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Man arrested in Bradford murder investigation

Police investigating the death of a man at a house in Bradford have arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

The victim, who was 23 and from Slovakia, died from a single stab wound at an address in Great Horton Road. Detectives are appealing for information about a dark coloured taxi which was carrying a female passenger and was travelling down Great Horton Road at the time of the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark McManus said:

"It (the taxi) was flagged down by a witness before it continued towards the city centre. Given the time at which it stopped it is possible the driver or passenger may have seen the suspect and we are very keen to speak to them as potentially significant witnesses. We would also like to hear from anyone who was in Great Horton Road between 3am and 3.30am on Thursday, as it is possible they may have seen something which could prove important."

Reward for missing Crufts champion dog upped to £1000

An award-winning dog has been missing from his home for a week.

The family originally offered a reward of £500 which was increased today to £1000 Credit: Elaine Clarke

Rafa, the miniature Bull Terrier has been missing since 16 October from the garden of his home in Bradford.

The family originally offered a reward of £500 which was increased today to £1000.

Rafa beat 85 other dogs to win the title of 'Best in Breed' at Crufts in March this year.

We are absolutely devastated. Of course he is a successful miniature show dog but for us, he's our beloved family pet.

– Elaine Clark, Rafa's owner


Bradford police seek help for murder investigation

Police have launched a murder investigation following the discoveryof a man's body at a house in Bradford.

Officers found a man, believed to be in his 20s, with serious injuries who was pronounced dead at the scene Credit: ITV Calendar

Officers were called to an address in Great Horton Road at about 3.23am today following reports of a disturbance.

Officers found a man, believed to be in his 20s, with serious injuries who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe there was a social gathering at the address Credit: ITV Calendar

We believe there was a social gathering taking place at the address, and during that time a disagreement has occurred between two men. This has resulted in one of the men receiving injuries, which sadly proved fatal.

There were a number of people in the house at the time, particularly a man, a woman and a small child, and I would appeal to them to contact police as soon as possible with any information they may have.

We would also like to trace a man who was seen leaving the address around that time, in the direction of Bradford city centre.

He is described as a white man, possibly of Eastern European origin, with a pale complexion.

– Detective Chief Inspector Mark McManus, Senior Investigating Officer

Police believe the man is about 6ft tall and was wearing dark clothing with a dark baseball cap.

Area Neighbourhood Team officers are conducting reassurance patrols and enquiries are ongoing by detectives to both identify the victim and further clarify the circumstances of the incident.

Road closures are in place on Great Horton Road between Cross Lane and Lime Street and are likely to remain in place for most of the day.

Anyone with information can contact police.

Bradford hospitals join NHS Quest initiative

Bradford Teaching Hospitals has been selected to join a privileged group of hospitals working together to provide the best available care for patients as part of the NHS Quest Initiative.

As a part of the NHS Quest network, the hospitals will work with 14 other member trusts on improvement programmes Credit: Bradford Teaching Hospitals

By joining the scheme, the hospitals will now participate in the deteriorating patient initiative, with specific focus on sepsis, cardiac arrest and medication safety.

As a part of the NHS Quest network, the hospitals will work with 14 other member trusts on improvement programmes.

I am delighted that we have been approved as a member of the NHS QUEST network. It brings together like-minded people who continuously strive to better patient safety and the quality of care they deliver.

It is a testament to the success of our own internal patient safety campaign. Our staff are determined and dedicated to delivering the best possible clinical and nursing care every day.

– Professor Clive Kay, Chief Executive

Woman wins award for helping homeless people and pets

A woman from Bradford has received an award for her charity work with homeless people and their pets.

Sarah Fretwell was given the prestigious award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the House of Lords.

It was for her charity "Heart-hounds" which helps homeless owners with medical and respite care for their dogs. Sarah set it up two years ago after meeting a homeless man who's pet had a tumour which vets refused to treat without payment.


Bradford family say government is underplaying Ebola threat

A family from Bradford, who says the government is not taking the threat of the Ebola virus seriously, have stocked enough supplies to keep them going for a year.

The Tiler family have collected long-life food, water, and bottles of gas in case there is a widespread Ebola outbreak in the city.

The Government says the risk in the UK is low but screening of passengers will be extended to Manchester and Birmingham airports, as well as Heathrow and Gatwick. Victoria Whittam reports

Bradford makes history after being crowned UK's curry capital for fourth year

Bradford has made history after winning curry capital of UK for the fourth year running.

Bradford wins curry capital for fourth year in a row Credit: Paul Seheult/Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

Having already won the national competition three years in a row, this year's entry included a number of initiatives and activities like poppadom challengers, an Asian afternoon tea and a healthy-style Asian cookbook created in connection with the NHS.

"We're delighted to have won this prestigious competition for the fourth consecutive year. When we won last year, we didn't think it could get any better. No one has ever won the competition three times in a row let alone four.

The standard of entry this year was extremely high and I know that all cities who took the time to enter the competition have devoted a lot of time and effort in creating their bids. "

– Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford City Council.

The Curry Capital of Britain is an annual competition which sees cities from all over the UK compete to be crowned the nation’s Curry Capital.

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UK family 'stockpiles food and gas' in case of Ebola

A family of six takes the threat of a "handful of cases" of Ebola in the UK so seriously they have stockpiled a year's worth of supplies should the worst happen.

Despite the rare chance of a full scale Ebola outbreak in the UK over the coming months, but the Tiler family are taking no chances.

The Bradford based family of six have already collected long-life food, water, candles, toilet roll and even bottles of gas for a stove in case there is a widespread Ebola outbreak across the UK.

Mum Emma and Dad Chris already have their four children trained to put on military suits and gas masks in case the hemorrhagic fever spreads across the country.

Chris Tiler admitted the family "worried about it quite a lot" and accused the government of "not taking it seriously enough".

Emma told Good Morning Britain:

It's definitely not over the top. It's better to have more than not have enough. If there were riots in the streets and you couldn't go outdoors and couldn't go out and get anything, then you've got something saved.

– Emma Tiler
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