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Leeds council leader’s talks with chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier

The leader of Leeds City Council has met with the chief EU Brexit negotiator in Brussels as part of a delegation of UK cities.

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The Bishop of Leeds, The Rt Rev Nick Baines

Bishop of Leeds welcomes agreement for church spires to be used to boost broadband in rural areas

THE BISHOP of Leeds has welcomed an agreement between the Government and the Church of England for church spires to be used to boost broadband and mobile connectivity in rural areas.

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Murdered MP Jo Cox's widower quits charity roles after sexual assault allegations

Murdered MP Jo Cox's widower quits charity roles after sexual assault allegations

The widower of murdered MP Jo Cox has quit two charities set up in her memory after sexual assault allegations from his past resurfaced.
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Transport top of the agenda for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Leeds visit

Transport was top of the agenda when Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Leeds to hear about the planned £500m redevelopment of the city’s main railway station.

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Mary Creagh, MP for Wakefield. PHOTOS: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Mary Creagh: ‘I want to bring Wakefield out of Leeds’s shadow and into the future’

It’s probably not often that Wakefield and Coventry get discussed in the same sentence.

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Prime Minister Theresa May 'dots the eye' of a Chinese dragon, a traditional ritual of awakening a dragon Photo : Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Conal Gregory: There’s plenty to bark about as China enters the year of the dog

Yesterday China celebrated its new year by lighting fireworks, giving red envelopes of money to children and enjoying celebratory meals to usher in the Year of the Dog.

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STRAIGHT TALKERS:  These press officers from Pendle Council won a Plain English award. Could Leeds council learn from them?  PHOTO: Andrew Smith

Aisha Iqbal: Plain English politics? It’s not just gobbledegook!

I remember a few years back Leeds council launched a plain English drive to help reach out to ordinary Loiners better both in public meetings and documents. But we seem to be slipping back, at least that’s the impression I get sometimes.

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Aisha Iqbal: Is it time for Leeds to truly show towering ambition?

How much does a city’s success depend on the height of its buildings - and the shape of its skyline?

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Initial design proposals for a 36-storey student flats development in Wade Lane, Leeds city centre.  IMAGE: OConnell East Architects/Olympian Homes  and below Hume House, Leeds, a 1960s building which would be demolished to make way for the new 36-storey tower. PIC: � Stephen Richards (cc-by-sa/2.0)

36-floor student supertower design wins initial backing from Leeds plans chiefs

Proposals for a 36-storey 754-flat student accommodation tower in Leeds city centre have won praise from council planning chiefs ahead of a formal application being lodged.

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Huge RAF transport plane visits Leeds Bradford Airport

This enormous military transport plane performed four approaches to Leeds Bradford Airport today.

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Joy as Yorkshire set to host Ashes Test in 2023

LEEDS CITY Council has tonight welcomed news that Test cricket will be played at Headingley.

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Model politician: Yorkshire MP's Lego alter-ego launches social media account

Model politician: Yorkshire MP's Lego alter-ego launches social media account

A Yorkshire MP is offering a new model for politicians' social media accounts - by posting pictures of his own Lego alter-ego at work in his constituency.
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800 homes plan lodged as part of Leeds Kirkstall Road ‘renaissance’ vision

800 homes plan lodged as part of Leeds Kirkstall Road ‘renaissance’ vision

Proposals for a sprawling riverside homes development in Leeds - made up of more than 800 apartments and student flats - have been submitted to planning chiefs.

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Zak Wells passes under pressure  for Leeds Force

Leeds MP pledges to make ‘as much noise as possible’ to save UK basketball

A Leeds MP is to lead a debate on the future of basketball in the Commons after pledging to make “as much noise as possible” on the issue.

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Equality action plan to make Leeds truly ‘woman-friendly’

A huge chorus of female voices is bidding to help make Leeds truly woman friendly.

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West Yorkshire Combined Authority has called for a change to the way rail improvements are planned.

West Yorkshire transport bosses call for ‘urgent overhaul’ of rail infrastructure planning system

The way much-needed improvements to the rail network are planned and delivered needs an urgent overhaul, according to Yorkshire transport bosses.

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PROTEST OR HARASSMENT? Concerns have been raised about the behaviour of campaigners outside abortion clinics. PIC: PA

Leeds MP Fabian Hamilton: Stop harassment of vulnerable women

100 years ago, we gave some women the right to choose who represents them in Government.

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MPs have called for energy price cap plans to be introduced as soon as possible. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Bring in price cap urgently to end long-running energy rip off, demand MPs

Energy price cap plans must be introduced urgently to stop millions of loyal and vulnerable customers being ripped off, a powerful committee has told the Government.

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