‘Deja vu’ fears over Leeds trolleybus successor

A transport expert has told an inquiry into Leeds’s failed trolleybus and Supertram projects that he fears a “deja vu” situation as the city draws up plans for an alternative mass transit scheme.

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Anti-Trump protests to take place on inauguration day in Leeds

Anti-Trump protests to take place on inauguration day in Leeds

Two protests against Donald Trump assuming the US presidency will take place tomorrow.

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Judith Blake

Blake’s concern over Powerhouse “shift”

LEEDS CITY Council leader Judith Blake has claimed the arrival of Theresa May in Downing Street has led to “shift away” from the Government’s Northern Powerhouse drive.

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Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu.

Tom Richmond: Devolution – Reward Archbishop’s faith and unite behind region

LET me say what Yorkshire’s distinguished business leaders were too polite to highlight in their open letter on devolution published by this newspaper last Saturday – political parochialism is preventing this great county from becoming an even greater success story.

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Yorkshire’s Brexit resistance: ‘The endgame is to call an end to this nonsense’

Pro-Europe campaigners across Yorkshire are joining forces in a last-ditch attempt to stop Brexit taking place. Chris Burn reports on a movement desperate to turn back the clock.

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Leeds Civic Hall

Leeds’s ‘rainy day’ cash pot is at half the ideal level

A Leeds council finance chief says the authority’s ‘rainy day’ fund is at half the levels he would like - and dipping into it to plug any budget gaps would leave the authority in a “less than ideal” situation.


Video: Good deal or no deal, May warns Europe on Brexit

Theresa May has issued a stark warning to her critics on the continent not to use Brexit talks to score “political points” against the UK, as she made it clear she would rather walk away empty-handed than accept a “punitive” deal.

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Mary Creagh blasts Gove over ‘thumbs up’ Trump Tower interview

Mary Creagh blasts Gove over ‘thumbs up’ Trump Tower interview

Mary Creagh MP blasted Tory Michael Gove on live TV over an interview he carried out with US president-elect Donald Trump.

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Leeds landmark goes from blot to hot after revamp

It was once dubbed an eyesore, and became the focus of a long-running and very public wrangle between its charismatic owner and Leeds City Council.

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Prime Minister Theresa May leaving Downing Street in London, ahead of her speech on Brexit.

PM’s 12 terms for Brexit - and the speech in full

Theresa May has spelled out her 12 objectives for Britain’s Brexit negotiations, in today’s keynote speech.

POLL: Is Theresa May right to leave the single market?

POLL: Is Theresa May right to leave the single market?

After prime minister Theresa May announced today that she will seek to leave the single market when Britain exits the EU, we want to know what you think.
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A promotional image from 'Water Music', part of Aarhus 2017.

Leeds 2023 culture bid team is hoping for a helping hand (or two) from Denmark

Key members of the Leeds European Capital of Culture 2023 bid are due to travel to Denmark next week to pick up tips from the current host city of the prestigious title.

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Improving housing is Leeds council’s top priority for 2017

Leeds City Council is making housing its top priority as it lays out its plan of action for the coming year.

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Jimmy Carlson, who was awarded an OBE in 2012, died on January 8 as a result of respiratory health complications, homelessness charity Groundswell said. Tributes have been paid to Mr Carlson, described as a "wonderful role model" and an "inspirational leader".

Campaigner for the homeless dies at 69

A FORMER alcoholic who spent nearly a quarter of a century sleeping rough before turning his life around and becoming a campaigner for homeless people has died aged 69.

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Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke

Wetherby MP invited to President Trump’s inauguration ceremony

Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke will be among the guests at Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States of America later this week.

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Exclusive: First look at new Leeds ‘supertowers’

Exclusive: First look at new Leeds ‘supertowers’

Here’s an exclusive first look at the proposed design of two new skyscrapers which could form part of a major £350m regeneration scheme in Leeds’s former industrial heartland.

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Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com.  An aerial view of Headingley stadium during the first floodlit match.

‘We’re staying in Leeds’ insist Yorkshire cricket bosses after stadium future speculation

The boss of Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) insists Headingley WILL remain the home of cricket in the county, after questions over the funding of a major stadium redevelopment led to speculation about the future of the game in Leeds.

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Row over phone use in Leeds City Council meetings

Leeds councillors have been advised to stop using mobile devices in public meetings so much after complaints from members of the public watching via live internet stream.

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Headingley stadium redevelopment approved by Leeds council plans chiefs

A MAJOR redevelopment of Headingley stadium - which will see two stands at the cricket and rugby ground knocked down and rebuilt - has been given the green light.

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Five Leeds City Councillors have been honoured for their long services and between them they have clocked up 75 years of service. Pictured (left to right) Janet Harper, Doreen Lewis, Ann Castle, David Schofield, and Ron Millet.

Civic honours for five veteran Leeds councillors with 75 years service to the city

Five veteran Leeds councillors who have clocked up almost 75 years of service to the city between them have been awarded civic honours.

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