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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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Leeds students with the X-Factor prepare for the final of the Amp Awards

Leeds students with the X-Factor prepare for the final of the Amp Awards

By Claire Schofield and John Blow Music mogul Simon Cowell may be given a run for his money as nine business teams from across Yorkshire promote the latest musical talent at the AMP Awards final tonight. Secondary and sixth form pupils from nine Leeds schools will take part in The Association of Music and Promotion Awards (AMP) – a music […]

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Westlife fan spends a fortune on meeting Kian ‘King of the Jungle’ Egan

Westlife fan spends a fortune on meeting Kian ‘King of the Jungle’ Egan

By Liam Smedley A Westlife super-fan claims she has spent more than £6000 travelling around the country to meet idol Kian Egan. Kelly Sherwood, 30, from Barnsley, queued for four hours to meet Kian again on Friday outside HMV in Leeds’ the Core shopping centre. She claims she has now met him more than 50 times and said: “I could […]

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Harehills community in shock after assault on teen

Harehills community in shock after assault on teen

  Harehills residents today (Monday) shared their shock after a teenager has been left fighting for his life following a serious assault. The 17-year-old boy was subjected to what police believe to be a targeted attack in Harehills Lane. The incident happened at around 2.55pm on Sunday at the junction of Harehills Lane and York Road, near the old Shaftesbury […]

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