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Has Zayn Malik been working with producer since January?

A music producer who tweeted Zayn Malik's first solo track last night has reportedly been working with the former One Direction star since January.

Naughty Boy tweeted a snap alongside Zayn at the beginning of the year. It has now led fans to speculate that the Bradford singer was planning to leave the boy band for some time.

The producer, a close friend of Zayn, tweeted a link to the Bradford singer's first solo song last night:


Two men arrested in sexual abuse investigation released on bail

Two men arrested as part of an investigation into allegations of non-recent child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have been released on bail.

The arrests were made yesterday (Monday 30 March) in the Rotherham area.

The men, aged 37 and 36, were arrested on suspicion of committing sexual offences against underage girls between 1994 and 2003.

Three men, aged 35, 38 and 39, were arrested in the Goole area in November as part of the same investigation. They remain on police bail.

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B&Q: Six of the 60 stores set to close

B&Q stores in Birmingham and Manchester are among those set to close. Credit: Kingfisher

Retail giant Kingfisher has revealed the locations of six of the 60 B&Q stores it plans to close within the next two years.

  • Southampton
  • Dundee
  • Baums Lane, Mansfield
  • Stetchford Road, Birmingham
  • Hyde, Greater Manchester
  • Barnsley

The identity of the remaining stores set for closure has not been disclosed as staff have not yet been informed, Kingfisher said.

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Latest projections hint at minority government

The latest ITV News poll suggests the Conservatives have a four point lead over Labour going into the campaign.

ITV News election analyst Professor Colin Rallings projects they will be some way short of a majority on those figures with David Cameron, or Ed Miliband struggling to form a government.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship examines the options of how Parliament might look.


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Yorkshire Cancer Research reveals £5m projects

Projects for diagnosing, treating and caring for cancer patients across Yorkshire are to get a major funding boost.

It's been announced that Yorkshire Cancer Research, based in Harrogate, is to invest £5 million in nine projects to address what the charity describes as a North-South divide in cancer outcomes.

We're extremely proud to be funding such vital research in Yorkshire thanks to the generosity of our supporters.

This is a very substantial investment in projects with a huge regional significance which will take us one step closer to reducing the devastating impact of cancer on people who live in Yorkshire."

– Charles Rowett, Chief Executive Yorkshire Cancer Research

As part of the funding the charity will invest £1.5m in a five-year project aimed at improving the survival of bowel cancer patients through better quality surgery, radiology and pathology.

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