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Madame Tussauds London today revealed its newest figure, Katniss Everdeen, protagonist of the worldwide phenomenon The Hunger Games franchise, in its own immersive backdrop. Following the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Madame Tussauds has also launched wax likenesses of Katniss, portrayed by Academy Award winner Jennifer...
Legal loophole makes it impossible to prosecute adults for neglect or ill-treatment of 16 and 17-year-olds. The Children's Society is calling for a change in the law to protect more than 4,000 vulnerable 16- and 17-year-olds in Yorkshire and the Humber from cruelty - including sexual exploitation. While most English...
Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted during a burglary in Bradford. At about 12.10pm on Monday, 15 December, an 18-year-old woman was at home in Langbar Avenue, when two men wearing balaclavas walked into her kitchen. One of the men approached the victim and put one...
An atrocious massacre of school children at a school in Peshawar has brought about widespread anger and disgust across the world. The attack was conducted by the Taliban gunmen who stormed into a school in Pakistan killing 148 people, including 132 children. The Pakistani Taliban released a statement and pictures claiming...
Schools in some of the least fairly funded areas across Yorkshire and The Humber will soon benefit from a £16 million cash boost in the biggest step towards fairer schools funding in a decade, Schools Minister David Laws confirmed today. A vital part of the Government’s plan for education is...
The Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Mike Gibbons addresses the people of Bradford during Christmas time: “Many of us will have different views on what Christmas brings. For most people it remains a very special time, one that reminds us of the bonds that are so important. Family and friends particularly,...
Police are appealing for information after two reported suspicious incidents in Birstall in which a man is alleged to have approached a schoolboy. The latest incident is reported to have happened at around 8.10am on 15 December in Field Head Lane. A 10-year-old boy was approached by an unknown man...
New government figures released this week show that 625 children in Yorkshire and the Humber will face waking up homeless this Christmas morning – a rise of 13% since June. For many children, this will mean living in one cramped room of a hostel or bed and breakfast with their...
Bradford Bulls chief executive Robbie Hunter-Paul, a trustee of the club's official charity (No.1106608), will join fellow fundraisers to partake in a host of charity events from February to November of next year – including a skydive from thousands of feet! The efforts will help raise vital funds for The...
The stellar cast from the 2012 smash The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will return to the screen with the highly anticipated sequel – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, directed again by John Madden. On 26 February 2015 audiences will see the renowned cast reunited for the film. Cast includes;...