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NEWS BULLETIN: Thurs July 24

NEWS BULLETIN: Thurs July 24

All the latest headlines from the Yorkshire Voice newsroom.

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5 things to do in Leeds for a tenner

5 things to do in Leeds for a tenner

By Claire Schofield For those that are reluctant to loosen their purse strings for fear of over-spending, here are a few things which will ensure a good time but won’t break the bank. 1. Cottage Road Cinema/Fish and Chips If you haven’t yet paid a visit to this quaint little cinema then you are missing a treat. At 102 years […]

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Man bailed after arrest in connection to Claudia Lawrence investigation

Claudia Lawrence has been missing since March 2009.

By Joseph Keith A 46-year-old man has been bailed following his arrest yesterday, as part of the investigation into the murder of Claudia Lawrence. Miss Lawrence, 35, of Heworth, York, disappeared in March 2009 and after extensive searches of the area police have since treated her disappearance as murder. North Yorkshire police said: “Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence […]

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Kellingley Colliery employee buyout ‘shelved’

Kellingley Colliery employee buyout ‘shelved’

By Anders Anglesey A proposed employee buyout of one of the UK’s last remaining deep coal mines has been shelved the National Union of Miners has said. The NUM’s planned buyout of Kellingley Colliery, near Selby, was ditched after the union accused UK Coal of making unrealistic demands. Plans for a takeover would have seen miners invest £2,000 each to […]

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NEWS: Wed 23rd July

NEWS: Wed 23rd July

Today’s programme from the Yorkshire Voice TV studio includes stories on controversial Bradford MP David Ward who defends his tweets about the Gaza crisis, the uncertain future of Bradford International Film Festival and celebrations to mark Batman’s 75th birthday.

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Holy cow! Yorkshire celebrates Batman turning 75

Holy cow! Yorkshire celebrates Batman turning 75

By Joseph Keith Today marks the 75th anniversary of DC Comic hero Batman, who has officially appeared in publication since the 1930s. West Yorkshire fans and comic book shops have been celebrating the Dark Knight in the first ever “Batman Day”. Liam Barrett, deputy manager at collectibles and comic store Forbidden Planet, the Headrow, Leeds, said: “He’s a stand-out hero […]

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NEWS BULLETIN: Weds 23rd July

NEWS BULLETIN: Weds 23rd July

All of the latest headlines from the newsroom.

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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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Cosplay comes to Bradford

Cosplay comes to Bradford

Cosplay is an increasingly popular pastime where fans of comics as well as Japanese anime and manga dress up and act as their favourite characters. Gayathri went to meet Hannah, a 22 year old art student from Leeds who is a big fan of cosplay:

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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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