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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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Dog hanged off Leeds bridge

Dog hanged off Leeds bridge

A dog was hanged from a bridge in Halton in an “appalling” act of cruelty. Now RSCPA officers are investigating the incident – the second within a month in Leeds. The Akita was found on Sunday still alive, but had died when RSPCA investigator arrived Ben Cassell arrived at the scene. Ben Cassell, RSCPA investigator, said: “He was owned by […]

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NEWS BULLETIN: Thu 17th July

NEWS BULLETIN: Thu 17th July

In today’s bulletin a 21 year-old student and campaigner against honour attacks is celebrating her graduation. The RSPCA investigates a dog killing in Leeds and Brian Robinson is recovering in hospital after a cycling accident in Thornhill Lees.  

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Thor’s sex switch upsets Marvel fans, reactions from the Leeds Headrow

Thor’s sex switch upsets Marvel fans, reactions from the Leeds Headrow

The comic book world is in shock after it was announced recently that flagship marvel character Thor will become a woman later this year. This surprising new development has left fans of the Norse God in Leeds and around the world confused.

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Sporting heroes welcome Queen’s Baton in Leeds

Sporting heroes welcome Queen’s Baton in Leeds

By Claire Schofield Hundreds of young people flocked to the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds today to welcome the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay. Around 1,300 youngsters from 80 local schools attended the event to welcome the baton on its visit to the city, en route to its final destination in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games this summer. […]

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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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