Tom Richmond: Why May must hold firm as MPs clamour for early poll

IT has not taken long for jittery Tory backbenchers to get restless about Theresa May’s leadership.

A new runway at Heathrow will divert attention away from Yorkshire's transport needs, says Andrew Vine. Do you agree?

Andrew Vine: Political flap at Heathrow sparks air rage in North

IF anybody would like to see a textbook example of the worst sort of London-centric navel-gazing in economic policy, today provides Exhibit A.

The Kirkstall Road area of Leeds after the devastating floods on Boxing Day 2015.

South ‘favoured’ by flood cash formula

NORTHERN cities like Leeds may be losing out on flood defence funding because the system for allocating taxpayers’ money favours protecting wealthy families and the South East, analysis suggests.

The First White Cloth Hall site in Kirkgate.

Earliest surviving cloth hall in Leeds could become bar

The earliest surviving cloth hall in Leeds could be transformed into a bar or restaurant.

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Actress Carey Mulligan leaves a teddy bear outside the gates of  Downing Street in central London during a protest to highlight the high numbers of children killed in bombings in Syria and to demand the Government intervene over Russian and Syrian bombing campaigns.

‘Britain must lead way to help Syrian children’

Britain can lead the way in efforts to address the plight of children caught up in the Syrian conflict, actress Carey Mulligan has said.

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New Labour Candidate for Spen Tracy Brabin, pictured at Cleckheaton.

Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin hopes to be an inspiration to her daughters

IT HAS been an emotional summer for the newly elected Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin.

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Video: ‘Hope wins out’ as right-wingers confined to sidelines in Batley

THE husband of former MP Jo Cox has welcomed the fact that far-right candidates lost their deposits in the West Yorkshire by-election triggered by her killing.


Video: Leeds residents have their say on the US presidential election

Clinton or Trump? Who will become president? We took to the streets of Leeds to find out what the city’s residents think.

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Campaigners who are fighting against the closure of The Green care home in Seacroft, Leeds, which could shut as part of cost-cutting plans by the council.  (l-r)  Bill Askin, Lindsey Cannon Richard Burgon MP, Couc Catherine Dobson, Tony Cannon and David Jenkins .  16 September 2016.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Short term reprieve for Leeds care home

A CAMPAIGNER fighting Leeds City Council’s move to close The Green care home in Seacroft today said she welcomed a decision which she hopes could see it remain open for two years.

James Brining is artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse.

James Brining: Proud to stand centre stage for diversity

ALL too often, the UK is described as a country divided. Yet one of our proudest outputs is the wealth of cultural activity on offer in cities and towns up and down the country.

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Nick Baines is the Bishop of Leeds.

Nick Baines: Brexit – We cannot be an island apart in unstable world

I OFFER this statement by the German theologian Jürgen Moltmann in a book that I finished reading on the train today: “A free society is not an accumulation of independent individuals; it is a community of persons in solidarity.”

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Listed Leeds City Council buildings to be sold

THREE council-owned listed buildings in Leeds city centre are set to go up for sale.

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Artist's impression of the ice rink at Elland Road, Leeds.

Leeds ice rink build set to continue after roof plans halted progress

work on an ice rink near the Elland Road stadium is to continue after the developer’s plans to raise the height of the building were approved.

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Fresh details revealed on Leeds homes scheme

FRESH DETAILS have been revealed about ambitious plans for hundreds of new homes in east Leeds.

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A bit of a blur as Tracy Brabin seeks to contest Batley and Spen seat. PIC: Tony Johnson

A ‘bit of a blur’ as Tracy Brabin seeks to contest Batley and Spen seat

ALMOST a month has passed since the former soap star Tracy Brabin was chosen to contend the Batley and Spen seat once held by her friend Jo Cox.

The 2014 Tour de France peloton races up Haworth - but will the 2019 World Championships in Yorkshire improve cycle safety?

Andrew Vine: Stars welcome but humble cyclist still riding for a fall

CYCLING at this time of year is always a little more hair-raising than I’d like.

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Development company S Harrison has submitted a planning application to build a 209 bedroom student accommodation scheme close to Leeds city centre and just a short walk from both the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University.

Plan for 209-bed student flats block at Leeds city centre office site

A planning application has been submitted for a 209-bedroom student apartment block close to Leeds city centre.


Hundreds sign petition opposing plans for thousands of homes on Leeds greenbelt

Hundreds of people have signed a petition that opposes plans to build thousands of new homes on green belt land in Leeds.

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DEVASTATION: Parts of Leeds were left submerged after the Boxing Day floods last winter.

‘Housing plans with flood risk approved’

Hundreds of new homes across the country were given the green light in the last five years despite official warnings they will be at risk of flooding, new figures suggest.

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An aerial picture of last December's floods in Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Tom Richmond: Tide turns as politicians listen at last on flooding

AS the first person to criticise politicians over their lame response to last winter’s floods, it is only right to praise them when they take on board and listen to genuine concerns.

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