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Former Bradford detective dismisses 'deliberate' Bradford fire claims

A former detective who investigated the Bradford City fire disaster has told ITV Calendar that its wrong to suggest it was anything other than an accident.

Raymond Falconer interviewed the supporter whose dropped cigarette sparked the tragedy in which 56 fans died.

He says it is sad that a controversial new book is pointing at the possibility it may have been caused deliberately:

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Police searching for missing teenager

Police are appealing for help in finding a 15 year-old girl who has gone missing from Coningsby.

Lili Munteanu has been missing since Thursday Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Lili Munteanu is originally from Romania and had been living in foster care in Coningsby. She has family links to the Birmingham area.

Lili is 4' 8" tall, of petite build, with an olive complexion and long ligh auburn curly hair. She was wearing ripped jeans, a black leather bomber jacket with fur collar, and high heels. Lili was last seen in Coningsby on Thursday afternoon.

Memorial proposed for police officer killed in motorbike crash

A permanent memorial has been proposed for a police officer from Hull who died in a motorbike crash whilst on duty.

PC Russ Wylie

PC Russ Wylie was on patrol with another police rider near the village of Burstwick in East Yorkshire when he collided with a car. He later died from his injuries.

Humberside Police Federation said they are considering errecting a plaque in Melton where he was based.

Otley in UK first for protecting local pubs

The town of Otley has made history by becoming the first place in the country to get a successful mass listing of its pubs.

Otley in UK first for protecting local pubs Credit: Johnny Green/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Residents must now be consulted before any of the 19 pubs can be converted into supermarkets or office space. Previously changes could be made without planning permission.

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