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Fire crews in desperate bid to save former Leeds nightclub

Fire chiefs have told Calendar they are "doing everything they can" to save the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds.

More than 70 firefighters are still on the scene, and Dave Walton, Assistant Chief Fire Officer from West Yorkshire Fire Service, says although the roof has disappeared, they still hope to save the building:

Onlookers describe shock at blaze in Leeds

Residents and visitors to Leeds told Calendar they were shocked at how quickly the fire at the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds took hold.

The blaze spread rapidly through the former club Credit: Richard James

Hundreds of people gathered to watch as the blaze spread into the roof void of the building, which was being renovated:

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Hotels evacuated as Leeds city centre blaze continues

Crews from across West Yorkshire are continuing to fight a huge fire at the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds.

Guests wait for taxis outside the Quebec Hotel Credit: ITV Calendar

Fire officers described the fire as one of the most difficult they have had to deal with.

Nearby hotels on Quebec Street - including the Quebec hotel, have been evacuated.

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Former nightclub blaze causes traffic chaos

Around 20 firefighters are tackling a blaze in Leeds city centre this evening.

It broke out on the first floor of the former Majestyk nightclub in City Square - which has been closed to traffic for the time being.

Emergency services attend at blaze at the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds city centre Credit: Jo Rattray
City Square in Leeds has been closed to traffic while firefighters tackle a blaze at a former nightclub Credit: Jo Rattray

Yorkshire X-Factor hopes to be mentored by Mel B

Yorkshire's two hopes in this year's X-Factor competition will be mentored at the home of Leeds-born Spice Girl Mel B.

Jake Quickenden from Scunthorpe Credit: X-Factor

Jake Quickenden from Scunthorpe and Jack Walton from Townville near Castleford will fly to Mexico where Mel B and fellow Spice Girl Emma Bunton will have to cut the contestants from six to three.

Jack Walton from Townville Credit: X-Factor
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