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The Fleece at Farsley bags CAMRA award

The Fleece at Farsley bags CAMRA award

by John Blow A landlady is celebrating after the pub she runs won an award from CAMRA. Gina Howard, 49, manager of The Fleece, on Town Street, Farsley, was handed a certificate for Most Improved Pub in Leeds by John Rowe, the chairman of Leeds’ branch of The Campaign for Real Ale, on Friday. After leaving The Owl in Rodley, […]

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Pudsey Pasties proving popular

Pudsey Pasties proving popular

By Russell Truran A Pudsey butcher is hoping to defy European red tape and trademark the name ‘Pudsey Pasty’ after selling them for 22 years. Steve Martin, 54, who owns butcher’s shop Bentley’s of Pudsey, coined the name after no longer being allowed to call them Cornish Pasties. Back in 2011, the original Cornish Pasty was given PGI status – […]

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Black box key to unlocking Flight MH370 mystery says Leeds aviation expert

Black box key to unlocking Flight MH370 mystery says Leeds aviation expert

By Liam Smedley A Leeds aviation expert has said finding the black box is the next challenge in answering the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Dr Stephen Wright, 41, from Headingly, is a lecturer at Leeds University’s faculty of engineering. Dr Wright said: “The biggest and most important challenge will be to find the black box which is probably […]

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Leeds student newspaper fights for survival

Leeds student newspaper fights for survival

by Ailsa Rochester   The Leeds Student newspaper is appealing for donations to keep it afloat after a funding row with Leeds University Union. The union, which is responsible for generating advertising revenue for the newpaper, failed to reach its latest financial targets, but blamed this on the decision by editor Rehema Figueiredo to launch additional magazine LSi at the […]

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Armley’s Yorkshire Bank to close as part of branch cuts

Armley’s Yorkshire Bank to close as part of branch cuts

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram  Yorkshire Bank in Armley will close along with 27 other branches nationwide, the company announced today.             All four staff  at the Armley branch will be relocated to the existing Yorkshire Bank in Town Street, Bramley. The branch has been declared as one of the 28 “unsustainable branches” around the country which […]

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Leeds pair’s mega marathon challenge in memory of cancer mum

Leeds pair’s mega marathon challenge in memory of cancer mum

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle The son of a Leeds woman who died of skin cancer when he was two is walking 780 miles across England to raise money for research into the disease. Drew Turner, 21, and his uncle Mark Lewis, 48, are walking 26 miles a day for 26 days between August 16 and September 13 – setting off  from […]

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Last chance to see miners’ exhibition at Leeds museum

Last chance to see miners’ exhibition at Leeds museum

The work of a Yorkshire photographer and poet who teamed up to document the decline of the mining industry is on display at Leeds’ Armley Mills Industrial Museum. Ian Beesley, 59, from Bradford, worked from 1990 to 2010 photographing miners at the Hay Royds colliery in Kirklees, before the mine closed due to flooding. The exhibition ‘The Drift’ has been […]

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Plans for Cross Green waste disposal plant rejected

Plans for an Energy Recovery and Anaerobic Digestion Facility have been refused planning permission by Leeds City Council. The facility on Bridgewater Road, Cross Green, had been proposed by Clean Power Properties Ltd and Network Rail Ltd. Proposals stated that the facility would have been able to produce enough green energy to power 20,000 homes, provide a heat distribution network […]

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Leeds’ Allerton High and Cockburn schools victorious at AMP Awards

Leeds’ Allerton High and Cockburn schools victorious at AMP Awards

by John Blow Young musicians and aspiring entrepreneurs turned out for a music and business competition at Leeds’ prestigious O2 Academy last night. Secondary and sixth form pupils from nine Leeds schools took part in The Association of Music and Promotion Awards (AMP) – a music and enterprise competition. Allerton High School’s hip-hop group D-FAULT were crowned winners of the […]

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Police officer injured in Bramley pub fight

By Russell Truran A police officer and another man were injured in a fight in a Bramley pub last night. Police were called to the Acorn Pub in Bramley, at about 7.30pm, following reports of a disturbance. A 28-year-old year was found nearby with non-life threatening, facial injuries and was taken to hospital. A police officer attending the incident received […]

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