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Aisha Iqbal: Let’s not blur the lines between courage, free speech and hate

I increasingly fear the souls have fallen out of two of my favourite things - journalism and politics.

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Controversial east Leeds pub plan goes back to the drawing board AGAIN

Controversial east Leeds pub plan goes back to the drawing board AGAIN

A controversial plan for a Wetherspoons pub in a former doctor’s surgery building has been sent back to the drawing board for the second time.

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Brian and Lesley Powell who are against a development on a field behind their Wetherby home.
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Leeds town ‘under attack’ from swathes of housing development

Homeowners in a Leeds town have hit out at a raft of planning applications which will bring more than 1,500 homes to their doorstep and have left them feeling “under attack from unwanted and speculative developments”.

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Thousands of University places are still up for grabs.

A-levels 2017: More than 27,000 courses listed on University clearing website ahead of results

Tens of thousands of last-minute degree places could be available on Thursday, as universities scramble to attract students still searching for a course.
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Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today.

A-levels 2017: One in four expected to achieve top A-level grades

Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today, with around one in four entries expected to receive top grades.

Education
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has resigned from her role as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities over the 'extremely poor choice of words' she used in a Sun column on British Pakistani grooming gangs

BREAKING: Rotherham MP Sarah Champion resigns from shadow cabinet over British Pakistani grooming gangs column

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has resigned from her role as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities over the 'extremely poor choice of words' she used in a Sun column on British Pakistani grooming gangs.
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Renewed hopes for Leeds city centre housing boom

A BID for major new Government funding - which it is hoped will help realise Leeds’s South Bank and high-speed rail regeneration vision and trigger a city centre housing boom - is expected to be submitted next month.

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Picture special: Welcome fit for a Queen as £3bn aircraft carrier comes home

Tens of thousands of people have lined the walls of Portsmouth Harbour to welcome the UK's £3 billion aircraft carrier which has berthed at its home port for the first time.
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NOT MUCH FUN IN THE SUN: The summer holidays can be a difficult time for struggling families.

Rachel Reeves: Summer isn’t fun for many

The school summer holidays should be a time when children get to enjoy themselves and have fun.

News
What now for the Sheffield tree protesters?

Sheffield protesters considering next move after losing tree-felling High Court battle

Protesters trying to halt a "politically controversial" street tree-felling programme in Sheffield say they are considering their next move after losing a High Court fight with council bosses.
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The Yorkshire devolution plan has not yet been finalised.

What does 'devolution' mean and why have the politicians of Yorkshire taken so long to sort themselves out?

IT STARTED with a speech in 2014.

Politics
Pub plan for former Leeds surgery set for go-ahead despite outcry

Pub plan for former Leeds surgery set for go-ahead despite outcry

Controversial plans to turn a former doctor’s surgery in Leeds into a Wetherspoons pub are being recommended for approval this week.

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Incredible cockpit photo shows Red Arrows flying over the Yorkshire Dales

Incredible cockpit photo shows Red Arrows flying over the Yorkshire Dales

Did you spot the Red Arrows flying over the Yorkshire Dales yesterday?
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Heroic cancer sufferer Toby’s super afternoon to remember in Leeds

A young cancer sufferer from Leeds had a surprise soaraway day to remember as he met some of his favourite superheroes.

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Would a metro mayor and ‘vote by street’ planning laws help solve Leeds housing crisis?

Leeds planning chiefs have responded with scepticism to calls from a major think-thank for residents to be allowed to vote on planning applications in their own roads.

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Business leaders now need to galvanise the devolution debate, says Chris Hearld.

Chris Hearld: ‘Devolution gap’ looms if region fails to act fast

THE weekend sees the country’s first six metro mayors reach 100 days in power since their elections in May.

Opinion
BIG VISION: An artist's impression of part of Caddick's Quarry Hill plans

£300m Leeds Quarry Hill masterplan reaches next stage

PLANS chiefs have urged the would-be developers of Quarry Hill to ensure they “give back to the community” as they prepare to submit a formal planning application for the site.

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Green light for £75m Leeds city centre arts hub that will ‘reverse the creative brain drain’

Green light for £75m Leeds city centre arts hub that will ‘reverse the creative brain drain’

A BRAND new £75m arts hub will be a “remarkable” addition to Leeds’s cultural landscape –and will help stop a brain drain of some of the city’s brightest creative minds.

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Scarborough South Bay

Council leader hits out over "bankrupt" seaside coverage

The leader of Scarborough Borough Council has hit out at coverage in the national press and media this week, which claims that coastal resorts in the UK are in decline.
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Leeds Bradford Airport. Photo: Danny Lawson/ PA Wire

Aisha Iqbal: We need more than a flight of fancy for the future of Leeds Bradford Airport

I don’t like things that are big and show-offy for the sake of it.

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