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Authority to discuss Bradford HS3 plans

Bradford city centre Credit: Press Association

Plans for the HS3 route to go through Bradford will be discussed at a meeting today. West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has issued a report which calls on Transport for the North (TfN) to include additional stops in its plans for HS3, including one in Bradford city centre.

The proposal, which has been welcomed by business and community leaders in the city, will be discussed at the WYCA meeting today.

HS3 is expected to cut journey times between Manchester and Leeds from 49 minutes to 30 minutes.

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Pakistan police launch murder investigation into Bradford woman death

It's understood police in Pakistan have launched a murder inquiry following the sudden death of a Bradford woman in Pakistan - although no arrests have been made.

Samia Shahid, 28, died last week in northern Punjab

28-year-old Samia Shahid died after going to visit a sick relative in the northern Punjab last week. She was buried soon afterwards. Bradford West MP Naz Shah has called for her body to be exhumed.

Samia's second husband speaking to Calendar on the phone - claims it was a honour killing - something Samia's family have firmly denied.

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MP demands full investigation into death of Bradford woman in Pakistan

Samia Shahid, 28, died last week in northern Punjab.

Bradford West MP Naz Shah has called for a full investigation into the death of a former Yorkshire woman in Pakistan.

She wants the body of Samia Shahid, 28, a beauty therapist, to be exhumed.

Mrs Shahid died last week in northern Punjab.

West Yorkshire Police say they are aware of her death.

I've been in touch with various officials, through the Foreign Office and the High Commission - both in Pakistan and Britain. I've also written to the prime minister in Pakistan to give his personal intervention to ascertain the cause of death of Samia Shahid.

– Naz Shah MP, Bradford West

Massive fire at mill near Bradford

A large fire has broken out at a mill in Thornton near Bradford.

More than fifty firefighters are at the scene.

The B6145 Thornton Road is closed in both directions due to the blaze at the building between Spring Head Road and Kipping Lane.

Smoke can be seen from miles around.

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