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Last updated: Friday, 04 September, 2020, 16:38

  • City on Covid-19 watch list
  • Leeds expected to be put on coronavirus watch list today as cases rise
  • Liam Cooper has a heartfelt message to a three-year-old with brain cancer
  • Leeds Council releases statement about mandatory face masks

Police urge Leeds residents to avoid gatherings or risk fines as city put on coronavirus watchlist

Police urge Leeds residents to avoid gatherings or risk fines as city put on coronavirus watchlist

Police have urged Leeds residents to avoid gatherings or risk fines - as it was confirmed the city has been put on the Public Health coronavirus watch list.

Leeds put on weekly coronavirus watch list after rise in cases ‘in different areas of the city’

Leeds put on weekly coronavirus watch list after rise in cases 'in different areas of the city' as council issue warning

Leeds Council has confirmed that the city has been put on Public Health England's weekly watch list of areas of concern for coronavirus - with a rise in cases 'in different areas' of Leeds.

Kirkstall Road has now reopened

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Kirkstall Road is closed inbound towards Leeds

There has been a crash on Kirkstall Road

Live updates: Leeds expected to be put on coronavirus watch list as cases rise

Leeds is expected to be added to Public Health England’s weekly watch list of areas of concern today.

It follows a rise in incidence rates and cases of the virus in parts of the city over the past few weeks.

The rate of new coronavirus cases in Leeds now stands at 32.5 per 100,000 people in the seven days to August 31.

That’s up from 23.2 in the previous seven days to August 24.

We’ll bring you the latest updates on this story as Public Health England releases its weekly watch list today.

FULL COUNCIL STATEMENT:

Leeds expected to be added to coronavirus watch list following rise in rates - 44 new cases in one day

Leeds is expected to be added to Public Health England’s weekly watch list of areas of concern tomorrow following a rise in incidence rates and cases of the virus in parts of the city over the past few weeks, the council said.

A very famous duo were spotted in town yesterday!

Good morning and welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s live blog on Friday, September 4.

Here is the latest Leeds news at 7am:

Leeds United captain Liam Cooper's heartfelt video message to three-year-old boy with terminal brain cancer

The heartbroken mum of a three-year-old boy suffering from terminal brain cancer said her family is set  to celebrate Christmas early while he is well enough to enjoy it.

Freshers don't fear - new line up of street food, live music and bottomless brunches set to welcome students to Leeds

Students arriving in Leeds this month can still enjoy the freshers experience after an events company revamped its 2020 programme to meet social-distancing rules.

New Co-op stores expected in Leeds in multi-million pound investment programme

The Co-op is to open or extend 65 stores in the coming months under a multi-million pound investment programme which will create up to 1,000 new jobs.

Leeds United fans help to send 150 cards to amazing Leeds woman celebrating her 103rd birthday

Leeds United fans helped to make an amazing Leeds woman's 103rd birthday extra special by sending her mountains of cards on her special day.

Paedophile avoids jail at Leeds Crown Court after downloading sick child sex images for the second time

A paedophile who was caught downloading sickening images for a second time has avoided jail again, despite a judge saying he was "not very optimistic" that treatment would work.

Exhibition at Henry Moore Institute back on display - six months after it originally opened

A new exhibition by German artist Paloma Varga Weisz had been open for just five days when the announcement of the coronavirus lockdown was made back in March.

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