Fundraising for 20-month-old Pontefract girl who can’t walk or talk

The parents of a 20-month-old West Yorkshire toddler suffering from cerebral palsy have launched a £20,000 fundraising drive to pay for specialist stem cell treatment in Central America.


£1.7m bill to repair potholes in Leeds but more cash needed for crumbling roads

Council chiefs in Leeds say more than £1.7m will be spent on repairing and preventing potholes this year, but claim it falls far short of the Government investment needed to tackle the motorists’ scourge.

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82-year-old woman's purse stolen at Bradford Oxfam shop: Police release CCTV images

THIEVES stole an 82-year-old woman's purse while she was shopping  at an Oxfam shop in Bradford.
James Macintyre and Co Ltd in the County Arcade, which is closing after almost 25 years. 7th March 2018.

Leeds Victoria Quarter shop to close after 23 years: 36 per cent rent hike proposal and car parking problems blamed

A SHOP which has traded in Leeds city centre’s upmarket Victoria Quarter for more than 20 years is to close down tomorrow amid claims of a lack of car parking and a proposed rent increase of 36 per cent.

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A scene from Walk Like a Panther

Leeds pub’s starring role in new film Walk Like a Panther

HISTORIC Leeds pub The Cardigan Arms plays a starring role in new feature film Walk Like a Panther, which is released tomorrow.

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Lou Evans was rescued from the River Aire

New throwline saved woman’s life in River Aire in Leeds city centre: Five people have died in city’s waterways in three years.

FIVE people have died and 23 people have been injured in incidents in waterways in Leeds district in the past three years, according to figures released by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The Premier Inn on Claypit Lane in Leeds city centre.

Man, 24, found dead at Leeds city centre hotel

A MAN from Morley was found dead at a Leeds city centre hotel.
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Robert Tucker

Inquest opens after grandfather killed in head-on crash near Pontefract

AN Inquest has opened into the death of a 56-year-old grandfather in a  head-on crash in Upton near Pontefract.
Police at the scene on Rosgill Drive, Seacroft,  on New Year's Day

Man found with fatal head injury in Leeds: Inquest opening told two charged with murder

AN inquest opening was told two men have been charged with  murdering a man who was  found with fatal head injuries in Leeds on New Year's Day.
Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

Leeds textile firm's major role in Oscar-winning film Darkest Hour

A HISTORIC Leeds textile company's cloths feature in Oscar winning film Darkest Hour.

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Five-year-old Leeds boy died after house fire: Inquest opening told blaze at Rothwell family home started in bedroom

A FIVE-year-old boy died after a blaze broke out in the upstairs bedroom he was in at a house in Leeds, an inquest opening was told.
Leeds school set to get a £4.5m extension

Leeds school set to get a £4.5m extension

LEEDS City Council has appointed a contractor for £4.5m extension and refurbishment project at a Leeds primary school.

Amanda and Mark Jowitt  in Malta

Leeds couple stranded in Malta face hefty bill: Ryanair flight to Leeds Bradford Airport cancelled due to snow

A COUPLE  whose Ryanair flights from Malta were  cancelled due to snowy conditions at Leeds Bradford Airport say an unwanted extra five-night stay on the holiday island is set to cost them hundreds of euros.

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Harry Keenan pictured after his liver transplant surgery

Mum of liver transplant toddler in plea to back fundaising night for Leeds Children’s Hospital

THE parents of a 19-month-old Leeds boy recovering from a lifesaving liver transplant are staging a fundraising night as they bid to raise £5,000 to buy therapy equipment for Leeds Children’s Hospital.

28 February 2018......   A council gritter in the snow on Farsley Town Street.  Picture Tony Johnson.

‘Snow heroes’ of Leeds show true grit in big freeze

THEY are the unsung ‘snow heroes’ who have been going the extra mile to help others across Leeds after the Beast from The East sent temperatures plummeting.

Jean Piper on the wing of an aircraft at Breighton Airfield for a fundraising stunt last year

Daredevil Leeds pensioner to stand on wing of loop the loop aeroplane

A WIDOWED pensioner from Leeds who has fought cancer is set for another daredevil summer to fundraise for the hospice that cared for her late husband.

Mumtaz Leeds on Chadwich Street.

Ex-boss of Leeds Indian restaurant who 'chose to ignore the law' is fined

A  FORMER Leeds Indian restaurant boss who "chose to ignore the law" has been fined for not paying a security bond after missing tax payments.


Watch as trainee police officers tackle ‘criminals’ at West Yorkshire Police training school

CHASING suspected burglars, dealing with crowds of anti-social yobs and arresting drug dealers are among role play scenarios trainee police officers are tasked to deal with at West Yorkshire Police’s state-of-the-art training school at Wakefield.

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House fire death tragedy of Leeds man who tried to put blaze out using pan and bathwater

A HOMEOWNER with no house or buildings insurance was trying to extinguish a serious  blaze at his house in Leeds  when he died after  being overcome by smoke and heat, an inquest heard.
Wapping Road, Bradford. Image: Google

Body of woman, 37, found in Bradford: Police appeal for witnesses

POLICE  are appealing for any witnesses after the body of a 37-year-old woman was found in Bradford.

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