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Last chance to see miners’ exhibition at Leeds museum

Last chance to see miners’ exhibition at Leeds museum

The work of a Yorkshire photographer and poet who teamed up to document the decline of the mining industry is on display at Leeds’ Armley Mills Industrial Museum. Ian Beesley, 59, from Bradford, worked from 1990 to 2010 photographing miners at the Hay Royds colliery in Kirklees, before the mine closed due to flooding. The exhibition ‘The Drift’ has been […]

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17-year-old fights for life after assault in Leeds

A 17-year-old boy has been left fighting for his life following a serious assault in Leeds. The victim is in a critial condition following what is believed to have been a targeted attack in Harehills Lane. The incident happened at around 2.55pm yesterday (Sunday) at the junction of Harehills Lane and York Road, near the old Shaftesbury Cinema. Detective Inspector […]

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Leeds-Bradford Airport flying high after this year’s budget

A West Yorkshire airport is flying high as it is set to benefit from this year’s budget announcement. Leeds-Bradford Airport, among other regional airports around the country, will be given more money after a £20m Regional Air Connectivity Fund was announced by the Chancellor in yesterday’s budget. The fund will ensure that long-haul flights carry the same tax as a […]

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Heroin users warned after Leeds death

By Ailsa Rochester Police have today issued a warning to heroin users after a man died in Leeds. A 26-year-old man died on Sunday at an address in Bank Avenue, Morley. The cause of his death has not yet been established but West Yorkshire Police said he was a known heroin user, and was taking drugs in the lead up […]

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2000 new jobs created by Victoria Gate development

The latest CGI plan of Victoria Gate

By Liam Smedley The development of Leeds’ new £150m Victoria Gate project will bring 2000 jobs to the city. Spokesperson for retail property specialist Hammerson, Emma Stanham said: “Phase one of the scheme will create up to 1,000 construction opportunities and 1,000 retail and hospitality jobs.” Victoria Gate will open in 2016 and will also house the first ever John […]

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Blaze destroys building In Wortley

The storage building on Oldfield Lane, Wortley that caught fire.

by Joseph Keith A blaze ripped through a storage building in Wortley this morning, destroying the inside. Leeds fire service responded to an emergency call at 3am from Oldfield lane in Wortley near The New Conservative Pub. Four fire engines attended, two from Hunslet and two from Leeds as well as an aerial ladder platform. Watch Commander Phil Rhodes of Leeds […]

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Leeds school in special measures following damning OFSTED inspection

Leeds school in special measures following damning OFSTED inspection

          A Pudsey school has been placed into special measures following a damning OFSTED inspection. Crawshaw School, in Pudsey, was visited by Ofsted inspectors on January 21. The report found inadequate teaching and management, underachieving pupils, low attendance and poor behaviour. The report also outlined that the temporary status of key senior leaders and the lack of […]

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Leeds hosts Beer And Cider Festival celebrating local ales – and more

Leeds hosts Beer And Cider Festival celebrating local ales – and more

Leeds began celebrating one of the largest beer and cider festivals in Yorkshire yesterday with visitors going hopping mad for some of the quality beers and ciders on offer. The event, which kicked off yesterday at the Pudsey Civic Hall and closes on Saturday night, is showcasing a huge range of ales, lagers and ciders that can titillate any drink […]

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