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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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Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams is a role model for gay athletes.

Stuart Andrew: Those sports stars who have come out throw the spotlight on our footballers

WE have made great progress when it comes to addressing homophobia in sport. There are great examples of some of our leading athletes who have felt able to come out.

Opinion
A new railway station serving Leeds Bradford Airport is among the proposals outlined today by Leeds city council. Pic: Tony Johnson

New stations at airport and White Rose in Leeds’ £270m transport shake-up

Landmark plans to build a new station serving Leeds Bradford Airport have been revealed as part of a £270m transport investment by city leaders.

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TRYING TO KEEP WARM: A rough sleeper in Leeds.

Leeds council to open emergency shelters for city’s homeless

With a recent drop in temperatures and forecasts of freezing weather, Leeds City Council is preparing to help protect rough sleepers by opening its emergency shelters.

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Karen Strong with daughter Rebecca. Her son Jamie Still was killed by a drunk driver.

Life sentence plan could bring justice for victims of Yorkshire’s killer drivers

A West Yorkshire mother whose son was killed by a drink driver is hopeful that Government plans to introduce tougher punishments for dangerous motorists will help bereaved families get “some small measure of justice”.

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Zara Lundy. Picture taken by mum Michelle Lundy.

Family of Leeds schoolgirl in bone marrow plea

The family of a Leeds schoolgirl battling cancer is urging people to sign up to the bone marrow register, after being told she needs a transplant.

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Tonnes of illicit tobacco were seized by HM Customs and Revenue inspectors.

Three generations of Yorkshire family sentenced for roles in £1m tobacco smuggling plot

Three generations of the same family were part a gang from the North East and Yorkshire who smuggled six tonnes of illicit tobacco into the UK.

Crime

‘When, not if’: Tour de France will return to Yorkshire, promises director

TOUR DE France director Christian Prudhomme says it is a case of ‘when, not if’ the greatest cycling spectacle in the world returns to Yorkshire.

Cycling
Train fares will go up by an average of 2.3% next year, the rail industry has announced.

Rail price rises ‘a kick in the teeth’ for Yorkshire passengers

Rail fare price rises are to ignite a “winter of discontent”, campaigners have warned, as it emerges costs are to increase by an average of 2.3 per cent next month.

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Leeds grandmother’s Majorca holiday road death tragedy

A GRANDMOTHER from Leeds was killed while crossing a road in Majorca just hours after arriving for a family holiday on the island, an inquest heard.

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Video: Full route for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

Two Unesco World Heritage sites, four corners of the county and a famous bridge damaged in the floods of last Christmas will all play a role in the third annual Tour de Yorkshire cycle race next April.

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Curator Eleanor Matthews with a plaster figurine of Santa which has been discovered at Brodsworth Hall. Picture Scott Merrylees

Unusual Father Christmas figure discovered in forgotten Yorkshire store

An unusual Father Christmas figurine which has been lost in storage for more than two decades has been uncovered in a major project for South Yorkshire’s Brodsworth Hall.

Offbeat
Crash road closure

Crash blocks slip road off M62

A lane is closed on an exit slip road of the M62 in West Yorkshire making it a slow commute home.

Transport
Elaine Davison pictured with her huband  Edward

Inquest six years after woman impaled by tree branch in Wakefield

AN INQUEST is to be held more than six years after a grandmother was impaled by a branch after a tree crashed in front of her car during gale force winds in Wakefield.

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Police have released these images of the type of shirt in which the baby born was found wrapped in.

Details released of shirt tragic baby ‘Peter’ was wrapped in

Detectives searching for the mother of a newborn baby boy who was pronounced dead after being found outside a Leeds vicarage have released details of the shirt he was wrapped in.

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Author meets writers of the future

Author meets writers of the future

Leeds children’s author Jason Beresford inspired young readers on a school visit.

Education
Gogglebox star gets festive on Leeds school visit

Gogglebox star gets festive on Leeds school visit

GOGGLEBOX vicar Kate Bottley helped youngsters get in the Christmas spirit when Songs of Praise visited a Pudsey school.

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Trains delayed and cancelled in Leeds and Yorkshire after derailment

Train services in Leeds and across the region are being delayed and cancelled after a derailment at a Scottish depot.

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13-mile queue as big freeze brings travel misery to Yorkshire

MOTORISTS faced a nightmare commute this morning, with sub-zero temperatures and a spate of accidents and breakdowns bringing traffic to a standstill on two of Yorkshire’s main routes.

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Teenage rugby league player badly hurt in collision with car in Leeds

Teenage rugby league player badly hurt in collision with car in Leeds

THE rugby league community is rallying to support a promising teenage player from Leeds who suffered a catalogue of injuries when he was involved in collision with a car.

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