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Thousands expected at annual Rhubarb festival

Thousands of people are expected to attend the Wakefield Rhubarb festival this weekend.

Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The event, now in its eleventh year, celebrates forced rhubarb which has been grown for hundreds of years.

The festival promises to have something for everyone with fun-filled family activities, food and drink stalls and live cookery demonstrations from some of the country's top chefs including Jean Christoff Novelli and Rachel Green.

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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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