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Historic Double Two shirt company to open new retail outlet

23 February 2024

Plans have been approved for Wakefield’s historic Double Two clothing firm to open a new shop at its base in the city. ...

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Shop Improvement Grant Scheme to be made available to more local businesses

22 February 2024

Wakefield Council has expanded a scheme to improve the external appearance of some shops in Wakefield city centre, allowing more businesses to take advantage of grants. ...

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Number of Companies in West Yorkshire Reaches Record High

19 February 2024

Recently published figures show that the number of companies in West Yorkshire rose last year to a record high. ...

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A win for Pontefract Market in the Design Awards.

16 February 2024

A win for Pontefract Market in the Design Awards ...

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…And, we’re back - The Regeneration Show, Series Two!

16 February 2024

Following the success of the first series, we are absolutely delighted to be back with a brand-new series of The Regeneration Show, and this year we are making it even more interactive than ever. ...

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Castleford Tigers’ stadium upgrade wins approval

16 February 2024

Wakefield Council’s Planning & Highways Committee resolved today – 15 February – to approve a major upgrade to Castleford Tigers’ Wheldon Road ground. ...

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Wakefield First's Maker of the Month: Tony Wade: Artist

12 February 2024

Tony Wade is an artist based in Wakefield who works on a diverse range of creative projects, from engaging art installation to 3D-printed sculptures. ...

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Shoe brand POD teams up with Wakefield indie band Skinny Living and singer-songwriter Sonni Mills for new campaign

09 February 2024

A Wakefield-based shoe brand is teaming up with a band from the city for its new campaign. ...

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Popular Next store undergoes refurbishment to become new Factory Outlet

09 February 2024

The refurbished Next Factory Outlet will offer a variety of items at a discounted price. ...

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Date set for the reopening of The Six Chimneys pub in Wakefield after £3m refurbishment and expansion

08 February 2024

The date has been set for the long-awaited reopening of The Six Chimneys pub in Wakefield city centre following an extensive refurbishment and expansion project, costing £3million. ...

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Wakefield District Economic Wellbeing Strategy 2024-2029

07 February 2024

We are pleased to launch our new Wakefield District Economic Wellbeing Strategy 2024 – 2029. Our vision is focussed on improving the wellbeing of our people and communities, by nurturing a just economy. Building on what works well and boldly tackling what doesn’t. ...

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Construction company invests in steel division

06 February 2024

Wakefield-based construction company Henley Group has invested £2.1m in a new steelwork division. ...

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Wakefield bakery taking part in Morrisons-backed charity scheme

05 February 2024

A bakery in Wakefield has been an integral part in helping families in the local area through the cost of living crisis as part of a Morrisons-backed ‘The Bread And Butter Thing’ charity scheme. ...

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