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Burning waste at the tip caused "significant risk to air quality", the Environment Agency says.

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The 2020 Tour de Yorkshire will feature more climbing than ever, with ascents of Buttertubs and Grinton Moor, which were washed out of last year's World Championship course.

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The man says the tag helped prevent him drinking alcohol because of the threat of going to jail.

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The cost of upgrading the Foss Barrier in York rises from 17m to 38m since the work began.

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World Cup-winning spinner Adil Rashid is set to sign a new deal with Yorkshire, BBC Radio Leeds reports.

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Critics are turning up the heat on LNER for serving Yorkshire-produced Lincolnshire sausages.

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The 200 works are each inspired by a different page from Anne Bronte's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

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The yoghurts, which were launched last year, contain 0.5% alcohol.

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St Athanasius' Monastery applies to North York Moors National Park Authority to build the church.

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Reports of birds attacking people and stealing food have dropped by half - but no-one knows why.

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Scientists have been looking into the incredibly rare discovery of brain tissue from an Iron-age skull which has been preserved for 2,600 years.

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Harrogate extend their winning run to five matches while Ebbsfleet's struggles at the bottom of the National League continue.

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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: 0C (31F), Wind Direction: North Westerly, Wind Speed: 6mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1037mb, Humidity: 88%, UV Risk: 0, Pollution: Low, Sunset: 16:25 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 6C (43F), Minimum Temperature: 1C (35F), Wind Direction: South Westerly, Wind Speed: 4mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1045mb, Humidity: 84%, UV Risk: 0, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 08:13 GMT, Sunset: 16:27 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 7C (45F), Minimum Temperature: 4C (39F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 6mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1047mb, Humidity: 86%, UV Risk: 0, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 08:12 GMT, Sunset: 16:29 GMT

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