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Watchdogs praise West Yorkshire Police

Watchdogs praise West Yorkshire Police

Police watchdogs have praised the West Yorkshire Police force for their understanding, restraint and spending efficiency, however force chiefs believe more severe financial challenges lie ahead. Roger Baker, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary for the Northern Region said the force suffered one of the harshest budget cuts of the all the UK’s forces but despite this, crime in the area has […]

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Leeds arts funding to be cut by £500,000

Leeds arts funding to be cut by £500,000

Leeds City Council has approved plans that will see arts funding reduced by 15 per cent over the next few years. The council currently has a budget of nearly £3m, which it issues to a number of arts organisations, but will be cut to just over £2.5m. The enforced changes also mean the maximum application will be capped at £750,000. […]

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NEWS BULLETIN: Mon 21st July

NEWS BULLETIN: Mon 21st July

A round-up of the day’s news in brief, including an update on a stabbing in Elland, a boost to the charity appeal started by a Leeds student who died in the Malaysian Airways crash, the Bradford Bulls’ relegation, Leeds cycle lanes branded dangerous, and the Jane Tomlinson 10k run.

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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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Leeds canal towpath murder case in court

Leeds canal towpath murder case in court

A man has appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of a woman who was attacked on a canal towpath in Leeds. Kevin Wyment, 53, from Landseer Drive, Bramley is accused of attacking Michaela Heaton, who died of serious head injuries on Thursday evening. Ms Heaton, 38, died of her injuries in Leeds General Infirmary after the assault on the towpath at Armley near the junction […]

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Woman found dead in Leeds treated as murder

Woman found dead in Leeds treated as murder

Police have launched a murder inquiry following the death of a 67-year-old woman at a property on Talbot Avenue in Moortown, North Leeds. Officers were contacted by a man at 10pm last night concerning a woman who was found dead. West and North Yorkshire Police forces began enquiries to find the man due to concerns over his welfare.

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Woman killed on Leeds canal towpath

Woman killed on Leeds canal towpath

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in West Leeds. A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of killing the woman, who was attacked off Canal Road, Armley, yesterday afternoon. He was arrested at the scene. The 38-year-old woman was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, but died shortly after arriving. West Yorkshire Police have […]

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Police appeal for help to find missing man

Police appeal for help to find missing man

Concern is growing for the welfare of a 38-year-old man who has been reported missing from his home in Leeds. Andrew Macsparren’s last contact with his family was on July 13 when he sent a text message to his brother. Detective Chief Inspector Lisa Atkinson, of Leeds District CID, said: “This is completely out of character for Andrew and is […]

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Leeds honours Mandela Day for first time since his death

Leeds honours Mandela Day for first time since his death

The people of Leeds will today be paying their respects to Nelson Mandela who helped change the future of a country divided by race and prejudice. Today marks the former South African President’s birthday and is the first Nelson Mandela International Day since the insperational champion of civil rights passed away aged 95. He died in December last year. The […]

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Leeds goes batty for six weeks of ping pong

Leeds goes batty for six weeks of ping pong

As the Tour de France bikes move out, ping pong tables are moving in across Leeds in the hope that people will pick up a bat, a ball and get playing. Ping! Leeds have put up over 20 ping pong tables at Leeds Trinity Kitchen, local libraries and markets in a scheme that they hope will get people out playing during […]

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