Leeds news LIVE: Breaking news and updates on Saturday December 12

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By Grace Newton
Saturday, 12th December 2020, 8:11 am
Updated Saturday, 12th December 2020, 8:18 am
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Leeds news LIVE Saturday December 12

Last updated: Saturday, 12 December, 2020, 18:31

  • Bomb squad called to house in Leeds as nearby homes evacuated
  • One new Covid death in Leeds hospitals
  • Police operations across West Yorkshire catch multiple dangerous drivers

Leeds mum of seven-year-old boy fighting leukaemia raising funds for cancer research

Leeds mum of seven-year-old boy fighting leukaemia raising funds for cancer research

A mum from Leeds whose seven-year-old son suffers from leukaemia is raising funds for research into different forms of treatment after witnessing the debilitating effects of chemotherapy.

Judge criticises Leeds mum for allowing five-year-old boy to ingest cocaine

Love of Leeds exhibition opens at Leeds Station

Leeds United v Newcastle United in 1999

Police officers thought the car had been abandoned

Four males escape and run from car in Leeds when approached by police officers

Four males have made off from a car in Middleton which West Yorkshire Police officers thought had been abandoned.

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A&E visits to Leeds hospitals were down from November last year

This is how many people visited A&E in Leeds compared to last year

Fewer patients visited A&E at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust last month – and attendances were lower than in November last year, figures reveal.

There have been multiple police operations catching dangerous drivers over the past few days

West Yorkshire Police operation in Leeds area stops 45 vehicles in one foggy night

A West Yorkshire Police operation in Rothwell stopped 45 vehicles in the fog.

26 drivers reported for offences on Leeds road in just one night - with one going over twice the speed limit

26 drivers have been reported for a number of different offences in just one night on a Leeds road.

West Yorkshire Police catch 20 vehicles speeding in just 30 minutes on Leeds road

20 vehicles have been noted to be speeding in just a 30 minute time frame on a road in Leeds.

Six new Covid deaths in Leeds hospitals

Six more confirmed Covid deaths at Leeds hospitals - with a total of 40 in Yorkshire

There have been six new Covid-19 deaths recorded at Leeds hospitals, NHS England said on Saturday.

More than £1250 donated to YEP Christmas Half and Half and Light up a Life appeal

More than £1,250 donated to YEP Christmas Half and Half and Light up a Life appeal

Dozens of names of lost loved ones appear on a roll of honour in today's YEP as part of our Christmas Half and Half and Light up a Life appeal.

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