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Sights and sounds of Wakefield's Race For Life

Around thirteen hundred women and girls have taken part in 5k and 10k events at Wakefield's Thornes Park. It's hoped the event will raise around £90,000 for cancer research.

Among those taking part were ITV Calendar's very own Christine Talbot and Julie Hawkins who finished treatment for cancer a year ago to the day.

Were you there? See if you can spot yourself in the video below!

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Human remains found at nature reserve are a 'new born baby'

Police have confirmed that human remains found close to a nature reserve in Wakefield are those of a new-born baby.

Detectives were called to the Washlands Nature Reserve, close to Welbeck Lane, behind Eastmoor eight days ago, after a member of the public reported finding a number of small bones.

Investigations have been ongoing since last week into the discovery of a number of small bones, in woodland near the Southern Washlands Fishing Lake, off Welbeck Lane. Forensic examinations have determined the bones were those of a full term new born baby, and may have been there for a considerable amount of time. We are mindful that the mother of that child will have been through a traumatic ordeal and while there is no immediacy for any need for medical treatment, I am sure that some form of emotional support will be needed.

– Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Bryar, who is leading the enquiry,

Warning to dog owners after meat left in Wakefield woods found to contain rat poison

Police have issued a warning to dog owners after a piece of meat containing rat poison was found at a popular walking spot in Wakefield.

The Wakefield Central neighbourhood policing team told Facebook followers about the incident after a woman had to take her dog to a vet when it fell ill following a walk in Coxley Woods.

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Exit slip road on M1 reopens after lorry fire

An exit slip road on the M1 Northbound has reopened after a lorry fire.

The blaze at J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield) around 11am didn't impact the main carriageway - but meant the slip road had to be closed.

The lorry has now been removed from the scene and the road reopened.

There are no delays on the main carriageway.

Nobody was injured in the fire.

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Human remains found close to Wakefield nature reserve

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Human remains have been found close to a nature reserve in Wakefield.

Detectives were called to the Washlands Nature Reserve, close to Welbeck Lane, behind Eastmoor yesterday morning, after a member of the public reported finding a number of small bones.

Police say after a full range of enquiries it is now thought the bones are human remains.

A full post mortem will take place this evening.

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