A prankster has been banned from keeping animals after he was filmed swallowing a live goldfish in front of stunned McDonald's diners.
Thousands turned out for Wakefield's Race for Life at the weekend. Our camera caught lots of people in action - are you one for them?
Police officers and staff in Wakefield will start moving into their new headquarters in Normanton today.
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.
A new television channel based in West Yorkshire is proving a big hit around the country despite taking less than a month to put their studio together.
British Muslim TV has just begun broadcasting from Wakefield offering a popular mix of programmes and is currently providing a platform for an ambitious world record attempt at staging the longest ever telethon.
Lisa Adlam went to meet the organisers:
There will be a brass band procession in three cities today as the Bishop of the newly-formed diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales is enthroned.
The Right Reverend Nick Baines will have three ceremonies at Wakefield, Bradford and Ripon.
Wakefield Wildcats have a new addition to their side Mickael Simon. The Catalan Dragon Prop, who was in the French team that reached the quarter finals of the 2013 World Cup, has signed a two year contract with the club.
Simon is the second acquisition for next season following the signing of Hull KR centre Craig Hall.
Thousands of people turned out in Wakefield today to watch the Yorkshire regiment's 3rd Battalion "the Rifles" parade through the city. More than 150 servicemen, cadets and veterans marched through the streets to the Cathedral for an official inspection as Sarah Clark reports.
Hundreds of riflemen exercised their Freedom of Wakefield today when they marched through the city to Wakefield Cathedral with rifles at the trail, bugles sounding and bands playing.
Wakefield is a heartland town for 3rd Battalion The Rifles (3 RIFLES), a light role infantry battalion which is normally based in Edinburgh. with many of the soldiers from the Battalion and their families hailing from the town and other parts of Yorkshire.
They were joined by Territorial Army soldiers from D (Rifles) company, 5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers based in Scarborough Barracks in Balby, Doncaster, Army cadets from the Humberside and South Yorkshire Cadet Force and veterans from The Rifles Regimental Association
Troops will parade through Wakefield city centre today.
The regiment's 3rd Battalion The Rifles - granted the Freedom of the City of Wakefield in 2010 - will be exercising their right to do so.
The parade of 200 troops will leave the Elizabethan Gallery on Brook Street Wakefield, leaving at 10.55am and march through the city.
It will arrive at Wakefield Cathedral at 11am where a short service will be held.
Wakefield Council leader Peter Box said: "It is a great honour to welcome The Rifles to Wakefield where they have the honour of the Freedom of the City.
"The parade is our opportunity to honour and celebrate our British servicemen and women who are serving all over the world on behalf of their country."This occasion is also a time to remember those who have died or have been injured in the line of duty."
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which is filled with work by artists including Henry Moore and Tracey Emin ,has been named Museum of the Year.
The 500-acre open-air gallery , near Wakefield, was hailed by judges as a "truly outstanding museum with a bold artistic vision".
The park, which opened more than 30 years ago with an exhibition of 31 sculptures, welcomes 300,000 visitors a year to its galleries in the grounds of an 18th century country house.
It beat venues including Tate Britain and the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth to the win the £100,000 prize, formally known as The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, at a ceremony at the National Gallery in central London.
Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes announced this year's winner and praised the "dedication, love, and unbelievable creativity" of the shortlisted museums which also included London's Hayward Gallery and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.
Stephen Deuchar, who chaired the judges, said: "A perfect fusion of art and landscape, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park has gone from modest beginning to one of the finest outdoor museums one might ever imagine."