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80 firefighters tackle Halifax town centre blaze

Southgate in Halifax at first light

Around 80 firefighters have been tackling a huge blaze in the centre of Halifax.

It broke out at Game in Southgate just after 2 am and has destroyed much of the building. At its height it involved 15 engines and three aerial appliances from across the West Yorkshire.

It is now under control but firefighters are still damping down.

Blaze broke out just after 2am Credit: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Initially West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service thought the building involved was called Gamesave UK Ltd however it was in fact Game retail unit in Southgate, Halifax.


Hannah Cockroft sets sights on 10th world title

Feeling confident: Hannah Cockroft Credit: PA

Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft is going for the treble this evening in the World Para Athletics Championships.

The 24-year-old, from Halifax, is setting her sights on a 10th world title in the 400m - after winning gold in both the 100 and 800 metres.

Hannah has never lost a race at a major championship and that is unlikely to change at the London Stadium. Clearly motivated after winning the T34 800m on Monday night, she says she is feeling 'pretty confident' about the 400m which is her favourite event.


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