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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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Leeds Mum gets Bliss logo tattooed on for charity

Leeds Mum gets Bliss logo tattooed on for charity

  A Leeds mum whose three babies were all born severely premature is getting a sponsored tattoo on Mothers’ Day with the logo of the charity that supported her through her trauma. Mel Metcalfe 35, of Newall Carr Lane has three daughters who were all born prematurely. Her youngest daughter Alice Mary is now a happy two year old but […]

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Leeds Dog Trust appeals to find new homes for 9-day-old puppies

A dog rescue centre is appealing to find new homes for eight lurcher puppies who have failed to bond with their mother. The puppies, who were born to a stray dog at Leeds Dog Trust, will hopefully be moved into foster care within the next two weeks and stay with fosterers until a suitable permanent home can be found for them. At the moment […]

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Campaign to make Leeds the Capital of Dance

Campaign to make Leeds the Capital of Dance

By Russell Truran A ballet group which wants Leeds to be officially crowned as City of Dance took its campaign to Leeds City Council today. The CEO of Northern Ballet, Mark Skipper, 52, outlined his ideas in front of councillors at Leeds Civic Hall. He has been a member of the company, based in the Quarry Hill area of Leeds, […]

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Leeds children miss out on learning as NUT strike closes schools

Leeds children miss out on learning as NUT strike closes schools

By Anders Anglesey Hundreds of children in Leeds missed a full day of learning today as the National Union of Teachers strike closed down schools across the city. But teachers at the NUT rally in Leeds City Museum said the strikes were necessary to secure better working conditions and claimed that the Department for Education’s plans to raise the retirement […]

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Man in court over kidnap and murder of Leeds dad

Man in court over kidnap and murder of Leeds dad

By John Blow A third man is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court today charged with killing a father-of-one with a shotgun. Anthony Micah Pyke, 31, of no fixed abode but with connections to Meanwood, is charged with murdering Colin Pierre, also 31, at around 2am on Tuesday, March 11. Mr Pierre’s body was discovered in Gledhow Valley Woods, […]

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Leeds charity urges volunteers to help with plans for a new community garden.

An artists impression of what the space would look like after regeneration. Picture source: http://www.southleedslife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/small-artist-impression.png

By Felicity Macnamara A Leeds charity has appealed for Holbeck locals to rally behind their proposals to create a new community garden in the area. Health for All, based at Holbeck Youth and Community Centre on Elland Road, believes that a dilapidated games space next to the centre on  is ripe for regeneration. The project was launched last week and the charity hopes […]

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Oddworld set to return thanks to Leeds based video game company

Oddworld set to return thanks to Leeds based video game company

By Alex Rhodes A Leeds based video game company will soon announce a release date for a new game that will hit stores worldwide. Just Add Water will release Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty for a variety of gaming platforms later this year. The game is a remake of the critically acclaimed Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey which was originally released in 1998. […]

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Teachers’ strike: hundreds of Leeds children missing school today

Teachers’ strike: hundreds of Leeds children missing school today

Hundreds of Leeds children are off school today as teachers strike over pay and conditions. Leeds City Council said 35 schools were closed and 113 were partially closed. There are also 18 academies in the city which are independent of the council. Parents of children from Horsforth Newlaithes Primary School complained about having to make childcare arrangements at the last […]

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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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