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Man wanted for recall to prison in Bradford

Police in Bradford are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of Joseph Coultous, who is wanted on recall to prison.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Coultous, aged 22, was released on licence in February having been sentenced for burglary.

He is originally from Bradford and has links to the Little Horton, Canterbury, Holme Wood and Great Horton areas of the city.

Coultous was previously sentenced for burglary and has breached the conditions of his prison licence. If he is not prepared to adhere to these strict guidelines then he must be brought to justice and recalled to prison. We have undertaken numerous enquiries to locate this man and officers are fully briefed as to his description. Members of the public, however; can assist in our efforts to return him to jail and I would call on anyone who has seen him or has information, to contact us immediately by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Inspector Paula Bickerdike, of Bradford District CID

Over a 1,000 people mourn Danny Jones

There were moving scenes today as more than 1,000 people lined the streets of Halifax to pay their last respects to the Keighley Cougars and Wales rugby league star Danny Jones.

Today his widow Lizzie cradled their five month old twins as she led the mourners at her husband's funeral.

The sport came together to honour the 29 year old who suffered a cardiac arrest just minutes into a game earlier this month.

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James Milner appointed Leeds Children's University Chancellor

Former Leeds United player James Milner has been appointed the Chancellor of Leeds Children's University.

He took part in a training session and Q&A at Leeds Trinity University today.


Leeds Rhinos snap up Giants' Mullally from 2016

Leeds Rhinos have announced the signing of Huddersfield Giants forward Anthony Mullally, 23, on a three year contract from the 2016 season.

Leeds Rhinos snap up Giants' Mullally from 2016 Credit: Press Association

Originally from Widnes, he came through the academy at his hometown club and made his debut aged 17. He moved to Brisbane Broncos. but returned to Widnes in 2012, winning promotion to the Super League. He joined Huddersfield Giants in 2013.

It is great to have agreed a three year contract with a club like the Rhinos with all the success they have had over recent years. Huddersfield have been very good to me so I wanted to make sure that I got the process finalised as quickly as possible.

– Anthony Mullally

We are pleased to have secured a player with the potential that Anthony has. We have seen first hand the impact he can have on a game and I am looking forward to working with him from next season.

– Brian McDermott, Leeds Rhinos coach
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Hotel 'did not know' of manager's convictions for child deaths

I think the latest developments will have ramifications across the industry.

What we're learning this lunchtime is that the third party hotel owners that were supplying Thomas Cook with the holiday accommodation will later today issue a statement, in which they admit that they did not know of the background of that hotel manager.

A detailed inspection has now been carried out at the hotel Credit: ITV News

They did not know, they say, that he had been convicted in connection with those deaths in Corfu.

Now, that is going to be something which will lead to an awful lot of soul-searching and debate, there'll be questions about what checks hotel groups should be making of their staff, should there be more robust systems in place, before people are put into positions like that.

There is, I have to say, no safety question about the hotel where he was working up until yesterday, it's our information this lunchtime that Thomas Cook has sent in safety experts, the've done a 350-point safety audit, and they have found no cause for concern.

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