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UPDATED: Next year’s Bradford International Film Festival officially cancelled

The National Media Museum in Bradford.

By Joseph Keith The Bradford International Film Festival will not be happening next year, according organisers of the event – who met last night to discuss its future. In an effort to invigorate the festival, organisers of the annual event have announced plans to re launch the event. The film festival, which has been part of the National Media Museum […]

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UPDATE: MP apologises for Gaza tweet

UPDATE: MP apologises for Gaza tweet

Bradford East MP, David Ward, and his party have issued a joint apology for tweets in relation to the current conflict in Gaza. The Liberal Democrat MP was accused of the offence of ‘encouragment to terrorism’ after tweeting that if he lived in Gaza he would ‘probably’ fire a rocket. Mr Ward  had initially declined to apologise for the comments […]

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Yorkshire-wide search for Bridlington murder suspect

Yorkshire-wide search for Bridlington murder suspect

The search continues for a man who is wanted in connection with a murder at a Bridlington guesthouse, police say he is considered dangerous. Police were called to the Morayland Hotel in Marshall Avenue in Bridlington where landlady Bei Carter was found dead late on Friday 18 July. Mr Heald was staying at the hotel when the incident happened and has […]

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Watchdogs praise West Yorkshire Police

Watchdogs praise West Yorkshire Police

Police watchdogs have praised the West Yorkshire Police force for their understanding, restraint and spending efficiency, however force chiefs believe more severe financial challenges lie ahead. Roger Baker, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for the Northern Region said the force suffered one of the harshest budget cuts of the all the UK’s forces but despite this, crime in the area has […]

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Leeds arts funding to be cut by £500,000

Leeds arts funding to be cut by £500,000

Leeds City Council has approved plans that will see arts funding reduced by 15 per cent over the next few years. The council currently has a budget of nearly £3m, which it issues to a number of arts organisations, but will be cut to just over £2.5m. The enforced changes also mean the maximum application will be capped at £750,000. […]

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Man in court over Elland stabbing

Man in court over Elland stabbing

A man appeared at Calderdale Magistrates Court in Halifax today charged with murder following a stabbing at a house in Elland. Robert Lyn, 45, from Huntingdon Avenue, Huddersfield was remanded in custody and will appear at Bradford Crown Court tomorrow morning. He is accused of the murder of 38-year-old Daniel Shane Campbell, originally of Halifax. The hearing follows the discovery […]

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Hundreds attend Leeds rally to protest at BBC’s “lack of coverage” of Gaza conflict

Hundreds attend Leeds rally to protest at BBC’s “lack of coverage” of Gaza conflict

More than 300 people marched through Leeds city centre yesterday accusing the BBC of failing to broadcast in-depth coverage of the Palestinian crisis. Protesters gathered outside the BBC Leeds building in St Peter’s Square as part of a national demonstration. It follows the recent Israeli military offensive in Gaza, which has left over 500 Palestinians and 20 Israelis dead. Green […]

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Leeds canal towpath murder case in court

Leeds canal towpath murder case in court

A man has appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of a woman who was attacked on a canal towpath in Leeds. Kevin Wyment, 53, from Landseer Drive, Bramley is accused of attacking Michaela Heaton, who died of serious head injuries on Thursday evening. Ms Heaton, 38, died of her injuries in Leeds General Infirmary after the assault on the towpath at Armley near the junction […]

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UPDATED: Leeds University student killed in Ukraine aircrash

Leeds University student Richard Mayne who is believed to have died in the aircrash in the Ukraine.

A Leeds University student, who raised over £1,000 for charity, has died in the Ukraine passenger aircrash. 20-year-old Richard Mayne, a Maths and Finance undergraduate, was among the 298 passangers and crew onboard the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. The plane appears to have been shot down over a conflict zone on Thursday afternoon.

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Woman found dead in Leeds treated as murder

Woman found dead in Leeds treated as murder

Police have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a 67-year-old woman at a property on Talbot Avenue in Moortown, North Leeds. Officers were contacted by a man at 10pm last night concerning a woman who was found dead. West and North Yorkshire Police forces began enquiries to find the man due to concerns over his welfare.

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