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Calls for extra train carriages after Leeds commuters left stranded

Calls for extra train carriages after Leeds commuters left stranded

By Liam Smedley   Frustrated rail users are calling on Northern Rail to add extra carriages to the packed Headingley and Burley line after being stranded on the platform due to packed to capacity trains. Northern Rail claim the problem is due to a 47 per cent increase in rail users over the past decade. However, Leeds residents feel this occurs because Northern […]

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Children homes and schools in Leeds to be investigated over new Savile claims

Children homes and schools in Leeds to be investigated over new Savile claims

By Russell Truran Three children’s homes and schools in Leeds are to be investigated over claims of abuse by disgraced TV personality Jimmy Savile. Notre Dame Grammar School is one of the schools, in Savile’s birthplace of Leeds, to be investigated over allegations of abuse by the late TV personality. Notre Dame Sixth Form College, St. Mark’s Avenue, Leeds, stands […]

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West Yorkshire police under fire for not giving domestic violence ‘a high priority status’

West Yorkshire police under fire for not giving domestic violence ‘a high priority status’

By Alex Rhodes A police watchdog has released a damning report about the way West Yorkshire Police respond to cases of domestic abuse. The report found officers were failing to give some complaints about violence against partners enough attention. Only 35 per cent of the 10,690 reports of domestic abuse-related crimes led to arrests in the 12 months to the […]

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Iconic Leeds building will go dark for Earth Hour

Iconic Leeds building will go dark for Earth Hour

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle A Leeds landmark building is going dark for Earth Hour this weekend. The lights of the Leeds Civic Hall will go out from 8.30pm on Saturday 29 March in support of a worldwide campaign to tackle environmental issues. Executive member for the environment, Councillor Mark Dobson said: “Turning the lights out at Civic Hall is just a […]

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New gym to benefit Harehills community

New gym to benefit Harehills community

By Felicity Macnamara The manager of a new Leeds gym says that he hopes that it will play a vital role in the heart of the community. Just Fitness will open in the Shine Collective building on Harehills Road and the duo behind the gym, Jonathan Carrington, 25, and Gavin O’Malley, 35, can’t wait to throw the doors open. Jonathan […]

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House fire in Horsforth could have ended in disaster

By Alex Rhodes Fire crews from Rawdon and Stanningley were called to a house fire in Horsforth caused by a cooker yesterday afternoon. Although the fire had been brought under control by the time firemen arrived at Broadgate Lane at 1.23pm, one man was taken to hospital after inhaling smoke from the blaze. Nigel Atkins, station commander for Rawdon fire […]

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Hundreds of 5SOS fans flock to Leeds to meet Aussie boy band sensation

Hundreds of 5SOS fans flock to Leeds to meet Aussie boy band sensation

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle Hundreds of teenage girls swarmed Leeds city centre to meet pop heartthrobs 5 Seconds of Summer – dubbed Australia’s answer to One Direction. 5SOS, who this week soared to number one on the mid-week chart with She Looks So Perfect, held a meet and greet yesterday at Leeds HMV. Super fan Megan Bellwood, 17, of Leeds, had been waiting since […]

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Leeds MP prepares funeral for father, Tony Benn

Leeds MP prepares funeral for father, Tony Benn

Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn is in preparation for his father’s funeral, prized veteran politician Tony Benn.               The MP’s father, who was considered to be one the main leaders of socialism, died earlier this month on March 14. Hilary will be attending the funeral along with his siblings and his family. He has been […]

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Woodhouse woman’s death caused by fall down stairs

By Joseph Keith A Leeds father has described the death of his 45-year-old daughter as the result of the tragic lifestyle she led, an inquest heard yesterday. Helen Edmands, 45, of Oatland Place, Woodhouse, sustained a fatal head injury in her flat on June 18 last year, where she lived alone. Coroner David Hinchliff ruled that she died after falling  […]

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Leeds Dog Trust appeal for new nine-day-old pups

Leeds Dog Trust appeal for new nine-day-old pups

By Mark Kielesz-Levine A litter of adorable puppies are looking for new homes. The Lurcher puppies were born at the Leeds Dog Trust and are set to go into foster care within the next two weeks before attempts will be made to house them permanently. The eight puppies, who had failed to bond with their mother, spend most of their […]

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