West End smash Blood Brothers comes to the region as part of a national wide tour.
Scunthorpe has been usurped as the least romantic town in the in country, but three of our region's towns still made it in to the top ten.
A psychopath has been given a life sentence for the "savage" and "sadistic" murder of a four-year-old boy who was attacked as he slept.
Hundreds of workers at a firm in one of the region's unemployment blackspots are tonight reeling after being told they are likely to join the dole queue.
300 manufacturing jobs are set to go as the greeting cards firm Hallmark ends manufacturing in Bradford.
Unions have described the news as devastating for the city - and for West Yorkshire it's the second major unemployment blow within a week.
Chris Kiddey reports.
300 jobs are under threat at Hallmark Cards in Bradford because the company wants to outsource the production of greeting cards elsewhere.
The union Unite says its a devastating blow.
Chris Kiddey has the story from Bradford:
This is a truly devastating blow, not only for the workers at Hallmark, but also for the wider community. The 300 jobs that will be lost because of Hallmark’s decision to outsource manufacturing will leave a huge hole in terms of employment and the loss of incomes of those affected.
It is enormously disappointing that yet another company has turned its back on UK manufacturing and UK workers. Unite will be meeting with the management later today to discuss the situation. We will do our best to ameliorate the impact of these cuts.
300 jobs are under threat at greetings card company Hallmark UK in Bradford.
The firm plans to outsource the making of cards at its Dawson Lane site to suppliers in the UK and the Far East.
Steve Wright, International CEO of Hallmark, said: “We fully recognise how hard this decision will be on those of our employees who are affected."
"We will make sure that we support our people throughout, working closely with them to look for every opportunity to minimise job losses and, where this is not possible, to support employees in finding new employment."
Councillor David Green, Leader of Bradford Council, said: “We are extremely sorry that Hallmark is closing down its manufacturing operations at its Dawson Lane site in Bradford over the next nine months. Our sympathies are with everyone who works there."
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A cheerleading group from Bradford, who were crowned world champions three years ago, say a lack of money means they may miss the chance to compete in Europe.
The Jewels all have learning difficulties and disabilities.
They have raised £12,000 for the trip to Paris, but are short of another £8,000.
Finding the money would also give some of the team their first trip abroad.
Sarah Clark went to see them rehearse:
A judge has defended his decision to order a 15-year-old sex abuse victim to be locked up overnight when she disappeared from court.
The 15 year old girl vanished when the trial of her attacker, 32 year old Abid Miskeen was about to start so the judge in the case ordered her arrest.
She was held in police cells in Halifax and then spent four and half hours locked up at Bradford Crown court before going into the witness box.
The case has caused outrage with child welfare professionals condemning the judge for what they say was grotesque and shameful behaviour.
Duncan Wood has the story:
Cheerleader Nathalie Sargent and her mother, Carol Beardmore, say the chance to go on a trip to European cheerleading championships in Paris would be the trip of a lifetime:
Robyn Morrison, the coach of a group of cheerleaders with various disabilities and learning difficulties, says the trip would mean the world to the group - but only if they can raise the necessary cash:
A Crown Prosecution Service spokeswoman said: "Seeking a warrant and remanding a child witness is an exceptional step and all other options were explored and exhausted before the warrant was applied for as we felt it was necessary in this instance for the trial to continue.
"We carefully considered whether the case could proceed without live evidence from the victim and concluded that her evidence was vital for the case to proceed.
"The decision to seek a warrant was taken with the police and approved by the trial judge."
"We understand that this course of action was both unwelcome and extremely difficult for the victim in this case, but there was a strong public interest in proceeding, to protect not just this victim but other children in the future."
"The defendant in this case has now been convicted for a very serious sexual offence and sentenced to seven years imprisonment."