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Trains to London every 30 minutes from May

THE FIRST half-hourly train service to run between West Yorkshire and London, six days a week, will begin in May, Virgin Trains announced yesterday.

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Linda Box forced a 200-year-old firm of Yorkshire solicitors into extinction by plundering its accounts of almost 4m.

Crooked lawyer forced 200-year-old Yorkshire solicitors out of business in £4m fraud

A CROOKED lawyer forced a 200-year-old firm of Yorkshire solicitors into extinction by plundering its accounts of almost FOUR MILLION pounds to fund her addiction to high living.
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Dashcam footage shows the horrific crash involving Christopher Dye.

WATCH: Yorkshire motorist shocked at road rage accusation after he tried to help trapped driver

A medical sales rep has said he was shocked to be accused of road rage after he tried to help a trapped driver following a dramatic motorway crash.
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The most recent Leeds Digital Job Fair took place in October.

Don’t miss out! Final countdown is under way to digital job fair in Leeds

The final countdown is under way to the third Leeds Digital Job Fair – and organisers say the event should be bigger and better than ever.

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Artist Ruth Spencer Jolly who composed 'European Unison' an ensemble written for 28 pianos, representing the members of the European Union and symbolising Brexit, following a preview of her work at Besbrode Pianos in Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 23, 2017. The composition tells the story of the EU from its birth to Brexit. The ensemble of pianos is a metaphor demonstrating "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A piano composition for Brexit comes to Yorkshire

A Brexit-inspired piano composition will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire.

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Flooding in Kirkstall Road.  27 December 2015.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Flood insurance fears for small businesses

Fears over extortionate insurance excesses on a main Leeds road heavily flooded by storms in late 2015 are continuing more than a year later – and could drive small businesses out, a meeting heard.

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More than 150 Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest branches are to close

Jobs hit as two banks close 150 branches - full Yorkshire details

More than 150 Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest branches are to close with hundreds of job losses.

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Bus firm slated at Leeds travel inquiry

The main bus operator in Leeds used “intensive lobbying” more than ten years ago to “scupper” chances of alternative travel options in the city – and has used the city as a “cash cow”, a meeting was told.

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Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.

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Adam Beaumont of AQL

Sector goes west to fly the flag for Powerhouse

TECHNOLOGY sector leaders from Yorkshire will fly the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ flag on a Silicon Valley trade mission to San Francisco.

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Leeds' own Put Your Records On hitmaker Corinne Bailey Rae will be Lionel Richie's special guest at Sheffield Arena.

LEEDS2023: Let’s put Leeds on the cultural map

Leeds’ electric cultural scene relocated to London for an evening to showcase its brilliance in the capital.

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A64 York Road, Gipton

Broken traffic lights cause chaos at major Leeds junction

Traffic lights are out at a major Leeds junction this morning.

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Designers working on Pokemon Go-style gaming app for Cycle Superhighway users

Designers working on Pokemon Go-style gaming app for Cycle Superhighway users

Software developers from the University of Bradford are working on a 'Pokemon Go'-style app aimed at users of the Cycle Superhighway.

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210317 Gary Verity  from Welcome to Yorkshire with Judith Blake Leader of Leeds City Council  and  two of the Kaiser Chiefs  Peanut (left) and Simon Rix  at the Y17  conference at York Theatre Royal  yesterday(tues)

Big plans for year ahead are revealed

Yorkshire tourism chiefs set out their vision for events throughout 2017 which they hope will mean the region’s multi-billion pound tourism industry enjoys its most successful year ever.

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Mike O'Connor, chief executive of Leeds-based debt charity Stepchange.

Consumers still suffer from irresponsible lending, says Leeds debt charity boss

THE boss of a Leeds debt charity has warned that some consumers are still suffering at the hands of “irresponsible lending” after new figures revealed a worrying rise in complaints about payday loans in Yorkshire.

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STRIKE: A quiet but coping Leeds train station during last weeks strike action. PIC: James Hardisty

Rail workers to stage 24-hour strike on Grand National Day

Workers at three rail operators are to stage a fresh 24-hour strike on the day of the Grand National in bitter disputes over staffing and the role of conductors.

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Scientists build Wi-Fi 2,000 faster than UK average

Scientists build Wi-Fi 2,000 faster than UK average

Boffins have come up with the fastest ever Wi-Fi, that can download 60 films every second - by creating a signal that hitches a ride on rays of light.

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Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated – and firms are struggling to keep up

Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated – and firms are struggling to keep up

Companies are bombarded with phishing scams every day.

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South Leeds: Measures to cut speeding in Morley and Drighlington

Monitoring devices are being installed in South Leeds as part of plans to cut speeding in the area.

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Stewart Davies, chief executive of Augean

Augean’s full year revenues and profits rise

Augean, the specialist waste management group, today revealed that it had posted a rise in full year profits and had seen “good momentum” across its businesses.

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