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Three men, aged 21, 23 and 24, remain in custody in connection with the blaze on Ilkley Moor.

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Police were called to reports of suspicious activity in York and a man ran from officers.

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Ron McMillan has stood down from Welcome to Yorkshire, which is undergoing two independent probes.

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Forestry officials hope the beavers will improve biodiversity and reduce flooding.

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How Bettys & Taylors went from running teashops to selling tea around the globe.

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Harrogate secure a play-off place in their maiden National League season after a home win over Gateshead.

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Lancashire beat Yorkshire by one run after the last man is run out off the last ball at Headingley.

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Jonny Bairstow shares an opening stand of 131 with David Warner as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.

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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: 19C (67F), Minimum Temperature: 8C (47F), Wind Direction: South Easterly, Wind Speed: 14mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 991mb, Humidity: 70%, UV Risk: 3, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 05:50 BST, Sunset: 20:25 BST

Maximum Temperature: 14C (57F), Minimum Temperature: 7C (44F), Wind Direction: South Easterly, Wind Speed: 12mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 997mb, Humidity: 75%, UV Risk: 2, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 05:48 BST, Sunset: 20:27 BST

Maximum Temperature: 15C (58F), Minimum Temperature: 7C (45F), Wind Direction: Southerly, Wind Speed: 12mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1006mb, Humidity: 70%, UV Risk: 3, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 05:46 BST, Sunset: 20:29 BST

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