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Bradford MP: cancelling Bradford International Film Festival will have 'enormous ramifications'

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."

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Two bodies found at house in Bradford

An investigation is underway after two bodies were found at a house in Bradford.

Credit: Press Association

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."

– West Yorkshire police spokesperson

Fire fighters expect to be at Bradford mill fire until at least Monday

More than 30 fire fighters are continuing to put out a blaze at a mill in Bradford, where demolition work has got underway.

32 fire fighters still at Bradford mill as demolition work starts Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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.

The fire at the Bradford mill has been blazing since Thursday Credit: ITV Yorkshire

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.

Historic Bradford mill demolition begins

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.

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Daylight reveals extent of mill's fire damage

Forty firefighters from across West Yorkshire are still at the scene of a blaze at Drummonds Mill in Bradford.

Scene this morning

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.

Extensive damage
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