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Leeds governor who met Myra Hindley and Charles Bronson

Veronica Bird was governor at Armley Jail and met both Myra Hindley and Charles Bronson. She tells Sarah Freeman about her experiences.

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The derelict former medical centre at the junction of Theaker Lane and Town Street, Armley. Image: Google.

Arson attack at former medical centre in Armley

ARSONISTS are suspected to have started a fire in a former medical centre in Armley this morning.
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Revealed: The 10 best cafes in Leeds

Here is our Cafe of the Year top ten – you now have the opportunity for your favourite.

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Missing Leeds boy found after he failed to return to home in Bramley

Missing Leeds boy found after he failed to return to home in Bramley

Police have thanked the public for their help after a missing 12-year-old Leeds boy was found.
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Cars are being diverted through Bramley bus station to avoid the crash scene. Picture: Google

Road near Bramley bus station closed after police called to crash scene

Cars were diverted through Bramley bus station while Leeds police responded to a crash on the main road.
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Leeds businessman dodged shisha tobacco duty

A businessman avoided paying more than £65,000 of duty on half a ton of flavoured shisha tobacco, a court heard.

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Ashleigh McHugh.

Leeds singer aims to hit high notes on BBC1 show All Together Now

A Leeds singer is hoping to hit the right note when she appears on a BBC singing competition tonight.

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By Steven Sutcliffe.

Your YEP Picture of the Day - 16 February

Leeds and Liverpool Canal at Rodley, by Steven Sutcliffe.

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Date: 13th February 2018.
Pictures: James Hardisty.

The traditional Yorkshire flat caps created using Armley Mills Museum's vintage looms could be in line for a top national arts award.  Pictured: Chris Sharp, Community Curator, trying out the museum's very own Yorkshire cap.

Flat’ll do nicely! Yorkshire flat caps made on vintage Leeds looms could win major arts award

Traditional Yorkshire flat caps created using a Leeds museum’s vintage looms could be in line for a top national arts award.

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Leeds police question cannabis farm suspects after dawn raid in Guiseley

Leeds police question cannabis farm suspects after dawn raid in Guiseley

Two people have been questioned by police on suspicion of drugs offences after a cannabis farm was found during a dawn raid.
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Leeds party venue Canal Mills could be converted into housing

Leeds party venue Canal Mills could be converted into housing

A developer has applied to convert popular nightclub Canal Mills into housing.

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The Kirkstall Brewery halls of residence in Broad Lane, Kirkstall.

Leeds student accommodation evacuated as bomb squad called out

Army bomb disposal experts were called to student halls of residence in Leeds yesterday after a tip-off prompted police to carry out a search.

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WATCH: Drone footage shows damage to Pudsey factory after huge fire

This drone footage has captured the extensive damage to a Pudsey industrial site following a catastrophic fire.

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Extended opening times for Leeds ‘swingers superclub’ approved despite objections

Extended opening times for Leeds ‘swingers superclub’ approved despite objections

Plans for extended round-the-clock opening hours for a supersized swingers club in Leeds have been approved today (Thursday) despite a raft of objections from locals.

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Jason Hodgen.

Crook jailed over West Yorkshire ‘chop shop’ car parts scam

Detectives investigating the theft of a car in a burglary in Leeds uncovered a ‘chop shop’ containing thousands of pounds worth of stolen car parts from across the county.

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Leeds taxi rank death accused tells jury: ‘I didn’t want to have a fight’

A MAN accused of killing a fellow drug addict during a confrontation at a taxi rank told a court he threw punches as he feared he was about to come under attack.

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Dramatic photos show extent of Pudsey factory fire

These images show the extent of a huge fire that ripped through an industrial site in Pudsey last night.

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Terry Bailey.

Man denies killing his friend during fight at Leeds taxi rank

A man accused of killing his friend during an alleged attack at a taxi rank told a jury he was not responsible for causing his death.

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LATEST: Investigation under way into blaze at industrial estate in Leeds

Fire crews could be at the scene of a blaze at an industrial estate in Leeds for the next two days.

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School closed for day following industrial estate blaze in Leeds

A school in Pudsey has been closed today following a serious fire at a nearby industrial estate.

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