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Vigils held in memory of Pakistan massacre victims

Vigils are being held in memory of the pupils and teachers killed in a school massacre in Pakistan.

More than a hundred and forty people lost their lives in the attack, which targeted a school run by the country's military in Peshawar.

Today the Muslim community in Yorkshire has condemned the attacks as "barbaric and cowardly ". Bradford is tonight paying its own tribute to the victims.

Hull's emergency night shelter re-opens

An emergency night shelter in Hull has reopened - thanks to the generosity of local people. Hull Harp, based in Dock House, was forced to shut earlier this year due to a lack of funding.

But after business and schools rallied around raising money and donating food, the charity's now preparing to give those who would otherwise be on the streets during the festive season a Christmas to remember. Helen Steel reports.


Council bosses in North Yorkshire react to funding cut

Council bosses in North Yorkshire are to face a funding reduction of £21 million following the financial settlement for local government.

Officials say major savings are still required, and that a rise in council tax remains necessary.

"It confirms the accuracy of our planning, and emphasises the extremely difficult and challenging predicament in which we find ourselves."

– County Councillor Carl Les, the County Council’s Deputy Leader

The County Council is on track to save £94m over the four years ending in March 2015, and the announcement today confirms that it will have to find a further £73m over the next four years.

War-time story of brave dog celebrates 70th anniversary

The war-time story which celebrates the brave Dalmatian dog who tried to save his master after a mid-air collision over Lincolnshire - 70 years ago today.

The crash, involving two American planes during a training flight, killed the pilot and seriously injured his pet dog Jerry, who had been allowed to fly in the plane as an honorary mascot.

Sadly Jerry didn't survive his injuries, but the incident has become folklore in the village where it happened - and amazingly three witnesses are alive to tell the tale. Here's Kate Hemingway.

An apology

On 7 June 2013 we reported on a drug trafficking trial at Sheffield Crown Court, and showed footage of the industrial unit in Barnsley used as a base by the drug trafficking gang. We would like to make clear that the unit's current tenant A Coole Electrical had nothing whatsoever to do with the drug gang on trial. ITV would like to apologise to Mr and Mrs Coole for any distress that the use of the footage caused them.


Man jailed for historic child sex offences

A man has been jailed for seven years after he was found guilty of historical sexual offences against children.

Jamal Mohammed Raheem-ul-Nasir, aged 31, of Firthcliffe Grove, Liversedge, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court for offences carried out when his two victims were aged nine and 14.

Jailed for seven years

The court heard that Raheem-ul-Nasir had committed the offences in 2010 and 2011, when the girls came to his house in Willow Street, in the Girlington area of Bradford.

He was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of sexual assault of a child. He was also made the subject of a Sexual Offenders Prevention Order, to remain in place until further notice.

Detective Constable Helen Riley, of the Bradford District Safeguarding Unit, said: "Raheem-Ul-Nasir took advantage of his victims' young ages and vulnerability to carry out these attacks over a period of time. I would like to thank them for coming forward and reporting his crimes to the police, and hope that the sentence passed down today will give them some comfort.

"I also hope it will encourage other victims of sexual offences to engage with our specially trained officers, who will sensitively and thoroughly investigate all reports with the aim of securing convictions against offenders."

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Bruce: Ben Arfa 'unlikely' to play for the Tigers again

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has said French international Hatem Ben Arfa is unlikely to play for the club again

Ben Arfa: Talented but temperamental Credit: Press Association

The 27-year-old only joined the Tigers on loan from Newcastle at the end of August. But after just nine appearances for the club - his last at Manchester United when he was subbed off after only 35 minutes on the pitch - Bruce appears to have lost patience with the talented but temperamental Frenchman.

Hull defender set to be out for at least a month

Hull defender Michael Dawson is set to be out for at least a month with a hamstring tear. Dawson suffered the injury in the first 10 minutes of last weekend's defeat by Chelsea and scans revealed a grade two tear.

Out with hamstring tear

Dawson has already missed a month of the season with an ankle problem but impressed manager Steve Bruce enough to earn the captain's armband for two matches while regular skipper Curtis Davies was dropped. Bruce said:

"Unfortunately it's a grade two tear and it could be anything from three, four, five weeks minimum I'd have thought. That's happened too much to us from the first day of the season with Robert Snodgrass to Dawson, to (Nikica) Jelavic to (Mohamed)'s been one thing after another in that department. We could do with a little more luck because we've had four or five with pretty ugly injuries and we could without it."

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