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20-year-old missing from Leeds

Police are appealing for information to trace missing 20-year old Katrina Taylor from Leeds.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Katrina, who is from the Cottingely Drive area of Beeston, was last seen at around midnight overnight from Tuesday 26th May to Wednesday 27th May.

She is described as white, 5"2" tall of slim build with brown shoulder length hair. She is believed to be in possession of a red and black backpack.

We are very concerned for Katrina's welfare as it is unusual for her not to be in contact with her mum.

We are conducting enquiries across Leeds and outside of the West Yorkshire area.

I would urge Katrina, or anyone who has seen or heard from her, or knows where she is currently to get in touch.

– Detective Inspector Mark Atkinson of Leeds District CID

Hull to be home of Turner Prize in 2017

It is perhaps the most famous award in the world of art - both for its prestige and the controversy it generates - and today it has been announced that Hull will be the home for the Turner Prize in its year as City of Culture in 2017.

The competition, to be staged at the Ferens Art gallery, is the first major event of the year to be confirmed and it's expected to attract thousands of visitors to the area.

Fiona Dwyer reports:

Brook ready to put on a show against Frankie Gavin

Sheffield boxer Kell Brook says he is ready to put on a show for the fans when he defends his world title against Birmingham's Frankie Gavin on Saturday.

He was in London at a press conference today where he came face to face with his opponent. Some 18,000 fans are expected at the O2 Arena to see the first world welterweight title fight between two British fighters.

It will be the second time Kell has defended his IBF title after recovering from being stabbed in the leg in Tenerife last September:

Anti-bullying campaigner: Get evidence and report the bully

The boss of an anti-bullying campaign says anyone affected by bullying should get evidence and report it.

Tesse Ojo urged parents to resist the urge to confront bullies, as this could inflame the situation, but instead speak to the target of the bullying to find out how they want it tackled.

She spoke about the case of Matthew Jones, who took his own life after being bullied, and said it is something the Diana Award sees too often.

Tesse spoke to John Shires and Christine Talbot:


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Parliament to examine Thomas Cook over Corfu deaths

Mary Creagh MP has tabled a Parliamentary motion condemning the actions of Thomas Cook after the deaths of Christi and Bobby Shepherd.

Christi and Bobby Shepherd were aged seven and six when they died. Credit: Family handout

Thomas Cook's treatment of the family has been disgraceful. Successive Chief Executives refused to meet with the family, they failed to stop the people convicted of Christi and Bobby’s manslaughter being re-employed in Thomas Cook hotels. Thomas Cook even tried to stop the inquest into the children's deaths taking place.

This motion sets out the full facts of Thomas Cook’s actions. I want to ensure that Thomas Cook never fail another family. Sharon and Neil now want Thomas Cook and the UK government to lead a Europe-wide campaign for improved carbon monoxide safety.

– Mary Creagh
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