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Brexit fears may have led to drop in ‘junk’ mail

SHARES in Royal Mail fell after the company revealed that concerns about Brexit seem to have led to a decline in marketing - or “junk” - mail.

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‘Destination’ eateries recipe for success

‘Destination’ eateries recipe for success

Leeds needs to create more fine dining ‘destination’ restaurants in order for the city’s food industry to have a significant impact on tourism and the economy.

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Nick Glynne of Buy It Direct      Picture Chris Lawton

Buy It Direct’s profits soar

BUY It Direct, the Yorkshire-based online retailer, saw its profits and revenues rise last year, although it is taking a cautious view of 2017.

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Yorkshire Bank closing 39 branches, including 18 in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Bank has today confirmed that it will close 39 branches in 2017, 18 of which will be in its heartland county.

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Howard Donald

Take That star headlines DJ set at Leeds nightclub

Take That star, Howard Donald, will be taking over a Leeds nightclub this weekend as he headlines a DJ set.

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‘Deja vu’ fears over Leeds trolleybus successor

A transport expert has told an inquiry into Leeds’s failed trolleybus and Supertram projects that he fears a “deja vu” situation as the city draws up plans for an alternative mass transit scheme.

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Doug Paulley outside the Supreme Court in London, after disabled travellers won a partial victory at the court in their battle for priority use of wheelchair spaces on buses. PIC: PA

YEP Says: Common sense is needed when it comes to travel

FIVE YEARS after Doug Paulley was left stranded at a Wetherby bus stop because a mother refused to move her child’s pushchair from a space reserved for wheelchair users, his stance has now been upheld by the High Court in a landmark victory for disabled campaigners.

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Npower bottom of energy customer satisfaction survey

Npower has scored the lowest in an annual energy company customer satisfaction survey for the seventh year running.

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The Moneysupermarket.com advert featuring 'Gary the Bodyguard' , which made the UK's Top 10 most complained about ads of 2016. PIC: PA

Top 10 most complained-about ads of 2016

The 10 most complained-about ads of 2016 are:

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LUXURY BRAND: Christopher Bailey, chief creative director of Burberry Ltd.

Burberry’s stylish scheme

LUXURY BRAND Burberry reported an “exceptional” performance in the UK over Christmas and reiterated its commitment to opening a £50m manufacturing and weaving facility in Leeds’ South Bank.

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Tech firms soaring in Leeds says banker

Tech firms soaring in Leeds says banker

Tech firms must be at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse initiative, with investors increasingly seeing Leeds’s digital companies as a ripe source for investment, the boss of a large investment bank has said.

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Sir Clive Woodward and members of the Great Britain Olympic team parade around the stadium during the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, London Photo:  Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

The secret of my success: Sir Clive Woodward on the importance of listening to your team

SIR Clive Woodward has urged Yorkshire’s business leaders to adopt the team-building model which he used to win the Rugby Union World Cup, and secure a bumper crop of gold medals for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics.

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Apprentice fair returns to Leeds

more than 120 employers will be heading to Leeds later this year for the biggest apprenticeship recruitment fair in Yorkshire.

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Leeds city centre skyline with Bridgewater Place, The Town Hall, Leeds University etc.

Leeds ‘the country’s fastest growing city’

Leeds is the fastest growing city in the country but also home to some of highest levels of inequality in the region, new figures show.

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Hotel Chocolat has published a trading statement

Hotel Chocolat ‘performs well’ over festive trading period

Hotel Chocolat has revealed that it “performed well” in the run-up to Christmas.

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Greggs has published a trading update

Greggs records healthy rise in quarterly sales

Sausage roll maker Greggs has reported stellar fourth-quarter trading as it prepares to add hipster favourites vanilla latte, green tea and peppermint tea to its menu.

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TRIBUTES: Walter Grimes, who died aged 85.

Suit-maker to stars dies at 85

A suit-maker to the stars whose company continues to thrive five decades after it was launched has died aged 85.

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Restaurant bar and roof terrace plan for Leeds Trinity Centre

Further plans to expand the offering at the Trinity Centre with a new restaurant bar and roof-top terrace have been revealed.

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Rush hour delays after crash on M621 motorway in Leeds

Rush hour delays after crash on M621 motorway in Leeds

Motorists could face delays as rush hour approaches after a crash on the motorway in Leeds.
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PRESENTATION: Redbrick staff members with the paramedics.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance heroes get a £7,000 boost

Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics were given a lift thanks to a £7,000 charity donation.

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