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City reacts to the £300m transformation of Quarry Hill

A £300m scheme which will radically transform a gateway into Leeds has been largely welcomed by the city.

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Recruits at Yorkshire army training base deny 'ordering soldiers to eat manure'

Recruits at Yorkshire army training base deny 'ordering soldiers to eat manure'

Ten army instructors have denied a string of charges related to the alleged abuse of teenage recruits.
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Coun Andrew Carter

£30m plan to upgrade three ‘congestion hotspot’ Leeds road junctions

SENIOR councillors have agreed to have detailed plans drawn up as £30m proposals to try and ease traffic flow at three “congestion hotspot” junctions across Leeds move to the next stage.

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Donna Johnson with her partner Jonathan Cummin, 28, from Gipton.

Leeds man with two severe conditions is forced to find job despite doctor’s letter

A Leeds man who suffers from two chronic and severe medical conditions is being forced to look for a job despite having a doctor’s letter which confirms he is not fit to work.

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Talha Asmal, from Dewsbury, who became Britain's youngest suicide bomber in 2015.

‘Sensitivity and understanding needed to encourage families who may report extremism fears’

Greater levels of sensitivity and understanding must be shown towards people who are considering telling the authorities of their fears that a friend or family member has been radicalised, according to a landmark study by Yorkshire academics.

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FLASHBACK: Denis Healey was an MP for four decades, serving East Leeds.

Richard Burgon: Denis’s wise words still stand true today

Many readers in East Leeds will have memories of Denis Healey as the Labour MP for our area from 1952 to 1992.

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19th February 2013. Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire Mark Burns-Williamson.

Mark Burns-Williamson: We all have part to play in tackling modern slavery

WITHIN the last few days, modern slavery and the trauma suffered by victims has quite rightly made headlines.

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Boris Johnson has gained support for his Brexit comments.

Tory 'Leavers' back Boris Johnson over his hard Brexit blueprint

Boris Johnson has received support from prominent Tory Leavers before showdown talks with Theresa May amid the fallout from his intervention in the Brexit debate.

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Boris Johnson has received backing from Michael Gove following his NHS Brexit comments.

Michael Gove backing Boris Johnson over cash for NHS post-Brexit

Michael Gove has backed his old EU referendum campaign ally Boris Johnson for reviving Vote Leave's controversial claim that up to £350 million a week extra would be freed up for public spending after Brexit.
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Leeds Tory councillor frozen out amid bullying and intimidation claims

Leeds Tory councillor frozen out amid bullying and intimidation claims

A LONG-serving Tory Leeds city councillor said she felt “bullied and intimidated” in a Conservative Party interview before being stripped of the chance to stand at next year’s local elections - with no reason given.

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Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary celebrates the 2016 Grand National win of Rule The World.

The Yorkshire Post says: Ryanair’s gamble – how not to run a major airline

PERHAPS Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, Ireland’s leading racehorse owner, should be spending more time with his airline, and less with his horses, after announcing the cancellation of at least 50 flights a day – Leeds Bradford Airport flights are among those at risk – after “messing up” the planning of pilot holidays.

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Date:1st August 2013.
Bob Cryan Vice Chancellor of Huddersfield University.

University bosses under fire as huge pay increases are revealed

The vice-chancellor of a Yorkshire university has had his pay increased by more than half, it has emerged, as new analysis shows that dozens of institutions have seen their leaders’ wage packets rise by more than a fifth in five years.

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Chairman of Cookridge Residents Action Group (CRAG)  Michael Lowry has penned a song called Soggy Bottom Calypso, calling for developers to ditch their plans to build 200 homes off the Moseley Wood area in Cookridge, nicknamed Soggy Bottom because of its drainage issues.

Noise troubles at building site

A campaigner has spoken out after nearly a year of disruptive noise coming from a construction site in Leeds.

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Yvette Cooper.

Yorkshire MP Yvette Cooper slams G4S bosses over abuse at immigration centre

Executives at security firm G4S have been given a ferocious dressing-down by a senior MP after admitting they were left "ashamed" by TV footage of staff abusing detainees at one of their immigration centres.

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Has One Yorkshire devolution moved a step closer to reality?

Has One Yorkshire devolution moved a step closer to reality?

YORKSHIRE COUNCIL leaders have told the Government they have a “credible” plan to take over powers and money from Whitehall through a new elected mayor for the region.

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Taxpayers to prop up fraud-hit Leeds theatre’s pension pot

Taxpayers to prop up fraud-hit Leeds theatre’s pension pot

Leeds City Council has agreed to continue to guarantee the pensions programme for a flagship city theatre company which was rocked by a fraud scandal involving a former finance chief.

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Taxpayer loan of almost £5m to be written off after Leeds hotel project collapses

Taxpayer loan of almost £5m to be written off after Leeds hotel project collapses

A £4.8m taxpayer loan made to an abandoned Leeds city centre hotel project is to be written off.

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Police officers are among the public sector workers who have had a pay cap for the last seven years.

Rises on the way? Public sector pay cap will be scrapped from next year

The seven-year public sector pay cap is to be scrapped from next year, with ministers given "flexibility" to breach the long-standing limit of 1% on rises.
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Alex Sobel: Brexit bill is just a cynical power grab

Alex Sobel: Brexit bill is just a cynical power grab

we have just voted in Parliament on the EU Withdrawal Bill. There has been a lot said about this huge piece of legislation, also known as the ‘Great Repeal Bill’.

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The vote on the programme motion for the so-called repeal Bill's committee stage went in the Government's favour by 318 votes to 301, majority 17.

Eight days set aside for Brexit bill's next stage after Government wins key vote

MPs will have eight days to assess flagship Brexit legislation on its next stage through Parliament after the Government won a crucial vote.

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