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Bradford man in court of terror charges

A 42-year-old old man from Bradford has appeared in court charged with two offences under the Terrorism Act following an investigation by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

Farooq Rashid of Ducy Crescent, Bradford, appeared before Westminster magistrates charged with one count of dissemination of a terrorist publication, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and one count of possessing a publication likely to be useful to a terrorist.

Rashid, who was arrested in October 2016 as part of an intelligence led inquiry, was remanded in custody.


Celebrating the end of Ramadan

Muslims across the region have been celebrating the end of Ramadan today.

This morning we visited Medina Mosque in Batley to see how worshippers were beginning their day

Hundreds see Holy Trinity Church in Hull rededicated as Hull Minster

Hundreds of people have turned out in Hull to see the city's Parish Church re-dedicated as Hull Minster. The historic ceremony has been carried out by the Archbishop of York who arrived on a flotilla of boats down the Humber. Hannah Miller was there:


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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