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Remains found in the river where the body of Suzanne Blamires was discovered do not belong to two other murdered prostitutes, police said yesterday.

Tests reveal river remains not human

Remains found in the river where the body of Suzanne Blamires was discovered do not belong to two other murdered prostitutes, police said today.

Ex-public schoolboy charged with prostitute murders

A former public schoolboy was charged tonight with the murder of three prostitutes.

Women at centre of red light zone murder probe



Suzanne Blamires, Shelley Armitage and Susan Rushworth worked the streets of the same red light district of Bradford before they vanished.

Man quizzed over three prostitute murders

A 40-year-old man arrested following the discovery of body parts in a river is being questioned on suspicion of murdering three prostitutes, police said today.

Bradford City football disaster commemorated

The 25th anniversary of the Bradford City fire disaster, which left 56 football fans dead, will be marked today with a series of special events in the city.

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Bradford Bulls have rejected overtures from their neighbours, Bradford City, inviting them to share the City stadium at Valley Parade. The Bulls are still trying to finalise the funding for a redevelopment of their home at Odsal. The City chairman, Mark Lawn, said the money would be better spent improving Valley Parade for use by both clubs, calling that "the only sensible solution". But his Bulls counterpart, Peter Hood, said "Mr Lawn has got his facts badly wrong", and his club was committed to the concept of an Odsal Sporting Village.

Sleeping giant stirs, 40 years after being pronounced dead

Bradford Park Avenue played First Division football, knocked Arsenal and Manchester City out of the FA Cup and produced Kevin Hector. Now they are a club reborn and ready for a return to the League

Taylor takes over at Bradford

Bradford have confirmed former England Under-21 boss Peter Taylor as their new manager until the end of the season.

Football in Brief: Fuller arrested after incident in nightclub

The Stoke City striker Ricardo Fuller has been arrested after an incident at a nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Manager McCall quits Bradford

Bradford manager Stuart McCall has resigned following a meeting with the club's joint chairman Julian Rhodes.

Outside the Box: Fatherly advice proves Fergie is down with the kids

It is clearly the time of year for our leading managers to be digging into their innermost soul. While Arsène Wenger reflected on questions of anger management after his untypical but highly successful half-time outburst at Anfield last Sunday, Sir Alex Ferguson has contributed to a book of life-lessons entitled "The Handbook of Life" produced for North West-based children's charities. He tells readers: "I have had a few good pieces of advice about life. Appreciate your youth, upbringing and the ideals that your parents have given you and through that you can enjoy life and pass these values to your own children. You should enjoy it and try and have a happy approach to it. My Dad told me when I was about to start work: 'If you are going to do something, do it well.' After 43 trophies as a manager, you could say he has lived up to that.

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