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Leeds-based ASDA to axe hundreds of jobs

Leeds-based ASDA to axe hundreds of jobs

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram               Supermarket giant Asda has announced 200 job losses, which will affect offices nationwide, including Asda House in Leeds. Asda House, based in Great Wilson Street, Leeds, said it had difficulty competing with other chain stores in 2013. A spokesman said: “Over 18 months ago, we reviewed our business after recognising […]

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Prospective Leeds United owner fails FL Owners’ and Directors’ Test

The East Stand of Leeds United's Elland Road stadium.

By Joseph Keith The Football League have announced that Massimo Cellino, current owner of Serie A club Cagliari, has failed their Owners’ and Directors’ Test and therefore cannot complete his proposed buy out of Leeds United. A statement on the governing body’s website says: “Having fully considered the matter, the Board agreed unanimously that the decision of the Italian Court does […]

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Pottery Collection by the disabled to go on display in Leeds

Pottery Collection by the disabled to go on display in Leeds

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram A unique pottery collection is to go on display at the Leeds Discovery Centre in April.                     The Temple Newsam House in Leeds unveiled a pottery collection made byadults with physical disabilities from the Osmondthorpe Resource Centre on Wednesday. Helen Pratt, assistant curator at the Temple Newsam House, said: […]

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Tour Makers prepare to make history in July’s Tour De France

Tour Makers prepare to make history in July’s Tour De France

By Lauren Wafer-Kiddle Almost 12,000 people have been picked to take part in a historical project that will see them helping alongside some of the world’s best cyclists in July’s Tour De France Grand Départ. Successful applicants were informed on Friday they would be part a part of Tour De France history, after standing out in the application process amongst the […]

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Pay inequality rises in Yorkshire & Humber

Pay inequality rises in Yorkshire & Humber

By Ailsa Rochester Families in Yorkshire & Humber are now £1,842 worse off a year, according to a recent survey on pay inequality. That breaks down to 32 weekly food shops or 25 full tanks of fuel in a Ford Focus. The survey coincides with the TUC’s Fair Pay Fortnight which kicks off today and aims to raise awareness of […]

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Leeds cabaret gets inspired

Leeds cabaret gets inspired

by Ailsa Rochester “Life is a cabaret, old chum”, or so they say. And never will that be more true than this Saturday as The Leeds Club says “Wilkommen” to The 1930s Berlin Diary. The show is shrouded in mystery but organisers described the show as: “Willy Wonka meets murder mystery, meets Edward Scissorhands, meets La Soiree cabaret, meets a music gig, meets a […]

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Otley residents demand action over Tour de France “eyesore” after pub left derelict for five years

The Summercross

By Alex Rhodes Otley Pub Club and residents living near a derelict pub on the Tour de France route are calling for action before it falls into ruin. The Summercross Pub on East Busk Lane has been boarded up since 2009 when planning permission was given to Westward Care to build a care home. However approval came with the condition […]

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17-year-old fights for life after assault in Leeds

A 17-year-old boy has been left fighting for his life following a serious assault in Leeds. The victim is in a critial condition following what is believed to have been a targeted attack in Harehills Lane. The incident happened at around 2.55pm yesterday (Sunday) at the junction of Harehills Lane and York Road, near the old Shaftesbury Cinema. Detective Inspector […]

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Body of missing Leeds man Ben Clarkson found

Body of missing Leeds man Ben Clarkson found

By Russell Truran The body found in the River Foss on Friday evening is that of missing Ben Clarkson. Police searching for the missing 22 year old, who was originally from Leeds, found a man’s body on Foss Bank, near the entrance to Sainsbury’s at around 5pm on Friday. Yesterday North Yorkshire Police confirmed that it had been formally identified […]

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Illusionist Derren Brown bring Infamous show to Leeds

Illusionist Derren Brown bring Infamous show to Leeds

by Laren Wafer-Kiddle Renowned illusionist Derren Brown is returning to Leeds this week with a more personal, stripped-down show. Brown, alongside his director and friend Andy Nyman, are bringing the Derren Brown: Infamous show to Leeds Grand Theatre from 24-29 March. He told Yorkshire Voice: “We tried to come up with a sort of experience that you couldn’t get anywhere […]

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