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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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NEWS BULLETIN: Mon 21st July

NEWS BULLETIN: Mon 21st July

A round-up of the day’s news in brief, including an update on a stabbing in Elland, a boost to the charity appeal started by a Leeds student who died in the Malaysian Airways crash, the Bradford Bulls’ relegation, Leeds cycle lanes branded dangerous, and the Jane Tomlinson 10k run.

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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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NEWS: Fri 18th July

NEWS: Fri 18th July

Our 15 minute programme includes a Leeds University student who died in the Ukrainian aircrash, a murder investigation launched after the death of a 67-year-old woman in Leeds and a campaigner who supports the assisted suicide bill being discussed today in Parliment in the studio.

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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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Bradford City Council sack school governors

Bradford City Council sack school governors

Bradford City Council has today removed school governors for failing to protect children from identifying extremist views. An Ofsted report, officially published today, said that Carlton Bolling College, Bradford, had failed to cater to the specific needs of non-muslim students.

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