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Traders’ fears over building work at Leeds’ Kirkgate Market

Traders’ fears over building work at Leeds’ Kirkgate Market

By Anders Anglesey Retailers in Kirkgate Market are concerned that a planned multi-million pound refurbishment will disrupt and negatively impact their trade. Leeds City Council is planning a £12.3 refurbishment of the historic market that includes roof repairs, creating distinct retail zones and improving the layout of the market with new routes and signage. But business owners operating in Kirkgate […]

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Leeds United hero Eddie Gray awarded honorary degree by Leeds Met

Former Leeds United player and manager, Eddie Gray MBE.

By Joseph Keith Leeds United icon Eddie Gray MBE was honoured by Leeds Metropolitan University this afternoon as he received an Honorary Doctorate of Sport Science. The University’s School of Sport acknowledged Mr Gray’s glittering career with Leeds, where he rippled the net 68 times from the winger position and featured 561 times throughout his 20 years at Elland Road. […]

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Reward for murder suspect doubled to £10,000

Reward for murder suspect doubled to £10,000

Crimestoppers have doubled the reward money on offer for any information that leads to the arrest of John Heald, who’s still on the run a week after the death of a guest house landlady. John Heald, 53, from the Rotherham area is wanted by Humberside Police in connection with the murder of Bei Carter, 49, at a guest house in […]

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NEWS BULLETIN: Fri July 25

NEWS BULLETIN: Fri July 25

Take a look at all the latest headlines from the Yorkshire Voice newsroom on Friday, July 25.

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Drownings prompt warnings about open water swimming in Yorkshire

Two people drowned in the River Foss, York, in March this year.

By Joseph Keith Deaths in and around open water have led to the emergency services urging people to take extra care during the warm weather in Yorkshire. A statement by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said the area’s popular waterways – which include lakes and rivers in Otley, York, Knaresborough, Ilkley and Leeds – are more dangerous than people may think. […]

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Yorkshire fundraiser determined to raise £250,000 before she dies

Yorkshire fundraiser determined to raise £250,000 before she dies

A doctor diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer has pledged to raise £250,000 for charity before she dies. Kate Granger, 32, from Wakefield, has a rare and aggressive form of sarcoma and has raised money for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre since learning she had the disease in August 2011. Sarcomas are tumours that are made from cancerous bone, fat, […]

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VIDEO: Young Leeds athlete to dive with Tom Daley in Glasgow

VIDEO: Young Leeds athlete to dive with Tom Daley in Glasgow

One of Yorkshire’s brightest aquatic stars will be diving at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next week. James Denny, 20, of Kirsktall, Leeds, will compete in three diving events at the games – and one of them will be synchronised diving, alongside Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley. Watch the video to see Yorkshire Voice’s Liam Smedley’s report:

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VIDEO: Kellingley Colliery buyout falls through

VIDEO: Kellingley Colliery buyout falls through

The National Union of Miners’ planned buyout of Kellingley Colliery, near Selby, was ditched after the union accused UK Coal of making unrealistic demands. Watch the video to see Yorkshire Voice’s Ailsa Rochester speaking to NUM delegate, Keith Hartshorne, miner Nigel Kemp and Labour MP Yvette Cooper, member of Parliament for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford.

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VIDEO: Kids get creative in Leeds with a robot orchestra

VIDEO: Kids get creative in Leeds with a robot orchestra

Ordinary household toys were transformed into a robot orchestra by children who collaborated with theatre company Interplay, Armley, Leeds, on Thursday, July 24. Watch this report from Yorkshire Voice’s Alex Rhodes as he takes a look at what the process involved:

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VIDEO: Leeds Arena one year milestone

VIDEO: Leeds Arena one year milestone

Leeds’ First Direct Arena celebrated its first milestone yesterday, with the venue officially hosting concerts for one year since opening in 2013. Yorkshire Voice’s Gayathri Kanagasundaram was in Leeds, asking people what they thought about the venue, watch the video here:

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