Leeds News

Joy for campaigners as plans for student flats in Hyde Park are blocked

Site of the proposed accommodation on Victoria Road.

By Jack Goodman  FAMILIES AND RESIDENTS in Hyde Park are celebrating after plans to build student accommodation were rejected by Leeds City Council. For many neighbours the contentious issue was not the prospect of more students living in the area that led to complaints – but the prospect of development on a former community site.

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Leeds Council announce missed climate change targets…four years early

Leeds Council announce missed climate change targets…four years early

By Henry Valantine Climate change targets for Leeds by 2020 are set to be missed, according to Leeds City Council. The city was due to cut its CO2 emissions by 40% by 2020, but cost-cutting measures by the council have seen cheaper energy alternatives installed across the city – which are not as environmentally friendly. A new target has been set […]

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Former soldier’s Help for Heroes bike stolen and medals trashed

Former soldier’s Help for Heroes bike stolen and medals trashed

By Anna Riley An ex-soldier has been left in a state of shock  after burglars stole his Help for Heroes motorbike and threw his medals around his house.

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Support for job seekers aids fall in unemployment across Yorkshire

Queues outside Seacroft Job Centre

By Anna Riley THE NUMBER of unemployed people in the Yorkshire and Humber area has fallen, according to government figures released this morning.

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UPDATED: Operations resume at “under pressure” hospital following beds shortage

St James Hospital. Image: Stanley Walker

By Sam Brooksbank Operations have resumed at “under pressure” St James’ Hospital this morning – after they had been suspended on Tuesday due to a lack of beds. It is the second time this year that Leeds Teaching Hospitals have had to cancel operations due to a lack of beds. The trust has apologised to patients and is reviewing the situation […]

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Mum of drink-drive tractor death boy launches campaign for tougher sentences

Mum of drink-drive tractor death boy launches campaign for tougher sentences

By Henry Valantine The grieving mother of an 11-year-old boy killed by a tractor has  announced her intention to launch a campaign for stiffer sentences for drunk drivers on private land.

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News wrap Thursday July 30

All the headlines from today

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Brawl on Leeds train left a woman with large clumps of hair missing

Brawl on Leeds train left a woman with large clumps of hair missing

by Lisa Bradley A brawl between two women spilled from a Leeds train onto the railway station platform earlier this month, and police are appealing for witnesses. A woman had large clumps of her hair pulled out during the fight which happened between Leeds and Dewsbury.

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Moving tributes paid to Stanningley hit and run victim

Moving tributes paid to Stanningley hit and run victim

by Elizabeth Archer Grieving friends have laid flowers and messages at the crossing where a man was killed last night (Monday) in a hit and run accident on Stanningley Road. James Gilbey, 25, who worked for British Gas, was crossing at the traffic lights near Hough Lane when he was hit by a car.

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New multi-million Park & Ride set for Leeds

Leeds Skyline

A £10 million Park & Ride system is planned for Leeds following the success of a similar site at Elland road. Tomorrow, plans for developing the one-thousand space Temple Green Park & Ride site, adjacent to the A63 Pontefract Lane will be discussed in front of the council cabinet.

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