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Business manager jailed for stealing more than £50,000 from Leeds school

The Pool-in-Wharfedale C of E primary school, which Smith stole from. Image: Betty Longbottom/Geograph.org.uk

By Tania Jacquier A BUSINESS MANAGER has been jailed for stealing more than £50,000 from a Leeds Primary School. Wendy Smith, 54, was sentenced yesterday at Leeds Crown Court after pleading guilty to charges of serious fraud. Over a period of three years, Smith forged the signature of the school’s head teacher Sally Fox on 117 cheques. In total she […]

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Healthy eating conference asks Leeds schools to combat child obesity

Healthy eating conference asks Leeds schools to combat child obesity

By Alex Smith HEALTHY MEALS were on the menu at the School Food Conference, as head teachers from around Leeds were shown the benefits of providing a balanced diet for children. The conference showcased stalls and presentations from several companies on December 5, promoting how schools can provide a healthier lifestyle for children, by working with parents and the students […]

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Crash leaves scooter rider with serious injuries

Crash leaves scooter rider with serious injuries

By Rosie Hughes A SCOOTER RIDER has suffered serious injuries after colliding with a car in Leeds early this morning. The driver of the car did not stop following the accident. The male rider was left with multiple fractures and taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening. The incident happened on Dewsbury Road, […]

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Police hunt man over Horsforth burglary

Police hunt man over Horsforth burglary

By Rosie Hughes POLICE WANT to speak to a man about a burglary in Horsforth on Monday, 20th November. Detectives have released an e-fit of the man is described as white, aged in his early 40s, of slim build, 5ft 8ins tall, with short brown cropped hair and a short brown beard. He was wearing a dark hooded top and dark jeans […]

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CCTV images released of man linked to Roundhay street robbery

CCTV images released of man linked to Roundhay street robbery

By Rebecca Marano POLICE HAVE released CCTV images of a man in connection with a street robbery of a 57-year-old woman. The incident took place at around 2pm on Saturday, November 18 on Street Lane in Roundhay. Detectives believe the woman was targeted for her jewellery. Officers want to speak to the man. The victim was walking to her car when […]

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Police appeal for help to trace Moortown man

Police appeal for help to trace Moortown man

By Rebecca Marano POLICE HAVE launched a hunt for a man after a vicious attack in Leeds left a man blind. Leeds District CID want to trace Benjamin Kendal, 29, from Moortown, in connection with a serious assault on a 37-year-old man in Hunslet, on June 4. The victim has lost sight in one eye as a result of the […]

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Leeds gangster jailed for life for having a loaded gun during turf war

The gun and silencer Police recovered

By Rebecca Marano A LEEDS GANG member has been jailed for life after being caught with a gun that he was planning to use to attack a rival drug dealer. Dwight Halliday, 31, of Arthington Street, Hunslet, was handed the life sentence at Leeds Crown Court after being found guilty of possessing a 9mm handgun, ammunition and a silencer with intent. […]

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Single father sentenced for stealing a bag in Leeds nightclub

Leeds Magistrates' Court where Jay Simpson was sentenced

By Joseph Turnbull A TEAM LEADER at a marketing company stole a woman’s handbag in a Leeds nightclub then got caught trying to return it to her.

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Horsforth hoping for a brighter Christmas as council invests in better lights

Horsforth hoping for a brighter Christmas as council invests in better lights

By Olivia Dobson HORSFORTH CHRISTMAS lights switch-on will take place on Saturday – with residents hoping for a more impressive spectacle after a “disappointing” display last year.

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Babies join in “rave” at Leeds City Museum to celebrate hip hop culture

Babies join in “rave” at Leeds City Museum to celebrate hip hop culture

By Zoha Shah HUNDREDS OF toddlers invaded Leeds City Museum last Saturday to celebrate hip hop culture.

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