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Toddler killed after being hit by a car in a driveway

Tragic accident

A toddler has died after being hit by a car in a driveway in Wakefield.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, were called to a home in the Lofthouse area shortly before 2.15pm yesterday (January 4th).

A police spokesman said: "A young boy sustained serious injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances around this tragic incident."

Wakefield man pens new poem for Christmas

  • Ben Taylor met us at the Hare and Hounds pub in Mirfield to give us a rendition of his poem.

A serviceman from Wakefield who became an internet sensation after writing a poem for Armistice Day has penned some new verses for Christmas.

Ben Taylor's festive offering, which is a reworking of an old classic, has been viewed online thousands of times.

He has now done a version for Calendar which was filmed at the Hare and Hounds pub in Mirfield.

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Anthony Tupou leaves Wakefield Trinity due to homesickness

Wakefield Trinity has confirmed Anthony Tupou has departed the club by mutual consent.

Wakefield Wildcat's Anthony Tupou takes a big hit by Catalan Dragons players during the Dacia Magic Weekend match at St James' Park, Newcastle in May.

Tupou, 33, joined Trinity in 2016 on a two-year deal from NRL side, Cronulla Sharks. In his time at the club he made 18 appearances and scored four tries.

The second-rower expressed his desire to return back to Australia to be with his family after the end of the 2016 season after suffering with homesickness.

Unfortunately things did not work out as well as we all had hoped, Anthony and his family were suffering a lot with homesickness. We wish Anthony and his family the very best in the future.

– Michael Carter, chairman

Business making a difference in Wakefield

ITV Calendar's Sally Simpson, patron of MY Burns Unit; patient Maya Fieldhouse; and MY Burns Club leader Tracy Foster.

More than 300 members of Wakefield's businesses community attended the 4th annual Charity Christmas Lunch at the Cedar Court Hotel.

The event raised more than £25,000 which this year will be split between the Theatre Royal Wakefield's Performance Academy and MY Burns Club which helps children recovering from burns, based at Pinderfields Hospital.

The event is about local businesses making a difference, raising funds for young people in the Wakefield district.

– Ian Taylor, WACCL chairman,
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