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Bradford sports pitches closed this weekend

All games off on council owned pitches Credit: PA

All sporting fixtures and training sessions on council owned pitches in Bradford this weekend are cancelled. This will also include games on school pitches and at Rawdon Meadows.

A spokesman said that staff had been unable to carry out any maintenance or line marking due to the recent snowfall. And with many of the pitches covered in snow, a thaw would leave them very wet and open to substantial damage if sporting events were played on them.

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Appeal for Thailand murder suspects' defence costs

An appeal has been launched to raise £46,000 to pay for the defence costs of two migrant workers accused of murdering Leeds University student David Miller and fellow British packpacker Hannah Witheridge in Thailand last September.

Murdered in Thailand

Their bodies were found on a beach on the holiday island of Koh Tao. Two Burmese bar workers have been charged with their murder but their trial has been delayed until July. The Migrant Workers Rights Network say they have launched the appeal to raise sufficient funds to ensure a fair trial for the pair.

Man dies in fall from Leeds flats

A man has died in a fall from a block of flats in Leeds.

Police were already making enquiries at a thirteenth floor flat at Wortley Heights at around 4 am in relation to a domestic assault, when a member of the public reported that a man had fallen.

A man's body was found outside the flats and has yet to be formally identified. A woman was treated at hospital and later released.

Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs said: "Our investigation into this incident is at a very early stage and we are making a referral to the Independent Police Complaints Commission. We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or the circumstances leading up to it in the previous twenty four hours."

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