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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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Leeds nurse’s ginger treats to be stocked in Waitrose after ITV competition win

Leeds nurse’s ginger treats to be stocked in Waitrose after ITV competition win

By Claire Schofield A baking enthusiast from Leeds has scored a sweet victory after being crowned the winner of a national baking competition. Anne Aitkin, 51, a nurse at the Street Lane Practice in Roundhay, won Lorraine’s Taste Off baking competition, part of the Lorraine programme on ITV, earlier this week for her ginger and orange cherubs recipe.

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11,000 darts fans head to Leeds for first ever Premier League match

11,000 darts fans head to Leeds for first ever Premier League match

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram Premier League Darts will be making its Leeds debut at the First Direct Arena tonight.             Arena press officer Rebecca Armstrong said: “Hosting the event is absolutely brilliant and a great honour.” The game, expected to attract 11,000 fans, will feature defending champion Michael van Derwen, who will being playing against Scotsman […]

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Yorkshire Ambulance workers to strike tomorrow

Yorkshire Ambulance workers to strike tomorrow

  By Russell Truran The public have been urged to use 999 wisely during ambulance workers’ strike action tomorrow. Members of the Unite union who work at the Yorkshire Ambulance Trust will strike for five hours tomorrow in a row over long shifts and working hours. The strike will take place between 3pm and 8pm and preceeds three more days […]

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Sale of Leeds’ iconic Yorkshire Post Newspapers building finalised

Sale of Leeds’ iconic Yorkshire Post Newspapers building finalised

By Anders Anglesey The sale of one of Leeds’ best known landmarks has been finalised. The disused building known as “The Bunker” – home to the Yorkshire Post and The Yorkshire Evening Post for 40 years – will be demolished in the summer. The Wellington Street site, which was opened by Prince Charles in 1970, has been sold to an […]

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Leeds couple running 200 miles across England to raise awareness of PTSD

Leeds couple running 200 miles across England to raise awareness of PTSD

By Lauren Wafer-Kiddle An ex-army sergeant and his fiancée are running 200 miles across England to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder. Leeds couple Simon Buckden, 41, and Louisa Rodriguez, 30, co-founders of support group Positive Action For PTSD, are currently running from their home city to London to deliver a book about the condition to David Cameron. They are campaigning to gain wider […]

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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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