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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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Leeds inner city school to teach English as a second language in a bid to raise standards

The head teacher of an inner city school that plans to teach English as a second language to all pupils has said it is a “farce” that her school should be expected to meet the government’s benchmark standards.   The City of Leeds School, in Woodhouse Moor, hoped to start the new scheme next week – but plans have been […]

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Wrestlers invade Garforth

Picture Courtesy of Stuart Glossop

By Alex Rhodes A packed crowd watched as a Leeds based wrestling company put on a performance of a lifetime in Garforth yesterday. Grapple Wrestling descended on the Miner’s Welfare Hall to showcase the skills of their talented athletes. There were a variety of matches including a mixed tag match and a ‘Commoners Rumble’ where wrestlers attempted to eliminate each […]

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M62 reopens after collision

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle The M62 has now reopened but is still experiencing delays following an accident this afternoon. Commuters faced traffic blockages after an collision involving a van and a car. An air ambulance was reported to have landed on the Eastbound carriageway. Police have confirmed that both the Westbound and Eastbound carriageway is fully open between junctions 33-34.  

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New barbecue restaurant to create jobs in Headingley

New barbecue restaurant to create jobs in Headingley

By Joseph Keith Red’s True Barbecue restaurant chain has announced it will be opening a new eatery in Headingley, generating 30 new jobs. The business, which already has one restaurant in Leeds, on Call Lane, is preparing to launch a new branch in Headingley. Co-founder of Red’s, James Douglas said: “We’re delighted to be moving in to the heart of […]

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Leeds children’s centre says goodbye to popular singing group

Leeds children’s centre says goodbye to popular singing group

by Felicity Mcnamara 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, involving 45-minute fun sessions for babies and toddlers, was set up with the aim to introduce […]

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Children inspired thanks to Hope in Crossgates

Children inspired thanks to Hope in Crossgates

  By Jamie Smith BUDDING little authors were inspired to take part in reading and writing at the Crossgates Centre on Saturday thanks to a local novelist and Leeds volunteer groups. Children were also encouraged to get involved in balloon modelling, bookmark making, face-painting, and arts and crafts at the Hope in Crossgates event. Organised by Connecting Crossgates, volunteers included author Daniel […]

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Leeds-based ASDA to axe hundreds of jobs

Leeds-based ASDA to axe hundreds of jobs

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram               Supermarket giant Asda has announced 200 job losses, which will affect offices nationwide, including Asda House in Leeds. Asda House, based in Great Wilson Street, Leeds, said it had difficulty competing with other chain stores in 2013. A spokesman said: “Over 18 months ago, we reviewed our business after recognising […]

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