Post Tagged with: “Leeds”

Woodhouse woman’s death caused by fall down stairs

By Joseph Keith A Leeds father has described the death of his 45-year-old daughter as the result of the tragic lifestyle she led, an inquest heard yesterday. Helen Edmands, 45, of Oatland Place, Woodhouse, sustained a fatal head injury in her flat on June 18 last year, where she lived alone. Coroner David Hinchliff ruled that she died after falling  […]

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Leeds turns purple for epilepsy awareness

Leeds turns purple for epilepsy awareness

By Claire Schofield People and places in Leeds turned purple today in support of Purple Day, an international epilepsy awareness day. The day saw a host of purple-themed events take place all across the UK for Epilepsy Action, with five UK landmarks turning purple in honour of the day. Leeds’ First Direct Arena will be switching its lights to a […]

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Leeds Dog Trust appeal for new nine-day-old pups

Leeds Dog Trust appeal for new nine-day-old pups

By Mark Kielesz-Levine A litter of adorable puppies are looking for new homes. The Lurcher puppies were born at the Leeds Dog Trust and are set to go into foster care within the next two weeks before attempts will be made to house them permanently. The eight puppies, who had failed to bond with their mother, spend most of their […]

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Leeds Mum gets Bliss logo tattooed on for charity

Leeds Mum gets Bliss logo tattooed on for charity

  A Leeds mum whose three babies were all born severely premature is getting a sponsored tattoo on Mothers’ Day with the logo of the charity that supported her through her trauma. Mel Metcalfe 35, of Newall Carr Lane has three daughters who were all born prematurely. Her youngest daughter Alice Mary is now a happy two year old but […]

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Oddworld set to return thanks to Leeds based video game company

Oddworld set to return thanks to Leeds based video game company

By Alex Rhodes A Leeds based video game company will soon announce a release date for a new game that will hit stores worldwide. Just Add Water will release Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty for a variety of gaming platforms later this year. The game is a remake of the critically acclaimed Oddworld: Abe’s Odyssey which was originally released in 1998. […]

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Traders and council at loggerheads over refurbishment of Leeds’ iconic Kirkgate Market

Traders and council at loggerheads over refurbishment of Leeds’ iconic Kirkgate Market

By Claire Schofield Traders claim they may be faced with a £50,000 bill if plans for the refurbishment of Leeds Kirkgate market go ahead. A meeting between traders and Leeds City Council was held last night to discuss the £10.8 million revamp but the proposals were met with an angry response from the market tenants. Traders claim that some businesses […]

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Black box key to unlocking Flight MH370 mystery says Leeds aviation expert

Black box key to unlocking Flight MH370 mystery says Leeds aviation expert

By Liam Smedley A Leeds aviation expert has said finding the black box is the next challenge in answering the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Dr Stephen Wright, 41, from Headingly, is a lecturer at Leeds University’s faculty of engineering. Dr Wright said: “The biggest and most important challenge will be to find the black box which is probably […]

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Armley’s Yorkshire Bank to close as part of branch cuts

Armley’s Yorkshire Bank to close as part of branch cuts

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram  Yorkshire Bank in Armley will close along with 27 other branches nationwide, the company announced today.             All four staff  at the Armley branch will be relocated to the existing Yorkshire Bank in Town Street, Bramley. The branch has been declared as one of the 28 “unsustainable branches” around the country which […]

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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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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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