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Dr Kate Granger reaches £250k fundraising goal

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Campaigner Dr Kate Granger has reached her target of raising £250,000 for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.

The inspirational campaigner was diagnosed with a rare and terminal form of cancer five years ago.

Search for robber who left woman with hand and stomach injuries in Wakefield

West Yorkshire Police have released this image of the robber Credit: West Yorkshire Police

A woman suffered hand and stomach injuries when she was attacked and robbed near Sandal Castle in Wakefield.

The 30-year-old was walking past the castle along Manygates Lane when she was set upon by a man who came out of a ginnel leading towards Pugneys Country Park.

He assaulted her before stealing jewellery.

West Yorkshire Police have released an e-fit image of the robber, who was over 6ft tall, skinny and spoke with an Eastern European accent. Officers want to speak to find the driver of a small silver car seen near the scene at the time.   

The offence happened shortly after 9.30pm on Friday, 30 June.

Thankfully the victim wasn't seriously injured but nonetheless this incident has understandably left her extremely shaken. She has been able to provide a description of the suspect which has been used to put together an e-fit image. I would urge anyone who believes that they recognise the man pictured to please get in touch. 

We are also appealing to anyone who was in the area who may have witnessed any part of this offence to make contact. The victim recalls seeing a small silver vehicle in the area following this incident and it is possible that the driver or any occupants may have seen the suspect before or after this offence.  

– Detective Constable Holly Speight, Wakefield District CID


Minimal disruption for shoppers say Morrisons after fire

Morrisons says shoppers should notice minimal disruption at the company's stores following a huge fire at a bakery near Wakefield.

Morrisons' bakery near Junction 41 of the M1 Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Dozens of firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze at the site, near junction 41 of the M1, yesterday and crews have been damping down today. The incident is not being treated as suspicious. Elsewhere, crews have also been damping down following another major fire at a heavy goods vehicle depot near Halifax.

Your pictures: Massive fire at Morrisons' bakery in Wakefield

An investigation is underway to find out the cause of a massive fire at a Morrisons' barkery in Wakefield.

At its height 15 fire engines from across West Yorkshire were deployed to the scene. Plumes of smoke could be seen from miles around.

You have been posting your pictures of the fire on our Facebook page . Here are a selection of them:

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