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Leeds United fans fundraise for tribute pictures in memory of murdered supporters

A group of football fans are hoping to raise £1,500 to pay for the printing of thousands of pictures of murdered Leeds United supporters Chris Loftus and Kevin Speight to be handed out at this Saturday's home game against Blackburn Rovers.

Tributes at Elland Road to the two Leeds fans who died in Istanbul Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The match is on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the fatal stabbing of the two men before the UEFA Cup semi final in Istanbul. It is hoped that fans will hold up the photos as a tribute.

£1.4m parking fines boost York council's coffers

Almost 12,000 motorists have been fined flouting parking restrictions in York over the last three years which has resulted in the city council's coffers being boosted by £1.4m.

Parking fines boost council's coffers Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Last year alone the council raked in just over £0.5m from drivers caught stopping in car parks or designated residential parking zones without a valid ticket or permit.


Co-pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps, killing 150 people including a man from Hull, had been treated in the past for suicidal tendencies.

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz Credit: ITV Yorkshire

German state prosecutors said today the co-pilot had been in a long period of psychotherapy for "noticeable suicidal tendencies" several years ago.

Several years ago before obtaining his pilot's licence the co-pilot was in a long period of psychotherapeutic treatment with noticeable suicidal tendencies."

– Prosecutors' Office in Dusseldorf

The German prosecutors added that since then he had not shown any signs of suicidal behaviour nor aggressive tendencies in other visits to doctors.

There is still no evidence that the co-pilot in the French Alps plane disaster said anything beforehand about what he was about to do, the state prosecutor said.

Student Paul Andrew Bramley, who was 28 and from Hull, was onboard the plane travelling to the UK when the crash happened.

Read: Germanwings victim's father: We will visit this crash site for years

Morrisons to axe 20 bosses in second wave of management cuts

Around 20 bosses at Bradford-based supermarket giants Morrisons are being axed by new chief executive David Potts in a second wave of cuts to the top tiers of management at the under-performing high street chain.

Morrisons to axe around 20 bosses in a second wave of cuts Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Last week Mr Potts announced he was disposing of the services of five directors on the 11-strong management team and now he is making cuts to the next tier down of manangers in a bid to make the business leaner to fight its discount rivals.

Trial starts of man accused of starting fire at former Leeds nightclub

A 32-year-old man has gone on trial accused of starting a blaze which caused millions of pounds of damage to the former Majestyk nighclub in the centre of Leeds.

Firefighters at former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Stewart Jefferson is alleged to have been drunk when he started a fire on the upper balcony in the two storey listed building before raising the alarm at a hotel next door.

Jefferson denies two charges of arson. The trial at Leeds Crown Court continues.

Two men arrested as part of child sexual exploitation investigation

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

The arrests were made earlier today in the Rotherham area.

Police say the men, aged 37 and 36, have been detained on suspicion of committing sexual offences against underage girls between 1990 and 2001.

They are currently in police custody being questioned by detectives.

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


Police investigating Ripon sexual assault appeal for more information

Police investigating a serious sexual assault in Ripon have urged more members of the public to come forward with information.

The offence happened at the Quarry Moor Nature Reserve last Tuesday.

Police will be in the area tomorrow (Tuesday 31 March) from 9am and 1pm and hope to gather as much information from the public as possible.

The victim was a woman in her 30s.

We have had a great response following our initial appeal, with many people coming forward with information to assist our investigation.

We are continuing to follow a number of lines of enquiry and I would like to urge those who have not yet come forward to please do so.

– DI Allan Harder
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General election TV debate: Leaders given podium line-up

The all-important podium plan for Thursday's night's general election debate on ITV has been announced.

Prime Minister and the Green Party's Natalie Bennett have been allocated spots at either end of the line-up of party leaders.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage is set to be sandwiched between Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband.

ITV can confirm that lots have been drawn today to determine the podium order for The ITV Leaders' Debate.

As a result of the drawing of lots the leaders will appear on set, left to right, as follows - Natalie Bennett, Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage, Ed Miliband, Leanne Wood, Nicola Sturgeon and David Cameron.

– ITV spokeswoman
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