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Police release names of Bradford dead

Police have named two people who were found dead at an address in Bradford.

Helen Teresa Dawson, aged 48, of Cornwall Place, Bradford and Ivor Spratek, aged 40, of Sawrey Place, Bradford, were found when police were called to an address in Sawrey Place on Sunday afternoon.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody today.

Bradford Council Chief Executive to stand down

The Chief Executive of Bradford Council, Tony Reeves, is to stand down after 8 years in the role.

He is to take up a role with financial services company Deloitte.

Mr Reeves said: "My eight years of working in Bradford have been stimulating, challenging and extremely enjoyable. Working for Bradford Council isn’t about individual people however, it’s about this great and very special place and all the people who live and work here."

Yorkshire bishop to be enthroned

Nick Baines is the first Bishop of the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales

There will be a brass band procession in three cities today as the Bishop of the newly-formed diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales is enthroned.

The Right Reverend Nick Baines will have three ceremonies at Wakefield, Bradford and Ripon.

Man held over Bradford murder

A man is being held on suspicion of murder after two people died at a flat in Bradford close to the city's Media Museum.

Police were called to the flat in Sawrey Place yesterday afternoon after reports of a man with serious injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A seriously injured woman was also found during a search of the house but she could not be saved. Chris Kiddey reports.


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