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Three West Yorkshire boxers named in Rio squad

Three boxers from our region have been confirmed in the Great Britain team for this summer's Olympics.

Nicola Adams will defend the title she won in London four years ago Credit: Press Association

Nicola Adams from Leeds will defend the title she won in London four years ago and she will be joined on the plane to Rio by fellow Leeds fighter Qais Ashfaq and Muhammad Ali from Keighley.

Keighley & Ilkley MP supports Theresa May leadership bid

Keighley and Illkley MP Kris Hopkins has pledged his support to Theresa May's bid to become the next leader of the Conservative Party.

Our country has now entered one of its most perilous and uncertain periods since the Second World War. And we need a serious and trusted person to be our Prime Minister.

We face threats to our economy, threats to our security and threats to the very existence of our United Kingdom.

Over the last six years at the very top level of Government, Theresa May has proven herself to be one of the toughest and most astute Home Secretaries of modern times.

She has also pledged to bring the country back together and, as the breadth of her support in the party from former Remain and Leave supporters demonstrates, she has appeal across the political spectrum.

Having worked closely with her throughout that period, I can say without hesitation that Theresa is the right person with the right experience to tackle the many challenges we face.

I am proud to offer Theresa my full support to become the new Leader of the Conservative Party and our next Prime Minister.

– Kris Hopkins MP, Keighley and Illkely


Drop-in session offers support for people affected by death of Jo Cox

A sea of flowers placed at a memorial in Birstall, after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death in the street outside her constituency advice surgery. Credit: Press Association

A drop-in session is being held in Birstall today to support anyone affected by the death of Jo Cox.

It's two weeks since the Batley and Spen MP was killed in her constituency.

Workers and volunteers from Victim Support will be at Birstall Methodist Church on Chapel Lane between 10am and 4pm to offer emotional and practical support.

Those who would like support who cannot make this time can call the Victim Support helpline number on 0300 303 1971 to get support over the phone or to arrange a face to face appointment.

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