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Leeds city centre road closures due to Majestyk Nightclub fire

Drivers are being warned to expect travel problems this morning due to the fire at the Majestyk Nightclub on Boar Lane. Emergency services and the police have closed off the surrouding area.

Roads affected: Boar Lane in both directions between Bishopgate Street / Wellington Street / Park Row and Mill Hill. Also affecting : Quebec Street in both directions between Park Place / King Street / East Parade and Wellington Street; Wellington Street in both directions between Quebec Street and Bishopgate Street / Park Row / Boar Lane; New Station Street in both directions between Wellington Street / Aire Street and Neville Street; Wellington Street Westbound between King Street and Aire Street / New Station Street; Neville Street Northbound between Great Wilson Street and New Station Street; and Bishopgate Street in both directions between Mill Hill / Bishopgate and Neville Street

Bulls stars launch " Sleep Out"

Bradford Bulls stars are urging the public to join them in swapping their beds for sleeping bags at Provident Stadium, Odsal, for a 'Sleep Out' – in aid of youth homelessness charity Centrepoint and the Bradford Bulls Foundation.

Bradford Bulls stars plan to sleep out for charity Credit: Bradford Bulls

Matty Blythe, Adam Sidlow and Lee Gaskell joined Bulls chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul in posing in sleeping bags to launch the fundraiser, which will be taking place in Bradford – for the first time – on Thursday November 6.

Blythe, Sidlow, Gaskell and Hunter-Paul will be joined in the sleep out by the club’s commercial manager Rob Parker and are targeting a further 200 people to join them.

Money raised by the event will be divided equally between the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, which works with more than 300 vulnerable 16-25 year-olds in the Bradford area, and The Bulls Foundation, which uses the power of sport to educate, motivate and inspire the local community with sport and education.

We are delighted to be supporting such an incredible, worthwhile cause and fundraising in such a groundbreaking and innovative manner.

“We would love to see as many people as possible getting involved with this scheme, as we aim to raise huge funds for our official charity, The Bulls Foundation, and Centrepoint, who work tirelessly to support struggling youngsters in our city.

“I myself will be 'hitting the hay' in the Provident Stand and I will be joined by plenty of James Lowes' first-team squad too, so come on down, wrap up warm, get involved and help us do our bit for the local community.”

– Robbie Hunter-Paul, Bradford Bulls chief executive

Sleepers who bed down at the Provident Stadium will get the chance to tour the famous home of the Bulls, meet the players and enjoy local entertainment.

Local restaurant MyLahore is laying on a curry buffet during the evening and Bradford-based supermarket Morrisons will be offering a survivors breakfast for participants who have braved the November night.

80,000 young people face homelessness each year in the UK each year – enough to fill the Provident Stadium nearly four times over. Too many of these young people are exposed to the dangers of the streets.

“That is why we’re asking people to give up the comfort of their beds for just one night. Sleep Out doesn’t aim to replicate the experience that’s impossible.

" But taking part will give people a small insight into what too many young people go through every night, and the money raised will help Centrepoint provide the support they need to leave homelessness behind.”

– Faye Wilson, Centrepoint Regional Fundraising Manager,

Visit www.sleep-out.org.uk to sign up. Registration is £25 and participants are encouraged to raise £250.

Appeal after fatal Huddersfield collision

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision that occurred at the junction of Penistone Road with Marsh Lane, in Shepley in which a 51-year-old woman died.

The accident happened at 7:55pm, on Monday 29 September, after a blue Range Rover travelling along the A635, Penistone Road collided with a silver Vauxhall Corsa motor car that had emerged from the junction with Marsh Lane.

The 51 year old female Corsa driver from the Huddersfield area died at the scene.

This was a serious collision that resulted in the tragic death of a female driver. We are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or the movements of either vehicle immediately prior".

– Sgt Carl Quinn, Major Collision Enquiry Team

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Fire crews in desperate bid to save former Leeds nightclub

Fire chiefs have told Calendar they are "doing everything they can" to save the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds.

More than 70 firefighters are still on the scene, and Dave Walton, Assistant Chief Fire Officer from West Yorkshire Fire Service, says although the roof has disappeared, they still hope to save the building:

Onlookers describe shock at blaze in Leeds

Residents and visitors to Leeds told Calendar they were shocked at how quickly the fire at the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds took hold.

The blaze spread rapidly through the former club Credit: Richard James

Hundreds of people gathered to watch as the blaze spread into the roof void of the building, which was being renovated:

Hotels evacuated as Leeds city centre blaze continues

Crews from across West Yorkshire are continuing to fight a huge fire at the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds.

Guests wait for taxis outside the Quebec Hotel Credit: ITV Calendar

Fire officers described the fire as one of the most difficult they have had to deal with.

Nearby hotels on Quebec Street - including the Quebec hotel, have been evacuated.

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