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About 20 beach huts have been gutted in Scarborough and others were broken into, police say.

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The RAC is recommending that the best time to travel by road on Friday will be after 21:00 BST.

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Officials want children in coastal towns to understand what causes the birds to attack.

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It will look at the costs and benefits, with a "go or no-go" decision by the end of the year.

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People across the UK flood police with gifts and kind acts in the wake of PC Andrew Harper's death.

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Dale Kelly touched his friend's girlfriend intimately after sleepwalking into their bedroom.

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The WWF said it was "very unlikely" that pollution reduction targets would be met without new laws.

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A new batch of contestants get ready to battle it out in front of the cameras for the Bake Off crown.

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Graeme Watson's prize gooseberry saw off the competition at a centuries' old fruit show.

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Here are some of the things our readers wanted to know about tree planting.

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Four in 10 coastal communities in England might see a fall in the number of residents under 30.

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Kent sign batsman Jack Leaning from fellow County Championship Division One side Yorkshire on a three-year deal from 1 October.

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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: 15C (60F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 6mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1017mb, Humidity: 71%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Moderate, Sunset: 20:18 BST

Maximum Temperature: 30C (86F), Minimum Temperature: 15C (59F), Wind Direction: South Easterly, Wind Speed: 8mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1017mb, Humidity: 59%, UV Risk: 4, Pollution: Moderate, Sunrise: 06:05 BST, Sunset: 20:16 BST

Maximum Temperature: 25C (76F), Minimum Temperature: 14C (57F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 6mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1018mb, Humidity: 73%, UV Risk: 5, Pollution: Moderate, Sunrise: 06:07 BST, Sunset: 20:14 BST

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