Post Tagged with: “Leeds”

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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Leeds actor to co-produce new film with Shameless star

Leeds actor to co-produce new film with Shameless star

By Mark Kielesz-Levine A former Shameless star has teamed up with a local DJ turned actor to co-produce a new film to be shot in Leeds. Jamie Dorrington, 29, from Cookridge, Leeds, and Jody Latham, 32, who played Phillip ‘Lip’ Gallagher in the Channel 4 comedy drama are seeking funding through Kickstarter to produce Showground – a drama about the […]

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Leeds schoolgirls scoop U19 national title at table tennis championship

Leeds schoolgirls scoop U19 national title at table tennis championship

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle Four girls from a Leeds school have won a national table tennis title – the first in 20 years. Nicole Finn, 18, of Cookridge, Ellen Auty, 17, of Cookridge, Eden Philipott, 15, of Cookridge, and Sammy Parker, 15, of Horsforth, who all attend Horsforth School, travelled to Hinckley, Leicestershire on Saturday to compete at the Butterfly National School […]

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Leeds students with the X-Factor prepare for the final of the Amp Awards

Leeds students with the X-Factor prepare for the final of the Amp Awards

By Claire Schofield and John Blow Music mogul Simon Cowell may be given a run for his money as nine business teams from across Yorkshire promote the latest musical talent at the AMP Awards final tonight. Secondary and sixth form pupils from nine Leeds schools will take part in The Association of Music and Promotion Awards (AMP) – a music […]

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Westlife fan spends a fortune on meeting Kian ‘King of the Jungle’ Egan

Westlife fan spends a fortune on meeting Kian ‘King of the Jungle’ Egan

By Liam Smedley A Westlife super-fan claims she has spent more than £6000 travelling around the country to meet idol Kian Egan. Kelly Sherwood, 30, from Barnsley, queued for four hours to meet Kian again on Friday outside HMV in Leeds’ the Core shopping centre. She claims she has now met him more than 50 times and said: “I could […]

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Wrestlers invade Garforth

Picture Courtesy of Stuart Glossop

By Alex Rhodes A packed crowd watched as a Leeds based wrestling company put on a performance of a lifetime in Garforth yesterday. Grapple Wrestling descended on the Miner’s Welfare Hall to showcase the skills of their talented athletes. There were a variety of matches including a mixed tag match and a ‘Commoners Rumble’ where wrestlers attempted to eliminate each […]

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New barbecue restaurant to create jobs in Headingley

New barbecue restaurant to create jobs in Headingley

By Joseph Keith Red’s True Barbecue restaurant chain has announced it will be opening a new eatery in Headingley, generating 30 new jobs. The business, which already has one restaurant in Leeds, on Call Lane, is preparing to launch a new branch in Headingley. Co-founder of Red’s, James Douglas said: “We’re delighted to be moving in to the heart of […]

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