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Thousands expected at annual Rhubarb festival

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

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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.


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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