On this day: The news making the #YEPleeds front page

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The headlines that made the front page of the Yorkshire Evening Post on March 8, 2006

Read more: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/on-this-day-the-news-making-the-yepleeds-front-page-1-7779178#ixzz42JAirdf7

Main story. A family of travellers have failed in a landmark legal battle against their eviction from Leeds council-owned land. The Law Lords - the highest court in the country - rejected the Maloney family’s argument that their human rights were infringed when they were evicted from playing fields at Tingley.

The decision could have had a huge impact across the country.

If the Maloney family had succeeded in the case against Leeds City Council, every time a land owner wanted to evict trespassers they would have to consider the “right to respect for a home” under the European Convention on Human Rights.

Mitchell Kezin with veteran film director John Waters. Picture: Jeff Henschel

Film interview – Mitchell Kezin on his film Jingle Bell Rocks! which screens in Leeds