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Photos reveal fire damage inside Majestic building

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has been taking photos of the Majestic building in Leeds, which show the extent of the fire damage both inside the building and out.

Majestic developers 'devastated' by blaze

Leeds-based property company Rushbond, which owns The Majestic and carried out recent restoration as part of the programme to bring the building back to life, says it is 'absolutely devastated' by what has happened.

...from the number of people who are already contacting us and the messages we have received, it’s clear that the people of Leeds share our sentiment at seeing this happen to such a much loved landmark building.

We’re extremely grateful to all the emergency services and Leeds City Council who all worked tirelessly throughout the night and performed a sterling job in bringing the fire under control and managing the situation. We will now work closely with the authorities and will await the outcome of their investigation.

We hope to progress with repairing the damage as soon as practically possible and will provide a more detailed update as soon as we have a clearer understanding of what’s happened and have fully assessed the extent of the damage.

– Mark Finch, Director of Real Estate, Rushbond


Pensioners dance troup perform for United Nations

Their oldest member is eighty-one, their youngest is in her early sixties, but that's not stopped the Magic Movers dance troup from Lincoln being invited to Geneva to perform at the United Nations Headquarters.

The invitation came completely out of the blue as the Economic Commission for Europe was looking at a way of marking the International Day of Older Persons.

Adam Fowler reports.


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Smoke still pouring from Crathorne Hall

Sky dark at Crathorne Hall as firefighters continue to tackle blaze. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Hundreds of firefighters are tackling a major fire at Crathorne Hall Hotel in North Yorkshire.

Eighteen fire engines have been sent to the historic building near Yarm, after a fire broke out in the roof space of a wing of the hotel at around 10am.

No-one was injured.

Eighteen fire engines are at the site near Yarm. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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Firefighters continue to tackle hotel blaze

Two water bowsers were brought onto the site. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
The fire started in the roof of the building this morning. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Firefighters have now been on site for five hours. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
A much-needed break: Firefighters take some time out at Crathorne Hall fire. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
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