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Leeds Civic Hall to turn red white and blue for Nice attack victims

Leeds Civic Hall will be lit up red white and blue tonight and all weekend in memory of the victims of the Nice attack.

Leeds Civic Hall Credit: ITV Yorkshire

84 people have been killed after a lorry ploughed into crowds celebrating France's national Bastille Day in Nice.

Francois Hollande says it was a "terrorist attack" and has extended the country's state of emergency.

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Facebook activates safety check feature after Nice attack

The Facebook Safety Check tool Credit: Facebook

Facebook has activated its safety check feature to enable people in Nice to identify themselves or others as being unharmed after Thursday's Bastille Day terror attack.

Safety Check automatically sends users in an affected area a note asking if they are safe.

When a user clicks on "yes, let my friends know," the tool then notifies their Facebook friends.

In a statement, a Facebook spokesperson said: "We hope the people in the area find the tool a helpful way to let their friends and family know they are OK."


Yorkshire forces fall silent for Paris victims

Police forces across Yorkshire have taken part in a moment's silence in memory of those who were killed in terrorist attacks in Paris yesterday.


Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service recruiting

Lincolnshire Fire service is recruiting new firefighters for the first time in five years. The service is looking to employ up to ten new full time workers, who will then be assigned to work throughout the county.

Candidates will be assessed on things like physical ability and problem solving, as well as on personal qualities. Five hundred applications will be accepted by the service, with an additional 150 applicants placed on a holding list.

Memorial service for Pierre Barnes

A memorial service is being held on Monday for Grantham schoolboy Pierre Barnes, who died whilst on holiday with his family in France. The 12 year old disappeared during a fierce storm on the island of Pourquerolles.

His body was found days later at sea. The service is to be held at All Saints Church in Barrowby. Children from King's school in Grantham, where Pierre was a pupil, are expected to attend, along with Pierre's family and members of the local community.

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