Quidditch team to hold try-outs in Leeds

It's a sport played by wizards - but Muggles can try their hand at Quidditch in Leeds.

Helen Naylor and Valerie Fell meet TV presenter Stephen Mulhern

Celebrity encounter for Leeds slimming gurus

Two weight loss consultants from Leeds were special guests at the Slimming World Awards.

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Leeds cycle theft hotspots revealed

Leeds cycle theft hotspots revealed

Leeds has been named as the sixth worst UK city for bike thefts.

The Leeds family whose pacifism spans four generations

The Leeds family whose pacifism spans four generations

A Leeds Quaker discovered his family’s commitment to pacifism has spanned four generations after finding out that two of his relatives refused to fight in World War One.

Charity highlights street problems for blind people

Charity highlights street problems for blind people

A charity has organised a street clean-up with a difference to highlight the obstacles facing blind people in public places.

Two Leeds takeaways compete to be crowned UK’s best

Two Leeds takeaways compete to be crowned UK’s best

Two Leeds restaurants are bidding to be crowned the region’s best takeaway at a national awards night.

Annette Hall. Executive principal of White Rose Academies.

Leeds academies boss defends schools’ performance in new league tables

The head of an academy trust in the city where results are said to be “significantly below the national average” at GCSE has defended the performance of their secondary schools.

An e-fit image of one of the robbers being sought by police.

Police hunt two men after knifepoint robbery in Woodhouse Moor, Leeds

A man has been threatened with a knife and robbed in Woodhouse Moor.


Suspicious wife ‘triggers car bomb scare’ in Leeds suburb

A SUSPICIOUS wife has triggered a bomb alert in Leeds after a GPS tracking device she fitted to her husband’s car was discovered.

Labour's Salma Arif (centre) speaks after winning the Gipton & Harehills ward. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

2016 Leeds local elections: RESULTS IN FULL

ONE third of the seats on Leeds City Council have been contested. Check out the results in full.

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Alistair Brownlee races to the line. Picture by Jan Kruger.

Grandstand sell out for Leeds’ World Triathlon Series debut as more race day details emerge

More than 1,300 grandstand tickets to see Leeds’ World Triathlon Series debut have sold out in just over a week – but race organisers are reminding would-be spectators that they can still watch for free along the route.

Caroline Taylor (left) and Jennie Grimes.

Wizardry of Leeds filmmakers to bring Harry Potter sport quidditch to life in documentary

A festival of sport lays ahead of us this summer through the Rio Olympics, Euro 2016 and of course... the Quidditch World Cup.

Heir at 360 Club, Leeds

Gig review: Heir/Braveface/Will Birch at 360 Club, The Library, Leeds

Will Birch and Braveface prove able openers this evening. Birch’s guitar-led pop-rock sets the tone nicely while Braveface’s sound is littered with classic rock homages and shout along choruses that really get the atmosphere going. The room is filling up nicely, too.

How good is your GP?

Revealed: How good is your GP? Every surgery in and around Leeds listed

WOULD you recommend your GP? Today we reveal the list of every surgery within a ten-mile radius of Leeds, sorted by how likely their patients are to commend them to others.

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Bar review: North Brewing Company, Leeds

BE of good cheer, these are wonderful times for the beer lover. Never have drinkers been offered such a dazzling choice of beers, nor so interesting and diverse premises in which to enjoy them.

Big impact: Professor Viv Jones, wife of Prof Rick Jones, inaugurates the Rick Jones Education Room, watched by Prof Paul Stewart. Picture by Tony Glossop.

University pays permanent tribute to inspirational late Leeds professor

A Leeds university professor, who died in 2014 following a long illness, has been posthumously honoured for his huge impact on health research.

Hansa's Special Thali. Pics: Tony Johnson

Restaurant review: Hansa’s, Leeds

THE LOOK of barely-concealed disdain said it all.

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Sara Djoudi.

College’s touching tribute to young brain tumour victim from Leeds

The family of a young Leeds woman killed by a brain tumour told of their pride today after plans for a special tribute to their much-missed loved one were revealed by her former college.

DECEMBER 2015: Flooding on Kirkstall Road.

Flood insurance scheme ‘may be extended to small businesses in Leeds and Yorkshire’

A Government minister has revealed a new scheme to help households get affordable flood insurance could be extended to small businesses.


Video: Free Go Tri training in Leeds to get thousands into sport ahead of ITU World Triathlon Series stage

The start line is in sight for Leeds’ next weekend in the sporting limelight – prompting a drive to get thousands of Yorkshire residents active.

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