Plans move forward for Leeds’ new orbital road

Plans for one of the biggest infrastructure schemes in Leeds for decades have taken a step forward after council bosses signed off the cost of appointing contractors for the first two phases.

Molly Warner celebrates her 104th birthday at the Polish Club, Chapeltown, Leeds. Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds’ Mollie is still ‘young at heart’ as she celebrates her 104th birthday

She’s lived during two world wars and witnessed much change throughout her impressively long life but Mollie Warner - one of Leeds’ oldest residents – said she still feels young at heart as she reaches her 104th birth

The Christmas Adventure at Stockeld Park, near Wetherby. Pictured Georgina Brookes, with a light up Polar Bear. Picture James Hardisty

Discover the magic at Leeds Stockeld Park this Christmas

Families can enjoy a day out filled with festive magic and adventure at Stockeld Park in Leeds.

PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds care home rated ‘inadequate’ after inspection

A Leeds care home has been rated inadequate by the industry watchdog after a snap inspection triggered by a police investigation into an alleged assault on an elderly resident.

Paul Sellars, of campaigners Friends of Gledhow Field.

Public inquiry begins over Leeds school field row

A public inquiry begins today into a long-running row over whether land next to an expanding Yorkshire primary school should be registered as a village green.

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Geoff Shepherd, the founding director of Yorkshire Mafia, who launched the charitable campaign Ho, Ho, Homeless

Christmas appeal on track to help Leeds homeless

A Christmas campaign to help the homeless in Leeds is on track to reach its fundraising target of £10,000.

Stills from Visit Otley Christmas Video: Sylvia Cullen singing the Otley Xmas song

Otley Christmas advert’s soundtrack enters the charts

A John-Lewis style Christmas advert created by the community in Otley to promote the town’s festive offerings is on track for major success.


Police issue warning over cyber crime threat

Police chiefs are warning the city’s residents about the dangers of cyber crime in the run-up to Christmas.

LAUNCH: From left: LCFs Pip Goff, council CEO Tom Riordan and LCF CEO Sally-Anne Greenfield.

Campaign to help feed Leeds children during school holidays

Charity bosses in Leeds have launched a campaign to make sure 30,000 children across the city do not go hungry during the school holidays.


Victorian Christmas showcase at Leeds’ Harewood House

The doors and grounds of Leeds’ historic Harewood House will be opened up for the first time in five years for the festive period.

Ex-Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallett’s charity auction

Ex-Emmerdale star Roxanne Pallett’s charity auction

Former Emmerdale actress Roxanne Pallett is opening up her wardrobe for an online sale in aid of a hospice.

The Purple Door Lap Dancing Club, Leeds.

Charity objects to Leeds lapdance clubs’ licence renewal bid

A charity which supports women affected by sexual violence has objected to the licence renewal applications of two lapdancing clubs in Leeds.

Plaque unveiling: Current president Dirk Cuthbertson and former president George Grimes

Historic Leeds snooker club marks 75 years

A snooker club in north Leeds which was founded to boost morale during World War Two has celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Some of the pupils at Iveson Primary School who successfully campaigned to win �12k for a new eco-friendly lighting system.

Leeds school wins £12k to go eco-friendly

A Primary school in north Leeds is celebrating after scooping a £12k cash prize to become more environmentally-friendly.


Council payments to Leeds charities falls by 10pc

The amount of money Leeds City Council pays to the third sector in Leeds has fallen by nearly ten per cent over the past eight years.

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Freddy Whittle at Costa, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, who is a finalist in the Barista of the Year competition.

Leeds barista eyes up global final

Leeds barista Freddy Whittle has proven he’s a cup above the rest after reaching the final of Costa’s annual Barista of the Year contest.

Andrea Bradley has her head shaved by Emmerdale actor John Middleton. PIC: Simon Hulme

Ex-Emmerdale star helps out at Harrogate charity head-shave

Ex-Emmerdale star John Middleton got the clippers out at a Harrogate salon to lop off a fundraising customer’s locks.


Watch: Leeds dancers join world record ‘tapathon’ bid

Happy tappers in Leeds joined dancers from across the nation for a charity-boosting world record ‘tapathon’ attempt.

BOOKED IN: Founders Cheryl Duffield, Hannah Limming and Lou Fenton.

Independent children’s bookshop proves a novel idea in Leeds

Young bookworms will be spoiled for choice now Leeds’ only independent children’s bookshop has launched in a city suburb.

Independent bookshop is a novel idea

Independent bookshop is a novel idea

Young bookworms in Chapel Allerton will be spoiled for choice now Leeds’ only independent children’s bookshop has launched in the suburb.
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