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Man, 24, killed when car hits tree

Appeal for witnesses

A 24-year-old man has died and another, also 24, received serious injuries when their vehicle left the road and hit a tree in Wakefield last night.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the fatal collision which happened shortly before 9.50pm on Flanshaw Way. The dead man was a passenger in a black Skoda Fabia travelling towards Flanshaw Lane.

The driver is being treated in Leeds General Infirmary where his injuries are said to be serious but non-life threatening. Police are appealing for witnesses.

As part of our ongoing enquiries in to this collision, we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or the manner of driving of the vehicle prior to the collision. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101.

– Sergeant Carl Quinn, West Yorkshire Police

University lecturers to stage 48-hour strike in pay row

University lecturers across our region are set to begin a two-day national walkout today in an ongoing row over pay.

Credit: Press Association

The strike has been called by the University and College Union (UCU).

Further industrial action will see staff working to contract from this point, which includes refusing to work overtime, set additional work or undertake voluntary tasks such as covering for colleagues.

The move is likely to cause disruption on campuses around the country.

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