A ground-breaking inquiry was held inside the Queens Hotel with MPs (pictured above), police chiefs and substance abuse co-ordinators having open discussions on how best to tackle a problem which was not only killing hundreds every day but destroying entire communities in the process. This was October 2001, a time which offered a new hope that by bringing together the most high-profile panel ever convened in the city, real inroads can be made in formulating a local and national anti-drugs strategy. Your YEP played its part by running a series of hard-hitting features on the issue. READ MORE: Go inside the Corn Exchange during the 1990s and 2000s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook
Leeds in October 2001 - 14 stories making the news
It was the month the devastating impact of illicit drugs on lives and communities across Leeds was thrust in the spotlight.
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