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Labour criticisms 'ironic' Clegg claims

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was in Leeds today answering callers questions on the LBC Battle Bus.

Mr.Clegg hosts a weekly show on the radio station which is touring around the country. He fielded questions on a number of different topics, from the leader's debates to faith schools.

He said Labour's criticism of the Liberal Democrat's time in government was "ironic" as he claims his party has spent the time "cleaning up their mess".

It comes a day after Lord Ashcroft's latest poll revealed that he's trailing one point behind the Labour candidate in his constituency of Sheffield Hallam.

Adam Fowler reports:

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Immigration: How it effects our region

One of the issues which is expected to determine how people vote is immigration.

There has been a marked rise in the number of people born abroad moving into our region.

Chris Kiddey's been talking to two women from eastern Europe who have settled locally- and also to those who have concerns that large scale immigration is having a detrimental effect on some communities:

Clegg: Labour criticisms 'ironic'

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was in Leeds today answering callers questions on the LBC Battle Bus.

Mr.Clegg hosts a weekly show on the radio station which is touring around the country. He fielded questions on a number of different topics, from the leader's debates to faith schools.

He said Labour's criticism of the Liberal Democrat's time in government was "ironic" as he claims his party has spent the time "cleaning up their mess".

It comes a day after Lord Ashcroft's latest poll revealed that he's trailing one point behind the Labour candidate in his constituency of Sheffield Hallam.

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Derek the dog reunited with owner after M18 crash

A puppy who went missing after a collision on the M18 last week has been reunited with his owner.

Derek the dog reunited with owner after M18 crash

A police appeal to find Derek was shared over 4,000 times and he was eventually found and returned to his owner, Dave.

The lady who found him took the pic, she's got a puppy crush on him! Derek is also an honorary member of the MVS Recovery (vehicle recovery) staff. Thanks for all your help, I'm chuffed to bits.

– Dave, Derek's owner

CCTV released of man with pram being robbed at cash machine

Police are searching for a man who carried out a terrifying robbery on a man and his baby at a cash machine.

The 23-year-old man was on York Road in Leeds when he was grabbed from behind by the attacker. In the struggle the man ripped a £10 note in half and ran off down Raincliffe Street without any money after passers by intervened.

During the attack, the pram with the baby in it, began to roll towards the busy road before being stopped by a man who stopped to help.

It happened at around 4pm on 12 April. The offender was described as black or mixed race, aged about 26, 5ft 10ins tall, with black hair and a goatee beard. He was wearing a black coat, white tracksuit bottoms and black and white trainers.

This was clearly a really distressing incident for the victim particularly given his baby was put at risk by the offender's actions.

I would like to hear urgently from anyone who recognises the man shown in the CCTV footage. I would also like to trace the man and woman who intervened to stop the pram and assist the victim.

– PC Peter Armstrong

Hard as nails portrait of former Leeds Utd star

They say an artist has to suffer for his work. Leeds-born artist Marcus Levine has had more than a share of injuries as he creates portraits of the rich and famous, works of art which have been snapped up across the globe.

It's because Marcus, who trained at the former Jacob Kramer Art College in with fellow local Damian Hirst, creates his works using a simple hammer and nails.

Today he is presenting hard as nails ex-Leeds United player turned actor Vinnie Jones with a self-portrait made with a stack of nails.

Marcus, who attended school at Fulneck in Pudsey, created the work at his studio in Bingley. The 80cm x 60cm portrait took two weeks to make.

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