Leeds News

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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Leeds construction workers demand action in blacklist protest

Leeds construction workers demand action in blacklist protest

#Blacklisting demo at McAlpine site in Leeds | Unite lobby and #EndBlacklistingNow day of action – https://t.co/EsvZGeyGms pic.twitter.com/1sb3f6K7xZ — Unite the union (@unitetheunion) 6 December 2017 By Alex Smith CONSTRUCTION WORKERS in Leeds took to the streets in protest today as part of a national day of action against the outlawed practice of blacklisting. Blacklisting was a method used by […]

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Special Christmas tree of wishes in Leeds could help boost bee population

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A DISPLAY of Christmas wishes in a Leeds shopping centre could end up helping the struggling bee population.

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Irate commuters slam New Year price hike for trains

Irate commuters slam New Year price hike for trains

By Rebecca Marano YORKSHIRE TRAIN commuters have spoken of their frustration at being hit by a 3.4% ticket price hike in January. Rail operators have confirmed the price increase, the biggest since 2013, will start on January 2nd. The price increase will cover all journeys, including season tickets and off-peak travel. Passengers in the north of England will see average […]

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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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