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Staff at Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park had been assured their enclosure was "wallaby-proof".

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A sinkhole opened up close to the supermarket in Ripon but there were no reports of injuries.

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Some festivalgoers urinated in people's gardens at last year's event, it is claimed.

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Ben Dave runs 18 consecutive marathons around the county and raises more than 23,600 for charity.

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The giant Yorkshire flag was on show at the 132nd annual Scarborough Cricket Festival.

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Walking Yorkshire's three peaks has become so popular some of the paths are being badly eroded.

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Shane Hughes's former ambulance crashed into a railway barrier in North Yorkshire.

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Excitement is building in Scarborough ahead of the arrival of American superstar Britney Spears.

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Is it true that the North of England will get more transport spending than London?

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Social media users are being asked to try Scroll Free September, as part of a public health campaign.

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England's Moeen Ali hits 219, then takes 4-35 to put Worcestershire in control against Yorkshire.

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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.

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