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Seven unusual things to do on a rainy day in Leeds

The night are drawing in and the weather's getting wetter.
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Academics to look at project

A new national scheme to improve the mental health of secondary school pupils will be evaluated by academics at Leeds Beckett University.

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West Yorkshire Police saw an 18 per cent rise in recorded crime

We’re finding it harder to do our job, say West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police has warned that it is becoming increasingly difficult for the force to do its job at the same level after new figures showed a rise in recorded crime last year.

Crime
Bromley Road, Batley: Pic: Google Maps

Elderly Batley woman defrauded of £3,000 by bogus workmen

Police in Batley are warning residents of bogus workmen following a report of an elderly lady being defrauded of over £3,000.

Crime
The UK is set to be battered by high winds and rain as Storm Brian arrives this weekend, only days after former Hurricane Ophelia hit the British Isles.

Storm Brian 'weather bomb' set to batter parts of UK this weekend... but what can we expect in Yorkshire?

Storm Brian is heading toward the United Kingdom this weekend, bringing with it the prospect of gale-force winds and a high risk of flooding.

Environment
Police seize home-made motorcycle with chainsaw engine on road near Leeds

Police seize home-made motorcycle with chainsaw engine on road near Leeds

Police officers near Leeds have pulled over an unusual vehicle during a routine patrol.

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Bow Belles jockey, Rachel Richardson. PIC: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Bow Belles can call the tune at Haydock

Haydock racegoers can gain immediate dividends by supporting Bow Belles in the opening race of the day.

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Former West Yorkshire Chief Constable Mark Gilmore.

Northern Ireland’s police chief faces probe over criminal investigation into ex-Yorkshire Chief Constable

Northern Ireland’s police chief is facing an investigation into alleged misconduct in public office following a complaint by West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable about the criminal inquiry that saw him suspended from his job.

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Castleford Tigers coach, Daryl Powell. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Castleford Tigers: Coach Powell ties-up ‘all-action’ Robins prop Clark

CASTLEFORD TIGERS have signed “all-action” prop Mitch Clark from Hull KR on a two-year contract.

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Families’ fury over u-turn on residents’ parking plan near Leeds United’s stadium

Families living near Leeds United’s stadium are fuming over the scrapping of a matchday residents’ parking scheme designed to stop football fans’ cars clogging up their streets, according to a councillor.

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People suffering from the sickness bug Norovirus should not prepare food for two days.

Norovirus sufferers 'should avoid preparing food for two days'

People affected by the vomiting bug norovirus should avoid preparing food for two days, experts have warned.

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Dr Barbara Hibbert, former Harrogate school teacher and cancer blogger. Picture: Yorkshire Cancer Research

Meet the inspirational Harrogate teacher defying her terminal diagnosis

Former Harrogate teacher, Dr Barbara Hibbert is defying the odds.

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Sweet news for Quality Street fans as toffee deluxe returns for Christmas

Nestle’s Toffee Deluxe chocolate is returning to Quality Street tubs in time for Christmas after its removal last year caused uproar among confectionery fans.

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The Black Swan Hotel

Travel: Delightful dog friendly hotel in Yorkshire

Daniel Bailey takes his pampered pet pooch to the delightful town of Helmsley for a weekend of walking, relaxation and fabulous food.

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VIDEO: Coastguards rescue injured man from the sea

A young man escaped with cuts and bruises after injuring himself while 'tombstoning' at Flamborough.

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Hosted in Leeds: Everything you need to know about the ARIAS

The ARIAS are coming to Leeds.

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AUTHORS: Dr Avril Jackson and Michael Britton with their Pit Walks Around West Yorkshire book.

New book aims to take reader on tour of West Yorkshire’s mining history

A new book aims to take readers on a step-by-step tour of West Yorkshire’s mining history.

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Steve Buscemi as Nikita Khrushchev, Jeffrey Tambor as Georgy Malenkov, Adrian McLoughlin as Joseph Stalin, Dermot Crowley as Lazat Kaganovich, Paul Chahidi as Nikolai Bulganin, Paul Whitehouse as Anastas Mikoyan and Simon Russell Beale as Lavrentiy Beria.

Cinema and TRAILER: The Death Of Stalin - cast and director interview

Soviet Russia in the 1950s isn’t the first topic that springs to mind when you think of comedy. The cast and director of The Death of Stalin tell us about treading the line between funny and tragic

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South Leeds Stadium

Long-term lease puts Hunslet on sound footing for next 25 years

HUNSLET WILL remain at South Leeds Stadium for the next quarter of a century after agreeing a new lease with Leeds City Council.

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SNOWBALL EFFECT: Snowball pictured with the school council, captains and head boy and girl.

Ofsted praise for school guinea pig

A school’s guinea pig has been given a special mention in a report by education watchdog Ofsted.

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