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Some properties have been evacuated and people living nearby are being told to keep windows closed.

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Organisers of the annual Mothership Festival say they were initially given the go ahead with a reduced capacity.

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Star Carr, a prehistoric site near present-day Scarborough, has yielded many important finds.

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Dani Yates, 18, has been looking after his parents since the age of nine.

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The project to protect Filey from surface water flooding is due to be completed by 2021.

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A Yorkshire business owner says demand for jobs has surged recently.

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Dating during lockdown is hard enough in 2020, but how do you deal with it when cancer is in the mix too?

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Key graphics explaining how coronavirus has spread in the UK and the government's response.

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Thousands of venues are taking part in a discounting scheme to help boost the hospitality industry.

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Haven't used your car in a while? Here are five tips to help you get going again.

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Schools are set to go back for the autumn term, but scientists say society may have to make trade-offs.

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Across the world, people are being asked to wear face coverings to help stop coronavirus from spreading.

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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

Maximum Temperature: 23C (73F), Minimum Temperature: 14C (58F), Wind Direction: Easterly, Wind Speed: 10mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1017mb, Humidity: 73%, UV Risk: 4, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 05:49 BST, Sunset: 20:36 BST

Maximum Temperature: 20C (68F), Minimum Temperature: 14C (58F), Wind Direction: North Easterly, Wind Speed: 12mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1012mb, Humidity: 83%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 05:51 BST, Sunset: 20:34 BST

Maximum Temperature: 21C (70F), Minimum Temperature: 15C (58F), Wind Direction: North Easterly, Wind Speed: 6mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1005mb, Humidity: 83%, UV Risk: 3, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 05:53 BST, Sunset: 20:32 BST

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