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Work set to begin on new train station in Bradford

Construction work is set to be begin on a new £10.8m rail station in Bradford.

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Low Moor station will be on the Calder Valley Line between Bradford Interchange and Halifax and will serve passengers in Low Moor, Oakenshaw and Wyke. The station will also serve the surrounding residential and industrial areas and be located within convenient access of the M62 / M606 junction to attract park & ride users.

It’s the third new station to be built in West Yorkshire over the coming months, following on from Apperley Bridge and Kirkstall Forge.

The new station is expected to be open in spring 2016.

Police appeal for missing Halifax woman

Police in West Yorkshire are concerned for the safety of a 28-year-old woman who hasn't been seen since last week.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Jameilla Thomas from Halifax was last seen around midday on Thursday (30/07) near Skircoat Green Road, and is known to have links to the Hebden Bridge area.

She is described as white, of medium build and pale complexion, with shoulder length dark brown hair and a noise piercing. Jameilla was last seen wearing brown healed wedge shoes, a white floaty dress with turquoise detailing (possibly flowers or butterflies) and a black cardigan with a white pattern.


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
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