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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 turns purple for epilepsy awareness

Leeds turns purple for epilepsy awareness

By Claire Schofield People and places in Leeds turned purple today in support of Purple Day, an international epilepsy awareness day. The day saw a host of purple-themed events take place all across the UK for Epilepsy Action, with five UK landmarks turning purple in honour of the day. Leeds’ First Direct Arena will be switching its lights to a […]

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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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