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Oldest part of city set for a revamp

Is one of the oldest streets in Leeds about to be transformed to make way for one of the city’s newest residential and retail developments?

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HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy sits docked in the sunshine at Rosyth dockyard near Edinburgh ahead of her sea trials which are due to begin. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

All you need to know about HMS Queen Elizabeth as super ship leaves dockyard

The Royal Navy’s largest ship ever is set to leave the Rosyth dockyard in Fife and make her way up the Forth today.

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Prime Minister Theresa May greets DUP leader Arlene Foster, DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds and DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson outside 10 Downing Street in London ahead of talks aimed at finalising a deal to prop up the minority Conservative Government.

DUP backs deal to support Conservatives in exchange for £1.5 billion funding package

The DUP has backed a deal to support the minority Conservative government.
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8 March 2016 .......       Environment Agency flood recovery team members by the new flood defences along the river in Dock Street. Kate Bullock, project co-ordinator for Leeds City Council, Anthony Myatt, project advisor for the Enviroment Agency and Andy Vipas BMMJV city centre project manager. Picture Tony Johnson

Work on Leeds flood defence masterplan part two could start next summer

leeds’s council leader has today pledged to keep making the “strongest possible case” for better flood defences for Leeds.

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The charred remains of Grenfell Tower.

Rachel Reeves: You can’t put a price on safety – act now after Grenfell tragedy

EVERYONE’S heart will go out to those families left grieving by the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower and I pray that no other community is ever forced to endure their unimaginable pain.

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An artist's impression of new plans for the Woodhouse Lane/Clay Pit Lane junction. Credit: Leeds City Council.

Leeds city centre gateway to get £2.8m ‘major uplift’ for pedestrians

A new £2.8m “major uplift” to improve a gateway into Leeds city centre has been approved by decision-makers.

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Theresa May seeks to reassure EU citizens in UK a year on from Brexit referendum

The three million EU citizens living in the UK should take "reassurance and confidence" from proposals for their post-Brexit status unveiled by the UK Government, Theresa May has said.

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Judith Blake, leader of Leeds City Council, said: "The Northern Powerhouse must focus on people and respond to their needs and wants.

Companies urged to take 'ownership' of Northern Powerhouse idea

Leadership is needed to make sure the north of England's voice is heard in the Brexit negotiations and that "an appropriate proportion of funding repatriated from Brussels is invested in the region", according to a new report on the Northern Powerhouse.

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The aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster

Eight Leeds towers out of 100 are getting sprinklers

Only eight of around 100 high-rise housing blocks in Leeds are being fitted with sprinkler systems, it has emerged.

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Strawberry and raspberry prices will soar if Brexit restricts EU labour - report

The price of strawberries and other British summer fruit will “soar” if Brexit negotiations fail to allow for seasonal labourers from Europe to cultivate and harvest the crops, according to a report.

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Jo Cox

Coat of arms to be unveiled by Jo Cox’s children

A coat of arms to honour murdered MP Jo Cox will be unveiled in Parliament by her two children, Speaker John Bercow has announced.

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Artwork for Simon Cowell's charity single, raising funds for those affected by the catastrophic Grenfell Tower fire.

Bridge Over Troubled Water: Listeners moved to tears by Simon Cowell's Grenfell Tower charity single

Simon Cowell's Grenfell Tower charity single left listeners in tears when it was aired for the first time - with an opening rap by Stormzy.
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Tower blocks in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council to fit sprinkler systems in all residential tower blocks

Sprinkler systems are set to be installed in 24 high-rise tower blocks across Sheffield.

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Should low energy bulbs replace energy-guzzling Leeds street lights?

Low energy and solar lighting could be used to replace outdated energy-guzzling bulbs on Leeds’s street lamps.

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Brexit negotiations are underway.

UK promise to ‘safeguard EU workers’ as Brexit negotiations begin

THERESA MAY will tell European leaders her plan to offer European Union citizens living in the UK safeguards over their rights  later this week after Brussels insisted the issue must be settled before talks on future trade relations can get under way.

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David Davis is negotiating our exit from the EU.

Brexit ‘divorce bill’ from EU to be settled ahead of trade talks

THE BREXIT talks began with a major concession to the European Union over the timetable for the discussions.

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Leeds MP Richard Burgon: It’s time ‘the many’ took back control

I really enjoyed the General Election campaign.

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YEP Says: Tough decisions – but what price a sense of safety?

when Leeds City Council first announced four years ago that it was going to switch off thousands of street light overnight to try and save more than £1m over the next decade, 
the news was met with some anger and concern.

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Labour MP for Leeds West, Rachel Reeves.

Leeds MP wants improved inspections at city’s high-rises after Grenfell Tower fire

An MP has called for improvements to the way inspections are carried out at high-rise council housing blocks in Leeds after the Grenfell Tower disaster in London.

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Dim idea? 25,000 Leeds street-lights - more than one in every four - could be switched off overnight to save cash

Up to 25,000 street lights in Leeds - more than 1 in 4 of the total - could be switched off as council bosses look to slash the city’s energy bill.

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