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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.

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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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Communities unite to condemn Brussels attacks

Muslims and Christians in Lincoln have come together in condemnation of the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday which killed more than thirty people.

Richard DaleImam, Tanweer Ahmed and The Revered Bruce Thompson

After an open air service at the city's Stonebow, members of the Lincoln Churches together group held a procession to join with Muslims at the end of Friday prayers. The chairman of the Islamic Association of Lincoln said the atrocities in Belgium go against everything his religion stands for.

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