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Leeds pair’s mega marathon challenge in memory of cancer mum

Leeds pair’s mega marathon challenge in memory of cancer mum

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle The son of a Leeds woman who died of skin cancer when he was two is walking 780 miles across England to raise money for research into the disease. Drew Turner, 21, and his uncle Mark Lewis, 48, are walking 26 miles a day for 26 days between August 16 and September 13 – setting off  from […]

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Last chance to see miners’ exhibition at Leeds museum

Last chance to see miners’ exhibition at Leeds museum

The work of a Yorkshire photographer and poet who teamed up to document the decline of the mining industry is on display at Leeds’ Armley Mills Industrial Museum. Ian Beesley, 59, from Bradford, worked from 1990 to 2010 photographing miners at the Hay Royds colliery in Kirklees, before the mine closed due to flooding. The exhibition ‘The Drift’ has been […]

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Plans for Cross Green waste disposal plant rejected

Plans for an Energy Recovery and Anaerobic Digestion Facility have been refused planning permission by Leeds City Council. The facility on Bridgewater Road, Cross Green, had been proposed by Clean Power Properties Ltd and Network Rail Ltd. Proposals stated that the facility would have been able to produce enough green energy to power 20,000 homes, provide a heat distribution network […]

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Leeds’ Allerton High and Cockburn schools victorious at AMP Awards

Leeds’ Allerton High and Cockburn schools victorious at AMP Awards

by John Blow Young musicians and aspiring entrepreneurs turned out for a music and business competition at Leeds’ prestigious O2 Academy last night. Secondary and sixth form pupils from nine Leeds schools took part in The Association of Music and Promotion Awards (AMP) – a music and enterprise competition. Allerton High School’s hip-hop group D-FAULT were crowned winners of the […]

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Police officer injured in Bramley pub fight

By Russell Truran A police officer and another man were injured in a fight in a Bramley pub last night. Police were called to the Acorn Pub in Bramley, at about 7.30pm, following reports of a disturbance. A 28-year-old year was found nearby with non-life threatening, facial injuries and was taken to hospital. A police officer attending the incident received […]

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Leeds United: “Club will find a solution”

Leeds United: “Club will find a solution”

By Joseph Keith Leeds United will continue negotiations between Massimo Cellino’s company Eleonora Sport Limited and the Football League, after the prospective club buyer failed their Owners’ and Directors’ Test.  The club issued a statement saying: “The club and its shareholders are disappointed at the decision of the Football League not to approve Massimo Cellino as a director of Leeds United FC. […]

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Council announces plans to spend £11m on Kirkgate Market

Council announces plans to spend £11m on Kirkgate Market

An £11m investment for Leeds’ historic Kirkgate Market has been announced by the city council today. The council has released images of what the new market will look like, providing it gets the go ahead. Councillor Richard Lewis said: “We’re absolutely clear that we must invest in the market so it can take full advantage of its unique position in […]

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Leeds actor to co-produce new film with Shameless star

Leeds actor to co-produce new film with Shameless star

By Mark Kielesz-Levine A former Shameless star has teamed up with a local DJ turned actor to co-produce a new film to be shot in Leeds. Jamie Dorrington, 29, from Cookridge, Leeds, and Jody Latham, 32, who played Phillip ‘Lip’ Gallagher in the Channel 4 comedy drama are seeking funding through Kickstarter to produce Showground – a drama about the […]

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Leeds schoolgirls scoop U19 national title at table tennis championship

Leeds schoolgirls scoop U19 national title at table tennis championship

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle Four girls from a Leeds school have won a national table tennis title – the first in 20 years. Nicole Finn, 18, of Cookridge, Ellen Auty, 17, of Cookridge, Eden Philipott, 15, of Cookridge, and Sammy Parker, 15, of Horsforth, who all attend Horsforth School, travelled to Hinckley, Leicestershire on Saturday to compete at the Butterfly National School […]

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Leeds children’s centre says goodbye to popular music group

Leeds children’s centre says goodbye to popular music group

by Felicity Macnamara   Harehills children performed their swan song on Friday after a popular music project came to an end. Leeds-based music company Opera North and national charity Youth Music had funded the 18-month Little Voices programme for under 5s at Harehills Children’s Centre. The project, which also runs at centres in Seacroft and Middleton, involves 45-minute fun sessions for […]

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