Leeds in July 1998 - 16 stories making the news

This rewind to Leeds in July 1998 starts inside a music store in the city centre.

Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 6:00 am
Enjoy these photo memories from Leeds in July 1998. PIC: Gareth Copley
Enjoy these photo memories from Leeds in July 1998. PIC: Gareth Copley

Scores of fans turned out for a chance to meet boy band 911 at HMV on Lands Lane. During their five years together the trio - Lee Brennan, Jimmy Constable and Simon "Spike" Dawbarn - scored ten UK top 10 singles, sold 10 million singles and six million albums around the world. It was also month which saw a music legend touch down in the city, primary pupils take a walk on the wild side and a school left counting the cost of an attack by mindless vandals. READ MORE: 57 photos to take you back to Leeds in 1998 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

911 fans hand over presents to the band during a meet and greet at HMV in the city centre.
Firefighters from Leeds, Gipton and Idle and RSPCA Inspectors received commedations for their part in rescuing pigs following a road traffic accident at Armley Gyratory.

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B.B. King, American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer, touched down at Leeds and Bradford Airport.
The Red Arrows were at Leeds Bradford Airport ahead of visiting an airshow at Redcar.
More than 1,000 cars took part in a Jaguar Car Rally at Harewood House. Pictured is Nicola Dyson reflected in the silver wheel hub of a Jaguar MK2.
Staff at Wheatfields Hospice were dressed up for a fundraising garden fete. Pictured, left to right, are Barbara Barrett, Claire Marshall, Helen Peel, Alyson and Angela Robinson.
Pupils from Rosebank Primary took a walk on the wild side. They are pictured in an area of land near their school for which they have created ideas for improvement.
Stephen Watkins, headteacher of Potternewton Primary, looks over the damage caused by vandals who broke more than 30 windows.
Leeds Metropolitan University graduates Steve Heywood (left) and Adrian Parr with a model of a fantasy adventure trail they designed for Martin House Hospice.
This customised 1972 dodge van covered with more than 2,000 cameras was creating interest in Leeds city centre.
Pupils from the Beeston Primary were preparing to stage Alice in Wonderland. Pictured are Rebecca Rawson (Alice), Danielle Schofield (Cheshire Cat), Liam Smith (Mad Hatter) and Craig Dinnewell (White Rabbit).
Rothwell Library hosted reading game The Magic Carpet Ride. Storyteller Chris Barber is pictured with David Gould, Arron Kelly, Nathan Elliott, Ashleigh Baker, Keiran Marshall,Danielle Marshall.
A group of a-level theatre students are pictured performing a short play ' Sugar and Spice' in the new Performing Arts Centre at Gateways School.
Privilege Insurance opened state-of-the-art headquarters on Neville Street. Pictured are chairman Peter Wood (right) chief executive Neil Utley.
Leeds Driving Instructors Association held a road safety family day event at Elland Road. Pictured is Ryan Carter behind the wheel of one of the police's traffic patrol cars, watched by PC Ann Drury.
Olympic javelin thrower Mick Hill pictured with the winners of a schools coaching session at South Leeds Stadium. Pictured is Andrew Robinson and Francine Shilton.
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