Post Tagged with: “Leeds”

8 months of road works to cause delays for drivers at Bradford Road roundabout

8 months of road works to cause delays for drivers at Bradford Road roundabout

A roundabout between Bradford and Leeds will close for major construction work this summer which will continue until March 2015. Construction on the A647 at Thornbury Barracks Roundabout has been approved in the hope it will reduce congestion levels at the junction and improve accessibility. The proposals for the roundabout include a reconfiguration of lanes, upgrading existing bus stops, creating […]

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Ukraine air crash: Leeds student Richard Mayne’s family meet David Cameron

Ukraine air crash: Leeds student Richard Mayne’s family meet David Cameron

Relatives of Leeds University student Richard Mayne and families of other British victims who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed are meeting with PM David Cameron today. Richard, 20, was studying Maths and Finance at the university while volunteering to raise money for charity in his spare time before he died on the plane that is now believed to […]

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VIDEO: A look through the ropes at Leeds wrestlers training

VIDEO: A look through the ropes at Leeds wrestlers training

Grapple Wrestling at Leeds Cage, Kirkstall Rd, is home to more than 15 professional wrestlers – who put on suplex-inspired shows for their fans. The wrestling company also hosts fitness sessions three times a week, for aspiring no-holds-barred athletes.

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NEWS BULLETIN: Mon, July 28

NEWS BULLETIN: Mon, July 28

A look at today’s headlines from the Yorkshire Voice newsroom on Monday, July 28.

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Two men killed after their car overturned in Oulton

Methley Lane, Oulton, where the car overturned last night.

By Joseph Keith Two men were killed and a third was injured when their car overturned and hit a lamp post. The driver of a black Renault Clio and a passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene, at 9.30pm on Sunday night, on Methley Lane, Oulton, according to police. The vehicle was heading towards Rothwell before it rolled a […]

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Fresh safety warnings after Keighley waterfall accident leaves boy, 8, fighting for life

Fresh safety warnings after Keighley waterfall accident leaves boy, 8, fighting for life

By Anders Anglesey Residents close to the waterfall where a boy almost drowned have issued fresh warnings after spotting children continuing to play there today. An eight-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being recused from the water near Keighley, West Yorkshire. Firefighters arrived at an area close to Tinker Bridge, North Dean Road, yesterday morning, after receiving reports […]

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Bradford Council accused of taking sides over Gaza in flag row

Bradford Council accused of taking sides over Gaza in flag row

Members of the Jewish community have accused Bradford Council of taking sides over the Gaza conflict after the Palestinian flag was flown above Bradford City Hall. The city council took the decision to raise the flag on Saturday during a rally to recognise the deaths and suffering of hundreds of people living in Gaza. The conflict in Gaza has so far […]

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Pensioner missing from Leeds care home for five days

Police say they think Dennis Beecher, pictured above, may have travelled to Bridlington.

By Joseph Keith A pensioner who has medical issues has now been missing for five days. Mr Dennis Beecher, 67, was last seen at his care home in Morley, Leeds, at about 10am on Thursday, July 24. West Yorkshire Police say they think the pensioner may have travelled to Bridlington. Mr Beecher is described as white, about 5ft 6in tall, […]

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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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Leeds United hero Eddie Gray awarded honorary degree by Leeds Met

Former Leeds United player and manager, Eddie Gray MBE.

By Joseph Keith Leeds United icon Eddie Gray MBE was honoured by Leeds Metropolitan University this afternoon as he received an Honorary Doctorate of Sport Science. The University’s School of Sport acknowledged Mr Gray’s glittering career with Leeds, where he rippled the net 68 times from the winger position and featured 561 times throughout his 20 years at Elland Road. […]

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