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Police arrest four people in Dewsbury drugs raid

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of controlled drugs in Dewsbury.

Police attended an address on Old Bank Road this afternoon and arrested three males aged 16, 22 and 30 and one woman aged 25, who are all currently in police custody.

During the operation one police vehicle was damaged and armed officers were involved.

Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.

Disabled priority parking must be enforced says campaigner

A campaigner who lost her limbs to meningitis has visited Lincoln to demand better enforcement of parking spaces for people with disabilities.

Helen Dolphin was in her twenties when parts of her legs and arms had to be amputated. She now relies on her blue badge to help her park in city centres.

She has been explaining how more enforcement is needed to catch those using badges for priority parking, when they're not carrying someone who needs it:

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Campaigners propose venue alternative to Skegness hotel

Campaigners who are fighting plans for a hotel development on Skegness seafront have now come up with an idea for a concert -style venue on the land.

Campaigners propose alternative to hotel development Credit: Artist's impression

A decision over whether to sell Pier Field to KCS Developments is expected to be made by East Lindsey District Council on Monday.

But campaigners say if they are successful in securing Pier Field for community use, they could then seek permission to build a venue called 'The Shell' on the land instead.

The drawings give an insight into what the stage could look like.

Campaigners propose alternative to hotel development Credit: Artist's impression

Family 'should have had a decision by now' over treatment funding

Sam Brown from Otley suffers from a rare genetic disease called Morquio Syndrome.

His mum Katy has now been told the drugs will not be supplied beyond 12 May.

They had been provided for free by the drug company while NHS England reviews its decision making process. Sam's family say that if the correct processes had been in place they would have had a decision already.

They now face an agonising wait to find out if Sam will be able to get help with funding his treatment.

Adam Fowler reports:

Former miners mark post-strike return to pits anniversary

Thirty years ago men and women from Shireoaks Colliery in north Nottinghamshire marched back to the pit head.

The same miners today made an emotional return to their pit site to mark the anniversary to the day they went back to work after the year long strike of 1984.

Little remains of the colliery but workers were determined to mark the anniversary marching under the same banners they did three decades ago. Martin Fisher reports:

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Men from Bradford jailed for Class A drug offences

Two men from Bradford have been jailed for more than eight years for drugs offences.

Mohammed Eshan Khan Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Mohammed Eshan Khan, aged 24, of Durham Road, Girlington was jailed for five years and eight months after pleading guilty to charges of possession of heroin with intent to supply and possession of criminal property.

Matthew Wood Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Matthew Wood, aged 25, of Glenlee Road, Lidget Green, also pleaded guilty to the above charges, as well as dangerous driving. He was jailed for two years and eight months.

The court heard that Khan, who had previous convictions for drugs, was stopped in a black Ford Focus in Hawksworth, Leeds last November after making off from officers in Shipley.

Officers recovered 20 wraps of heroin from the vehicle and found Khan and Wood to be in possession of about £500 in cash. A further £1,500 was seized when officers searched Khan's home address.

Both men were sentenced today at Bradford Crown Court.

FA Cup last four bigger for Bantams than League Cup Final

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson says reaching the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley would be a bigger achievement than their improbable march to the Capital One Cup final two years ago.

FA Cup last four bigger for Bantams than League Cup Final Credit: Press Association

The Bantams will book their place in the last four of the nation's most prestigious knockout competition for the first time in 104 years if they overcome Reading in a Saturday lunchtime kick-off at Valley Parade.

Victories over Chelsea and Sunderland have helped write another special chapter in the club's recent cup history and Parkinson is convinced it could rank as the best one yet.

Parkinson said: "The FA Cup is obviously a level above the Capital One Cup. If we can do it this time it will be the first time since 1911 and this group of players will be remembered.

"This is what being involved in football is all about, and the big teams from the Premier League will be casting very envious eyes on ourselves and Reading playing in an FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday."

Parkinson managed to protect his side's status as outsiders prior to the fifth-round win over the Black Cats and accepts it is harder to sustain the underdog mentality as the rounds go by.

And despite many neutrals expecting to see the Bantams sail through to the semi-finals, Parkinson warned that Saturday's showdown could prove even tougher than their two previous rounds.

"We are playing a team from a higher division who have been in the Premier League twice in the last nine years, and we are enjoying testing ourselves against these types of teams," added Parkinson.

"Right from the Millwall game through the Chelsea and Sunderland games we just speak to the lads about testing themselves and hoping to perform to the maximum.

"But we are under no illusions at all that to get through this game we are going to have to play probably better than we have at any point this season so far."

Former Chelsea defender Filipe Morais will face a late fitness test on a knee injury which has forced him to miss the Bantams' last three games.

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