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Pregnant woman from Leeds reported missing

Police are concerned for the welfare of a pregnant woman who has been reported missing from home.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The last confirmed sighting of Georgia Best, 22, was in Barden Place, off Whingate Road, Leeds, at around 3pm on Thursday, 19 November.

She was reported missing on Wednesday, 25 November.

Ms Best is around seven months pregnant and police need to trace her to ensure that she is safe and well.

She is described as 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build, with cropped, dyed red hair. When she was last seen she had faded bruising around her eyes and was wearing black leggings, a white pyjama top with a picture of the 'Bambi' character on it, a pink dressing gown with white trim and hood with cloth ears attached and white Nike trainers.

She is also known to wear a blue Adidas jacket with white motifs on the chest and arms.


Poll: Do you support British involvement with airstrikes in Syria?

Shadow foreign secretary and Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn has said he will not resign over his backing of airstrikes on Isis in Syria, despite his party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, writing to all Labour MPs setting out his opposition to military action.

Do you support British involvement with airstrikes in Syria?

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Man bitten by dog in Mytholmroyd

Police are appealing for information after a man was bitten by a dog in Mytholmroyd.

The incident happened at around 4.30pm on Tuesday, while the 53-year-old victim was walking his German shepherd dog along Cragg Road.

As he has reached the junction of Elphaborough Close, two West Highland terriers being walked by a child jumped up at the victim and his dog. One of the dogs bit the man to his knee causing a puncture wound.

PC Keith Daniels, of Valleys Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "As part of our enquiries in to this incident, we need to identify the owner of the dogs involved.

"We understand that these dogs are local to the area and are generally seen wearing red checked bandanas around the neck.

"The owner of these dogs, or anyone with information about the owner, are asked to call Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team via 101."


Inquest into murdered Bradford toddlers opened

An inquest has opened into the deaths of two sisters allegedly stabbed to death by their mother.

One-year-old Jasmine Weaver and three-year-old Evelyn Lupidi were found with multiple stab wounds

Samira Lupidi, 24, has been charged with the murder of her two daughters Jasmine Weaver, one, and her sister Evelyn Lupidi, three. The two girls were found with multiple stab wounds at a property in the Undercliffe area of Bradford on November 17th.

The inquest was officially opened at Bradford Coroner's Court today, and the girls' names and dates of birth confirmed.

The court heard the sisters had been formally identified and that a post mortem had been carried out.

There has been no request by the defence team for a second independent post mortem and the young girls bodies have been released to family for their funeral.

The court heard the police are carrying out a criminal investigation and the inquest was adjourned to be resumed, if necessary, at the conclusion of criminal proceedings.

Lupidi appeared in court on Monday but has yet to enter a plea.

She will be back at Bradford Crown Court on February 15th, next year.

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Calls for Corbyn to resign over Syria vote revolt

Senior Labour MPs have called for Jeremy Corbyn to resign as tensions within the party rise over whether Britain should join airstrikes on Syria.

It comes after the party leader told MPs in a letter that he could not support military intervention against the so-called Islamic State in the country, sparking a furious backlash from shadow cabinet members who had not yet agreed their position on the matter.

Jeremy Corbyn faces calls to resign Credit: PA

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, former minister John Spellar said Mr Corbyn's behaviour over the vote had been "unacceptable".

It's absolutely right for him to put that view in the shadow cabinet. It's right for them to discuss it.

They thought they were going away to resume that discussion on Monday. He's now trying to pre-empt that and whip up a storm inside the party.

Certainly... they should not resign. They should hold on to those places. If anyone should resign after this incident, it should be Jeremy Corbyn.

– John Spellar, MP for Warley

Another former minister, Fiona Mactaggart, echoed his sentiments - despite saying she was not convinced by the case for bombing either. Speaking to BBC Radio Berkshire, she said:

[Corbyn] hasn't got a strategy to lead the party from where it is to where it needs to be and the people of the country can see that. I think it probably is unsustainable.

I think [quitting] would be a sensible strategy because I think that the division at the moment is causing real problems.

– Fiona Mactaggart, MP for Slough

Asda avoids 'black Friday' scramble

Leeds-based Asda will not take part in the so called 'black Friday' retail extravaganza today, after the promotion caused chaos in store last year.

Shoppers scrambled for goods this time last year Credit: ITV

It released this statement on its website:

''After listening to you, our customer, this year we have chosen not to take part in just one day of deals as part of the Black Friday flash sales. Instead we're investing in a range of...offers, which are available to you in the lead up to Christmas and into the New Year.''

– Asda spokesman
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Cameron urges Labour MPs to 'do the right thing' on Syria

David Cameron has urged Labour MPs to back plans for the RAF to join airstrikes in Syria, saying they should "do the right thing" and "vote on the basis of the arguments".

David Cameron addressed Commons yesterday Credit: PA

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sparked a furious backlash from MPs when he announced that he could not support military intervention, despite the shadow cabinet not having agreed a position on the issue.

Frontbenchers including shadow education secretary Emily Thornberry have warned that Corbyn faces a rebellion if he tries to whip MPs into voting with him.

Speaking in Malta ahead of a Commonwealth summit, the Prime Minister encouraged wavering MPs to support his motion, saying he believed there was a "compelling case" to take "effective action" in Syria.

I thought many Members of Parliament on all sides of the House of Commons yesterday agreed there was a compelling case, so I would urge all of them to vote on the basis of the arguments for effective action on a compelling case to keep our country safe.

Vote on those arguments and we can do the right thing.

– David Cameron
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