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Katie Hopkins: Photo of washed up Aylan was 'staged'

Television commentator and UKIP supporter, Katie Hopkins, has courted controversy at the party's conference in Doncaster.

The outspoken personality told ITV Calendar's Political Correspondent, Paul Brand, that the recent photo of a 3-year-old refugee's body that washed up on a beach was 'staged'.

Chancellor announces Chinese investment for Yorkshire

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that Chinese investors are to plough millions into two major developments in Yorkshire.

George Osborne has been on a trade mission to China Credit: Press Association

Mr Osborne revealed, on a trade mission to China, that the Hualing Industry and Trade Group has agreed to invest in the extension of the Thorpe Park housing , office and retail development on the edge of Leeds and the second phase of the Sheffield Digital campus.


Yorkshire dancers prepare to welcome Rugby World Cup

As Yorkshire prepares to welcome the Rugby World Cup, dozens of dancers are putting the finishing touches to the traditional opener, the hakka.

The performers will take centre stage in Millennium Square in Leeds ahead of the region's first match between Canada and Italy at Elland Road on Saturday.

Taking part are a couple who've been dancing for more than 60 years as Sally Simpson reports.

Police launch hate crime probe after threats over cafe's "refugees welcome " mural

A mural painted on the walls of the Junction cafe at Armley in Leeds was supposed to be a positive statement encouraging everyone through the door.

Instead - extreme reaction to the statement has prompted police to launch a hate crime investigation as Victoria Whittam reports.

Mother who claims her baby was stolen in Spain takes her fight for answers to the European Parliament

A mother who believes her new-born daughter was stolen as part of a baby-trafficking scandal has travelled to Brussels to take her fight for answers to the European parliament.

Ruth Appleby, from North Yorkshire, was told her baby had died hours after birth in a Spanish hospital. But she now fears her daughter Rebecca was taken away and sold to adoptive parents.

It's estimated 300,000 babies may have been sold by a network of doctors, nurses and nuns in Spain. Helen Steel reports.

Canadian rugby team hit the right note with Leeds shoppers

As Rugby World Cup fever takes hold, Leeds will host two of the competition's matches this weekend.

With Scotland, America, Italy and Canada all set to take to the pitch at Elland Road, our visitors and their fans are already arriving.

And it seems that they are all making themselves at home - particularly Team Canada.

Today, the team were out and about in Leeds to honour their fellow countryman the late Terry Fox who became a national hero when he decided to run across the country to raise money for cancer research after losing his own leg to the disease when he was just eighteen.

Today the Canadian team raised money for the Terry Fox Foundation which carries on the work in Terry's name. And at Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre, they also found time to sing the national anthem.

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