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A council says the planned decibel level for the event, which also features Westlife, is too loud.

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The power company says the closure of its coal units will cost 230 jobs at the North Yorkshire site.

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Singer-songwriter James Newman will represent the United Kingdom with his song My Last Breath.

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New research shows more start-up business are thriving on the west of the Pennines.

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A paint tin was placed inside a money tin and packed with thousands of nuts and screws, the court heard.

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The wheel will once again be erected on the site of the former Futurist Theatre in Scarborough.

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American miniature horses help care home residents through 'pony therapy' visits.

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The film inspired by much more than Gareth Malone's famous BBC choir series.

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Many new builds in flood-affected York and Calderdale are on land at high risk of flooding.

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Stewart has been homeless for years He's slept on the street but also, he says, in some "great places".

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Sara Gillingham had undergone operations as a child but it was only as an adult she found out why.

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About 15,000 children in the UK have arthritis, but many face delays in diagnosis, says a charity.

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Community News

Potholes Giving Local Drivers a Problem

Posted by Administrator : Wednesday 13th March 2013

LEAVING US IN A DITCH? Potholes are becoming more and more of a problem in Pontefract due to a lack of local maintenance funding and the changes in the UK weather. Potholes despite being seen as a miner problem they can affect so many drivers on a daily basis.

Getting On The Property Market

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

EASIER SAID THAN DONE! The mortgage and property market looks to be improving slightly through better mortgage deals. However the market still lacks direction and combined with lack of incentives for new buyers and government cuts it looks like it could be a while before it rises.

Getting Involved In The Community

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

ARE YOU INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY? Despite the economic downturn in recent years we have seen it has really raised the local people of the communities’ spirits and brought a feeling of togetherness.

Will Online Shopping Be The Death Of Our High Streets

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

ARE YOU AN ONLINE SHOPPER AND A BARGAIN SURFER? We do not know to what extent the increasing activity of online shopping will eventually have on our Pontefract based high street retailers but some predict it may end the high street shopping as a whole in the future.

Keeping Our Local Parks Clean

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

GET THE MOST OUT OF LOCAL CLEAN UP’s. We all know it is awful when we see parks, beaches and riversides strewn with litter. It is bad for our children, us, our pets, plants, local wildlife and our Pontefract community.

Dealing With Stress At Work

Posted by Administrator : Monday 25th February 2013

ARE WE GETTING TOO STRESSED AT WORK? While some workplace stress is completely normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health. This means your ability to deal with it can mean the difference between success or failure.

Local Weather

Minimum Temperature: 7C (45F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 19mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 984mb, Humidity: 88%, UV Risk: 0, Pollution: Low, Sunset: 17:44 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 8C (47F), Minimum Temperature: 3C (38F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 24mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 977mb, Humidity: 71%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:58 GMT, Sunset: 17:46 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 8C (46F), Minimum Temperature: 2C (35F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 17mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 983mb, Humidity: 65%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 06:55 GMT, Sunset: 17:48 GMT

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