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Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

By Richard Liddle Four of the five parliamentary candidates for Pudsey took questions from the public on Tuesday evening at Pudsey Parish Church. Jane Aitchison (Labour), Stuart Andrew (Conservative), Quinn Daley (Green) and Ian Dowling (Liberal Democrat) faced questions from the public on a wide range of national issues including Brexit, the climate crisis, food banks and Universal Credit, as […]

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Yorkshire Remain Choir bring their Big Red Bus for Remain to Leeds city centre

The Yorkshire Remain Voice Choir perform on the steps of Leeds Town Hall.

By Grace Pritchard The steps of Leeds Town Hall provided a stage for the Yorkshire Remain Voice Choir’s performance in Leeds city centre this afternoon. The choir sang classic songs with a pro-EU twist including, What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor and Ilkley Moor Bar T’at.  Group organiser Richard Sadler said: “We’re Yorkshire for Europe, we’re not affiliated with any […]

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Opinions divided as Margaret Thatcher is put forward as the face of the new £50 note.

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher speaks during the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool

By Harry McMullen This week the Royal Mint has announced plans to allow the British public to elect the person they wish to feature on the upcoming £50 note. Margaret Thatcher is one candidate that has been put forward but the decision to elect her is cause of much debate across social media. Thatcher was the Conservative Prime Minster from […]

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Unpaid internships branded slave labour as Lords debate a ban

Unpaid internships branded slave labour as Lords debate a ban

  By Jorgie McHale-Ramsell UNPAID INTERNSHIPS have been compared to modern slavery in a debate in the House of Lords this morning. Lord Mitchell told the chamber: “Unpaid interns are slaves – it’s our duty to stop it.”

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David Ward sacked as Bradford South Lib Dem candidate

David Ward sacked as Bradford South Lib Dem candidate

Controversial politician David Ward has been sacked from his position as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Bradford South at the forthcoming election. In a short statement, party leader Tim Farron claimed that Ward was ‘unfit to represent the party’, and that he believes in a ‘politics that is open, tolerant and united’. Mr Ward had been accused of holding anti-Semitic views […]

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Brexit worries for traders at Horsforth farmers’ market as Theresa May given power to trigger Article 50

Brexit worries for traders at Horsforth farmers’ market as Theresa May given power to trigger Article 50

By Lauren Entwistle STALL-HOLDERS at Horsforth’s monthly farmers’ market say they are worried Brexit may harm their trade.

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Number of ‘rough sleepers’ rises in Leeds

Number of ‘rough sleepers’ rises in Leeds

By Sam Brooksbank A homeless charity in Leeds has backed a Labour scheme to create more housing for homeless people – even if other services are not available.

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University should not be a debt factory

University should not be a debt factory

Sheldon Ridley spoke to students taking part in their first national demonstration… A NEW WAVE of students have arrived to combat the ever threatening policies of the Conservative government.

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More money to be ploughed into Kirkgate Market

Leeds Kirkgate Market

A further £1.35 million will be ploughed into the extension of Kirkgate Market, over and above its original £12.3 million budget. The new funds follow a survey which has revealed more work needs to be done, and construction costs have risen.

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Living Wage announcement given thumbs up in Horsforth

Living Wage announcement given thumbs up in Horsforth

By David Mackie The increasing of the minimum wage into a ‘living wage’, announced by George Osborne in today’s Budget, has been tentatively welcomed by people in Horsforth.

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