Bodies found in Bradford street

Police today revealed that a badly-burned body found in a Bradford park this week was a man.

But it has not yet been possible to confirm the identity of the male involved.

The body was found in Pit Hill Park, off Holme Lane, near to the Holme Wood estate, early on Thursday.

Two men, aged 39 and 32, who are believed to be cousins, are still in custody. They were arrested on suspicion of murder after police swooped on an address in Eggleston Drive, Holme Wood, on Thursday evening.


Pakistan bomb attacks: Taliban claim responsibility

The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing at a paramilitary police training centre in north-west Pakistan.

More than 80 people died, and dozens more were injured, in the attack in the Shaqbadar area of Charsadda district, about 20 miles (35km) from Peshawar.


A prayer

Merciful God, who longs for life, bring a new peace to the people of Pakistan and Bradford.

Help us to find  ways to express our outrage at terrible killings, help us to find our connections as human beings.

This way of war, this violence, is not the way of Christ or Mohammed, peace be upon them.

Transform our hearts, take us on a new journey, bring us hope out of this nightmare of bloodshed.

In the name of all that is Holy