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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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Pottery Collection by the disabled to go on display in Leeds

Pottery Collection by the disabled to go on display in Leeds

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram A unique pottery collection is to go on display at the Leeds Discovery Centre in April.                     The Temple Newsam House in Leeds unveiled a pottery collection made byadults with physical disabilities from the Osmondthorpe Resource Centre on Wednesday. Helen Pratt, assistant curator at the Temple Newsam House, said: […]

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Pay inequality rises in Yorkshire & Humber

Pay inequality rises in Yorkshire & Humber

By Ailsa Rochester Families in Yorkshire & Humber are now £1,842 worse off a year, according to a recent survey on pay inequality. That breaks down to 32 weekly food shops or 25 full tanks of fuel in a Ford Focus. The survey coincides with the TUC’s Fair Pay Fortnight which kicks off today and aims to raise awareness of […]

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Illusionist Derren Brown bring Infamous show to Leeds

Illusionist Derren Brown bring Infamous show to Leeds

by Laren Wafer-Kiddle Renowned illusionist Derren Brown is returning to Leeds this week with a more personal, stripped-down show. Brown, alongside his director and friend Andy Nyman, are bringing the Derren Brown: Infamous show to Leeds Grand Theatre from 24-29 March. He told Yorkshire Voice: “We tried to come up with a sort of experience that you couldn’t get anywhere […]

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“Human intervention only explanation” for missing Malaysian flight MH370 says Leeds aviation expert

“Human intervention only explanation” for missing Malaysian flight MH370 says Leeds aviation expert

By Liam Smedley A Leeds aviation expert today said deliberate human intervention is the only explanation for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

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Leeds short film about sex, power, greed and death accepted for Cannes Film Festival 2014

Leeds short film about sex, power, greed and death accepted for Cannes Film Festival 2014

A Leeds production company and acting academy has had a short film accepted into the 67th Cannes Film Festival. VIII, made by Rossi Pictures Ltd, has been selected for the prestigious Short Film Corner where it will be viewed by some of the most influential people in the industry, including Cannes’ representatives and investors.

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Mobile network EE criticised over coverage blackout in Leeds

Mobile network EE criticised over coverage blackout in Leeds

By Joseph Keith Mobile network giant EE has blamed “gremlins in the system” for a coverage blackout which left customers in Leeds without a signal for up to thirteen hours. Customers were unable to make or receive calls and texts from 7pm last night with many phones out of service for at least a four hour period. The blackout affected […]

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Leeds nurse’s ginger treats to be stocked in Waitrose after ITV competition win

Leeds nurse’s ginger treats to be stocked in Waitrose after ITV competition win

By Claire Schofield A baking enthusiast from Leeds has scored a sweet victory after being crowned the winner of a national baking competition. Anne Aitkin, 51, a nurse at the Street Lane Practice in Roundhay, won Lorraine’s Taste Off baking competition, part of the Lorraine programme on ITV, earlier this week for her ginger and orange cherubs recipe.

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11,000 darts fans head to Leeds for first ever Premier League match

11,000 darts fans head to Leeds for first ever Premier League match

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram Premier League Darts will be making its Leeds debut at the First Direct Arena tonight.             Arena press officer Rebecca Armstrong said: “Hosting the event is absolutely brilliant and a great honour.” The game, expected to attract 11,000 fans, will feature defending champion Michael van Derwen, who will being playing against Scotsman […]

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Leeds United demand decision from Football League

Leeds United demand decision from Football League

By Mark Kielesz-Levine The lawyers of the current owners of Leeds United have written to the Football League to demand an answer regarding the Cellino takeover bid by the end of today. The club believes that the delay from the Football League is stopping the club’s ability to progess. Gulf Finance House’s lawyers have also stated that the Football League’s […]

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