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Hundreds turn out for JJ's fundraiser

Hundreds of people turned out today to raise money for a young boy who was left paralysed after a car accident.

Money from the event at the Moorthorpe Recreation Club will help buy medical equipment for two-year-old JJ Miowovska so he can come home.

He was left paralysed from the chest down after his family car collided with a stolen vehicle on the Hemsworth Bypass in March.

Here's JJ's mother, Katie and the event organiser Joseph Thomas.


Three arrested after fatal accident in Leeds

Police are appealing for information following a fatal road accident in Leeds on Saturday afternoon.

A 23-year-old man from Leeds died in hospital after being involved in the accident in North Park Avenue in Roundhay. He was a passenger in a silver Toyota Aygo which left the road and hit a tree.

Police arrested three men, aged 17, 23 and 24 on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. A 56-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. All are currently still in custody.

Detective Superintendent Chris Walker, of Protective Services (Crime), said:

“Our enquiries lead us to believe that this vehicle, which had the number plate CA06 RKJ, was stolen in the Harehills area of Leeds in August. We would appeal for anyone who has seen this vehicle since then, or prior to the collision yesterday, to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101.”


Teenage moped rider killed in Lincolnshire

A teenage moped rider has been killed in an accident in Lincolnshire.

It happened on the B1241 at Sturton by Stow at around 1.30am today. Emergency services took the young man, who is believed to have lived locally, to Lincoln County Hospital but he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police are asking for anyone who was in the area and saw the moped leave the road or believe they saw it travelling before it left the road to contact them.

Caged dogs were unable to escape

This is what remains of the home of a dog breeder from Hornsea, after it was gutted by a blaze which killed up to 25 of his dogs.

Burnt out shell of homec Credit: Calendar news
The dogs had no chance of escape Credit: Calendar news

The blaze was so intense, fire crews were unable to enter the building. They said the dogs, believed to be Staffordshire bull terriers, were all in cages so were unable to escape the fire.

Leeds set to appoint Darko Milanic as head coach

Leeds United are set to appoint Slovenian Darko Milanic as their next head coach after his current club Sturm Graz confirmed he'd bought out of his three year contract with the Austrian club.

Darko Milanic Credit: PA

The former Slovenia international defender, 46, was in charge of Maribor in his homeland, where he won the Slovenian League four times, the Cup three times and the Supercup twice. However he's struggled since moving to Sturm Graz in 2013 finishing fifth in his first season in charge and will leave with the club currently sixth in Austrian Bundesliga.

If appointed he will replace David Hockaday, who was sacked after just six games in charge at Elland Road. But will inherit a side rejuvenated under caretaker Neil Redfearn. Leeds have won three of their last four and now sit 11th in the Championship, just two points outside the playoffs.

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