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Bradford Council accused of taking sides over Gaza in flag row

Bradford Council accused of taking sides over Gaza in flag row

Members of the Jewish community have accused Bradford Council of taking sides over the Gaza conflict after the Palestinian flag was flown above Bradford City Hall. The city council took the decision to raise the flag on Saturday during a rally to recognise the deaths and suffering of hundreds of people living in Gaza. The conflict in Gaza has so far […]

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Pensioner missing from Leeds care home for five days

Police say they think Dennis Beecher, pictured above, may have travelled to Bridlington.

By Joseph Keith A pensioner who has medical issues has now been missing for five days. Mr Dennis Beecher, 67, was last seen at his care home in Morley, Leeds, at about 10am on Thursday, July 24. West Yorkshire Police say they think the pensioner may have travelled to Bridlington. Mr Beecher is described as white, about 5ft 6in tall, […]

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Yorkshire tailor designs the UK’s first cycling business suit

Owen Scott's new business-style cycling suit.

By Joseph Keith A Yorkshire tailor has unveiled a new Tour de France inspired cycling business suit which is the first of its kind in the UK. Owen Scott Bespoke Tailors, based in Huddersfield and Leeds, said the new cycling clothing is “the ultimate in cycling wear for businessmen” after the designer ditched lycra shorts and tight t-shirts for a […]

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NEWS: Fri 25th July

Today’s programme from the Yorkshire Voice TV studio includes stories on the dangers of swimming in rivers and reservoirs in the heatwave, traders’ anger over renovations at Leeds’ historic Kirkgate Market, and our reporter Alex Rhodes tries his hand at wrestling.

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Traders’ fears over building work at Leeds’ Kirkgate Market

Traders’ fears over building work at Leeds’ Kirkgate Market

By Anders Anglesey Retailers in Kirkgate Market are concerned that a planned multi-million pound refurbishment will disrupt and negatively impact their trade. Leeds City Council is planning a £12.3 refurbishment of the historic market that includes roof repairs, creating distinct retail zones and improving the layout of the market with new routes and signage. But business owners operating in Kirkgate […]

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Leeds United hero Eddie Gray awarded honorary degree by Leeds Met

Former Leeds United player and manager, Eddie Gray MBE.

By Joseph Keith Leeds United icon Eddie Gray MBE was honoured by Leeds Metropolitan University this afternoon as he received an Honorary Doctorate of Sport Science. The University’s School of Sport acknowledged Mr Gray’s glittering career with Leeds, where he rippled the net 68 times from the winger position and featured 561 times throughout his 20 years at Elland Road. […]

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Reward for murder suspect doubled to £10,000

Reward for murder suspect doubled to £10,000

Crimestoppers have doubled the reward money on offer for any information that leads to the arrest of John Heald, who’s still on the run a week after the death of a guest house landlady. John Heald, 53, from the Rotherham area is wanted by Humberside Police in connection with the murder of Bei Carter, 49, at a guest house in […]

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NEWS BULLETIN: Fri July 25

NEWS BULLETIN: Fri July 25

Take a look at all the latest headlines from the Yorkshire Voice newsroom on Friday, July 25.

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Drownings prompt warnings about open water swimming in Yorkshire

Two people drowned in the River Foss, York, in March this year.

By Joseph Keith Deaths in and around open water have led to the emergency services urging people to take extra care during the warm weather in Yorkshire. A statement by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said the area’s popular waterways – which include lakes and rivers in Otley, York, Knaresborough, Ilkley and Leeds – are more dangerous than people may think. […]

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Yorkshire fundraiser determined to raise £250,000 before she dies

Yorkshire fundraiser determined to raise £250,000 before she dies

A doctor diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer has pledged to raise £250,000 for charity before she dies. Kate Granger, 32, from Wakefield, has a rare and aggressive form of sarcoma and has raised money for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre since learning she had the disease in August 2011. Sarcomas are tumours that are made from cancerous bone, fat, […]

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