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20 random facts you (probably) didn’t know about Leeds

Think you know everything there is to know about your home city?

Here are some Leeds facts ranging from the informative and fascinating to the obscure and downright random. READ MORE: The Leeds urban legends that turned out to be true | 10 ways how Leeds has changed the world | The seven lost wonders of Leeds

Leeds' motto of 'Pro rege et lege' is latin and means 'For king and the law'.

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Leeds' motto of 'Pro rege et lege' is latin and means 'For king and the law'.
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Leeds Station has 17 platforms.

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Leeds Station has 17 platforms.
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Architect Cuthbert Brodrick won 200 pounds for his design for what would become Leeds Town Hall.

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Architect Cuthbert Brodrick won 200 pounds for his design for what would become Leeds Town Hall.
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The city's coat of arms has three stars taken from the coat of arms of Sir Thomas Danby, its first mayor; fleece to symbolise the wool industry and three owls taken from the coat of arms of first Alderman of Leeds Sir John Saville

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The city's coat of arms has three stars taken from the coat of arms of Sir Thomas Danby, its first mayor; fleece to symbolise the wool industry and three owls taken from the coat of arms of first Alderman of Leeds Sir John Saville
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