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Police officer injured in Bramley pub fight

By Russell Truran A police officer and another man were injured in a fight in a Bramley pub last night. Police were called to the Acorn Pub in Bramley, at about 7.30pm, following reports of a disturbance. A 28-year-old year was found nearby with non-life threatening, facial injuries and was taken to hospital. A police officer attending the incident received […]

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Council announces plans to spend £11m on Kirkgate Market

Council announces plans to spend £11m on Kirkgate Market

An £11m investment for Leeds’ historic Kirkgate Market has been announced by the city council today. The council has released images of what the new market will look like, providing it gets the go ahead. Councillor Richard Lewis said: “We’re absolutely clear that we must invest in the market so it can take full advantage of its unique position in […]

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Leeds schoolgirls scoop U19 national title at table tennis championship

Leeds schoolgirls scoop U19 national title at table tennis championship

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle Four girls from a Leeds school have won a national table tennis title – the first in 20 years. Nicole Finn, 18, of Cookridge, Ellen Auty, 17, of Cookridge, Eden Philipott, 15, of Cookridge, and Sammy Parker, 15, of Horsforth, who all attend Horsforth School, travelled to Hinckley, Leicestershire on Saturday to compete at the Butterfly National School […]

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Leeds children’s centre says goodbye to popular music group

Leeds children’s centre says goodbye to popular music group

by Felicity Macnamara   Harehills children performed their swan song on Friday after a popular music project came to an end. Leeds-based music company Opera North and national charity Youth Music had funded the 18-month Little Voices programme for under 5s at Harehills Children’s Centre. The project, which also runs at centres in Seacroft and Middleton, involves 45-minute fun sessions for […]

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Westlife fan spends a fortune on meeting Kian ‘King of the Jungle’ Egan

Westlife fan spends a fortune on meeting Kian ‘King of the Jungle’ Egan

By Liam Smedley A Westlife super-fan claims she has spent more than £6000 travelling around the country to meet idol Kian Egan. Kelly Sherwood, 30, from Barnsley, queued for four hours to meet Kian again on Friday outside HMV in Leeds’ the Core shopping centre. She claims she has now met him more than 50 times and said: “I could […]

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Harehills community in shock after assault on teen

Harehills community in shock after assault on teen

  Harehills residents today (Monday) shared their shock after a teenager has been left fighting for his life following a serious assault. The 17-year-old boy was subjected to what police believe to be a targeted attack in Harehills Lane. The incident happened at around 2.55pm on Sunday at the junction of Harehills Lane and York Road, near the old Shaftesbury […]

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Leeds inner city school to teach English as a second language in a bid to raise standards

The head teacher of an inner city school that plans to teach English as a second language to all pupils has said it is a “farce” that her school should be expected to meet the government’s benchmark standards.   The City of Leeds School, in Woodhouse Moor, hoped to start the new scheme next week – but plans have been […]

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Wrestlers invade Garforth

Picture Courtesy of Stuart Glossop

By Alex Rhodes A packed crowd watched as a Leeds based wrestling company put on a performance of a lifetime in Garforth yesterday. Grapple Wrestling descended on the Miner’s Welfare Hall to showcase the skills of their talented athletes. There were a variety of matches including a mixed tag match and a ‘Commoners Rumble’ where wrestlers attempted to eliminate each […]

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M62 reopens after collision

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle The M62 has now reopened but is still experiencing delays following an accident this afternoon. Commuters faced traffic blockages after an collision involving a van and a car. An air ambulance was reported to have landed on the Eastbound carriageway. Police have confirmed that both the Westbound and Eastbound carriageway is fully open between junctions 33-34.  

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New barbecue restaurant to create jobs in Headingley

New barbecue restaurant to create jobs in Headingley

By Joseph Keith Red’s True Barbecue restaurant chain has announced it will be opening a new eatery in Headingley, generating 30 new jobs. The business, which already has one restaurant in Leeds, on Call Lane, is preparing to launch a new branch in Headingley. Co-founder of Red’s, James Douglas said: “We’re delighted to be moving in to the heart of […]

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