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Police officers and staff in Wakefield will start moving into their new headquarters in Normanton today.
A man has died after being hit by a lorry in Wakefield.
Emergency Services were called to the A650 near Carr Gate at the junction of Kenmore Road on at about 4.10pm.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police investigations are ongoing at the scene and the A650 is closed in both directions from the Vine Tree roundabout for traffic heading out of Wakefield and from the Carr Gate turn off heading into the city.
Drivers heading inbound on the A650 into Wakefield are being diverted via the Carr Gate turn off into Wrenthorpe.
– Sgt Ann Drury, Major Collision Enquiry Team, West Yorkshire Police
"Enquiries are ongoing into this incident and we are appealing for any witnesses to the collision itself. We would also like to speak with anyone who saw the man or the lorry just prior to the collision.
"Officers are working to recover vehicles and complete enquiries at the site and we thank drivers for their patience while this very necessary work is completed following what has been a tragic incident. We do hope to re-open the A650 in the next hour or so.
"I would ask any witnesses who can assist our enquiries to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101."
Gordon Fitzgerald and Lisa Booth-Gascoigne were just some of the brave folk who volunteered to abseil down Yorkshire's tallest church spire. Gordon, a volunteer driver with For Disability Mobility, was raising money for the charity - Lisa for Wakefield cathedral's renovation fund and Motor Neurone Disease.
Terry Rigg is the fundraiser for Wakefield Cathedral and says the annual abseil is a "challenge".
Daredevil fundraisers have been abseiling down Yorkshire's tallest church spire today for charity. Ron Frost who helped organise the event at Wakefield Cathedral said luckily 'they all landed safely.'
Daredevil fundraisers have abseiled down Yorkshire's tallest church spire. The team came down the spire of Wakefield Cathedral to cheers from the crowds. The brave feat was to raise money for the charity For Disability Mobility and the Cathedral's renovation fund.
Fundraisers took a leap of faith today when they abseiled down Yorkshire's tallest church spire.
The team came down the spire of Wakefield Cathedral to cheers from the crowds. It is all to raise money for the charity For Disability Mobility, which runs minibuses for disabled people in the Rothwell area - and for the cathedral's renovation fund.
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A man has been arrested after a bus was stolen, and driven through the city centre, in Wakefield yesterday.
The single-decker DAF Holland bus was reported missing from the Arriva Yorkshire bus depot on Barnsley Road at 9:45pm. It was spotted by traffic officers who followed it from a safe distance.
Officers used specialist equipment to bring it to a safe stop on Ledger Lane at 10:18pm. The bus had collided with a number of parked vehicles on the road, and caused minor damage to a police car.
A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene. The bus was removed from and taken back to the depot.
– Insp Ian Williams, West Yorkshire Police
"Our officers spotted the bus very quickly after it was first reported stolen. It was driven at slow speed around Wakefield city centre for a short amount of time until it was successfully brought to a standstill.
"It was driven into a couple of stationary vehicles on the street, but thankfully no-one was hurt. We are appealing to anyone who may have any information about this incident to contact us on 101."
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a car crash in Wakefield. It happened on the A638 Doncaster Road around 1am this morning. Police say a black coloured Peugeot 206 travelling in the direction of Doncaster was crashed into a wall. As a result of the crash a 26-year-old man has died.
Motorists are being urged to avoid the A638 Doncaster Road in Wakefield after the road was closed due to an accident. It happened around 1.30am near to the Cock and Crown Inn. Diversions are in place.