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'New South Elmsall Aldi store will help revamp town' - Wakefield Express

'New South Elmsall Aldi store will help revamp town'  Wakefield Express

A new Aldi store set to be built in South Elmsall could play a key role in regenerating the town's market and high street.

Published on 25 June 2019 | 9:05 am


Wakefield Trinity duo back for crucial showdon with Huddersfield Giants - Yorkshire Evening Post

Wakefield Trinity duo back for crucial showdon with Huddersfield Giants  Yorkshire Evening Post

LONG-TERM CASUALTY Bill Tupou will return to strengthen Wakefield Trinity in Friday's crucial showdown with Huddersfield Giants.

Published on 25 June 2019 | 5:06 am


Challenge Cup drop-out for Keighley against Super League side - Keighley News

Challenge Cup drop-out for Keighley against Super League side  Keighley News

KEIGHLEY Albion Ladies pushed Super League opposition hard in an attempt to make history in the Challenge Cup.

Published on 25 June 2019 | 12:00 am


Wakefield city centre 'split' warning as high street taskforce begins work - Wakefield Express

Wakefield city centre 'split' warning as high street taskforce begins work  Wakefield Express

The collapse of another high street shop near Wakefield Cathedral could see the city centre "split into two lumps with nothing in the middle", an experienced ...

Published on 24 June 2019 | 4:14 pm


Labour acknowledges complaint from Wakefield councillor Nadeem Ahmed after alleged 'hate incident' - Wakefield Express

Labour acknowledges complaint from Wakefield councillor Nadeem Ahmed after alleged 'hate incident'  Wakefield Express

The Labour party will look into a complaint by a senior Conservative councillor in Wakefield, after a police probe into an alleged racist comment against him was ...

Published on 24 June 2019 | 3:58 pm


Channel 4 staff declining move to Leeds is 'no bad thing for West Yorkshire' - Wakefield Express

Channel 4 staff declining move to Leeds is 'no bad thing for West Yorkshire'  Wakefield Express

The reluctance of Channel 4 workers to move to West Yorkshire is "no bad thing" for the region, a senior public servant has said.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 3:53 pm


Police remove stolen caravans from illegal travellers camp in Wakefield city centre - Wakefield Express

Police remove stolen caravans from illegal travellers camp in Wakefield city centre  Wakefield Express

Police moved in to remove an illegal traveller camp at the weekend - after it was found some of the caravans were stolen.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 2:12 pm


Almost two-thirds of epilepsy sufferers in Wakefield lose benefits under ‘seriously flawed’ new system - Wakefield Express

Almost two-thirds of epilepsy sufferers in Wakefield lose benefits under ‘seriously flawed’ new system  Wakefield Express

Almost two-thirds of epilepsy sufferers on disability benefits in Wakefield had their claims denied after the roll-out of the new system, figures reveal.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 1:54 pm


Castleford Students Launch DVD To Reduce Knife Crime - West Yorkshire Police

Castleford Students Launch DVD To Reduce Knife Crime  West Yorkshire Police

Monday 24 June, 2019 Castleford students set for the bright lights of the West End have left a hard hitting legacy after devising a knife crime play set to be shown ...

Published on 24 June 2019 | 1:36 pm


Auditions announced for Castleford panto - how to take part - Wakefield Express

Auditions announced for Castleford panto - how to take part  Wakefield Express

New Theatre, the producers of Castleford's professional pantomime, are on the lookout for boys and girls who love to sing and dance aged between eight and ...

Published on 24 June 2019 | 1:30 pm


Cushman & Wakefield announces Leeds promotions | Business Leader News - Business Leader

Cushman & Wakefield announces Leeds promotions | Business Leader News  Business Leader

Property services firm Cushman & Wakefield has announced seven promotions at its Leeds Office, including three new Partners.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 1:16 pm


£1.6m veterinary service in the works for Wakefield - Bdaily

£1.6m veterinary service in the works for Wakefield  Bdaily

Chantry Vets is transforming a former office block in Wakefield's Brindley Way into a hospital following outgrowing its current Alverthorpe premises.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 12:39 pm


Redrow Homes responds after Wakefield Council issue enforcement notice over City Fields estate - Wakefield Express

Redrow Homes responds after Wakefield Council issue enforcement notice over City Fields estate  Wakefield Express

A developer has claimed it is looking into complaints made by local residents after it was handed an enforcement notice. Wakefield Council said on Friday that ...

Published on 24 June 2019 | 12:23 pm


Cyclist suffers serious injuries after collision in Wakefield - Wakefield Express

Cyclist suffers serious injuries after collision in Wakefield  Wakefield Express

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist suffered serious injuries in a collision on Saturday.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 12:13 pm


Pontefract Racecourse secures Guinness World Record with help from 700 racegoers - Wakefield Express

Pontefract Racecourse secures Guinness World Record with help from 700 racegoers  Wakefield Express

Almost 700 people took part in a world record attempt at Pontefract Racecourse this weekend.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 11:04 am


Thunderstorms are on the way to Wakefield - but so is a hot and sunny weekend - Wakefield Express

Thunderstorms are on the way to Wakefield - but so is a hot and sunny weekend  Wakefield Express

The beginning of this week maybe on the bleak side, but get your barbecues and shorts at the ready because a lovely sunny weekend is forecast.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 9:59 am


Wakefield Trinity Ladies set up home semi-final with rivals Castleford Tigers in Coral Challenge Cup - Wakefield Express

Wakefield Trinity Ladies set up home semi-final with rivals Castleford Tigers in Coral Challenge Cup  Wakefield Express

Wakefield Trinity Ladies will host district rivals Castleford Tigers in the semi-finals of the Coral Women's Challenge Cup.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 8:51 am


Kirklees Council has NOT dropped its £300m hospital plan - Huddersfield Examiner

Kirklees Council has NOT dropped its £300m hospital plan  Huddersfield Examiner

But as the hospital trust forges ahead with its plan no one at the council prepared to reveal anything the council has done.

Published on 24 June 2019 | 6:00 am


Power Up The North: A love letter to Yorkshire and its people - Kate Hardcastle - Yorkshire Post

Power Up The North: A love letter to Yorkshire and its people - Kate Hardcastle  Yorkshire Post

THE place I am so very fortunate to call home is rich in its diversity. The strands that weave to make up the rich tapestry of Yorkshire are so varied in tone and ...

Published on 24 June 2019 | 5:02 am


Wakefield Trinity U19s 30 Leeds Rhinos U19s 38: Errors prove costly for Trinity as Rob Burrow’s boys make it ten in a row - Yorkshire Evening Post

Wakefield Trinity U19s 30 Leeds Rhinos U19s 38: Errors prove costly for Trinity as Rob Burrow’s boys make it ten in a row  Yorkshire Evening Post

Rob Burrow's Leeds Rhinos Under 19s claimed a 10th win of the academy season, beating their hosts in a close encounter at the Mobile Rocket Stadium.

Published on 23 June 2019 | 6:04 pm


Yorkshire sculpture festival hopes to be a force for change - The Guardian

Yorkshire sculpture festival hopes to be a force for change  The Guardian

Event arguably makes Leeds and Wakefield area best place in Europe to see sculpture.

Published on 23 June 2019 | 1:14 pm


Serial killer Rose West 'forced to give up baking' after moving prisons - Mirror Online

Serial killer Rose West 'forced to give up baking' after moving prisons  Mirror Online

Rose West, 65, has had to stop baking after being moved to a wing in HMP New Hall where it does not have its own kitchen.

Published on 23 June 2019 | 12:16 am


Warrington 30-6 Wakefield | Video | Watch TV Show - Sky Sports

Warrington 30-6 Wakefield | Video | Watch TV Show  Sky Sports

Highlights as Warrington beat Wakefield 30-6 at the Halliwell Jones stadium to keep the pressure on St Helens.

Published on 21 June 2019 | 10:14 pm


Warrington Wolves 30 Wakefield Trinity 6 - Dream start counts for nothing as Trinity falter - Yorkshire Evening Post

Warrington Wolves 30 Wakefield Trinity 6 - Dream start counts for nothing as Trinity falter  Yorkshire Evening Post

A fifth straight Super League defeat was inflicted on Wakefield Trinity to leave them looking over their shoulders at the relegation place. Warrington, though, kept ...

Published on 21 June 2019 | 9:38 pm


Super League: Warrington Wolves 30-6 Wakefield Trinity - BBC Sport

Super League: Warrington Wolves 30-6 Wakefield Trinity  BBC Sport

Warrington bounced back from their surprise Super League defeat at struggling Hull KR with a workmanlike 30-6 victory over Wakefield. Trinity got off to the ...

Published on 21 June 2019 | 9:00 pm


Redrow Homes accused of treating neighbours with 'disdain' around Cityfields in Wakefield - Wakefield Express

Redrow Homes accused of treating neighbours with 'disdain' around Cityfields in Wakefield  Wakefield Express

A housing developer has been accused of treating neighbours with "total disdain", after it was served an enforcement notice.

Published on 21 June 2019 | 3:44 pm


Castleford band to open for Muse in Poland - Wakefield Express

Castleford band to open for Muse in Poland  Wakefield Express

The local four piece will perform in an arena before an audience of up to 22000.

Published on 21 June 2019 | 12:55 pm


Battle of the bands - Wakefield Express

Battle of the bands  Wakefield Express

Within the space of just 12 months a band of students are close to winning the chance to play at the Leeds and Reading Festival.

Published on 21 June 2019 | 12:34 pm


Wakefield wheelchair users get access to the countryside through ‘Open Country’ - Wakefield Express

Wakefield wheelchair users get access to the countryside through ‘Open Country’  Wakefield Express

Access to the countryside is a right not a privilege - that's the message from Wakefield charity, Open Country, which unlocks the countryside for wheelchair users.

Published on 21 June 2019 | 12:19 pm


‘Shame’ as stadium decision reversed - Wakefield Express

‘Shame’ as stadium decision reversed  Wakefield Express

A decision to block plans for a new warehouse on land once set aside for Wakefield's community stadium has been overturned. Wakefield Council's planning ...

Published on 21 June 2019 | 10:11 am


Work starts on Wakefield’s £2.9million fire station - Wakefield Express

Work starts on Wakefield’s £2.9million fire station  Wakefield Express

Work has begun on Wakefield's main fire station, which will see the whole building bulldozed and re-built. The £2.9 million project will see a smaller but more ...

Published on 21 June 2019 | 10:06 am


Salon of the Year 2019: Wakefield’s top salon is finally revealed - Wakefield Express

Salon of the Year 2019: Wakefield’s top salon is finally revealed  Wakefield Express

The winners of the Wakefield Express Salon of the Year 2019 can finally be revealed.

Published on 21 June 2019 | 10:04 am


Progress in Wakefield’s inadequate children’s services is took slow - Wakefield Express

Progress in Wakefield’s inadequate children’s services is took slow  Wakefield Express

Progress in Wakefield's inadequate children's services is too slow and chances are still being missed to protect vulnerable children, Ofsted said. The watchdog ...

Published on 21 June 2019 | 9:44 am


Police file probe into alleged racial slur against Wakefield councillor Nadeem Ahmed - Wakefield Express

Police file probe into alleged racial slur against Wakefield councillor Nadeem Ahmed  Wakefield Express

Police have shelved an investigation into an alleged hate incident against a Wakefield councillor.

Published on 21 June 2019 | 9:26 am


Yorkshire Bank name to disappear in the next two years after takeover - Wakefield Express

Yorkshire Bank name to disappear in the next two years after takeover  Wakefield Express

The Yorkshire Bank brand will disappear from the high street in the next two years and renamed Virgin Money as part of a £1.7 billion takeover.

Published on 21 June 2019 | 8:36 am


Public question time at Wakefield Council meetings ruled out - Wakefield Express

Public question time at Wakefield Council meetings ruled out  Wakefield Express

Proposals to introduce public question time sessions at Wakefield Council meetings have been voted down.

Published on 20 June 2019 | 3:41 pm


Fears that ‘360 jobs will be lost’ at Argos plant - Wakefield Express

Fears that ‘360 jobs will be lost’ at Argos plant  Wakefield Express

Fears are growing that more than 360 Argos workers will lose their jobs at the company's distribution centre in Castleford.

Published on 20 June 2019 | 12:07 pm


Wakefield children's services: leaders in heated exchange over Ofsted report - Wakefield Express

Wakefield children's services: leaders in heated exchange over Ofsted report  Wakefield Express

Tempers flared in a council meeting as Labour and Conservative councillors clashed over Ofsted's latest report about Wakefield's children's services.

Published on 20 June 2019 | 11:59 am


Parties clash over free TV licences for over 75s at Wakefield Council meeting - Wakefield Express

Parties clash over free TV licences for over 75s at Wakefield Council meeting  Wakefield Express

Wakefield's two main political parties have clashed over the issue of free TV licences for the over 75s.

Published on 20 June 2019 | 11:31 am


Yellow weather warning for Wakefield as thunderstorms are on their way - but temperatures are rising - Wakefield Express

Yellow weather warning for Wakefield as thunderstorms are on their way - but temperatures are rising  Wakefield Express

June 2019 hasn't been the best on record - compared to last year's sunshine and high temperatures, it's pretty much been a washout.

Published on 20 June 2019 | 11:10 am


Cineworld, Clintons, Wetherspoons, Tesco and more - 17 jobs available now in Wakefield - Wakefield Express

Cineworld, Clintons, Wetherspoons, Tesco and more - 17 jobs available now in Wakefield  Wakefield Express

If you're looking for work in the Wakefield area, then here are just a few that you can apply for today.

Published on 20 June 2019 | 10:37 am


Yorkshire Sculpture International: Everything that's happening in Wakefield during the 100 day festival - Wakefield Express

Yorkshire Sculpture International: Everything that's happening in Wakefield during the 100 day festival  Wakefield Express

Yorkshire Sculpture International will bring some of the world's most recognisable artists to Wakefield.

Published on 20 June 2019 | 10:19 am


Thorntons looking for 'other employment opportunities' for Wakefield staff - Wakefield Express

Thorntons looking for 'other employment opportunities' for Wakefield staff  Wakefield Express

Thorntons is seeking to find "other employment opportunities" for staff at its Wakefield shop.

Published on 20 June 2019 | 8:46 am


Wakefield man arrested after road smash is caught on camera - Wakefield Express

Wakefield man arrested after road smash is caught on camera  Wakefield Express

This is the moment a speeding car ploughs into another vehicle as it pulled out into a 20mph zone road - flipping it onto its roof. The two-vehicle smash ...

Published on 19 June 2019 | 3:37 pm


Stunning Damien Hirst sculptures unveiled in Leeds city centre - Yorkshire Evening Post

Stunning Damien Hirst sculptures unveiled in Leeds city centre  Yorkshire Evening Post

Briggate will play host to the six metre tall Hymn (1999-2005) in a striking addition to the city centre, while Hirst's marble Anatomy of an Angel (2008) will be on ...

Published on 19 June 2019 | 3:03 pm


Plan to turn Wakefield city centre office block into 46 flats - Wakefield Express

Plan to turn Wakefield city centre office block into 46 flats  Wakefield Express

An application to convert an office block into 46 flats has been submitted to the council.

Published on 19 June 2019 | 2:54 pm


Broken down vehicle causing delays on M1 at Wakefield - Wakefield Express

Broken down vehicle causing delays on M1 at Wakefield  Wakefield Express

A broken down vehicle on the M1 near Wakefield is causing slight delays this afternoon.

Published on 19 June 2019 | 2:09 pm


Chocolate retailer Thorntons to close Wakefield branch - Wakefield Express

Chocolate retailer Thorntons to close Wakefield branch  Wakefield Express

Wakefield's Thorntons store will close its doors this weekend.

Published on 19 June 2019 | 1:30 pm


Wakefield Conservatives fined £200 by Electoral Commission - Wakefield Express

Wakefield Conservatives fined £200 by Electoral Commission  Wakefield Express

Wakefield's Conservative party has been fined £200 by the Electoral Commission.

Published on 19 June 2019 | 12:40 pm


'Worryingly low' food supplies at busy Wakefield food bank - Wakefield Express

'Worryingly low' food supplies at busy Wakefield food bank  Wakefield Express

A Wakefield food bank has issued a desperate plea for donations after stock fell to a "worryingly low" level.

Published on 19 June 2019 | 10:57 am


Drugs Supply Wakefield - West Yorkshire Police

Drugs Supply Wakefield  West Yorkshire Police

On the 29th May 2019 MARAGH received a total of 8 years imprisonment. The officer in the case was PC HUTCHINSON. The Crown Prosecution *Service* ...

Published on 19 June 2019 | 10:27 am


Twitchy time for struggling Wakefield Trinity - Yorkshire Evening Post

Twitchy time for struggling Wakefield Trinity  Yorkshire Evening Post

OFF-COLOUR WAKEFIELD Trinity have to meet fire with fire to get back to winning ways this week, prop Craig Kopczak has warned.

Published on 18 June 2019 | 5:47 pm


Wakefield Conservatives repeat calls for council leader Peter Box to stand down - Wakefield Express

Wakefield Conservatives repeat calls for council leader Peter Box to stand down  Wakefield Express

The leader of Wakefield's Conservatives has again called for the leader of the council, Peter Box, to resign over the state of children's services.

Published on 18 June 2019 | 2:07 pm


Wakefield's Private Shop closes its doors after 40 years in business - Wakefield Express

Wakefield's Private Shop closes its doors after 40 years in business  Wakefield Express

Wakefield's only private shop has closed its doors after more than 40 years in business.

Published on 18 June 2019 | 1:29 pm


Warning issued to Wakefield Trinity as they begin to feel heat - Yorkshire Evening Post

Warning issued to Wakefield Trinity as they begin to feel heat  Yorkshire Evening Post

CENTRE REECE Lyne has warned Wakefield Trinity are in danger of falling into “a big hole” if they don't quickly regain some form.

Published on 18 June 2019 | 5:01 am


Cannabis found at house after police tip-off - Wakefield Express

Cannabis found at house after police tip-off  Wakefield Express

More than 60 cannabis plants were found by police at a property in Wakefield over the weekend.

Published on 17 June 2019 | 3:52 pm


Wanted: 21 people police urgently want to speak to in Wakefield - Wakefield Express

Wanted: 21 people police urgently want to speak to in Wakefield  Wakefield Express

West Yorkshire Police are asking for the public's help in tracing these people caught on camera in Wakefield.

Published on 17 June 2019 | 1:50 pm


Wakefield's Red Shed Players stage production to raise funds for St Catherine's food bank - Wakefield Express

Wakefield's Red Shed Players stage production to raise funds for St Catherine's food bank  Wakefield Express

The Red Shed Players are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for St Catherine's Church food bank when they perform Peterloo - the Past Lives in the Present.

Published on 17 June 2019 | 1:25 pm


New Huma Bhabha sculpture unveiled in Wakefield as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International - Wakefield Express

New Huma Bhabha sculpture unveiled in Wakefield as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International  Wakefield Express

A new sculpture has been unveiled in Wakefield city centre as part of the Yorkshire Sculpture International festival.

Published on 17 June 2019 | 11:21 am


In pictures: Wakefield turns pink for Race For Life 2019 - Wakefield Express

In pictures: Wakefield turns pink for Race For Life 2019  Wakefield Express

Over 2,100 people took part in the Race For Life in Thornes Park on Saturday, June 15, coming together to raise almost £130,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Published on 17 June 2019 | 11:15 am


Wakefield pub poker player takes home £4,000 in Las Vegas tournament - Wakefield Express

Wakefield pub poker player takes home £4,000 in Las Vegas tournament  Wakefield Express

A pub poker player is celebrating winning £4,000 after landing in the final two at a high-profile tournament in Las Vegas. Michael Morris, 30, of Wakefield has ...

Published on 17 June 2019 | 9:03 am


'House of Horrors' murderer moved to Wakefield prison - Wakefield Express

'House of Horrors' murderer moved to Wakefield prison  Wakefield Express

Notorious serial killer, Rose West, has been moved to Wakefield's women's prison, HMP New Hall, it has been reported.

Published on 17 June 2019 | 8:54 am


Super League: Salford Red Devils beat Wakefield Trinity 44-20 to climb to sixth - BBC Sport

Super League: Salford Red Devils beat Wakefield Trinity 44-20 to climb to sixth  BBC Sport

Salford run in eight tries against Wakefield Trinity at the AJ Bell Stadium to climb to sixth in Super League.

Published on 16 June 2019 | 5:37 pm


Match Report - Salford 44 - 20 Wakefield | 16 Jun 2019 - Sky Sports

Match Report - Salford 44 - 20 Wakefield | 16 Jun 2019  Sky Sports

Niall Evalds scored a hat-trick to inspire Salford to a 44-20 win over Wakefield at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday.

Published on 16 June 2019 | 4:45 pm


Men and women run Race for Life in Wakefield together for first time - ITV News

Men and women run Race for Life in Wakefield together for first time  ITV News

Read the latest Calendar stories, Men and women run Race for Life in Wakefield together for first time on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Calendar ...

Published on 15 June 2019 | 2:22 pm


Countdown to Wakefield Express Excellence in Business Awards - Wakefield Express

Countdown to Wakefield Express Excellence in Business Awards  Wakefield Express

After another year that saw Wakefield go from strength to strength it's time to celebrate the people and the businesses that made it possible.

Published on 14 June 2019 | 9:44 am


Another week of temporary traffic lights in Ossett - Wakefield Express

Another week of temporary traffic lights in Ossett  Wakefield Express

Temporary traffic lights on an Ossett road could be in place for another week.

Published on 14 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott to get the beers in for Yorkshire Air Ambulance - Wakefield Express

Cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott to get the beers in for Yorkshire Air Ambulance  Wakefield Express

Geoffrey Boycott will raise money for a good cause this summer with a new pale beer.

Published on 14 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Thousands expected to join Race for Life in Wakefield - Wakefield Express

Thousands expected to join Race for Life in Wakefield  Wakefield Express

More than 2000 people are expected to take part in Wakefield's Race for Life this morning.

Published on 14 June 2019 | 7:00 am


'Shame on you': Wakefield Trinity fans heckle councillors after Newmarket decision overturned - Wakefield Express

'Shame on you': Wakefield Trinity fans heckle councillors after Newmarket decision overturned  Wakefield Express

A decision to block plans for a new warehouse on land once set aside for Wakefield's community stadium has been overturned. Wakefield Council's planning ...

Published on 13 June 2019 | 7:00 am


£300,000 home demolition plans likened to HS2 as Dewsbury-Ossett estate discussed - Wakefield Express

£300,000 home demolition plans likened to HS2 as Dewsbury-Ossett estate discussed  Wakefield Express

Plans to demolish a £300000 home to make way for a 54 home estate have been likened to HS2.

Published on 13 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Planning permission granted for warehouse on land earmarked for Wakefield community stadium - Wakefield Express

Planning permission granted for warehouse on land earmarked for Wakefield community stadium  Wakefield Express

Councillors have voted in favour of building a warehouse on land once earmarked for the Wakefield community stadium.

Published on 13 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Labour government 'would secure future of Wakefield post offices' - Wakefield Express

Labour government 'would secure future of Wakefield post offices'  Wakefield Express

The future of 21 post offices across the Wakefield district would be secured under a Labour government, the shadow chancellor has said.

Published on 13 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Wakefield Trinity 'pretty much done' with recruitment for 2020, confirms head coach Chris Chester - Wakefield Express

Wakefield Trinity 'pretty much done' with recruitment for 2020, confirms head coach Chris Chester  Wakefield Express

Wakefield Trinity's recruitment plans for next season are already coming together nicely, says head coach Chris Chester.

Published on 13 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Fly-tippers 'need tougher sentences' from courts, Wakefield Council says - Wakefield Express

Fly-tippers 'need tougher sentences' from courts, Wakefield Council says  Wakefield Express

Tougher punishments need to be handed down to criminals who dump rubbish on public land, according to a motion being put forward by Wakefield Council.

Published on 13 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Drunks caught trying to climb Wakefield Cathedral - Wakefield Express

Drunks caught trying to climb Wakefield Cathedral  Wakefield Express

Police were called after the CCTV operatives saw the males attempting to scale the city centre Church of England building.

Published on 12 June 2019 | 8:23 am


Laptops, bikes and leaf blowers stolen from Wakefield Council at £4,000 cost - Wakefield Express

Laptops, bikes and leaf blowers stolen from Wakefield Council at £4,000 cost  Wakefield Express

Laptops, bikes and leaf blowers are among the items to have been stolen from Wakefield Council over a 12 month period. There were six thefts from local ...

Published on 12 June 2019 | 7:00 am


IT system for Wakefield children's services will 'simplify' process for social workers - Wakefield Express

IT system for Wakefield children's services will 'simplify' process for social workers  Wakefield Express

A new data recording system for Wakefield's children's services will make life easier for social workers, senior councillors have been told. It was revealed last ...

Published on 12 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Wakefield Council talks 'ongoing' with Yorkcourt as Mary Creagh has her say on the latest news - Wakefield Express

Wakefield Council talks 'ongoing' with Yorkcourt as Mary Creagh has her say on the latest news  Wakefield Express

Wakefield Council says talks are continuing with a developer over a community stadium, despite the firm dismissing a request for cash to help build it.

Published on 11 June 2019 | 7:00 am


This is how many noise complaints were made in each Wakefield ward last year - Wakefield Express

This is how many noise complaints were made in each Wakefield ward last year  Wakefield Express

A total of 2467 noise complaints were made across the Wakefield district last year, new figures show.

Published on 11 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Scooter-riding Wakefield pensioner spared jail after trying to lure 'boy' to his home - Wakefield Express

Scooter-riding Wakefield pensioner spared jail after trying to lure 'boy' to his home  Wakefield Express

A pensioner in poor health who tried to lure what he thought was a 14-year-old boy to his Wakefield home for sexual purposes has been spared an immediate ...

Published on 10 June 2019 | 7:00 am


M62 near Wakefield to be fully closed ALL WEEKEND for repairs - Wakefield Express

M62 near Wakefield to be fully closed ALL WEEKEND for repairs  Wakefield Express

Highways England are reminding motorists that they will be fully closing part of the M62 this weekend while essential works are carried out.

Published on 10 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Wakefield households have hundreds of pounds less spending money than the average for Yorkshire and the Humber - Wakefield Express

Wakefield households have hundreds of pounds less spending money than the average for Yorkshire and the Humber  Wakefield Express

Wakefield households have £300 less spending money than the average for Yorkshire and the Humber, figures show. Social equality charity the Equality Trust ...

Published on 10 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Leeds Rhinos praised as resilient qualities frustrate Wakefield Trinity - Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds Rhinos praised as resilient qualities frustrate Wakefield Trinity  Yorkshire Evening Post

INTERIM BOSS Richard Agar praised Leeds Rhinos' resilience and commitment after last night's 10-0 Super League win at Wakefield Trinity.

Published on 8 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Super League: Wakefield Trinity 0-10 Leeds Rhinos - BBC Sport

Super League: Wakefield Trinity 0-10 Leeds Rhinos  BBC Sport

Tui Lolohea returned from injury to score the only try as Leeds Rhinos handed Wakefield a fourth straight defeat. Lolohea cashed in on a second-half breakaway ...

Published on 7 June 2019 | 7:00 am


House prices in Wakefield fall below average - Pontefract and Castleford Express

House prices in Wakefield fall below average  Pontefract and Castleford Express

The average price of a house in the Wakefield district currently stands at around £157000, a report on the state of local housing has revealed.

Published on 7 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Creative challenge as Wakefield is promised the moon - Wakefield Express

Creative challenge as Wakefield is promised the moon  Wakefield Express

Funding is being offered to artists and creatives to produce original works to welcome the 'moon' to Wakefield. Wakefield Council has been successful in ...

Published on 7 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Police 'concerns' over Wakefield city centre off licence with history of selling illegal cigarettes - Wakefield Express

Police 'concerns' over Wakefield city centre off licence with history of selling illegal cigarettes  Wakefield Express

Police say they are concerned about the business of a city centre off licence, which was previously found to be selling illicit cigarettes.

Published on 7 June 2019 | 7:00 am


D-Day 75th anniversary: Wakefield pays tribute to veterans - Wakefield Express

D-Day 75th anniversary: Wakefield pays tribute to veterans  Wakefield Express

The district will pay tribute to the verterans of D-Day this week on the 75th anniversary of the key turning point the the Second World War.

Published on 6 June 2019 | 8:47 am


Wakefield's history to get covered by artist - Wakefield Express

Wakefield's history to get covered by artist  Wakefield Express

A historic part of Wakefield waterfront is to be protected with a new cover designed by a professional artist with help from the area's community groups.

Published on 6 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Wakefield children in care performing strongly in secondary school, study shows - Wakefield Express

Wakefield children in care performing strongly in secondary school, study shows  Wakefield Express

Children in care in Wakefield are performing strongly in secondary school compared to their peers elsewhere in the country, a study has shown.

Published on 6 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Can you spot yourself in our 2008 Wakefield clubbing picture special? - Wakefield Express

Can you spot yourself in our 2008 Wakefield clubbing picture special?  Wakefield Express

Do you remember some cracking nights out in Wakefield over 10 years ago?

Published on 6 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Parts of Wakefield's County Hall 'risk collapse' if 'urgent repairs' aren't carried out - Wakefield Express

Parts of Wakefield's County Hall 'risk collapse' if 'urgent repairs' aren't carried out  Wakefield Express

Millions of pounds is to be set aside for "urgent and essential repairs" to the roof of County Hall in Wakefield.

Published on 4 June 2019 | 7:00 am


When The Going Gets Tough- Wakefield Specials Get Going - West Yorkshire Police

When The Going Gets Tough- Wakefield Specials Get Going  West Yorkshire Police

Tuesday June 4 , 2019 Volunteer Special Constables have been spending their Friday night's on the front line in Wakefield District as part of a new operation to ...

Published on 4 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Ian McKellen stops off for dinner in Wakefield restaurant - Wakefield Express

Ian McKellen stops off for dinner in Wakefield restaurant  Wakefield Express

Lord of the Rings star Ian McKellen had a bite to eat in a Wakefield city centre restaurant ahead of a theatre show tonight.

Published on 4 June 2019 | 7:00 am


'Idiotic' drivers in Wakefield to be investigated by police after vehicle overturns - Wakefield Express

'Idiotic' drivers in Wakefield to be investigated by police after vehicle overturns  Wakefield Express

Anti-social drivers have been branded "idiotic" after a vehicle overturned on a Wakefield street.

Published on 3 June 2019 | 7:00 am


'Everyone has a story, no matter who they are': Wakefield fights austerity with art - The Guardian

'Everyone has a story, no matter who they are': Wakefield fights austerity with art  The Guardian

Cultural engagement is low in the West Yorkshire city – but a new scheme from music festival Long Division is energising teenagers into careers in the creative ...

Published on 3 June 2019 | 7:00 am


Plan to demolish Wakefield's ABC Cinema to make way for car park withdrawn - Wakefield Express

Plan to demolish Wakefield's ABC Cinema to make way for car park withdrawn  Wakefield Express

Plans to knock down a historic cinema left derelict in Wakefield city centre for more than 20 years have been withdrawn. An application was submitted to turn the ...

Published on 31 May 2019 | 7:00 am


Wakefield shoppers are 'too afraid' to walk around neglected Kirkgate - Wakefield Express

Wakefield shoppers are 'too afraid' to walk around neglected Kirkgate  Wakefield Express

Traders in the Kirkgate area of Wakefield said the bottom of the city centre was being neglected despite regeneration projects.

Published on 31 May 2019 | 7:00 am


Long Division Festival 2019: Everything that's happening on Saturday - Wakefield Express

Long Division Festival 2019: Everything that's happening on Saturday  Wakefield Express

Wakefield's Long Division festival has returned, and is expected to draw thousands of people to the city centre over the weekend.

Published on 31 May 2019 | 7:00 am








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