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Pensioner arrested after sexual assault on Leeds girl, 11, at bus stop

Detectives investigating a sexual assault on an 11-year-old girl in Leeds have made an arrest.

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Leeds man fined for illegal fishing

A Leeds man has been fined £377 after being caught fishing without a rod licence.

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SERIAL WINNERS: Rothwell Temperance Band are to perform in Morley later this month.

Award-winning Leeds brass band set for show

Rothwell Temperance Band, Leeds’ Championship Brass Band and 2015 winner of the Grand Shield, are to perform at Morley Town Hall later this month.

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LOVING MEMORY: Heartbroken Pam Whitlam holds a photo of her son Harry.

Harry Whitlam: Leeds mum’s tribute as man jailed over death

A heartbroken mother has paid a beautiful tribute to her son – as the drunk farm worker who reversed into him in a tractor was jailed for just 16 months because of a legal loophole.

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YEP Says: Help Harry’s mum to change the law

GARY GREEN drank 13 pints of beer the night before he ran over and killed 11-year-old Harry Whitlam on a farm.

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Tractor driver jailed for killing boy on Leeds farm while drunk

A farm worker is thought to have drunk around 13 pints of beer the night before he caused the death of an 11-year-old by reversing a tractor into the youngster at a farm in Leeds.

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Gang jailed after conning elderly people

Leeds security guard bugged estranged wife’s home

A security guard bugged his estranged wife’s home as part of a campaign of harassment when their marriage broke down, a court heard.

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New HS2 ‘tunnel plan’ has not gone down well with some Leeds residents

Revised plans for HS2 as it passes through Woodlesford have done away with viaducts in favour of a tunnel. Neil Hudson asked residents what they made of the new tunnel plans

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Leeds schoolgirl, 14, died after ‘tragic road traffic collision’

Leeds schoolgirl, 14, died after ‘tragic road traffic collision’

AN “incredibly bright” 14-year-old Leeds schoolgirl suffered fatal injuries when she was struck by a car after a day out at Temple Newsam with friends, an inquest heard.

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A motorist has been sentenced for parking badge fraud

Leeds burglar attacked his ex girlfriend’s new partner

A Leeds man high on drink and drugs “lost it” when broke into his former partner’s home and discovered she had a new boyfriend, a court heard.

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Police are calling for people with information to come forward

Man set to appear in court after bogus caller appeal

A man has been charged and is set to appear in court later this month in connection with a bogus call.

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Police want to trace this man after an elderly woman's handbag was stolen from her Rothwell home.

CCTV images: “Utterly despicable” bogus caller stole from elderly woman’s Leeds home

A BOGUS caller stole an elderly woman’s handbag after getting into her Leeds home.

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Police want to trace these men after a pensioner in Leeds was targeted by bogus callers.

Bogus callers looking for ‘Steve’ target Leeds pensioner in his home

TWO men who claimed to be searching for a friend called Steve refused to leave a Leeds pensioner’s home.

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Brian Eaton, from Euro Motive, hands over the keys to Alec Shelbrooke MP, Coun Karen Bruce and For Disability volunteers. Picture by Simon Hulme.

Leeds transport charity’s new minibus to help drive down loneliness

A community charity aiming to tackle isolation among elderly and disabled people is hoping to do more for the vulnerable after unveiling a new £68,000 minibus.

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Leeds set to pioneer plans for UK’s first ‘dementia friendly garden’ in a public park

A health campaigner from south Leeds has launched a plan to create the UK’s first “dementia friendly garden” in a public park.

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Licence for Leeds bar after noise concerns are settled

A licence has been granted for a new bar in Leeds.

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Dolphin Manor care home in Rothwell. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Care home uncertainty sparks fears for long-serving Leeds mobility charity

A community charity offering vulnerable people a route out of isolation is in “limbo” amid council uncertainty over its purpose-built home.

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The Ride to Rio team including Mike Tomlinson (right) at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil.

Mike Tomlinson finishes 3,000-mile Ride to Rio in emotional tribute to late Leeds fundraiser Jane

The husband of inspirational Leeds fundraiser Jane Tomlinson has completed an epic 3,000-mile bike ride from London to Rio de Janeiro in tribute to his late wife.

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The team of riders setting off from London.

Charity cycle team led by Jane Tomlinson’s husband close in on Rio finish line after 2,500 miles

A team of cyclists riding from London to Rio in tribute to the late Jane Tomlinson are within reach of the finish line.

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Coun Karen Bruce (Lab, Rothwell) pictured with residents at the event.

Leeds residents offer ideas for parks

More than 50 people have turned out to have their say on the future of parks and green spaces in outer south Leeds.

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