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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

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One arrest following Majestyk fire

Fire crews will be at the building all day Credit: ITV News Calendar

A man has been arrested following a large fire at the Majestyk in Leeds city centre.

Detectives say they are working with the fire service to work out how the blaze started.

We are working closely with fire service investigators to establish the cause of the fire and that process is at a very early stage. It is too early to say whether the cause of the fire has been suspicious. The fire has caused significant damage to the building leaving the roof unsafe, which means it is likely to take some time before the scene can be fully examined.

A 32-year-old man was arrested last night after witnesses reported seeing a man acting suspiciously in the area. He remains in custody at this time.

The fire was reported at about 7.20pm last night and I would appeal for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area in the time leading up to it to contact us.

– Detective Inspector Ian Lawrence, of Leeds District CID

Road closures and diversions remain in place around City Square and police officers are in the area.

Pictures: Fire hit former club refurbishment plans

What the inside of the building would have looked like Credit: Rushbond Developers

The building which used to house the Majestyk nightclub was undergoing a refurbishment at the time of the fire.

These pictures show what the inside would have looked like upon completion. The dome section of the building was destroyed in the blazed.

What the inside of the building would have looked like Credit: Rushbond Developers

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Concessionary Bridge tolls start for cancer patients

Cancer patients from North and North East Lincolshire who are beginning treatment at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham will start to benefit from concessionary bridge tolls today.

Concessionary tolls start for cancer patients crossing the Humber Bridge Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Last month, the Humber Bridge Board announced that it would be using the discretion afforded by the new Humber Bridge Act to enable certain patients receiving cancer treatment to cross toll-free for a trial six-month period.

Now the first patients to benefit from the concessions will be able to travel across the Humber Bridge for treatment without having to worry about the cost of their crossings.

An estimated 60 cancer patients per month will benefit from toll-free crossings, with tickets administered through Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Leeds city centre road closures due to Majestyk Nightclub fire

Drivers are being warned to expect travel problems this morning due to the fire at the Majestyk Nightclub on Boar Lane. Emergency services and the police have closed off the surrouding area.

Roads affected: Boar Lane in both directions between Bishopgate Street / Wellington Street / Park Row and Mill Hill. Also affecting : Quebec Street in both directions between Park Place / King Street / East Parade and Wellington Street; Wellington Street in both directions between Quebec Street and Bishopgate Street / Park Row / Boar Lane; New Station Street in both directions between Wellington Street / Aire Street and Neville Street; Wellington Street Westbound between King Street and Aire Street / New Station Street; Neville Street Northbound between Great Wilson Street and New Station Street; and Bishopgate Street in both directions between Mill Hill / Bishopgate and Neville Street

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