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'Onesie' attack victim wrongly targeted, say police

A 24-year-old man who was attacked outside a Leeds bar was wrongly targeted say police.

Police release CCTV image in relation to unprovoked attack

The victim, who was wearing a red Christmas onesie, was left with a broken jaw after the unprovoked attack.

The suspect hit the man after he had been ejeted from the Revolution bar following an earlier altercation with another man wearing a red Power Ranges costume.

"The victim was left seriously injured in what we believe was a completely unprovoked attack where it appears he was mistaken for someone the suspect had been involved in a scuffle with earlier on the dancefloor.

I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who thinks they know the identity of the person involved or the other man who was with him. We are continuing to check CCTV in the area and are hopeful that will assist the investigation."

– Det Constable Kate Hutton, West Yorkshire Police

MPs to join Kellingley rally to push for government support

A host of MPs are to join a rally urging the Government to help extend the life of Kellingley Colliery.

A host of MPs are to join a rally urging the Government to help extend the life of Kellingley Colliery. Credit: Press Association

Yvette Copper MP, Dennis Skinner MP and Ian Lavery MP will march with NUM General Secretary Chris Kitchen and others through Knottingley to the pit entrance from 10.30am today.

It's the latest in an ongoing campaign asking the Government to approve plans which would grant £300 million in state aid to the colliery, saving 8,000 jobs.

We have been fighting for the survival of the British Deep Mined Coal Industry for the last 30 years, we will continue to fight to the last. The UK gets over 30% of its electricity from coal and we must make sure that it is British Deep Mined Coal keeping British Miners in work rather than importing all our coal.

– NUM General Secretary Chris Kitchen

We have now received a plan from the company and will look carefully at their proposal, bearing in mind that we must make sure that taxpayers receive value for money. When we talk about state aid we are referring to taxpayers money and not a separate pot in Brussels that we can dip into. The European Commission considers what support Member States can give to companies but does not provide the funding for that support.

– A Government spokesman


Snow remains on higher ground

The weather brought parts of the region to a standstill yesterday as snow flurries descended during rush hour - many journeys to work took hours instead of minutes.

Snowmageddon day two didn't really emerge, but those living in higher parts of West and South Yorkshire and Derbyshire are still facing problems due to the plunging temperatures.

Chris Kiddey has been out with a mountain rescue team near Hathersage:

Chuckle Brothers announce latest tour

Rotherham's favourite comedy duo, The Chuckle Brothers, are teaming up with Dorothy, The Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow for their latest tour - and a new twist on the Wizard of Oz story

Paul and Barry Chuckle

Paul and Barry star as wizards and are promising lots of laughs in a family show aimed, they say, at everyone between the ages of three and 103.

The tour kicks off on February 14th - but you can see them here first, on Calendar tonight at 6pm.

And to find out when are near you, click here

They came in to Calendar to tell John Shires and Gaynor Barnes about their plans:

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