Eric the kitten is being cared for by a cat rescue centre after being attacked by a dog. He suffered serious injuries and three broken legs
A 37-year-old man has been arrested after the bodies of a man and woman were found in a flat in Bradford.
Four men who broke into the home of a Bradford man when he was asleep and threw acid over him have been jailed for a total of 126 years.
The family of a pensioner who was tortured and then murdered at his home in Bradford two years ago have made a fresh appeal for help in tracing his killers.
Clement 'Butch' Desmier's body was found at his house on Rowlestone Rise with 70 separate injuries. He'd been stabbed 40 times. His family said they're still struggling to come to terms with his death two years on.
Meanwhile the National Crime Agency have been reviewing forensic work carried out as part of the investigation. Detectives believe the killers have links to the local community:
– West Yorkshire Police
It is now two years since the murder of Clement Desmier but this is still an ongoing investigation. We want to identify and bring to justice those responsible for his brutal murder.
We have been working closely with the National Crime Agency and have recently conducted an independent review of the forensic work carried out during the investigation.
We still want to identify the man seen with Butch entering his house on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 August 2012 and the people seen in his garden, stood by his front door and entering his house in the early hours of Thursday 23 August 2012.
I believe that those responsible will have confided in others at some time and, because of the location of the offence, that those responsible have links to the local community. I would appeal to anybody who has information about the people who are responsible for the murder of Butch Desmier, or why he was killed, to contact West Yorkshire Police.
People in Bradford are to be asked to offer their views on plans to replace sports facilities in the city.
Bradford Council want to build a new city centre swimming pool and three other centres, but the new developments would lead to the closure of older facilities at Richard Dunn, Bowling, Bingley and Queensbury.
The council says the older centres are more expensive to maintain and produce more greenhouse gasses and replacing them with more efficient and modern buildings would save money.
From Monday, the council is asking people for their views on plans for a high quality pool built in Bradford city centre, as well as a further three facilities at the proposed sites of Sedbergh playing fields to the south of Bradford, Asa Briggs recreation ground to the south west of Bradford and Squire Lane for north Bradford.
The consultation will last four weeks starting Monday
– Cllr Andrew Thornton, the Council's Executive Member for Environment and Sport
We are very keen to see new, modern facilities built for Bradford people that they will enjoy and are easily accessible. There is no getting away from the fact that several of our pools are outdated and costly to maintain. They cannot meet our future needs and are unsustainable. Sport England strongly support our proposed strategy of replacing them with new facilities and then disposing of these older pools. Having modern, accessible facilities should encourage more people to become active.
The family of a man who was murdered at his home in Bradford say they need help to find his killers. Clement 'Butch' Desmier's body was found at his house on Rowlestone Rise two years ago.
A post mortem examination revealed he died of multiple injuries.
– Family statement
It has been 2 years since our father was murdered and we are all still struggling with the fact that no one has been brought to justice. This year we should have been celebrating dad's 70th birthday and it’s another reminder that dad’s killers are out there, carrying on with their normal lives whilst our lives have been shattered. We feel that we need closure and we appeal to anyone with any information to contact West Yorkshire Police.
Early indications suggest that GCSE results in Bradford have fallen compared to last year.
Differences in grades were expected this year due to major changes to the way exams are assessed.
– Councillor Ralph Berry, Bradford Metropolitan District Council
At this very early stage it seems there may also have been a decline at various other local authorities in the region.
Nevertheless, we will be urgently analysing the figures and taking whatever action is necessary to ensure our young people are given the best possible education and the highest chances of success. As a local authority we have demonstrated that we take swift action whenever necessary to improve outcomes for young people and this is what we will continue to do.
Behind the headline figures we are of course hearing about numerous student and school success stories, for which individual pupils, their families and teachers can be very proud.
Former Great Britain centre Chev Walker has agreed a new 12-month contract with relegated Bradford.
Walker, 31, who played for Leeds and Hull KR before arriving at the Provident Stadium in 2010, is the seventh player to be retained for the Bulls' Championship campaign in 2015 and, with several additions, takes coach James Lowes' squad up to 13.
– Chev Walker
For me, firstly, it is a matter of paying the club back for the faith showed in me to begin with. And, secondly, it is about helping Bradford back into Super League - where they belong. I have already declared how much I love the place and am looking forward to what should be an exciting journey.
Walker, who now plays in the pack, has been out for a month with a hand injury but is hoping to make a return to action before the end of the season.
– James Lowes, Bradford Bulls coach
Before picking up his hand injury, Chev had certainly found some form and was looking really good. Chev is a very strong individual who offers our team a huge amount and it is great to have him secured for next season. He is vastly experienced and has performed at the top of the sport in a number of different scenarios. He will act as a real leader for us next year, guiding some of our younger recruits in what will be an exciting, yet challenging Championship campaign.
A journalist in Bradford has branded comments made by Bradford MP George Galloway "outrageous".
Nigel Grizzard of the Jewish Telegraph says the city has always enjoyed strong links with Israel and criticised the MP who declared Bradford an "Israel-free zone":
The Leader of Bradford Council says the city has a proud history of welcoming people which will be maintained.
Cllr David Green was speaking after it was revealed that West Yorkshire Police interviewed Bradford MP George Galloway after comments he made about Israel:
A Leeds MP has proposed a parliamentary motion for a rail link to be established between Leeds Bradford International Airport and nearby towns and cities in Yorkshire.
Greg Mulholland MP says supporting link would provide a boost for local jobs and the area's economy.
As new bidders for the the Northern Rail and TransPennine Express franchises are being consulted, Mr Mulholland says that any successful bid should include a commitment to creating the link.
– Greg Mulholland MP, Leeds North West
The Grand Départ of the Tour de France really showed the world what Yorkshire has to offer, and with the region now one of Europe's leading destinations, this will undoubtedly mean an increase in business and visitors to Yorkshire.
Leeds Bradford International Airport is vital to ensuring the region takes full advantage of its successes - a rail link connecting Yorkshire to the rest of the world will undoubtedly help provide a boost for local jobs and the regional economy.