Slideshow: Former MP Ed Balls and Strictly dance partner in rehearsal in Leeds

Former Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has defied many people’s expectations – including the Strictly Come Dancing judges – by making it through to the live Halloween show on Saturday.

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Katya Jones and Ed Balls during Saturday's live Strictly Come Dancing show. Picture: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

Video: Former MP Ed Balls to dance another day after surviving results show

Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls survived the boot in tonight’s Strictly Come Dancing results show despite finding himself at the bottom of the leaderboard once more last night after almost dropping his partner during a “dodgy lift”.

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Crews called to tackle bathroom blaze in Morley

Firefighters have tackled a blaze which started in a bathroom yesterday.

Wheelchair bound Tom McMeekin, jailed for seven and a half years

Jail for ‘lunatic’ Leeds driver over crash that left two boys dead and two disabled

A man who caused the death of two teenage boys and left two others with life-changing disabilities after driving “like a lunatic” has been jailed for seven and a half years.

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Morley Town Hall.

Safety scheme at Leeds playgrounds

Councillors are considering stepping up safety at playgrounds in a Leeds town in an effort to curb anti-social behaviour.

The Wedding Present

Final weekend of festival

The Wedding Present will herald the end of this year’s Morley Arts Festival.

VEGGIE SUPREME: Jason Cunningham, proprieter of The Organic Pantry.

South Leeds: Produce showcased at Morley Food Market

A new outdoor food market has been launched to showcase local businesses through monthly spreads of Yorkshire produce.

George Wharton and Aaron Thompson.

Leeds school dining halls named in memory of late pupils

Two new dining halls have been dedicated to former pupils at a Leeds school.

Coun Robert Finnigan

Blueprint for future development of Morley

A BLUEPRINT for Morley’s future development could be drawn up after town councillors voted in favour of producing A Neighbourhood Plan.

Graham Ibbeson's statue of Morecambe and Wise, commissioned to mark the 75th anniversary of their first appearing on stage together in 1941.

Bring me sunshine: Morecambe and Wise is unveiled in Blackpool

Morecambe and Wise will be celebrated with the unveiling of the first statue of both members of the comedy double act.

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Siegen Manor on Wesley Street in Morley. (D512A447)

Call to reconsider Leeds care home cuts

Campaigners are continuing their fight to keep a care home open - despite a controversial decision being made to close it last week.

Ian Clayton will appear at Morley Arts Festival. Pic by Scott Merrylees.

Morley Arts Festival 2016 continues with more music, speech and performances

The Morley Arts Festival continues this weekend, with a plethora of performances on offer around the town.


Ed’s ready for the Strictly challenge

Former Morley MP Ed Balls has admitted that training for his appearances on Strictly Come Dancing has pushed him out of his ‘comfort zone’.

Playing fields at Glen Road Recreation Ground, Morley.

Travellers set up camp at Leeds pitch and pub site

Travellers have set up camp on the site of a former pub in Leeds.

Picture by Peter Byrne/ PA Wire.

Controversial plans to shut down three Leeds care homes set to be approved

Councillors look set to approve the closure of three Leeds care homes next week.

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Playing fields at Glen Road Recreation Ground, Morley.

Travellers parked on junior football club pitch in Leeds

Travellers have set up camp on playing fields in Leeds used as a pitch by a junior football club.

Adam Gledhill, Asda employee and Batley Bulldogs Rugby League player.

From Supermarket to Super 8s for Batley Bulldogs star

Morley worker Adam Gledhill had a busier than usual Friday night - leaving his day job to head straight to Headingley in his dual role as a rugby league player.

Can you solve mystery of wartime camp in Scarcroft?

Can you solve mystery of wartime camp in Scarcroft?

A Morley businessman is hoping to solve the mystery of a military camp supposedly set up in Scarcroft during World War Two.

Deputy manager Catherine Hubbard pictured at Gildersome Cats Protection.

Ram raid on Leeds cat rehoming centre sparks ‘fantastic’ show of community support

A community has rallied around a much-loved cat rehoming centre after it was ram raided by thieves.

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Gildersome Youth Centre, Street Lane, Gildersome.

Leeds community centre closed after safety report

A Leeds community centre used by more than 200 people every week has suddenly closed.

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