshire Evening Post

Pontefract's annual liquorice festival is just days away

The fun day takes place in Pontefract town centre from 10am to 4pm with activities on offer including face-painting and puppet-making.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Pontefract and Castleford Express

or Castleford and Pontefract Express - let us know your thoughts

We are into the second week of getting feedback about possible changes to the P&C Express, and there have been some interesting comments made.

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Wakefield Express

Flash flooding in Pontefract

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Yorkshire Evening Post

Motorway crash near Castleford leaves one in hospital

One person was taken to hospital after the incident, which happened on the eastbound carriageway of the M62, between junction 31 at Castleford and junction 32 at Pontefract, just before 1pm.

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Yorkshire Evening Post

Public to be consulted on proposals to close 14 Wakefield district children's centres

COUNCIL chiefs at Wakefield have voted to consult the public on proposals to close the majority of children's centres in the district.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Pontefract and Castleford Express

Express campaigns to get your neighbourhood its fair share

That's what the Express is asking as we launch two new campaigns to highlight the needs of communities in the south and east of the Wakefield district.

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Pontefract and Castleford Express

Outcry as children's centres are set to close

Fears have been raised that families could lose lifeline services after plans emerged to reduce the number of centres to cut costs.

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Pontefract and Castleford Express

In this week's Pontefract and Castleford Express

This week we lead on campaigners who are handing over a 9,000-signature petition against Wakefield Council plans to axe three pools in the Five Towns.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Hemsworth and South Elmsall Today

Roadwatch - your weekly guide to disruption on the roads

High Street in Castleford will be closed from 11.45pm on Saturday, July 5 until 9.35am on Sunday, July 6 while the annual level crossing is carried out.

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Sun Jun 29, 2014

Hemsworth and South Elmsall Today

UKIP chairman stands down

Mr Garbutt will be replaced at a local party meeting next month but still plans to stand as the UKIP candidate for Pontefract, Castleford and Normanton in next year's general election.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

Pontefract and Castleford Express

Yorkshire ambulance staff vote to strike

The service workers, who are affiliated to the UK's largest union, Unite, have threatened the action after a long-running dispute with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust over working conditions.

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Hemsworth and South Elmsall Today

Castle picnics and proms

A picnic in the castle event will offer children's activities, pop classics, Viking re-enactments and a chance to enjoy a picnic with the family.

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Fri Jun 27, 2014

Yorkshire Evening Post

Family of abused OAP call for CCTV in all care homes

THE family of an 89-year-old woman who was called a "nasty old cow" and physically abused at a Pontefract care home have called for CCTV in nursing homes to be compulsory.

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Wakefield Express

Outwood care home owner fined for failing to ensure residents' safety

Mauricare LTD was found guilty of two offences of failing to discharge its duty under the Health and Safety at Work act at Wakefield and Pontefract Magistrates' Court last Friday.

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Thu Jun 26, 2014

Pontefract and Castleford Express

In this week's Express

This week we lead on have-a-go hero Paul Ruckledge who risked his own life to rescue a man from a blazing flat in Pontefract.

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Pontefract and Castleford Express

or Castleford and Pontefract Express? - have your say

Readers may recall that some time ago, in the Express Comment on the letters pages, I mentioned that the team here had been debating various options to progress the Pontefract & Castleford Express.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

Pontefract and Castleford Express

Further roadworks on the M62 in a bid to ease traffic delays

Motorists face delays as work on two schemes to cut congestion on the M62 near Normanton and Castleford gets underway.

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Hemsworth and South Elmsall Today

Pontefract man tried to rape woman he was obsessed with

A young woman managed to fight off a Pontefract man who tried to rape her after he developed an obsession with her, a court heard.

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