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Sex in the city: Leeds residents on life near ‘legal’ red light zone

Almost three years ago, council and police bosses in Leeds launched what was thought to be the country’s first ‘legal’ red light zone.

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Safer Leeds must balance the different needs of residents, businesses, sex workers, agencies and support teams.

What Safer Leeds says about city’s ‘legal’ red light area

The ‘managed Approach’ in the Holbeck area of the city is monitored and reviewed by Safer Leeds, a partnership of various organisations headed up by Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police.

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Ofsted raises safety concerns at Leeds nursery

Improvements have been ordered at a council-run children’s centre in Leeds where education inspectors found staff did “not understand child protection issues”.

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St Luke's Church, Holbeck.

Funding boost to make Leeds church a ‘community hub’

Organisers at a south Leeds church are celebrating a funding boost to help them launch a hub for the community.

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Oktoberfest Leeds festival will return at new venue

Oktoberfest Leeds will be providing bier, foot and entertainment when it returns to the city later this year.

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Tower Works  in Globe Rd, Leeds, part of the 
South Bank regeneration area of Leeds. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Leeds’s South Bank regeneration masterplan ‘could transform no-go areas’ in same way as flagship London scheme

A MAJOR redevelopment masterplan to regenerate large swathes of urban and industrial wasteland in Leeds could be the region’s answer to London’s flagship King’s Cross scheme.

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Plan to turn historic Leeds viaduct into New York-style ‘sky park’ reaches next stage

Plan to turn historic Leeds viaduct into New York-style ‘sky park’ reaches next stage

Plans to turn a historic Leeds viaduct into a ‘sky park’ with echoes of New York and Paris have moved a step closer to being realised, with the publication of a major new report backing the idea.

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Leeds mum's TV appearance after organising fundraising day for Bradley Lowery

Leeds mum's TV appearance after organising fundraising day for Bradley Lowery

A Leeds mum has appeared on the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire Show after raising funds for the Bradley Lowery Foundation at her children's school.

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The waste can be seen beneath the footbridge in Holbeck

Hapless flytipper throws polling card out with the rubbish

A hapless flytipper inadvertently identified themselves to enforcement officers after leaving their polling card among piles of rubbish.

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Teenage boy missing after leaving college course in Leeds

Teenage boy missing after leaving college course in Leeds

A 17-year-old boy has gone missing after leaving his college in Leeds.

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Police stumbled on £14,000 cannabis farm in Leeds

Police stumbled on £14,000 cannabis farm in Leeds

POLICE found cannabis worth almost £2,000 during a raid at a house in Leeds before stumbling on a £14,000 drugs farm on the same street.

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Date:22nd May 2017.
Picture James Hardisty.
Barfly....The Grove Inn, Back Row, Leeds.

Bar review: The Grove Inn, Leeds

LEEDS has changed tremendously in recent years with new buildings springing up all over the place.

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TRANSFORMATION: The Holbeck Urban Village site.

Re-branding of Leeds suburb marches on

The regeneration of a city suburb marches on with more plans for the transformation of Holbeck being revealed.

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COLOURFUL: Some of the new murals on display in Holbeck, designed by local artist Ian Kirkpatrick.

Murals brighten up Leeds suburb

The streets of Holbeck have been given a spruce-up following the unveiling of new artwork in the suburb.

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FRIENDS: Gabby Logan at the new the Dementia Cafe, pictured with Jean Sykes. PIC: Simon Hulme

Leeds’s own Gabby launches new cafe dedicated to supporting people with dementia

Leeds-born TV presenter Gabby Logan helped launch a new cafe dedicated to supporting people with dementia.

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Blueprint for 192 homes at vacant Leeds warehouse site

Blueprint for 192 homes at vacant Leeds warehouse site

a proposal for up to 192 flats on a vacant warehouse site in Leeds is to be presented to a council planning panel next week.

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LAUNCH: Leeds-born TV presenter Gabby Logan will launch the dementia cafe.

Presenter Gabby to launch new Leeds cafe

Leeds-born TV presenter Gabby Logan is returning to the city to launch a new cafe dedicated to supporting people with dementia.

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Picture by Julian Brown. Steven Wiseglass of Inquesta, Radcliffe

Eighteen jobs lost after Leeds printing company stops trading

Eighteen jobs have been lost after a Leeds printing company which ran up debts of more than £250,000 has ceased trading.

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An artist's impression of the 16-storey proposal.

Affordability of Leeds development is questioned at debate

A development set to change the face of Holbeck has been given the backing of Leeds City Council but concerns have been aired it is at the detriment of people living and working in the area.

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‘Trailblazing’ plans in store for inner city Leeds district

An application for a ‘trailblazing’ residential development - set to radically change the skyline of an inner city district of Leeds - has been earmarked for council approval.

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