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  1. Family's hope for closure after conviction for 1994 murder

    The family of a murdered 86-year-old Bradford woman hope to finally find closure after her killer was jailed 25 years after her death.

    Raymond Kay

    Relatives of Amy Shepherd say she was a "lovely, harmless old lady who did not deserve the cruelty she endured" when she was killed in Wibsey, Bradford, West Yorkshire, in August 1994.

    They thanked police for bringing Raymond Kay, 70, to justice after he was convicted of murder at Bradford Crown Court.

    In a statement, the family said: "There has not been a day which has gone by since that fateful day when we have not thought about her. We talk about her often and miss her dearly, even after so many years."

    New DNA testing had led to Kay's arrest at his home in Baker Fold, Halifax, in January last year, and he has now been found guilty after trial.

    Det Supt Int Chris Gibson said “Kay might have thought that he had ‘got away’ with what he did advances in DNA techniques mean we are increasingly able to bring people to justice for their crimes, even if they were committed many years previously.”

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    Video caption: A mixed ability boxing class in Bradford is helping disabled people train.
  3. Barbecues could be banned on Ilkley Moor under new rules

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    New rules to ban barbecues, fireworks and Chinese lanterns on Bradford’s moorland could be brought in after a number of fires on Ilkley Moor.

    Fire crews on Ilkley moor

    Police say some of these fires were started either deliberately or by the careless use of disposable barbecues" with the most recent fire on Ilkley Moor taking place on Saturday.

    The public space protection order would ban naked flames on moorland - including Ilkley Moor, Baildon Moor and Haworth Moor - and anyone caught breaking it would be forced to pay a fine of up to £100.

    A four-week consultation will be held into the plans, which follows a similar move in Kirklees after a major fire on Marsden Moor.

  4. Hospital staff strike vote over 'backdoor privatisation’

    Staff at Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust are due to vote later on taking industrial action.

    Bradford Royal Infirmary

    It's over a dispute about transferring some staff, including porters and healthcare assistants, to a new company which would be owned and run by the NHS.

    The union Unison has described the move as "back-door privatisation".

    Unison's head of health, Sara Gorton, said: “The staff who work for the NHS care about their jobs and it matters to them that they work for the health service.

    "We all benefit from an NHS where everyone involved in delivering our care is part of the same team."

    The trust says it's committed to looking after its staff.

  5. Bradford teenager taken to hospital after collision

    A 15-year-old pedestrian was taken to hospital with facial injuries after collision in Bradford.

    Wakefield Road

    Police were called at about 18:00 on Wednesday after the collision between a teenage boy and a Mini Cooper on Wakefield Road at the junction with Lorne Street.

    He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary and West Yorkshire Police now want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the red car beforehand.

  6. Cash boost for BAME graduates in Bradford

    The University of Bradford has been awarded nearly £300,000 to help improve the job prospects of graduates from minority backgrounds in the city.

    Mortar boards thrown in the air

    The university will carry out a three-year project using the money, which has come from the Office for Students.

    It will look at job coaching, developing a talent pool to meet recruitment and skills gaps, and supporting businesses to look at getting graduates into more jobs.