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Northern England cities inspired by Scotland campaign

The passion stirred up by the Yes campaign in Scotland has inspired similar feelings among some in northern England's larger cities.

In Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle, there is a growing sense that they too, should be given more powers to self-govern.

ITV News Diplomatic Correspondent John Ray reports:

Man found guilty of shooting police officer

A man has been found guilty of the attempted murder of a police officer in Leeds.

PC Suzanne Hudson was shot in December last year Credit: West Yorkshire Police

PC Suzanne Hudson was shot at point blank range by James Leslie with a sawn-off shot gun.

She suffered serious injuries to her face, neck and hand. The incident took place after PC Hudson and a colleague went to Leslie's flat in Leeds one night last December.

Leslie is due to be sentenced in October.

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Leeds call off friendly after opposition fails to turn up

A pre-season friendly between Leeds United and Viitorul Constanta was called off after the Romanian side failed to turn up for the game.

The West Yorkshire club tweeted:

Leeds, who play in the second tier of English football, said they would still play a friendly against themselves to ease the disappointment of fans who had travelled to watch the match.

The game against Viitoral, owned by Romanian football legend Gheorghe Hagi, was due to take place in northern Italy.

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Police search for missing 9-year-old boy

Police are searching for a 9-year-old boy who has gone missing in Leeds.

Simon Kubalik was last seen yesterday evening (Friday July 4, 2014) around 9pm close to Hovingham Primary School, where he was attending a youth club.

Simon Kubalik - 9-year-old boy missing from Leeds Credit: West Yorkshire Police

He is described as small with brown skin and black hair. He was wearing a blue body warmer, black jacket, jeans and Nike shoes.

"We have been carrying out extensive enquiries since Simon was reported missing in the early hours of this morning (Saturday July 5, 2014) and are working closely with his family and friends in checking areas and addresses he is know to frequent.

Given his age it is obviously extremely concerning that he has been missing overnight and we would urge anyone who has seen him or has information about his current whereabouts to call us immediately on 101"

Detective Inspector Mark Swift, Leeds CID


Toddler killed after being hit by car 'her dad was driving'

A 15-month-old girl has died in a "tragic accident" after being hit by a car apparently driven by her father.

Police and Paramedics were called to an address in Leeds on Saturday evening after reports that a black Toyota Avensis had struck the toddler.

The child was taken to Leeds General Infirmary but was pronounced dead a short time later, West Yorkshire Police said. The driver of the vehicle - understood to be the girl's father - has been spoken to by officers, a police spokesman said.

Sergeant Carl Quinn, of West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: "We are conducting a full investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding this child's death, although early indications are that this appears to have been a tragic accident."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 01924 293047 or via 101.

Tributes paid to stabbed teacher as school re-opens

Tributes have been paid to the teacher stabbed to death at a school in Leeds yesterday.

Ann Maguire was "an inspiration" to both pupils and staff, and was due to retire from Corpus Christi Catholic College in September.

The school re-opened today, and a fifteen-year-old boy remains in custody, as ITV News' Martin Geissler reports:

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Fire crews used water from canal to fight huge blaze

The scene at Albion Way Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Firefighters used water from the Leeds Liverpool canal to tackle a massive blaze at a chemical recycling plant. Around fifteen fire engines were called to the scene at Tradpak on Albion Way in the early hours of this morning (Monday April 21, 2014).

The fire spread to an adjacent packaging company. The fire has now been contained but fire crews are expected to remain on the scene for the rest of the day.

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