Controlled explosions carried out on chemicals at Yorkshire schools

Over 40 schools in North and West Yorkshire have been visited by army bomb disposal experts after it was discovered they were storing a potentially hazardous chemical on their premises.

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Drug-driver admits running down Leeds academic while fleeing police

A drug-using driver today admitted causing the death of a respected Leeds academic who was killed after being struck by a car which was being pursued by police.

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Films in running for awards

films by Leeds Beckett University students have been shortlisted in the regional round of national awards.


Leeds and Wakefield secondary league tables in full: How does YOUR school rate?

Five of the 38 secondary schools in the Leeds district are revealed today to be under-performing.

Shakespeare Primary School.

Plan for more Leeds school places

A school in east Leeds will be moved to a new site as part of a multi-million pound project to double its amount of places in the face of increasing demand.

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The Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers rehearse their performance piece Light the Dark ahead of their involvement in the citys civic commemoration held on Sunday 22 January at Leeds Town Hall from 2pm to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY: Leeds event to shine a light on dark times

An event to remember those who were persecuted and died during the Holocaust and other genocides is to be held in Leeds on Sunday.

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Leeds reseachers unleash paw-fect way to enjoy walkies

Academics have come up with the paw-fect solution to getting the most out your pooch’s walkies.


West Yorkshire school boss paid £25,000 a month

A chain of academy schools paid its temporary boss £127,000 for five months’ work via his private company, it has emerged.

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100 young people graduate from Leeds Children's University during a ceremony at Leeds Trinity University.  
Pictured are Francis Shelley, 10, and Ari's Ntermtziou, 11,  from Carr Manor Primary School celebrating in their gowns.
10 January 2017.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Primary pupils in graduation joy

More than 100 children from five schools have graduated from Leeds Children’s University after taking part in 4000 hours of learning activities outside of the classroom.

Kalvin Phillips took a coaching session at Allerton Grange School

Leeds United star inspires football girls

Young footballers at Allerton Grange School got a shock when a Leeds United star dropped by to give them some tips.

BT opens work placement scheme for young Leeds jobseekers

BT opens work placement scheme for young Leeds jobseekers

Do you know a young person looking for an apprenticeship scheme with a top company?

The Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

Leeds cafe name to be changed over row

A row which broke out over the branding of a Leeds eatery has been resolved after the University of Leeds agreed to change the name of its new cafe.

Try not to get your letters mixed up.

Can you spell better than a nine-year-old? Put yourself to the test

You might be able to spell Mississippi, but can you keep up with the brightest young spelling talent in the UK?

Local Parks by a Shire Oak Primary School Year 5 pupil features in the exhibition.

Exhibition inspired by Wordsworth

A New exhibition compares communities in present day Leeds to William Wordsworth’s Lake District.


First look: Performance space revamp for Leeds College of Music

Leeds College of Music is set to revamp its main performance space with a striking rooftop extension, right in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter.

LEADER: Newly appointed principal Chris Stokes with pupils.

New prinicipal for Leeds East Academy

A new principal has been appointed at Leeds East Academy.

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File photo dated 08/02/12 of a teacher helping a pupil.  The Prevent strategy faces opposition from teachers who say it causes suspicion in the classroom.

We’re not here to police language, says Yorkshire counter-terror official

A senior Yorkshire official in the Government’s anti-radicalisation Prevent scheme has insisted that counter-terror officials have no interest in “policing innocent mistakes” in the way people use language.

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Actor Bill Nighy is patron of the Leeds based theatre in education company Blah Blah Blah.

Why the arts must not be squeezed off the school timetable

Budgets have been slashed and the number of dedicated teachers have fallen, but as a new term starts Deborah Pakkar-Hull on why we need to reclaim the arts in schools.

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Garforth Academy teacher Ian Winterburn.

Tributes flood in for popular Leeds teacher who died after crash

THE FAMILY of a popular teacher who died 10 days after being involved in a crash while cycling have spoken of their heartache.

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