A prankster has been banned from keeping animals after he was filmed swallowing a live goldfish in front of stunned McDonald's diners.
Thousands turned out for Wakefield's Race for Life at the weekend. Our camera caught lots of people in action - are you one for them?
Police officers and staff in Wakefield will start moving into their new headquarters in Normanton today.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which is filled with work by artists including Henry Moore and Tracey Emin ,has been named Museum of the Year.
The 500-acre open-air gallery , near Wakefield, was hailed by judges as a "truly outstanding museum with a bold artistic vision".
The park, which opened more than 30 years ago with an exhibition of 31 sculptures, welcomes 300,000 visitors a year to its galleries in the grounds of an 18th century country house.
It beat venues including Tate Britain and the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth to the win the £100,000 prize, formally known as The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, at a ceremony at the National Gallery in central London.
Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes announced this year's winner and praised the "dedication, love, and unbelievable creativity" of the shortlisted museums which also included London's Hayward Gallery and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.
Stephen Deuchar, who chaired the judges, said: "A perfect fusion of art and landscape, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park has gone from modest beginning to one of the finest outdoor museums one might ever imagine."
A woman has suffered a head injury in an assault at a bar in Wakefield which may leave her permanently scarred.
The victim, a 20-year-old woman, was near the DJ booth in the Stereo bar early on Sunday, when she became involved in an altercation with two other women.
A 20-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning griveous bodily harm and released on bail. Another woman, also aged 20, has been interviewed under caution.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Delays of up to 15 mins between Wakefield Kirkgate and Barnsley / Mirfield due to signalling problems.
The parents of two West Yorkshire school children who were killed on holiday in Corfu have been told exactly who will be called to give evidence at their inquest.
Bobby and Christi Shepherd were 6 and 7 years old when they died eight years ago after carbon monoxide from a faulty boiler seeped into their holiday chalet. David Hirst reports.
NEW: Owing to signalling problems between Wakefield Kirkgate and Woodlesford all lines are blocked.
Dr Kate Granger from Wakefield, who has terminal cancer is going to be given a fellowship to the Royal College of Physicians . She is the youngest person to get the honour is nearly 500 years and it is for her work in improving how patients with cancer are treated.
A man in Wakefield was threatened with a knife when six men burgled his house as his pregnant partner and young child slept upstairs.
At around 11:15pm the group came down the garden path before entering the front door. One man was carrying a large knife and three or four were wearing balaclavas.
They demanded money from the victim and threatened him with the knife, slightly cutting his arm.
Members of the group then searched the property and threw a microwave at the man, although it missed. They then took his wallet and lighter before making off in a dark coloured car towards Balne Lane.
Police in Wakefield are appealing for any witnesses of the burglary, which took place on Silcoates Street, on Monday 16 June.
The men are described as white and spoke with local accents.
Thousands turned a Wakefield park pink over the weekend to show their support to family and friends who have been affected by cancer
At yesterday's Race for Life - the first this season in Yorkshire - Calendar's Christine Talbot set the racegoers off - for a very special cause. Helen Steel reports.