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Girl, 15, pleads not guilty to murder of Katie Rough

Katie Rough

A 15-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty to the murder of seven-year-old Katie Rough from York.

She appeared via video link before a judge at Leeds Crown Court. Her trial is scheduled to start in July.

Katie was found with severe injuries in a field near her home in Alness Drive last month and died a short time later in hospital. Her funeral was held on Monday at York Minister, conducted by the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.

Police seal off area where Katie was found



York Minster advertises for £7,000-a-year head of bell tower

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The authorities at York Minster are advertising for a new so-called head of bell tower – four months after they sacked the entire team of volunteer bellringers.

The successful applicant, who will be paid around £7,000 a year for a 10-hour week, will help the Minster recruit a new band of bellringers.

The old team were sacked in October over what the Minster said were 'safeguarding concerns'. It came after one one member was accused of indecent assault, but never charged.

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