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Police Officer faces hearing over 'I love weed' woolly hat

A North Yorkshire Police Officer, accused of going on patrol wearing a woolly hat with the slogan 'I love weed', is facing misconduct charges.

A three day hearing into the allegations is due to begin at North Yorkshire Police Headquarters today.

PC Simon Ryan faces allegations that, "whilst on duty at Northallerton police station he wore a black woolly hat stating 'I love weed' or words/pictures to that effect. Despite being advised to remove the hat, he resumed wearing the hat whilst on mobile patrol."

The force alleges that PC Ryan's conduct amounted to a breach of professional standards.

Sheffield man planned to 'fight for ISIS' in Iraq

Sheffield man in court on terror charges Credit: PA

A Kurdish immigrant living in Sheffield and accused of trying to join Islamic State in Iraq is to appear at the Old Bailey next month.

It was claimed at Westminster magistrates court today that 20-year-old Shivan Aziz, from Washington Road, and another man were allegedly plotting to join the Salahaddin Battalion, a Kurdish group fighting for IS

Aziz, arrested at a mosque in Birmingham last week, was charged with preparing acts of terrorism under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act and will appear at the Old Bailey on June 23rd.


Extradited man appears in court over double murder

A man has appeared in court in Bradford accused of a double murder in the city five years ago.

Ahmedin Sayed Khyel (left) & Imran Khan were found murdered in May 2011 Credit: ITV News

Mohammed Zubair is accused of killing 27-year-old Imran Khan and 35 year-old Ahmedin Sayed Khyel. Their bodies were found in New Lane, Tong, in May 2011.

West Yorkshire Police say Zubair is first person to be extradited to the UK from Pakistan in more than ten years.

Zubair spoke only to confirm his name, age and address. Magistrates remanded him in custody and he will next appear at Bradford Crown Court on Friday.


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Ched Evans to learn date of rape trial this month

Footballer Ched Evans faces trial for rape Credit: PA

A trial date is to be fixed for footballer Ched Evans, who is charged with rape.

The Court of Appeal quashed his previous rape conviction last month. A plea and case management hearing will be held at Mold Crown Court at the end of May.

Evans, aged 27, will find out on Friday, 27th May when the trial will be held. The hearing will be conducted by Wales’ most senior judge, Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, via a live television link from Cardiff Crown Court.

New routes announced for Leeds Bradford

The budget airline Ryanair has announced it is launching several new routes from Leeds Bradford. It says it expects 1.1 million customers a year to travel through the airport. The new routes include flights to Gran Canaria and a twice weekly winter service to Faro.

Tony Hallwood and Kenny Jacobs announcing the introduction of Gran Canaria - a new Winter route to Leeds Bradford by Ryanair

We welcome the growth in the Ryanair programme for winter 2016 following strong demand for flights over the last 12 months. The introduction of a new route to Gran Canaria will widen the airline's destination choice to 12 routes across 6 countries, whilst the continuation of Faro flights into the winter will be welcomed by overseas home owners and holidaymakers alike.In addition, the growth in flight frequencies to Alicante, Krakow, Lanzarote and Tenerife will mean that next winter will see the largest ever winter Ryanair programme from LBA serving Leeds and the wider Yorkshire region.

– Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Aviation Development Director
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