Plans for Headingley student flats rejected

A Leeds community has been victorious in its campaign to prevent student accommodation being built on a playing field after a council inspector rejected the plans.

Ryan Sidebottom and other members of the Yorkshire CCC squad use a T35 winch to recover a vehicle on Catterick Training area.

Yorkshire CCC stars go into battle on army exercise

They’re used to battling it out for wickets - but Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Headingley heroes were tested to their limits when they trained with soldiers at Catterick Garrison.

photo by SAC Phil Dye. 

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Bravery of young RAF Leeming serviceman with terminal cancer

A courageous RAF serviceman who is dying of cancer at the age of just 27 has been recognised for his commitment to the armed forces.


‘Turn your words into action’ plea to Leeds transport bosses over trolleybus successor

A new mass transport system to replace the scrapped trolleybus and Supertram plans WILL form part of Leeds’s future transport vision, council bosses confirmed today.

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Former Sheffield United footballer Andy Woodward has blown the whistle on the football abuse scandal.

Tom Richmond: Let this be final whistle for sport’s sex predators

LIKE all those political controversies involving malpractice – and then compounded by the subsequent cover-up – the principle of ‘who knew what and when?’ is equally applicable to the sexual abuse scandal which has rocked football to its foundations.

Leeds City Council has announced an overhaul of the city's bus network.

Bus overhaul for £180m revealed in second wave of Leeds transport plan

An overhaul of bus services in Leeds has been announced by council chiefs in the second wave of a £270m transport masterplan.

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Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams is a role model for gay athletes.

Stuart Andrew: Those sports stars who have come out throw the spotlight on our footballers

WE have made great progress when it comes to addressing homophobia in sport. There are great examples of some of our leading athletes who have felt able to come out.

A new railway station serving Leeds Bradford Airport is among the proposals outlined today by Leeds city council. Pic: Tony Johnson

New stations at airport and White Rose in Leeds’ £270m transport shake-up

Landmark plans to build a new station serving Leeds Bradford Airport have been revealed as part of a £270m transport investment by city leaders.

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TRYING TO KEEP WARM: A rough sleeper in Leeds.

Leeds council to open emergency shelters for city’s homeless

With a recent drop in temperatures and forecasts of freezing weather, Leeds City Council is preparing to help protect rough sleepers by opening its emergency shelters.

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Pollution fears over Leeds caravan site’s ‘renewable energy plant’

Plans for a wood burning energy plant which would power a caravan and campsite in a Leeds village have been put on hold after questions were raised about emissions levels from the site.

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Leeds primary school land row  will go to a public inquiry

Leeds primary school land row will go to a public inquiry

A long running land row over a Leeds primary school’s playing fields - which has split the local community - is to be the subject of a public inquiry.

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Leeds tannery to become 228 apartments

Leeds tannery to become 228 apartments

Plans to convert a former tannery into over 200 apartments have been approved by council planners.

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Train fares will go up by an average of 2.3% next year, the rail industry has announced.

‘Winter of discontent’ as commuters hit with biggest train fare rise in three years

TRAIN fares will go up by an average of 2.3% next month, igniting what a Yorkshire MP has called a winter of discontent. It is the largest rise in three years and will take effect from January 2.

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PROJECT: The �400m national project will bring more than 740 homes to Holbeck Village and create hundreds of construction jobs.

Project for hundreds of Leeds homes

More than 740 homes will be built in Leeds as part of a new £400m housing project for the UK.

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George Osborne at William Cook Holdings Ltd, during his visit to their Leeds plant today (Thursday) in support of the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

Exclusive: Yorkshire’s failure to agree on devolution leaves ‘empty space’ in Northern Powerhouse says Osborne

The failure of the majority of Yorkshire to reach a devolution settlement leaves “an empty space” in the Northern Powerhouse, former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has claimed.

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Alan Johnson is one member of the panel

BBC Question Time comes to Wakefield

One of the nation’s biggest topical debate programmes is coming to Wakefield today.

Muse's Matt Bellamy.

Rock on! Muse announced as a Leeds Festival headliner for 2017

Rock superstars Muse were today announced as one of the headliners for next year’s Leeds Festival.

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Leeds Civic Hall

£1m bill for travellers’ caravan site in Leeds city centre ‘will be repaid from HS2 cash’

Costs for a temporary gypsy and traveller caravan site in Leeds city centre have reached almost £1m after a new injection of cash.

Former Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox

PM’s praise for Jo Cox’s family

PRIME MINISTER Theresa May has praised the dignity shown by the family of murdered West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox during the trial of the man convicted of killing her.

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