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Solomon Robinson was found with stab wounds in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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The Science Museum Group said its museums were open as usual with most activities available to visitors.

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The government forecast up to 20 wells would be fracked by mid-2020, but only three have been so far.

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Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary fell victim to an online hacker who posed as one of its suppliers.

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England has been named the second best country in the world to travel in by Lonely Planet.

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Kirk Harland, 46, died after being found with serious head injuries at a flat in Whitby.

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Linton-on-Ouse will close in early 2020 after teaching trainees for 50 years.

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Operators in the Yorkshire town were able to intercept reports from Soviet ships on their position.

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A report says ex-mining communities remain socially and economically "scarred" long after pit closures.

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Scientists say people living up to 100km downwind of last year's blaze were exposed to toxic fumes.

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Hundreds of infants die from being shaken but experts say the full scale of the problem is unknown.

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Jonny Bairstow believes the Welsh Fire squad selection for the inaugural Hundred tournament has the right blend of youth and experience.

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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: 6mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1004mb, Humidity: 94%, UV Risk: 0, Pollution: Low, Sunset: 17:53 BST

Maximum Temperature: 14C (57F), Minimum Temperature: 7C (44F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 8mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1002mb, Humidity: 86%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:54 BST, Sunset: 17:51 BST

Maximum Temperature: 10C (50F), Minimum Temperature: 6C (43F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 8mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1008mb, Humidity: 91%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:56 BST, Sunset: 17:49 BST

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