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Traders and council at loggerheads over refurbishment of Leeds’ iconic Kirkgate Market

Traders and council at loggerheads over refurbishment of Leeds’ iconic Kirkgate Market

By Claire Schofield Traders claim they may be faced with a £50,000 bill if plans for the refurbishment of Leeds Kirkgate market go ahead. A meeting between traders and Leeds City Council was held last night to discuss the £10.8 million revamp but the proposals were met with an angry response from the market tenants. Traders claim that some businesses […]

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Ex Royal Marine from Leeds asked to search for missing flight MH370

Ex Royal Marine from Leeds asked to search for missing flight MH370

By Mark Kielesz-Levine A former Royal Marine who protects ships from pirates in the Indian Ocean has spoken about how he was asked to keep a look out for debris from missing plane MH370. Lewis King, 28, from Wortley works as an armed guard for Regal Maritime Solutions, a private security firm which uses ex military personnel to defend cargo […]

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Family of mauled 6-year-old speak out as court lets “terror dog” stay in community

Family of mauled 6-year-old speak out as court lets “terror dog” stay in community

A Leeds mother today spoke out against a court’s decision to release the dog that attacked her daughter back to its owner. Six-year-old Layla Musse has been left permanently scarred after she was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier on December 3 while walking home from Ebor Gardens Primary School in Burmantofts. Layla sustained extensive injuries to her face and […]

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The Fleece at Farsley bags CAMRA award

The Fleece at Farsley bags CAMRA award

by John Blow A landlady is celebrating after the pub she runs won an award from CAMRA. Gina Howard, 49, manager of The Fleece, on Town Street, Farsley, was handed a certificate for Most Improved Pub in Leeds by John Rowe, the chairman of Leeds’ branch of The Campaign for Real Ale, on Friday. After leaving The Owl in Rodley, […]

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Pudsey Pasties proving popular

Pudsey Pasties proving popular

By Russell Truran A Pudsey butcher is hoping to defy European red tape and trademark the name ‘Pudsey Pasty’ after selling them for 22 years. Steve Martin, 54, who owns butcher’s shop Bentley’s of Pudsey, coined the name after no longer being allowed to call them Cornish Pasties. Back in 2011, the original Cornish Pasty was given PGI status – […]

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Black box key to unlocking Flight MH370 mystery says Leeds aviation expert

Black box key to unlocking Flight MH370 mystery says Leeds aviation expert

By Liam Smedley A Leeds aviation expert has said finding the black box is the next challenge in answering the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Dr Stephen Wright, 41, from Headingly, is a lecturer at Leeds University’s faculty of engineering. Dr Wright said: “The biggest and most important challenge will be to find the black box which is probably […]

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Leeds student newspaper fights for survival

Leeds student newspaper fights for survival

by Ailsa Rochester   The Leeds Student newspaper is appealing for donations to keep it afloat after a funding row with Leeds University Union. The union, which is responsible for generating advertising revenue for the newpaper, failed to reach its latest financial targets, but blamed this on the decision by editor Rehema Figueiredo to launch additional magazine LSi at the […]

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Armley’s Yorkshire Bank to close as part of branch cuts

Armley’s Yorkshire Bank to close as part of branch cuts

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram  Yorkshire Bank in Armley will close along with 27 other branches nationwide, the company announced today.             All four staff  at the Armley branch will be relocated to the existing Yorkshire Bank in Town Street, Bramley. The branch has been declared as one of the 28 “unsustainable branches” around the country which […]

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Leeds pair’s mega marathon challenge in memory of cancer mum

Leeds pair’s mega marathon challenge in memory of cancer mum

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle The son of a Leeds woman who died of skin cancer when he was two is walking 780 miles across England to raise money for research into the disease. Drew Turner, 21, and his uncle Mark Lewis, 48, are walking 26 miles a day for 26 days between August 16 and September 13 – setting off  from […]

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Plans for Cross Green waste disposal plant rejected

Plans for an Energy Recovery and Anaerobic Digestion Facility have been refused planning permission by Leeds City Council. The facility on Bridgewater Road, Cross Green, had been proposed by Clean Power Properties Ltd and Network Rail Ltd. Proposals stated that the facility would have been able to produce enough green energy to power 20,000 homes, provide a heat distribution network […]

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