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PM Theresa May ‘ignored ordinary people of Leeds’ during flying visit, say critics

Theresa May has been accused of ignoring the real people of Harehills during a flying visit to the inner city Leeds suburb to launch a Conservative General Election drive.

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FULL SPEECH VIDEO: Theresa May appeals to Labour voters at election campaign event in Harehills, Leeds

Theresa May has appealed to traditional Labour voters in Yorkshire to “lend” her their vote in next month’s General Election as the party targets a swathe of gains across the region.

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SPEECH: Theresa May speaking at the Conservative campaign event at the Shine Centre in Leeds.

‘Lend me your vote’ PM asks Leeds electorate

Theresa May has appealed to traditional Labour voters in Leeds to “lend” her their vote in next month’s General Election as the party targets a swathe of gains across Yorkshire.

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Alexander Blackman leaves prison this morning.

'Marine A' Alexander Blackman released from prison

Royal Marine Alexander Blackman, who had his sentence for shooting dead an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan reduced, has been released from prison.

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May urges Yorkshire voters to ditch Labour loyalties

Theresa May has appealed to traditional Labour voters in Yorkshire to “lend” her their vote in next month’s General Election as the party targets a swathe of gains across the region.

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Boris Johnson has got himself a little confused.

Boris Johnson muddled over 'Mugwumps' in Corbyn attack

Boris Johnson got his Mugwumps mixed up with his Oompa-Loompas as he launched a bizarre attack on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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DESIGN DUO: Simon Warren and Craig Stott.

New Leeds community centre has an academic touch

An award winning community centre which was designed by Leeds Beckett University academics will officially open on Saturday, May 6.

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The proposed strive of Arriva North Trains will go ahead on Friday.

Arriva Rail North workers to strike in driver-only trains row after talks fail

A 24-hour strike on Arriva Rail North will go ahead on Friday after the failure of talks to resolve a dispute over the role of guards.
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Rachel Reeves

Reeves demands an end to ‘rip-off practices’ from banks

BANK CUSTOMERS should be given similar protections to payday loan borrowers when it comes to charges, according to Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves.

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Leeds sex club wins new licence despite objections from rape support charity

Leeds sex club wins new licence despite objections from rape support charity

A Leeds city centre lap-dancing club has been granted a new trading licence, despite concerns being raised about the safety and welfare of women working on the premises.

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HS2 will connect Yorkshire to London

Transport Minister dismisses HS2 'cancelled' speculation

TRANSPORT Minister Andrew Jones has rejected suggestions the planned high speed rail line to Yorkshire could be cancelled after the General Election.

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House prices in region ‘increase by more than £5,800’

House prices in region ‘increase by more than £5,800’

HOME sellers’ asking prices have increased by more than £5,800 on average in Yorkshire and the Humber since this time last year, according to new figures published today.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Corbyn would put nation's security at risk, defence secretary says

Jeremy Corbyn would put Britain's security at risk if he wins the general election and becomes prime minister, the Defence Secretary has said.
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Brendan Cox. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Jo Cox's husband calls for election that is 'respectful not divisive'

The widower of murdered MP Jo Cox has urged politicians to conduct a "respectful not divisive" campaign in the run up to the general election.

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Ukip say the burka should be banned in the UK

Ukip calls for burka ban due to 'heightened security risk'

Paul Nuttall has denied Ukip's reversal on pushing for a public burka ban alongside proposals against Sharia law amount to an "attack" on Muslims.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives with his wife Laura Alvarez and senior aide Seumas Milne at Broadcasting House in central London to appear on the BBC1 current affairs programme, The Andrew Marr Show.

Jeremy Corbyn says Labour will create four new UK-wide bank holidays

A Labour government will seek to create four new UK-wide bank holidays on the patron saint's day of each of the home nations, Jeremy Corbyn has announced.

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Kaiser Chiefs.

Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs join chorus of praise for refugees in football

Leeds indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs have teamed up with actors and football stars to celebrate the contribution that refugees make to the beautiful game.

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Leeds City Station.

‘Delight’ as bus-rail link to Leeds-Bradford Airport moves closer

A BUS-RAIL link to Leeds-Bradford Airport has moved a step closer after ministers approved spending plans for £173m originally earmarked for the collapsed Leeds trolleybus scheme.

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Concern over A&E crisis funding

Cash injections to ease the pressure on already over-stretched A&E departments are a “sticking-plaster” on a widening crisis, unions have warned, as details begin to emerge of grants to hospitals in Yorkshire.

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The Government promised money earmarked for the doomed trolleybus scheme could be used on other measures.

Ministers give green light to £173m for Leeds transport plan

A MULTI-MILLION pound transport plan drawn up following the Leeds trolleybus fiasco has been backed by the Government.
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