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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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Woman killed on Leeds canal towpath

Woman killed on Leeds canal towpath

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in West Leeds. A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of killing the woman, who was attacked off Canal Road, Armley, yesterday afternoon. He was arrested at the scene. The 38-year-old woman was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, but died shortly after arriving. West Yorkshire Police have […]

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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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