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Holbeck

Police called over concerns about person on Leeds motorway bridge

Traffic was diverted away from a motorway bridge in Leeds after concerns were raised over a person's safety.

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Staff at the Northern Monk. PIC: Simon Hulme

Why this Leeds brewery has ambition by the barrel-load

Ice-cream and parsnips. Cuckoos. Collaborations with a trail runner, a tattoo artist and a starting budget of £5,000.

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Joao Dos Santos.

Robber attacked Leeds pensioner in his own home

A robber who attacked an elderly pensioner in his own home before stealing his mobile phone has been locked up for two years.

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The attempted sexual assault happened near to the junction of Bridge Road and Czar Street in Holbeck. Picture: Google

Attacker dragged sex worker towards bushes in Leeds during attempted sexual assault

Police are hunting a man who tried to drag a sex worker into bushes in Leeds after she turned down his request to do business.

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PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Five things you should know about... Marshall’s Mill in Holbeck

Think you know Marshall Mill in Holbeck?

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Picture by Jonathan Gawthorpe.

Man arrested in Holbeck sex assault case

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating a report of a serious sexual assault on a woman in Leeds.

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Emily Turner, an outreach worker with the Basis Sex Work Project, who support sex workers in the managed zone in Holbeck. Picture Tony Johnson.

Sex in the City: ‘My aim is to make life on Leeds streets safer’

Street sex work is inherently dangerous so it will surprise few people to learn that trying to make things safer for the women involved is at the heart of the ‘managed approach’ in Leeds.

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A sex worker has given her view on the scheme.

Leeds sex worker gives her views on city’s ‘legal’ red light area

The concerns of residents and businesses in Holbeck have had a significant influence on the way that the ‘managed approach’ has evolved.

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Taylor Austin Little, of charity Basis, Dr Kate Brown, of York University, Chief Insp Chris Brown and Carolyn Henham, of Basis, in Holbeck in July 2015 when the scheme was first made public. Picture: Nigel Roddis

Sex in the city: Is Leeds ‘managed approach’ an innovation?

An Innovative way to address the issue of street prostitution or just plain wrong?

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Daria Pionko, who was killed in Holbeck in December 2015.

What happened when Leeds hit headlines as home of first ‘legal’ red light zone

The managed approach adopted in Leeds came under intense media scrutiny in the weeks following the murder of sex worker Daria Pionko.

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Chris Powell

Perverted school governor who arranged to meet 'teenage boy' in Leeds caught in livestream online sting by vigilante group

A SCHOOL governor was confronted in the street by an online paedophile vigilante group when he turned up believing he was about to meet a 14-year-old boy for sex.

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A picture taken by a resident who lives near the area covered by the 'managed approach'.

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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