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Man who died in Leeds house fire named

A man who died in a house fire in Leeds yesterday has been named as 42-year-old Lindsay Farquharson.

Director Simon Wallis in front of the building.

VIDEO: The Hepworth shortlisted for top award alongside the Tate Modern

The Hepworth Wakefield has been selected as one of five finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, going head-to-head with the famous Tate Modern in London.

The startline at Bridlington for today's first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Live blog: Riders at the ready as Tour de Yorkshire prepares for east coast test

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will get underway this morning as riders from around the world set off from Bridlington.

Revealed: Football fans admits frustrating games have led to destruction of items

New research has discovered that two fifths of British football fans have broken something due to being angry or frustrated about a game or a score that involves their team, breaking mugs & glasses and even smartphones.

Thousands of fans are expected to line the route for this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire.

Everything you need to know about this weekend's Tour de Yorkshire

The third Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will get underway today as competitors tackle the east coast circuit in front of an expected crowd of thousands.


Georgia Hudson: So, how was Trump’s first 100 days?

This week’s guest columnist is an operations officer at Leeds Beckett University. She previously worked on Barack Obama’s campaign during the 2012 USA presidential election

David Watson with the Aspire heart valve he developed.

Meet the man who made 50 years of heart research possible

WHEN David Watson first qualified as a doctor in 1945, heart surgery did not exist.

Train services will be affected in Yorkshire today,

The Yorkshire train services affected by today's strike as union insists action is 'solidly supported'

A strike by rail workers in one of the bitter disputes over staffing and driver-only trains is being "solidly supported", causing disruption for passengers.

Leeds Indie Food festival goes to ground in Kirkgate Market

A market hall right in the very centre of Leeds has for decades been renowned for being the place to go for quality fruit and veg and now it is as fresh as you can get – it is still in the ground.

First look of the new luxury Dakota Hotel which is thought to be the first 5 star hotel in Leeds.
25th April 2017.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

High end luxury in new Leeds hotel

Two hundred candles a day will be lit, all the toiletries in the luxury bathrooms have been handmade with guests encouraged to take them home, the beer taps have been dyed bronze to match the decor and each piece of furniture has been made bespoke.


Crafting new chapter for fire hit Leeds venture

Eighteen months after a devastating fire, a social enterprise venture is ready to rise and be fashionable once again.

Date: 18th January 2017. Picture James Hardisty. Pictured Views along Greek Street, Leeds.

Summer takeover of Leeds’s Greek Street

one of the busiest night-time economy hotspots in the city centre will be tapping into the daytime trade as it becomes pedestrianised.

SPEECH: Theresa May speaking at the Conservative campaign event at the Shine Centre in Leeds.

‘Lend me your vote’ PM asks Leeds electorate

Theresa May has appealed to traditional Labour voters in Leeds to “lend” her their vote in next month’s General Election as the party targets a swathe of gains across Yorkshire.

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Leeds based Sky Bet to take on an extra 100 employees

Tech firm Sky Betting & Gaming has announced plans to hire 100 new staff by the summer, having doubled its headcount in the two years since it became independent.

Alexander Blackman leaves prison this morning.

'Marine A' Alexander Blackman released from prison

Royal Marine Alexander Blackman, who had his sentence for shooting dead an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan reduced, has been released from prison.

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COLOURFUL: George and Olivia Waddington, Joseph Mason, Cecilia and Benedict Hester with Andrew Stacey.

Countdown is on for bank holiday Ilkley Carnival

Ilkley Carnival organisers hope the excitement of the Tour de Yorkshire will boost numbers and takings at the event on Bank Holiday Monday.


Restaurant review: Dos Amigos, Kirkstall, Leeds

Mediterranean tapas restaurant Dos Amigos had been on my radar for some time as, having lived nearby for a while, I’m often tempted by the amazing smells that filter out into the street corner it’s based on in Kirkstall.

The Lost and Found in Greek Street, Leeds. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Bar review: The Lost and Found, Greek Street, Leeds

It’s been a while since I last visited the bars of Greek Street so, having read about the plans to pedestrianise the area again this summer, I decided it was high time for a return.

A paving Stone is unveiled for war hero Capt David Hirsch at St Chads War Memorial, Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds...Pamela Holliday the niece of David is pictured at the service pictured with Mayor of Leeds Cllr Gerry Harper and Mayoress Lynne Scholes .27th April 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Lasting memorial to decorated Leeds war hero

A Leeds soldier awarded a Victoria Cross for his outstanding bravery during the First World War has been remembered at a special service.

Kim, Jean and Gordon Leadbeater outside Jo Cox House. Picture: Tony Johnson

Town remembers Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox as centre renamed in her memory

A lasting tribute to the late Jo Cox MP was unveiled in her hometown yesterday when Batley Resource Centre was officially renamed in her memory.

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