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Leeds Train Station art project offers Christmas calm amongst commuting chaos

The 'Christmas with Us' exhibition in Leeds train station.

By Rebecca Marano LEEDS TRAIN commuters may have noticed something unusual this Christmas when a shed suddenly appeared in the station. Located near Subway and Wetherspoons, the unassuming shed is a new temporary art installation called ‘Christmas with us.’ The wooden cabin is a free and interactive artwork where people are invited in to sit, have a cup of tea […]

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After 127 miles and five years, the Piano Raft has reached Leeds

After 127 miles and five years, the Piano Raft has reached Leeds

By Tania Jacquier FIVE YEARS after beginning his journey, Ben Cummings reached Leeds today aboard his trusty home-made boat, the Piano Raft. Ben, who used to be a university arts lecturer in Brighton, set off along the canal from Liverpool in 2012, travelling at a leisurely pace of a few miles a fortnight. 127 miles and 91 locks later, he […]

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New Leeds bike park encourages “thousands of people” to cycle

New Leeds bike park encourages “thousands of people” to cycle

By Alex Smith BIKE ENTHUSIASTS in Leeds have been treated to an early Christmas present – a new bike park has opened in Middleton. The facility occupies the site of the former Middleton Park Golf Course. It includes a wide range of tracks, from graded mountain bike trails to BMX pump tracks, whilst a café fills the space of the former […]

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Seacroft motorbike theft gang banned from touching vehicles for a year

Seacroft motorbike theft gang banned from touching vehicles for a year

By Rosie Hughes                         ELEVEN MEMBERS of a Seacroft gang are not allowed to touch any motor vehicle in West Yorkshire after a police crackdown on anti-social behaviour. Five men and six youths have injunctions against them, which are valid for one year. Jordan Bodally, aged 19, of Mardale […]

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Leeds public urged to give a box of festive cheer to the homeless this Christmas

The shoeboxes being produced for homeless people

By Tania Jacquier LEEDS CHARITY Streetwise Love is appealing for hundreds of Christmas shoeboxes full of day-to-day supplies to give to homeless people in the city. The charity runs a drop-in centre for the homeless every week on Thursdays. It will hold its annual Christmas party on December 21st this year at the Life Church Hub on Dewsbury Road. Between […]

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Man who stole from Bramley pensioner hunted by police

An efit of a burglar who stole from a pensioner after distracting her

A MAN who distracted a pensioner before stealing money from her purse in Bramley is being hunted by police. The incident happened at around 3pm on Henconner Lane on Monday. The man knocked on the back door of a home, speaking to the owner about maintenance needing to be done to water pipes. He entered the house and began a conversation […]

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After five years Gabby Logan bows out as chancellor of Leeds Trinity University

After five years Gabby Logan bows out as chancellor of Leeds Trinity University

By Mellissa Dzinzi Gabby Logan, the chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, has attended her last graduation after five years in the role. The BBC presenter celebrated her final ceremony on Wednesday, when she presented 150 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to graduates.

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Shops warned about rise in fake Scottish bank notes

Shoppers in the Trinity Leeds centre

By Rosie Hughes FAKE BANK notes have increased in the Leeds area. Police have warned Leeds businesses to be ‘particularly vigilant’ for counterfeit currency, especially £20 Scottish bank notes. Officers have received several calls in the past few weeks from people reporting fake notes, suggesting a rise in circulation. Incidents have included cash-bought second-hand cars, smaller items bought in shops, restaurants […]

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Dogs treated to visit from Santa Paws at Leeds Dogs Trust event

Dogs meeting  Santa at Dogs Trust in Leeds

By Jazmine Ella Blackah DOGS had a chance to get all their Christmas wishes when they met Father Christmas at the Dogs Trust’s charity centre in Leeds.

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Horsforth’s newest independent toy shop embraces challenges this Christmas

Horsforth’s newest independent toy shop embraces challenges this Christmas

By Ian Molyneaux A MAN who has opened a new independent toy shop in Horsforth says he is confident he can compete with large retail chains and online stores.

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