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Yorkshire cats to be rehomed in the capital

Cats waiting to be rehomed at Keighley's Yorkshire Cat Rescue are being sent to London to find new owners in the capital.

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The partnership with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home could see more than a hundred abandoned cats from Yorkshire given a news homes in London this year.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue tested the concept in March by bringing an initial group of 10 cats to Battersea, which were all successfully rehomed within just a couple of weeks.

The centre in Battersea started taking in cats in 1883 and changed its name to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in 2002.

Man arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending

A 49 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending, following an operation in West Yorkshire this morning (28th April)

The England Illegal Money Lending Team working in partnership with West Yorkshire Trading Standards and West Yorkshire Police executed a warrant at an address in Keighley seizing documents and a mobile phone.

The suspect is currently on bail.

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Applications open for Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund

Community rugby clubs are being encouraged to apply for funding to buy life-saving equipment as part of a campaign launched by the widow of Keighley Cougars player Danny Jones.

Lizzie Jones Credit: Press Association

Lizzie Jones is hoping grants to buy defibrillators will help junior teams put safety mechanisms in place. Her husband Danny died after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch last May.

The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund aims to raise money that will help hundreds of community clubs and junior teams across the country to purchase a defibrillator, while helping raise awareness of the value of defibrillators as life saving devices to community clubs

Defibrillators cost around £1,000 each and provide potentially life-saving treatment to anyone suffering a cardiac arrest.

Clubs can purchase a defibrillator from RFL-recommended WelMedical by clicking here. Clubs are encouraged to purchase the defibrillators and then submit an application to the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund to help with the costs.

Danny Jones

The purpose of Danny Jones Fund is to encourage as many community Rugby League clubs as possible to purchase a defibrillator via a grants programme administered by Rugby League Cares.

The Danny Jones Defib Fund Grant committee will achieve this through the provision of a small grant to enable and assist clubs with the purchase.

The Danny Jones Fund is now welcoming applications from the community game. An application guide and form can be found by clicking here.

Applications for this round of grants need to be submitted by Thursday 28 April 2016.

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Man injured during baseball bat attack in Keighley

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a man was hit with a baseball bat in Keighley.

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Police say the victim tried to stop a fight on Temple Street in the early hours of Saturday 6th February.

The 26-year-old saw a group of men fighting and tried to stop the fight but was struck on the head by the weapon.

He suffered swelling and a concussion which needed hospital treatment.

Breaking: 11 men jailed for raping same Keighley schoolgirl

Eleven men have been jailed for raping the same Keighley schoolgirl when she was aged 14 and 15.

Another man was convicted of sexual activity with the same girl.

They were jailed for a total of more than 149 years between then at Bradford crown court today.

Khalid Mahmood from Keighley was told he was to be regarded as dangerous as he is currently in prison for raping another woman and trying to abduct a child playing on a scooter. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Yasser Kabir was given the longest sentence , 20 years, for raping the schoolgirl and two other young girls.

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