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Leeds-based ASDA to axe hundreds of jobs

Leeds-based ASDA to axe hundreds of jobs

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram               Supermarket giant Asda has announced 200 job losses, which will affect offices nationwide, including Asda House in Leeds. Asda House, based in Great Wilson Street, Leeds, said it had difficulty competing with other chain stores in 2013. A spokesman said: “Over 18 months ago, we reviewed our business after recognising […]

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Pottery Collection by the disabled to go on display in Leeds

Pottery Collection by the disabled to go on display in Leeds

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram A unique pottery collection is to go on display at the Leeds Discovery Centre in April.                     The Temple Newsam House in Leeds unveiled a pottery collection made byadults with physical disabilities from the Osmondthorpe Resource Centre on Wednesday. Helen Pratt, assistant curator at the Temple Newsam House, said: […]

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Tour Makers prepare to make history in July’s Tour De France

Tour Makers prepare to make history in July’s Tour De France

By Lauren Wafer-Kiddle Almost 12,000 people have been picked to take part in a historical project that will see them helping alongside some of the world’s best cyclists in July’s Tour De France Grand Départ. Successful applicants were informed on Friday they would be part a part of Tour De France history, after standing out in the application process amongst the […]

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Pay inequality rises in Yorkshire & Humber

Pay inequality rises in Yorkshire & Humber

By Ailsa Rochester Families in Yorkshire & Humber are now £1,842 worse off a year, according to a recent survey on pay inequality. That breaks down to 32 weekly food shops or 25 full tanks of fuel in a Ford Focus. The survey coincides with the TUC’s Fair Pay Fortnight which kicks off today and aims to raise awareness of […]

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Otley residents demand action over Tour de France “eyesore” after pub left derelict for five years

The Summercross

By Alex Rhodes Otley Pub Club and residents living near a derelict pub on the Tour de France route are calling for action before it falls into ruin. The Summercross Pub on East Busk Lane has been boarded up since 2009 when planning permission was given to Westward Care to build a care home. However approval came with the condition […]

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Body of missing Leeds man Ben Clarkson found

Body of missing Leeds man Ben Clarkson found

By Russell Truran The body found in the River Foss on Friday evening is that of missing Ben Clarkson. Police searching for the missing 22 year old, who was originally from Leeds, found a man’s body on Foss Bank, near the entrance to Sainsbury’s at around 5pm on Friday. Yesterday North Yorkshire Police confirmed that it had been formally identified […]

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“Human intervention only explanation” for missing Malaysian flight MH370 says Leeds aviation expert

“Human intervention only explanation” for missing Malaysian flight MH370 says Leeds aviation expert

By Liam Smedley A Leeds aviation expert today said deliberate human intervention is the only explanation for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

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Leeds short film about sex, power, greed and death accepted for Cannes Film Festival 2014

Leeds short film about sex, power, greed and death accepted for Cannes Film Festival 2014

A Leeds production company and acting academy has had a short film accepted into the 67th Cannes Film Festival. VIII, made by Rossi Pictures Ltd, has been selected for the prestigious Short Film Corner where it will be viewed by some of the most influential people in the industry, including Cannes’ representatives and investors.

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Mobile network EE criticised over coverage blackout in Leeds

Mobile network EE criticised over coverage blackout in Leeds

By Joseph Keith Mobile network giant EE has blamed “gremlins in the system” for a coverage blackout which left customers in Leeds without a signal for up to thirteen hours. Customers were unable to make or receive calls and texts from 7pm last night with many phones out of service for at least a four hour period. The blackout affected […]

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St James’s cements its place at forefront of British cancer treatment

Versa HD Machine

By Jamie Smith A revolutionary cancer treatment is being showcased in Leeds today after a successful six month trial at St James’s University Hospital. Versa HD fine tunes the treatment of lung cancer while reducing treatment time by 42 per cent and increasing the number of patients who can be helped at St James’s. A roadshow being held in Leeds […]

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