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Families’ fury over u-turn on residents’ parking plan near Leeds United’s stadium

Families living near Leeds United’s stadium are fuming over the scrapping of a matchday residents’ parking scheme designed to stop football fans’ cars clogging up their streets, according to a councillor.

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Council to buy closed Leeds pub after ‘dereliction’ fears

leeds city Council is to buy up a closed pub building after fears it will become an eyesore.

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The doctor's surgery Wetherspoons wants to transform.

Pub appeal could be contested

Leeds City Council is to contest an appeal by Wetherspoons for the Government to weigh in and make a decision about whether a new pub should be created in the city.

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Wind Baffles are installed outside Bridgewater Place, Leeds...18th October 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Sci-fi style wind ‘baffles’ installed at Leeds’ notorious Bridgewater Place skyscraper

They may look like something from a science fiction movie, but organisers behind these wind ‘baffles’, installed this week, hope they will put an end to Bridgewater Place’s gust problems.

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New era? The site of the former Matthew Murray High School in Holbeck earmarked as a possible site for a new training ground for Leeds United

Green-light for Leeds United training ground and ‘sports village’ plans

COUNCIL chiefs have given the initial nod to plans for a new Leeds United training ground to be developed at a former school site.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has criticised Theresa May's approach to the Brexit negotiations.

Labour claim government plans for Brexit in paralysis but May insists 'all scenarios' will be prepared for

The Government's plans for Brexit are "in paralysis", Labour claimed, amid speculation crucial legislation will be delayed again.
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What does Britain want out of the Brexit deal?

'We need to know what the UK wants to do' - Europe's leaders urge Brexit clarity

Europe's leaders have revealed frustrations about Theresa May's Government's approach to Brexit, claiming there is a lack of clarity as a result of divisions within her administration.
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A British Rail Class 155 diesel multiple unit (DMU) at Leeds station. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

‘Critical’ Government legal decision imminent on Northern Powerhouse transport masterplan

The body set up to oversee transport funding and decision-making across Yorkshire and the North is set to take a significant and “critical” step forward in attaining genuine devolved powers to transform connectivity in the region.

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YORKSHIRE'S FINEST: (L-R) Rosie Summers, Leeds Young Persons Film Festival; Dave 0, Studio 12; Jez Colborne, Mind the Gap; Summer Knight, Location Runner for Victoria; Shay Moradi, Running the Halls; Maariah Hussain, Ackley Bridge; Moshin Ahmad, True North; Miles Watts, One&Other; Richard Orillo;  Oliver Semple, Monster Island Films; Hugh Mann Adamson, Let There Be Light Productions; Suman Hanif, Documentary Maker; Sarah Broadbent, Orillo.

‘Bringing Channel 4 to Leeds will spark a creative revolution’ - young Yorkshire stars back campaign

A new campaign has today been launched to persuade Channel 4 to move to Leeds - with a pledge that it will spark a revolution in the creative and screen industries in Yorkshire and across the North.

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Google's driverless car

Leeds ‘the perfect city to trial driverless cars and robot surgeons’

Leeds is ideally placed to pilot driverless cars, robotic surgery and other cutting edge technologies, one of the city’s leading tech experts has said.

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What can Leeds 2023 Capital of Culture bid learn from Hull’s year of transformation?

What can Leeds 2023 Capital of Culture bid learn from Hull’s year of transformation?

The team behind the transformation of Hull for its UK City of Culture year believe Leeds can repeat the success as it bids to be European Capital of Culture in 2023. Chris Burn reports.

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Business leader calls for ‘plan B’ if One Yorkshire dream blocked

Business leader calls for ‘plan B’ if One Yorkshire dream blocked

Yorkshire needs a “plan B” for devolution which can be deployed rapidly if the One Yorkshire deal falls apart, a leading business leader has said.

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Coun Judith Blake

Leeds City Council leader backs plea for £200m and devolved powers

LEEDS CITY Council leader Coun Judith Blake has welcomed West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s ambitious bid for more than £200m of government investment along with devolved powers for Yorkshire in November’s Autumn Budget.

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Dominic Raab.

‘If you drive and destroy lives, you will feel the full force of the law’

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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Former Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland

Greg Mulholland interview - From shock defeat to looking to the future

Greg Mulholland lost his Leeds North West seat in June’s General Election. He talked frankly to Political Editor James Reed about coming to terms with losing his job, the impact on his family and looking to the future.

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Photo issued by the Ministry of Defence of the RAF Red Arrows flying over Jordan to just beofre landing at Amman airport, as the Hawk jets flown by the RAF acrobatic team are likely to be built overseas unless the Government intervenes, a cross-party group has warned.

Future Red Arrows jets could be built overseas, warn MPs

Jets flown by the Red Arrows are likely to be built overseas unless the Government intervenes, a cross-party group has warned.

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Lord Andrew Adonis

‘Cut congestion to get economy moving’

TACKLING congestion in cities such as Leeds should be a national priority, the Government has been told.

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Yorkshire floods: Fire brigade spends £1/2 million on water rescue vehicles and equipment

Yorkshire floods: Fire brigade spends £1/2 million on water rescue vehicles and equipment

New power boats, flood response vehicles and protective equipment worth £500,000 have been deployed in West Yorkshire to carry out rescues in the event of a repeat of the Boxing Day floods of 2015.
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Voters went to the polls in Wakefield last night.

Labour wins Wakefield by-election

Jack Hemingway was elected as the new ward councillor for Stanley and Outwood East following last night's by-election.
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