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Duchess to launch community event in Jo Cox’s memory

THE Duchess of Cornwall will join Jamie Oliver to launch what could be the biggest community event since the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in the wake of the murder of MP Jo Cox.

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WE CAN ALL DO OUR BIT: A volunteer litter picker

It’s time to reclaim Leeds’s streets from litter louts

Litter louts, fly tippers and inconsiderate dog owners are all in the firing line for community-minded people across Leeds’s neighbourhoods at an event in Pudsey this Thursday.

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A car exhaust as fears grow about pollution levels.

Andrew Vine: 50,000 deaths a year demand an end to pollution

IT MIGHT be the death toll from a famine or a civil war – 50,000 lives lost needlessly every year.

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Delays in Leeds city centre as anti-Trump march gets underway

Delays in Leeds city centre as anti-Trump march gets underway

Hundreds of marchers have descended on Leeds city centre to protest against Donald Trump.

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MP lambasts Trump after Leeds solicitor’s petition

BRADFORD MP Naz Shah has claimed inviting US president Donald Trump on a state visit to the UK would be an endorsement of anti-Muslim views.

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Leeds council tax bills to go up by £70... but social housing rents to fall

Leeds’s annual local services budget is set to be rubber-stamped tomorrow, with a five per cent council tax rise forming part of a £492.67m overall financial plan for the city in the year ahead.

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Free broadband for Leeds homes as council bids to galvanise £45m digital revolution

THOUSANDS of disadvantaged people in Leeds could be handed free home broadband and tablet computers as city bosses bid to boost the digital economy and galvanise an electronic revolution.

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Growing divide on transport spending

YORKSHIRE is facing a growing East-West divide on transport investment alongside the longstanding gulf in spending compared to the capital, new figures show.

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Leeds defecting councillor posts scathing video about’unfair’ treatment

A Leeds councillor - who walked out of the ruling Civic Hall administration this week - has now posted a scathing video online after claiming he was refused a chance to say his goodbyes at a local Labour party branch meeting.

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Leeds make-up brand refuses to sell cosmetics to Trump supporters

Leeds make-up brand refuses to sell cosmetics to Trump supporters

A beauty brand based in Leeds has refused to knowingly sell its products to supporters of Donald Trump.

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Leeds council in chaos? Second councillor quits ruling Labour group within three days

Leeds council in chaos? Second councillor quits ruling Labour group within three days

Leeds City Council’s ruling Labour administration was thrown into further chaos last night as a second councillor quit in the space of three days.

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Leeds City Council ‘is taking air quality fear seriously’

Council leaders have stated they are treating the issue of high air pollution rates in the city “very seriously”, as EU officials threaten to take the UK Government to court over repeated breaches of legal limits.

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Is time running out for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?

Tom Richmond: Labour in La La Land under Corbyn - where is the Opposition?

HERE’S a general knowledge question to begin proceedings: Who are Rebecca Long-Bailey, Angela Rayner and Jon Ashworth?

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Bye bye trolleybus: Could Leeds finally be moving on from its NGT nightmare?

Leeds’s new post-trolleybus transport masterplan is ‘on the verge of being delivered to Ministers’

Leeds’s post trolleybus transport masterplan is just weeks away from being submitted to Ministers.

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Mohammed Haneef Yaqub , left, and campaigners in Hyde Park claim Leeds City Council has ignored their pleas for an indoor sports centre to be built on the site of the former Royal Park Middle School site.
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Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Rival campaign groups in new row over future of former Leeds primary school site

A row has broken out between two groups of campaigners who both want community facilities on the site of the former Royal Park school.

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Ex Leeds council cabinet chief quits ruling Labour group amid claims of stifled debate and poor leadership

Ex Leeds council cabinet chief quits ruling Labour group amid claims of stifled debate and poor leadership

A former high ranking Leeds city councillor has quit the ruling Labour group amid claims that genuine debate is being stifled, and the direction of the current administration is making him “increasingly uncomfortable”.

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Plan to plug £1bn funding gap for West Yorkshire NHS ‘unworkable’

Plan to plug £1bn funding gap for West Yorkshire NHS ‘unworkable’

A five-year plan to plug a £1bn gap in health funding has been branded “unworkable” after it emerged that vast sums of money will be needed.

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Owner of Peugeot is looking to buy Vauxhall

THE OWNER of Peugeot said it could buy Vauxhall and Opel from General Motors (GM) in a deal that would transform Europe’s car market.

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FEXIT - Filey's council votes for no confidence in SBC

Filey Town Council has joined Whitby Town Council is passing a vote of no confidence in Scarborough Council.
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