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Police searching for missing Bradford schizophrenic

Police in Bradford are searching for a man with schizophrenia who has gone missing.

Igor Lakatos was last seen on Tuesday afternoon Credit: West Yorkshire Police

24-year-old Igor Lakatos, who is originally from Slovakia, was last seen at his home in Scholemoor around 12:30pm on Tuesday.

He is white, about 5ft 7ins tall and of slim build, and was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans, grey hooded top and blue trainers. Police say they are concerned for his welfare as he has left his home without medication he needs for epilepsy and schizophrenia.

He is not believed to pose a risk to the public.

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Yorkshire charity pledges to bridge North-South cancer research divide

Yorkshire Cancer Research has announced a multi-million pound investment aimed at tackling the North-South cancer divide.

Credit: Yorkshire Cancer Research

The charity has pledged to invest £5m in a five year programme of research to address cancer inequalities in the region.

The projects will be delivered in partnership with the University of Leeds and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Office of National Statistics recently released new figures which show that the Yorkshire region has the third highest cancer incidence rates in England.

Yorkshire accounts for 8.3% of the UK population, but currently receives just 4.2% of the total amount of charity money spent on cancer research in the country, according to data provided by the Association of Medical Research Charities.

The North-South divide in cancer incidence and mortality rates is extremely alarming. National funding for cancer research is currently concentrated far too heavily in London and the South-East and is therefore failing to address the enormous disparities in cancer outcomes that exist in Yorkshire and the North of England.

– Charles Rowett, Chief Executive Officer at Yorkshire Cancer Research

Former One Direction star broken off engagement?

Perrie Edwards and Zayn Malik - reports engagement is off Credit: PA

Perrie Edwards said she is "heartbroken" after splitting from her former One Direction fiance Zayn Malik who is from Bradford.

The Little Mix star thanked her family, friends and fans for helping her through what she described as "a hard time".

While not referring directly to having broken up with Malik, Edwards posted two tweets online to tell of her heartbreak.

The pop star duo, both 22, got engaged in 2013 but had never publicly announced a wedding date.

Reports that they had called time on their relationship emerged yesterday.

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No compensation for Terriers fans after Blackpool pitch invasion

Credit: Press Association

A Football League commission has ruled that Blackpool do not have to compensate Huddersfield supporters following the abandonment of their match in May due to a pitch invasion.

The Football League had requested that the commission forces Blackpool to reimburse travelling Terriers fans. However, the commission has ruled against this.

Blackpool have been hit with a suspended three-point deduction by the commission. The Football Association fined the Tangerines £50,000 last week and decreed they would be made to play a competitive match behind closed doors next season if another game was to be disrupted by fans.

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