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Ruby Merritt has severe learning difficulties and is in her second year at a college in Harrogate.

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The crashes were three hours apart and within 12 miles of each other on the A65 in North Yorkshire.

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Three men were wounded in a single night by the group of Harrogate drug dealers.

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Where have all the branches gone? BBC analysis finds nearly 6,000 local banks have closed since 2010.

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Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn has walked off camera during a BBC interview after being asked about his 75m bonus.

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Huge bluefin tuna are being caught again in British waters - but can they be fished sustainably?

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From pre-match burgers to naked wrestling, Jon Parkin is not your average footballer and admits he will go down as "the last of a dying breed".

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National League South side Hampton & Richmond Borough have the chance of pulling off an FA Cup shock after they draw League Two club Oldham Athletic the first round.

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Britain's Tom Daley and Jack Laugher change diving partners in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

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England's Jonny Bairstow misses the final ODI and one-off T20 against Sri Lanka after injuring himself playing football.

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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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