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Missing 14-year-old girl from Keighley

Missing 14-year-old Komal Hussain Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old girl who is missing from Keighley. Komal Hussain, was reported missing after failing to return home from school on Thursday January 16.

"I would ask anyone who believes they have seen Komal Hussain to call 101. We believe she may be in the Keighley, Bradford or Dewsbury areas but would ask anyone with information about her whereabouts to get in contact."

Detective Inspector Ryan Bragg, West Yorkshire Police

Komal is described Asian, 5ft 2in tall, of slim build with medium-length hair with blonde streaks. She was last seen wearing her school uniform including black leggings and a black blazer with a leopard print jacket, but could now be wearing an orange Asian style top.

Homes evacuated after snooker hall blaze

Burnt out shell of former snooker club Credit: Calendar news

Firefighters are still damping down after a blaze in a derelict snooker hall in Keighley. Homes close to the premises, in Grange Street, were evacuated as a precuation. It took around 70 firefighters three hours to put the fire out.

Nearby homes were evacuated Credit: calendar news

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Six-year-old to have hair cut off for sick friend

A six-year-old girl is having her hair cut off to make a wig for her school friend who is suffering from cancer. Ellie Crawford from Cowling will have her hair shorn at an event in Cross Hills in Keighley.

It will then be made into a wig for eight-year-old Tyler Manley. Both children go to Glus-burn Community Primary school. Tyler has been off school since September recovering from an operation to remove a tumour from her brain.

Pickles criticises councils for stockpiling cash

Eric Pickles has been criticising councils Credit: Press Association

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has criticised councils for stockpiling cash rather than digging into their reserves to protect services and ease the pressure on council tax payers.

According to figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government, over the past two years councils in England have increased their reserve holdings by more than £5 billion to stand at £19.4 billion.

"Taxpayers will be amazed that while councils are amassing billions in secret stockpiles some are pleading poverty and raising council tax bills for hard working families," Keighley born Pickles said.

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