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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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NEWS: Tues 22nd July

NEWS: Tues 22nd July

Today’s stories include the inspiring legacy of a little girl who died of a brain tumour, a relaunch for a top women’s football club after Leeds United withdrew its support, and an appeal to encourage more children to join brass bands.

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Yorkshire Children of Courage nomination for Jessie’s Fund

Yorkshire Children of Courage nomination for Jessie’s Fund

A York charity set up to help children all over the UK with learning disabilities using music has been nominated for a Yorkshire Children of Courage Award. Jessie’s Fund was set up by Lesley Schatzberger after her daughter Jessica died from a brain tumour when she was only nine years old. The fund was originally intended to meet the cost […]

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Leeds United Ladies forced to rebrand

Leeds United Ladies.

Leeds United Ladies are set to be re launched tonight as Leeds Ladies after Leeds United club owner Massimo Cellino withdrew support. It was feared the city’s leading female football team, set up in 1989, might fold after the Italian businessman took over in April and hinted he did not want the Ladies to use United branding. Chairman of Leeds […]

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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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NEWS BULLETIN: Tue, 22nd July

NEWS BULLETIN: Tue, 22nd July

In today’s bulletin: A manhunt has been launched following a murder in Bridlington . The West Yorkshire Police are praised for saving money and their collegues in North Yorkshire search for a missing woman. Bad news for The Bradford Bulls, who face criticism over their relegation, and brass bands which are in decline.

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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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NEWS: Mon, 21st July

Today’s show features reaction on Bradford Bulls’ relegation from Super League, an update on the murder of woman who was attacked on a canal towpath in Leeds, and interviews with some of the thousands of people who took part in the Jane Tomlinson 10k run.

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Relegation for Bradford Bulls

Relegation for Bradford Bulls

The Bradford Bulls have been relegated from the Super League for the first time in forty years. The team went down to the Championship after they were defeated 26-56 away to the Huddersfield Giants, losing them their long lived position. Paul Anderson, head coach of the Giants and a former Bulls player had words of reassurance for the club his side condemned. He said: “One thing […]

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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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