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  1. Son wins back father's Bradford council seat after Covid death

    The son of a former Lord Mayor of Bradford has won back his father's seat after his death.

    Abid Hussain was a councillor in Keighley but died on Christmas Eve with Covid-19.

    Abid Hussain

    Son Mohsin Hussain won one of two seats that were being contested in the Keighley Central ward.

    His father had represented the ward since 2010 and was mayor from 2017-2018.

    The Conservatives gained the other seat from the independent candidate.

  2. Bradford set for council election count on Saturday

    The count may not officially take place until tomorrow, but the behind-the-scenes work is already under way in Bradford to make sure it goes smoothly following Thursday's council elections:

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  3. Mayoral campaign brownie giveaway 'not unlawful'

    A Labour candidate for mayor did not break election rules by handing out brownies while campaigning, police have said.

    Tracy Brabin

    West Yorkshire Police had been looking into the allegations against Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin.

    Labour said the treats were only given to party members after canvassing - which is not against the rules.

    Former actor Ms Brabin (pictured) is one of seven candidates in tomorrow's West Yorkshire mayoral election.

    A force spokesman said: "West Yorkshire Police can confirm that after an investigation following the circulation of social media posts and a direct complaint re electoral matters that no offences have been recorded."

    The mayoral election was originally meant to take place in May 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic.

    Voters in Leeds, Wakefield, Kirklees, Calderdale and Bradford can all make a selection.

    You can see a full list of all candidates standing in the mayoral election here.

  4. Bradford Debenhams closes down

    BBC Radio Leeds

    The Bradford branch of Debenhams has closed its doors for the final time.

    Bradford Debenhams

    The firm went into administration last year and although fashion retailer Boohoo bought the brand and website, it didn't takeover the 118 high street shops.

    The Bradford branch opened less than five years ago, as one of the launch tenants of The Broadway shopping centre.

    One shopper told us the inside looked "desolate" with just a few clothes left on a rack before it closed its doors for good.

    The Broadway general manager Ian Ward says discussions have been taking place with other retailers about moving in.

    All other Debenham branches are expected to close by 15 May, with the Leeds store due to shut for the final time this weekend.

  5. Bradford schoolboy in finals of cyber security competition

    Sarah Wakefield

    BBC Radio Leeds News

    A student from Bradford is hoping to win a trip to America as part of a cyber security competition.


    Bingley Grammar School pupil Samee Malik, 18, is taking part in the Cyber Centurion VII competition, which pits secondary school pupils' cyber-security skills against one another.

    The winner will get to visit the Pentagon and the NASA Space Centre.

    Samee said: "I'd definitely like to look at cyber security as a career, it's an every changing industry and there's always new challenges and new ways to protect our data."

  6. Family of Capt Sir Tom embark on their own '100 challenge'

    The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore are taking on his famous walking challenge as part of a charity fundraiser on what would have been his 101st birthday.

    Captain Sir Tom Moore's family

    The Army veteran, who was originally from Keighley, West Yorkshire, raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden before he turned 100.

    His family have asked people to create their own "100 challenge" for charity.

    David Beckham has pledged to do 100 keepy-uppies and Dame Mary Berry will be baking 100 cakes.

    The event, which begins today on what would have been Capt Sir Tom's 101st birthday, runs until Monday.

    Capt Sir Tom, whose fundraising walk in his garden in Marston Moretaine captured the hearts of the nation last year, and generated nearly £39m after Gift Aid, died with coronavirus at Bedford Hospital on 2 February.

    His daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore urged people to create their own challenge to raise money for the Captain Tom Foundation or a charity of their choice.

    "The whole Captain Tom 100 challenge was something that my father was firmly round the table talking with us about," she said. "It has his imprint in it.

    "There was only one thing we could do and that was carry on what my father started by walking 100 laps of the runway, the driveway that became so famous."