Minster at centre of celebrations

HALIFAX Minster will on Sunday hold an official service to mark the launch of the Queen’s diamond jubilee year celebrations.

It will be hosted by The Lord Lieutenant for West Yorkshire Dr Ingrid Roscoe and will bring together the five areas of West Yorkshire.

The 3 pm service will be led by Rev Canon Hilary Barber. The Rt Rev Stephen Platten, BBC Look North presenter Harry Gration and Barrie Rutter, of Nortnern Broadsides theatre company, will be among the dignitaries and special guests. The event concludes with a firework display.