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Leeds author Joe Williams celebrates city’s best-known tradition, The Otley Run, with book launch

Otley Runners outside "The Three HorseShoes"

By Adele Lyth A Leeds poet has published a verse novella celebrating one of the city’s best-known traditions. Author Joe Williams from Headingley has written a verse novella which captures the experience of doing the Otley Run through 15 poems. The Otley Run is done by hundreds of people every weekend, and involves groups and individuals in fancy dress visiting […]

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Leeds is most improved place to live and work, says new report

Leeds is most improved place to live and work, says new report

By Tyler Morrell LEEDS HAS been named as one of the most improved places to live and work in the country.

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New indie festival of music, film and tech to launch in Leeds this April

New indie festival of music, film and tech to launch in Leeds this April

By Charlie Wainwright LEEDS’ FIRST ever week-long indie International Festival will be held this April – featuring chart-topping musicians Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and the White Lies. 

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Former Chelsea winger pens new deal with Bradford City

Former Chelsea winger pens new deal with Bradford City

Bantam’s Portuguese winger, Filipe Morais, has signed a new deal with the League One side that will see him stay at Coral Windows Stadium until the end of 2014. Morais, who has started four of the Bantams seven matches, confirmed his immediate future to the club after his initial short term contract expired on Sunday. The winger started his career […]

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Traders’ fears over building work at Leeds’ Kirkgate Market

Traders’ fears over building work at Leeds’ Kirkgate Market

By Anders Anglesey Retailers in Kirkgate Market are concerned that a planned multi-million pound refurbishment will disrupt and negatively impact their trade. Leeds City Council is planning a £12.3 refurbishment of the historic market that includes roof repairs, creating distinct retail zones and improving the layout of the market with new routes and signage. But business owners operating in Kirkgate […]

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Grab a bucket and spade: The beach is returning to Leeds

Grab a bucket and spade: The beach is returning to Leeds

  By Anders Anglesey There will be no need to go abroad this summer for the perfect beach holiday as Leeds City Beach returns for a second time in August. Leeds City Beach will bring the feeling of the seaside back to Millennium Square after a successful debut last year. Features set to return this summer are a traditional Ferris […]

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Hundreds attend Leeds rally to protest at BBC’s “lack of coverage” of Gaza conflict

Hundreds attend Leeds rally to protest at BBC’s “lack of coverage” of Gaza conflict

More than 300 people marched through Leeds city centre yesterday accusing the BBC of failing to broadcast in-depth coverage of the Palestinian crisis. Protesters gathered outside the BBC Leeds building in St Peter’s Square as part of a national demonstration. It follows the recent Israeli military offensive in Gaza, which has left over 500 Palestinians and 20 Israelis dead. Green […]

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Legendary Leeds Councillor reminisces on 57-year career

Legendary Leeds Councillor reminisces on 57-year career

By Liam Smedley Retiring “legendary” Leeds Councillor and former Lord Mayor has described serving the city since 1957 as “the passion of his life.” Councillor Atha, 85, who serves Kirkstall Ward for the Labour Party, said he has chosen not to stand for re-election in May because he would be nearly 90 following another term. Originally, he trained as a […]

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Calls for extra train carriages after Leeds commuters left stranded

Calls for extra train carriages after Leeds commuters left stranded

By Liam Smedley   Frustrated rail users are calling on Northern Rail to add extra carriages to the packed Headingley and Burley line after being stranded on the platform due to packed to capacity trains. Northern Rail claim the problem is due to a 47 per cent increase in rail users over the past decade. However, Leeds residents feel this occurs because Northern […]

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