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Police concerned for missing Halifax teen

Police are urgently appealing for information to trace teenager from Halifax. Eisha Zadi, aged 13, was last seen in Holmfield, Halifax at 2.20pm yesterday (27/7).

She is described as Asian, 5’4 tall, of a slim build with shoulder length black hair, possibly tied up in a bun. Eisha is believed to be wearing a green school blazer, a white shirt , a black skirt, and black ballerina style shoes. She may be carrying a camel coloured bag.

"It is believed that this female may be making her way towards London. We are very concerned for her welfare.

"We would urgently like to hear from Eisha, or from anyone who has seen her or who has any information that could assist in tracing her."

"Extensive searches have taken place in the area, and those efforts are continuing."

– Police Sergeant Robert Barton, of the Valley's Neighbourhood Policing Team

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Halifax Police station via 101 quoting log 978 of 27/6

Robinson swaps Hull KR for Halifax

Hull KR have released hooker or half back Connor Robinson to allow him to join Championship club Halifax with immediate effect.

The 20-year-old came through the Robins' academy ranks and made his Super League debut against London Broncos last season but has found first-team opportunities limited and, after recently playing for Halifax on dual-registration, has signed a one-year deal with them.

KR head coach James Chester said: "I've got no doubt that Connor has the potential to be a Super League player but he needs regular game time in order to develop and unfortunately we aren't in a position to be able to guarantee him that."


Boy from Halifax's year long wait for ME treatment

A mum from Halifax says she has been let down by the NHS after a year-long wait to get her son referred to a specialist for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - or ME.

Robert Hawkins can no longer go to school, see his friends or play sport after being struck down by the condition, which has completely changed his life.

He has now got a referral to an expert in Manchester, but is still waiting on a date for an appointment.

Helen Steel reports:

Teenage girl dies after crash in Halifax

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to a serious collision on Queens Road in Halifax, where a 16-year-old girl has died as a result of her injuries.

A 16-year-old girl has sadly lost her life as a result of the serious injuries sustained during the collision on Sunday evening. Enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances of the incident which occurred on Queens Road, Halifax around 10.49pm. Two other females, the 22-year-old driver, and 28-year-old rear passenger are still being treated for their injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening. We are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident, and for anyone who saw the vehicle being driven prior to the collision to come forward.

– Detective Sergeant Carole Greaves of the Major Collision Enquiry Team

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team at West Yorkshire Police.


Champagne and slippers for lottery winner gran

All smiles: Jane Lewis

A 69-year-old grandmother from Halifax is celebrating after scooping £4.3 million on the Lottery. Jane Lewis, a retired seamstress who has five children and 11 grandchildren, has played the same numbers since Lotto began.

But she decided to break her normal routine when she bought a Lucky Dip from the Sowerby Bridge Tesco store because she got a 'good feeling' about it. After her win, she caught a bus to town and bought a pair of slippers she had been saving for. She now hopes to buy her own home.

Toasting the win
Champagne and slippers

Victoria Whittam has been to meet Jane:

Halifax Minster in full bloom for flower festival

Halifax Minster is in full bloom this weeked as it hosts a festival of flowers.

The magnificent setting provides the backdrop for a feast of stunning floral displays to celebrate the Duke of Wellington's Regiment and commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.

The event, which is on until Sunday, is run in partnership withThe Halifax Minster and Halifax Flower Club.

Halifax Minster in full bloom
Life-size willow sculpture of a horse
Floral displays adorn every corner of the Minster

Halifax to welcome Yorkshire Regiment

More than 130 troops from The Yorkshire Regiment will take to the streets of Halifax today to exercise their Freedom of the Borough.

The event also marks the 70th anniversary of the granting of the Freedom of Calderdale to the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, which is now part of the Yorkshire Regiment.

The parade also coincides with the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, in which 'The Dukes' were heavily involved, along with other Yorkshire regiments.

Before the soldiers from the 1st Battalion (1 YORKS) exercise their right to the march through Halifax 'with drums beating, colours flying, and bayonets fixed', the Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Lisa Lambert, will unveil a plaque in a private ceremony in the Town Hall as a permanent memorial to the granting of the Freedom.

Mother writes to Prime Minister over daughter's weight problem

The mother of a 10- year-old girl who says she has not been given enough help to stop her daughter eating too much.

Elizabeth Thomson says her daughter Holly-Ann is an emotional eater who is addicted to food - and does not know when she is full.

Public Health England says parents and children can maintain a healthy weight by following a balanced diet, Adam Fowler has this report.

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