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New bridge to be installed at Elland

A second new river crossing will be opened today to help replace flood-damaged Elland bridge.

A new footbridge also opened at Elland last month Credit: ITV News

The new footbridge bridge will be in addition to the pedestrian crossing point, installed last month, and will carry utilities such as water, gas, electricity cables and telecoms.

The road bridge over the canal will be demolished and rebuilt after being damaged beyond repair in the Boxing Day floods.

The government has promised to fund the £5m cost of the new road bridge.

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Weekend Football Fixtures

Here's a list of today's fixtures:

Championship

  • Blackburn Rovers v Hull City
  • Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town
  • Rotherham United v Birmingham City
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford

League One

  • Doncaster Rovers v Sheffield
  • Gillingham v Barnsley
  • Peterborough United v Bradford City
  • Scunthorpe United v Southampton United

League Two

  • Plymouth Argyle v Mansfield
  • York City v Notts County

New Tadcaster footbridge to open over River Wharf

A river crossing to temporarily replace the collapsed bridge over the River Wharf in Tadcaster will open today.

The new footbridge over the River Wharf Credit: ITV News

The original road bridge was badly damaged in the aftermath of the Boxing Day flooding, cutting the North Yorkshire town in two.

The new footbridge has cost £300,000.

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Junior doctor: decision to impose contracts 'incredibly disappointing'

Dr John Shaw, a junior doctor from Leeds, says Jeremy Hunt's decision to impose a new contract on junior doctors is "incredibly disappointing." He believes it will increase the feeling of anger among junior doctors. He says the Government is not listening to junior doctors' concerns about safety and working hours.

BMA hits out at 'fundamentally unfair' contract

Dr Johann Malawana, the BMA's junior doctor committee chairman, said: "The decision to impose a contract is a sign of total failure on the Government's part."

He added: "Junior doctors already work around the clock, seven days a week and they do so under their existing contract. If the Government want more seven-day services then, quite simply, it needs more doctors, nurses and diagnostic staff, and the extra investment needed to deliver it.

"Rather than addressing these issues, the Health Secretary is ploughing ahead with proposals that are fundamentally unfair.

"This is clearly a political fight for the Government rather than an attempt to come to a reasonable solution for all junior doctors. If it succeeds with its bullying approach of imposing a contract on junior doctors that has been roundly rejected by the profession it will no doubt seek to do the same for other NHS staff."

He continued: "Our message to the Government is clear: junior doctors cannot and will not accept a contract that is bad for the future of patient care, the profession and the NHS as a whole, and we will consider all options open to us."

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