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Reactions to controversial report on Leeds Children’s Heart Unit

Campaigners in 2013 fighting to keep the facility open

By Jamie Smith The head of Leeds hospitals has apologised to families of dying children who were met with a lack of comfort, sensitivity and professionalism at their time of greatest need at Leeds Children’s Heart Surgery Unit.

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Leeds woman calls for stricter drugs laws after near-death experience on legal high Doob

A packet of the legal high 'Doob'

  By Lauren Wafer-Kiddle A 36 year old woman who thought she “was going to die” after taking a legal high last year has called for the drugs to be banned. Leeds woman Elle Brooker was at a party last year when she experienced a horrific reaction to the legal high Doob. She said: “My heart was racing so hard […]

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Leeds school in special measures following damning OFSTED inspection

Leeds school in special measures following damning OFSTED inspection

          A Pudsey school has been placed into special measures following a damning OFSTED inspection. Crawshaw School, in Pudsey, was visited by Ofsted inspectors on January 21. The report found inadequate teaching and management, underachieving pupils, low attendance and poor behaviour. The report also outlined that the temporary status of key senior leaders and the lack of […]

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Leeds hosts Beer And Cider Festival celebrating local ales – and more

Leeds hosts Beer And Cider Festival celebrating local ales – and more

Leeds began celebrating one of the largest beer and cider festivals in Yorkshire yesterday with visitors going hopping mad for some of the quality beers and ciders on offer. The event, which kicked off yesterday at the Pudsey Civic Hall and closes on Saturday night, is showcasing a huge range of ales, lagers and ciders that can titillate any drink […]

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Knife-wielding robber in Leeds travel agents attack

Knife-wielding robber in Leeds travel agents attack

By Felicity McNamara A masked man armed with a knife threatened members of staff in a Leeds travel agents and escaped with a substantial amount of cash. He walked into Thomsons travel agents, in Town Street, Horsforth, shortly after 9am on March 11 before threatening two female members of staff and demanding they open the safe. The man, who had his face covered […]

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Appeals continue for missing Leeds man Ben Clarkson

Appeals continue for missing Leeds man Ben Clarkson

By Russell Truran Police have reiterated their appeals for information about missing man Ben Clarkson. Originally from Leeds, Ben Clarkson, 22, has not been seen since leaving Fibbers nightclub in York at 3.40am on Sunday 2 March. The alarm was raised when he failed to turn up for his shift at Banks Music Room in Lendal the following day. Store […]

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Two men arrested in connection with the death of Leeds man

Murder victim Colin Pierre, known to his friends as Craig

By Felicity Macnamara Two men have been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a Leeds man whose body was found in woods in Chapel Allerton. The men, aged 41 and 48, were arrested in the Pudsey area last night on suspicion of the murder of Colin Pierre, whose body was discovered by teenagers as they walked through Gledhow Valley Woods, in […]

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Live At Leeds festival heats up as 50 more acts are announced

Live At Leeds festival heats up as 50 more acts are announced

By Claire Schofield The Live At Leeds line-up continues to grow as 50 a further acts have been announced. The latest editions to the line-up include Bipolar Sunshine, The Neighbourhood, The Sunshine Underground and George Ezra. The annual Leeds music festival, now in its eighth year, will run from 2 to 5 May and with over 200 bands due to perform it is […]

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