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Police appeal for help to find missing man

Police appeal for help to find missing man

Concern is growing for the welfare of a 38-year-old man who has been reported missing from his home in Leeds. Andrew Macsparren’s last contact with his family was on July 13 when he sent a text message to his brother. Detective Chief Inspector Lisa Atkinson, of Leeds District CID, said: “This is completely out of character for Andrew and is […]

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Leeds honours Mandela Day for first time since his death

Leeds honours Mandela Day for first time since his death

The people of Leeds will today be paying their respects to Nelson Mandela who helped change the future of a country divided by race and prejudice. Today marks the former South African President’s birthday and is the first Nelson Mandela International Day since the insperational champion of civil rights passed away aged 95. He died in December last year. The […]

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Dog hanged off Leeds bridge

Dog hanged off Leeds bridge

A dog was hanged from a bridge in Halton in an “appalling” act of cruelty. Now RSCPA officers are investigating the incident – the second within a month in Leeds. The Akita was found on Sunday still alive, but had died when RSPCA investigator arrived Ben Cassell arrived at the scene. Ben Cassell, RSCPA investigator, said: “He was owned by […]

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Police call for school holiday freedom for officers

Police call for school holiday freedom for officers

The West Yorkshire Police Federation has called for their officers to be allowed to take their children out of school without paying hefty fines. A crackdown on children being taken out of school during term term currently means headmasters can only grant absences in “exceptional circumstances”.

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Abuse campaigner celebrates Leeds graduation

Abuse campaigner celebrates Leeds graduation

A victim who fled honour based abuse is celebrating today as she graduates from Leeds Trinity University with a first in Psychology today. Saliha Rashid, who is 21, now campaigns for victim’s rights and wants to raise awareness about the honour-based abuse that many people around Britain suffer from. Miss Rashid said: “I was told that because I am blind […]

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Grand Depart boss honoured for services to sport

Crowds in Ilkley during the Grand Depart earlier this month.

Sir Rodney Walker, chairman of the body that organised the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire, has been honoured for his services to sport in the county at Huddersfield University. Sir Rodney headed up TdFHub2014, which organised the opening two stages of the race earlier this month. The event attracted more than 2.5m people to watch as elite cyclists raced […]

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Cycling legend Brian Robinson knocked off bike

Brian Robinson (right) cycling earlier this year at Holme Moss, which featured in the Grand Depart route through Yorkshire.

Brian Robinson is in hospital recovering from a broken collar bone after being knocked off his by near his Leeds home. The record breaking cyclist is said to be stable and well in Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield after his accident. He was riding down Lees Hall Road, in Thornhill Lees, at 1.20 pm yesterday when the accident occurred. His son-in-law, Martyn […]

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Bradford school’s pupils not protected from extremist views

Bradford school’s pupils not protected from extremist views

Charlton Bolling College in Bradford has been accused of not doing enough to protect its pupils from extremism and will be placed into special measures, a leaked Ofsted report said. The school, where the majority of pupils are from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, is said in the report to cater well for the needs of Muslim students. But Ofsted has also […]

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Bradford man in double murder trial

Bradford man in double murder trial

A 37 year old Bradford man is on trial accused of killing a man and a woman at an address in Sauri Place. Austin Brayford is charged with the murders of Helen Dawson and Ivor Spratek. Mark Kielesz-Levine reports from court.

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Sporting heroes welcome Queen’s Baton in Leeds

Sporting heroes welcome Queen’s Baton in Leeds

By Claire Schofield Hundreds of young people flocked to the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds today to welcome the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay. Around 1,300 youngsters from 80 local schools attended the event to welcome the baton on its visit to the city, en route to its final destination in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games this summer. […]

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