Leeds council rushes through £35m Headingley stadium redevelopment deal - work could start ‘within weeks’

Work on a major £35m redevelopment of Headingley stadium could start within weeks, after Leeds council’s cabinet today approved an emergency deal to safeguard the long-term future of international cricket in the city.

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Leeds Rhinos fan Chris King got to fulfil an ambition on Easter Monday when he attended his first game at Headingley Carnegie having become the first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant.

Double hand transplant man’s applause is a first at Leeds Rhinos clash

THE first man in the UK to have a double hand transplant got the chance to clap his rugby league heroes on his first visit to Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

Kelsey’s 10,000 mile trip from Seattle to favourite Leeds eaterie

Kelsey’s 10,000 mile trip from Seattle to favourite Leeds eaterie

american woman Kelsey Erickson travelled nearly 10,000 miles to celebrate her birthday at her favourite Leeds restaurant.

The entrance to Leeds Girls' High School

WATCH: See inside this abandoned girls' school

This historic former girls' school in Headingley was later used as a TV set.

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2 April 2017......     Commemoration event for the restoration of Headingley war memorial and the adding of a new name - Sapper R Wright. Picture Tony Johnson.

Moving ceremony to mark restoration of war memorial in Leeds

A moving ceremony was held today to mark the restoration of Headingley War Memorial and the addition of a missing name.

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Do you recognise the men pictured in these e-fit images?

Robbers in Leeds threatened man with knuckle duster then targeted lone woman

Police have released e-fit images of two men they want to trace after two robberies in Leeds.
Headingley Hill Congregational Church on Headingley Lane. . Picture Tony Johnson.

Flats plan will ‘preserve’ historic north Leeds church

A developer hopes his plans to turn a 150-year-old former Headingley church into flats will help preserve the work of renowned Leeds architect Cuthbert Brodrick.

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PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Bar review: Head of Steam, Headingley, Leeds

The problem is choice. No, I’m not getting all existential on you in some ill-judged Friday frisson of overexuberant introspection (although now I mention it...)


Review: Dare Cafe, Headingley, Leeds

Dare is one of those boutique cafes amid the hustle and bustle of the Otley Road row of shops in Headingley.

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CULTURAL SHIFT: Different lifestyles in LS6.

Why Leeds’s own Hyde Park is the new place to be

Once home to the most burgled street in Britain, this inner city area of Leeds, perched unassumingly between all that is the centre and the hive of Headingley, is changing.

Jesse and Peter Lagares are native Gibraltarians who support Leeds United

Leeds United fans called on to pay tribute to expat supporter

The son of a Leeds United fan from Gibraltar is calling on the club's fans to honour his late father.
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Rose Court in Headingley,

Ready-made school could be ‘available’ in north Leeds

A much-needed ready-made school could soon become available in north Leeds if plans by The Grammar School at Leeds are given the go-ahead.

Paul Baron from I am Doner in Headingley, which has just won the Just Eat Best Delivery award at the British Kebab Awards and also been shortlisted in the Best Newcomer Outside London and Best Takeaway Outside London categories.
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Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Top national award for Leeds kebab shop which attracts “sober people”

A NEWLY-opened Leeds kebab shop which prides itself on attracting “sober people” has won a top national award.

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Akash Rashid has been jailed for ten years.

YEP Says: Ten years for this young man does not do any justice

ten years might sound like a long time to spend in prison, but when it comes to Akash Rashid it doesn’t even begin to pay back the cost of his crimes.

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Art students give Virgin communication boxes a makeover

Art students give Virgin communication boxes a makeover

Communication boxes in Headingley have been given a jazzy makeover to brighten up the suburb's streets.

Jeff Rowland, 34, took his unsuspecting girlfriend Sarah Reynolds, 32, on a Valentines Day trip to historic Temple Newsam House last week to see the Tudor mansions stunning Channon cabinet where he had hidden a ring before asking her to marry him.

Helping hand from history for proposal

A romantic marriage proposal was given a helping hand with 260 years worth of history.

Write Kay Mellor

New challenges in old haunts for Kay

After 30 years in the business, with some of television’s best loved shows among her credentials and being responsible for launching the careers of James Corden and Jude Law from her Leeds living room. writer Kay Mellor is taking herself out of her comfort zone.

LS6 cafe-bar in Hyde Park has now been awarded five stars

Food hygiene ratings: Leeds businesses respond

The owners of Leeds businesses given low food hygiene ratings have been left dissatisfied by the Food Standards Agency inspection process.
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Mohammed Haneef Yaqub , left, and campaigners in Hyde Park claim Leeds City Council has ignored their pleas for an indoor sports centre to be built on the site of the former Royal Park Middle School site.
10th February 2017.
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Rival campaign groups in new row over future of former Leeds primary school site

A row has broken out between two groups of campaigners who both want community facilities on the site of the former Royal Park school.

A group of community campaigners from Hyde Park, Leeds, protesting at the gates of the former Royal Park Primary School, Queen's Road, Hyde Park, Leeds, to send a message to Leeds City Council that this area of Leeds, is in need of a Sports and community Centre's and hoping that the council will turn part of this area into a community garden for residents to enjoy.  Picture: James Hardisty

13 years and a series of wrangles later...could former Leeds school site finally get a new lease of life as a community space?

A former primary school site which was the subject of a decade long wrangle between community campaigners and council bosses is finally set for a new lease of life.

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