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Otley and Chapel Allerton Best Places to Live, says Times.

Otley and Chapel Allerton are two of the best places to live in the UK, according to a national broadsheet newspaper. The Sunday Times will include the West Yorkshire towns in its yearly supplement Best Places to Live in Britain this Sunday. Compiling 101 places which are selected for offering the best quality of life to the widest number of […]

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Leeds Festival of Science returns for its eighth year

Leeds Festival of Science returns for its eighth year

By Claire Schofield Mini mad scientists head to Leeds for a 3 week long science extravaganza. The University of Leeds’s eighth Festival of Science promises to be bigger and better than ever with more than 3, 500 school pupils set to take part in the educational event. The event, running from the March 14 until the April 4, will feature […]

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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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Police appeal after a 77 year-old pick pocketed in Leeds

Police appeal after a 77 year-old pick pocketed in Leeds

The images of two men who pick pocketed a pensioner  at Leeds station have been released by the British Transport Police. The 77 year-old was travelling to London Kings Cross in January when two men apparently worked as a team to steal from him. Police say the victim was distracted by one of the men while the train was in […]

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Air ambulance called to serious JCB collision on A64

Air ambulance called to serious JCB collision on A64

By Jamie Smith A man in his thirties was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary following a collision between a JCB with a trailer and a dustbin lorry on the A64 near Tadcaster. North Yorkshire Police were called to the incident near John Smith’s Brewery at 11:50 am today. The fire brigade were called to cut the casualty from his vehicle […]

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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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Children to brighten up city with Leeds In Bloom

Pepper White and her Leeds in Bloom garden

By Jamie Smith Young talent will blossom around Leeds City Centre after a competition was launched for children to design their own flowerbeds. As part of Leeds in Bloom,  children aged 4-16 years old will design a bed to compete for the top of the crops. The six winners will see their designs planted in the town centre as well […]

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Reactions to controversial report on Leeds Children’s Heart Unit

Campaigners in 2013 fighting to keep the facility open

By Jamie Smith The head of Leeds hospitals has apologised to families of dying children who were met with a lack of comfort, sensitivity and professionalism at their time of greatest need at Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Unit.

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Knife-wielding robber in Leeds travel agents attack

Knife-wielding robber in Leeds travel agents attack

By Felicity McNamara A masked man armed with a knife threatened members of staff in a Leeds travel agents and escaped with a substantial amount of cash. He walked into Thomsons travel agents, in Town Street, Horsforth, shortly after 9am on March 11 before threatening two female members of staff and demanding they open the safe. The man, who had his face covered […]

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Appeals continue for missing Leeds man Ben Clarkson

Appeals continue for missing Leeds man Ben Clarkson

By Russell Truran Police have reiterated their appeals for information about missing man Ben Clarkson. Originally from Leeds, Ben Clarkson, 22, has not been seen since leaving Fibbers nightclub in York at 3.40am on Sunday 2 March. The alarm was raised when he failed to turn up for his shift at Banks Music Room in Lendal the following day. Store […]

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