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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hepworth is a hit

Wakefield’s new art gallery The Hepworth is being hailed a huge success after its first summer. The gallery is now predicted to easily exceed initial targets for 150,000 visitors in its first year.

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Mums and shoppers help the heroes

Asda shoppers were happy to jingle their change into charity tins instead of their pockets during a fundraising campaign for servicemen and women. Supermarket customers at the Asda store in Durkar, Wakefield, donated £2,150.25 to collection tins for the Help the Heroes campaign during two days in September. A further £571.20 was raised by selling merchandise, including car stickers and Christmas cards.

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Stars on the pavement

Nominations are needed for the next round of Hollywood-style stars in Wakefield’s pavements. Wakefield Council is honouring famous names from the city with star plaques in the paths.

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