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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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Oddworld set to return thanks to Leeds based video game company

Oddworld set to return thanks to Leeds based video game company

By Alex Rhodes A Leeds based video game company will soon announce a release date for a new game that will hit stores worldwide. Just Add Water will release Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty for a variety of gaming platforms later this year. The game is a remake of the critically acclaimed Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey which was originally released in 1998. […]

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Teachers’ strike: hundreds of Leeds children missing school today

Teachers’ strike: hundreds of Leeds children missing school today

Hundreds of Leeds children are off school today as teachers strike over pay and conditions. Leeds City Council said 35 schools were closed and 113 were partially closed. There are also 18 academies in the city which are independent of the council. Parents of children from Horsforth Newlaithes Primary School complained about having to make childcare arrangements at the last […]

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Traders and council at loggerheads over refurbishment of Leeds’ iconic Kirkgate Market

Traders and council at loggerheads over refurbishment of Leeds’ iconic Kirkgate Market

By Claire Schofield Traders claim they may be faced with a £50,000 bill if plans for the refurbishment of Leeds Kirkgate market go ahead. A meeting between traders and Leeds City Council was held last night to discuss the £10.8 million revamp but the proposals were met with an angry response from the market tenants. Traders claim that some businesses […]

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Ex Royal Marine from Leeds asked to search for missing flight MH370

Ex Royal Marine from Leeds asked to search for missing flight MH370

By Mark Kielesz-Levine A former Royal Marine who protects ships from pirates in the Indian Ocean has spoken about how he was asked to keep a look out for debris from missing plane MH370. Lewis King, 28, from Wortley works as an armed guard for Regal Maritime Solutions, a private security firm which uses ex military personnel to defend cargo […]

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Family of mauled 6-year-old speak out as court lets “terror dog” stay in community

Family of mauled 6-year-old speak out as court lets “terror dog” stay in community

A Leeds mother today spoke out against a court’s decision to release the dog that attacked her daughter back to its owner. Six-year-old Layla Musse has been left permanently scarred after she was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier on December 3 while walking home from Ebor Gardens Primary School in Burmantofts. Layla sustained extensive injuries to her face and […]

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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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