Leeds News

School fears over Meanwood’s dangerous driving hotspot

School fears over Meanwood’s dangerous driving hotspot

  by John Blow ANXIOUS parents and teachers are urging the council to bring forward plans to slash speed limits to 20 mph outside a primary school – fearing their children’s lives are in danger. More than 500 people have signed a petition for improved safety measures outside St. Urban’s Catholic Primary School, on Tongue Lane, Meanwood, a 30 mph […]

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Farmers warned of scam

Farmers warned of scam

By Russell Truran Yorkshire farmers have been warned by police about a card services scam. Four farmers have been targeted in the last few days and Neighbourhood Police Teams in Crossgates, Whinmoor, Temple Newsam, Garforth, Kippax, Swillington and Methley. According to the North Yorkshire Police, the scam has involved farming customers being called, by someone claiming to be from card […]

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Leeds Mum gets Bliss logo tattooed on for charity

Leeds Mum gets Bliss logo tattooed on for charity

  A Leeds mum whose three babies were all born severely premature is getting a sponsored tattoo on Mothers’ Day with the logo of the charity that supported her through her trauma. Mel Metcalfe 35, of Newall Carr Lane has three daughters who were all born prematurely. Her youngest daughter Alice Mary is now a happy two year old but […]

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Leeds charity urges volunteers to help with plans for a new community garden.

An artists impression of what the space would look like after regeneration. Picture source: http://www.southleedslife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/small-artist-impression.png

By Felicity Macnamara A Leeds charity has appealed for Holbeck locals to rally behind their proposals to create a new community garden in the area. Health for All, based at Holbeck Youth and Community Centre on Elland Road, believes that a dilapidated games space next to the centre on  is ripe for regeneration. The project was launched last week and the charity hopes […]

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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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