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Family “forced to move” after claiming Leeds-based social landlord ignored damp

Owen Reece, Kirstie Booth and their eight-month-old son, Louis

By Lizzy McEllan A FAMILY in Scarborough claims they feel forced to move out of their flat after a housing association failed to carry out proper repairs. The claims are strongly disputed by their landlord, Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association (LYHA). Owen Reece, 30, says the flat – owned by LYHA – that he lives in with his partner, Kirstie Booth, […]

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Hunslet chippy encourages customers to celebrate Christmas with a foot-long

Hunslet chippy encourages customers to celebrate Christmas with a foot-long

By Katie Haseldine FOR MANY people, the best part of Christmas is being able to eat an unlimited amount of pigs in blankets guilt-free. Or at least, it is for the customers of Penny Hill Fisheries, Hunslet. Matthew Wilson-Hirst, owner of the increasingly popular Leeds chippy, asked his customers what they loved the most about Christmas. When they told him […]

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Don’t mention the F word: fox hunting in Yorkshire

Don’t mention the F word: fox hunting in Yorkshire

By Rosie Hughes Apart from Brexit, another thorny issue from Theresa May’s election campaign was the subject of fox hunting. The Prime Minster promised she would hold a vote on the legality of fox hunting but without a majority, it looks like no vote will happen. Horse riders can still meet and travel across the countryside with fox hounds – […]

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Leeds-based company release must have product for pet owners this Christmas

Leeds-based company release must have product for pet owners this Christmas

By Alex Smith FOR PET owners planning on buying their furry friends a Christmas present this year, a Leeds-based company has released a must have product. Ruff Wrap, a pet-safe wrapping paper from Monster Pet Supplies, is the first of its kind in the UK and allows owners to give their pets a present without the risks posed by ordinary […]

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Plans to re-draw West Yorkshire’s political map startle Leeds residents

Plans to re-draw West Yorkshire’s political map startle Leeds residents

By Rosie Hughes WEST YORKSHIRE’S political boundaries could be carved up next year – but it appears the public have been blindsided by the planned changes. Boundaries of our constituencies are set to change following a review by the Boundary Commission. They would reduce the number of constituencies in Yorkshire and the Humber from 54 to 50.

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UPDATED: Tory dinner at coal mining museum cancelled due to protests

The National Coal Mining Museum. Image: Chris Allen/Geograph.org.uk

By Katie Heseldine PLANS TO host a Conservative annual meeting at the National Coal Mining Museum have been cancelled due to protests. The dinner for the Dewsbury Conservative organisation was due to take place at the venue in Overton, near Wakefield, on March 10th next year.

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Man arrested for attempted murder in Huddersfield

Man arrested for attempted murder in Huddersfield

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a bike rider was shot in the arm in Huddersfield. The shooting happened on Long Lane, neat to the junction of Longfield Avenue, in Dalton last Thursday. A 28-year-old man on a bike suffered a minor injury to his arm. A 25-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident […]

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Healthy air campaigners say we are all part of the problem

Healthy air campaigners say we are all part of the problem

By Maisie Andrews Garth A “CLEAN air zone” has been proposed in Leeds City Centre to reduce the amount of pollution from high-emission vehicles.

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Korean K-pop music on the rise in Leeds

Korean K-pop music on the rise in Leeds

By Zoha Shah KOREAN POP music is starting to grow in popularity in the UK after years of being big in America and the United Arab Emirates.

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Huddersfield man jailed for threatening woman with 10-inch knife

Huddersfield man jailed for threatening woman with 10-inch knife

By Tania Jacquier A HUDDERSFIELD MAN who threatened his friend with a knife while drunk because she refused to have sex with him has been jailed for two-and-a-half years. Christian St Hillaire, 27, pleaded guilty to charges of assault, breaching a restraining order, dangerous driving, driving without a license or insurance, fleeing police and cannabis possession.

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