A Bradford MP is to meet the director of the National Media Museum, after it cancelled the city's International Film Festival.
Judith Cummins, who represents Bradford South, says the economic and cultural ramifications of abandoning the film festival are enormous. She added that Bradford is a UNESCO City of Film. The meeting is being held tomorrow.
Bradford Media Museum said: "Film remains a very important part of our future plans, but our festival programme needed changes to make it sustainable and aligned with the Museum’s new focus. We will continue to do film festivals and events of international scope, such as an extended Widescreen Weekend (supported by the British Film Institute), which welcomes guest speakers and cinemagoers from around the world. We also welcome offers and opportunities to work with external organisations to host cinema events here."
The A647 Stanningley bypass is closed eastbound after an accident on the A6120 ring road. The road has been closed near to the Owlcotes Centre, affecting traffic heading from Bradford towards Leeds.
Detectives are treating the matter as a murder investigation, and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.Read the full story ›
An investigation is underway after two bodies were found at a house in Bradford.
Police were called to reports of a domestic incident at a house in Idle at around 6.23pm yesterday evening. The body of a 38-year-old woman was found with serious neck injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 37-year-old man was found with serious leg injuries. He too was pronounced dead at the scene. Police confirmed that two knives were recovered from the address.
Police are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with this incident, but are appealing for anyone who heard or saw any suspicious activity in the area at around 6pm yesterday to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team on 101, or report anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."
More than 30 fire fighters are continuing to put out a blaze at a mill in Bradford, where demolition work has got underway.
Contractors are clearing the site of the grade two listed Drummond Mill on Lumb Lane so that West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue can get closer to the flames, which began in the mills huge basement area on Thursday morning.
Fire fighters say they expect to be there until at least Monday, and are warning local residents to keep their doors are windows shut to protect them from the smoke.
Work began last night to demolish an historic mill in Bradford which was destroyed by fire.
Lumb Lane is expected to be closed all weekend after the blaze tore through Drummonds Mill on Thursday night.
At its height, flames could be seen across the city and more than 100 firefighters fought the fire.
Police are appealing for information after Darren Cockburn went missing on Tuesday 26th January.
Police say the 49-year-old man travelled to North Yorkshire in his white Ford Transit Connect van, registration plate YD57 0ER.
Much of the Drummonds mill in Bradford involved in a huge blaze has now collapsed. Some people living nearby spent last night in a sports centre. Here's local resident Nayim Rahman and Assistant Chief Fire Officer Steve Rhodes from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Forty firefighters from across West Yorkshire are still at the scene of a blaze at Drummonds Mill in Bradford.
The former textile mill has begun to collapse and more of the building may be demolished later today.
A cordon around the mill is still in place and fire investigation officers will be at the scene during the day to try to establish why it caught fire. Flames could be seen across Bradford yesterday as strong winds hampered the operation to being the fire under control.
The latest from the scene as over 100 firefighters are continuing to tackle a blaze at a mill in Bradford.Read the full story ›