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2000 new jobs created by Victoria Gate development

The latest CGI plan of Victoria Gate

By Liam Smedley The development of Leeds’ new £150m Victoria Gate project will bring 2000 jobs to the city. Spokesperson for retail property specialist Hammerson, Emma Stanham said: “Phase one of the scheme will create up to 1,000 construction opportunities and 1,000 retail and hospitality jobs.” Victoria Gate will open in 2016 and will also house the first ever John […]

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VIDEO : Amputees help train soliders for horrific scenes in combat

VIDEO : Amputees help train soliders for horrific scenes in combat

by Yorkshire Voice team Horrific scenes of soliders losing limbs in dramatic explosions is something army reservists need the stomach to handle. So to make their training as realistic as possible at Catterick Garrison, real amputuees are drafted in – with all the special effects you’d expect to see on a film set. The team here at Yorkshire Voice spent […]

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Former Leeds United player arrested in London

Cantona playing for Leeds on his debut vs Oldham in 1992.

By Mark Kielesz-Levine Former Leeds United player Eric Cantona has been cautioned for common assault after an incident in London yesterday, The Telegraph has reported. The ex footballer and recently turned actor, accepted the caution but it is not known if the victim will press charges. The Metropolitan Police have said in a statement: “Police were called to  Regents Park Road, NW1, […]

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Police appeal after a 77 year-old pick pocketed in Leeds

Police appeal after a 77 year-old pick pocketed in Leeds

The images of two men who pick pocketed a pensioner  at Leeds station have been released by the British Transport Police. The 77 year-old was travelling to London Kings Cross in January when two men apparently worked as a team to steal from him. Police say the victim was distracted by one of the men while the train was in […]

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Air ambulance called to serious JCB collision on A64

Air ambulance called to serious JCB collision on A64

By Jamie Smith A man in his thirties was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary following a collision between a JCB with a trailer and a dustbin lorry on the A64 near Tadcaster. North Yorkshire Police were called to the incident near John Smith’s Brewery at 11:50 am today. The fire brigade were called to cut the casualty from his vehicle […]

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Leeds United administration rumours are false: says Managing Director

Leeds United said to be stable financially

By Gayathri Kanagasundaram Leeds United Football Club has announced that there is “no chance’ that the club will be going into administration. Managing Director of the club David Haigh last night told The Yorkshire Post  the club is “in good hands” and that the club is in stable financial position. Last night Twitter was in furor over rumours that the club may be […]

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Blaze destroys building In Wortley

The storage building on Oldfield Lane, Wortley that caught fire.

by Joseph Keith A blaze ripped through a storage building in Wortley this morning, destroying the inside. Leeds fire service responded to an emergency call at 3am from Oldfield lane in Wortley near The New Conservative Pub. Four fire engines attended, two from Hunslet and two from Leeds as well as an aerial ladder platform. Watch Commander Phil Rhodes of Leeds […]

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Leeds duo going for gold In the Commonwealth Games 2018

Andy Denton (l) and Graham Poucher (r) are hoping to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in 2018

  By Mark Kielesz-Levine A former Ibiza DJ and an ex-footballer are attempting to go for gold in the Commonwealth Games in 2018 in lawn bowls. The unusual pairing only started bowling in 2012 but have reached such a high standard in a short time that they now harbour hopes of representing England when the games head to Queensland, Australia in 2018. Andy […]

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Children to brighten up city with Leeds In Bloom

Pepper White and her Leeds in Bloom garden

By Jamie Smith Young talent will blossom around Leeds City Centre after a competition was launched for children to design their own flowerbeds. As part of Leeds in Bloom,  children aged 4-16 years old will design a bed to compete for the top of the crops. The six winners will see their designs planted in the town centre as well […]

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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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