Leeds today: Hillsborough, falls, paralympians, snails, clean up, comedy and Christmas.

Morning all. It’s Michael (from Leeds Trinity) here bringing you your daily dose of local news.

Following the emergence of independent report into the Hillsborough stadium disaster yesterday, West Yorkshire’s most senior police officer is facing calls for his resignation. Sir Norman Bettison was a Chief Inspector in South Yorkshire when the disaster occurred.

Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland has hit out at a children’s charity boss after comments made about the decision to end the children’s heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI).

An inquest at Leeds Coroner’s Court has revealed a woman died after falling 40ft from a tree she had climbed after taking ecstasy during a night out. The incident occurred on Moorland Road, Hyde Park last weekend.

The Paralympic celebrations continue in Millennium Square today to honour wheelchair sprinter Hannah Cockroft, cyclist David Stone MBE, swimmer Claire Cashmore and powerlifter Ali Jawad. The festivities will commence at lunch time.

French chef Raymond Blanc OBE visited pupils from Manston St James Primary Academy, in Crossgates bearing an unusual gift. The children sampled the delicacy of snails at his restaurant. The celebrity chef was visiting Yorkshire to celebrate the fifth birthday of his restaurant Brasserie Blanc.

If chick-lit is your thing, Leeds Book Club have reviewed the Marian Keyes novel The Mystery of Mercy Close.

Just a reminder, Hunslet Clean Up Day is this Saturday. Come armed with bin bags and gardening gloves and head to the Church of Nazarene in Hunslet Hall Road at 10am.

Hosts to some of the heavyweights of comedy from John Bishop, Alan Carr to Russell Howard, the House of Fun Comedy Club is back. The longest running comedy club in Leeds returns on 20th September to its twin venues The Original Oak in Headingley and The Library in Hyde Park.

In sport, Leeds Rhino’s star Weller Hauraki has agreed a deal to sign for Castleford Tigers on a two-year contract. The 27-year-old will join Cas ahead of next season.

I know what you are thinking and yes, it is almost that time already. Christmas is just round the corner and Holbeck Christmas Market are taking bookings for stalls. The event takes place on Saturday 1st December at St Matthew’s Community Centre with tables costing just £10.

Finally today, Leeds Trinity announced a partnership with Bauer Media, which will see Radio Aire and Viking FM joining forces with Leeds Trinity’s postgraduate journalism training course in an initiative to develop and retain the best radio news talent in the north of England. Thinking of becoming a journo? Take a look at Trinity; there’s an open day on Saturday where you can take a look around.

That’s it for today! There will be more from the Leeds Trinity gang tomorrow.

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