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Community buyout of historic Leeds pub is brewing

A NEW MICROBREWERY could be created if a proposed £350,000 community buyout of one of Leeds oldest pubs is a success.


VIDEO: Murder victim died from stab wound to the chest

Detectives investigating the murder of Darren Moorhouse in Halifax have confirmed he died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

Newlyn Road in Riddlesden. Picture: Google

Masked men steal jewellery from Riddlesden home

Burglars wearing balaclavas raided a house in Riddlesden near Keighley and escaped with a haul of jewellery.

Leeds Grand Theatre is delighted to announce that the musical phenomenon WICKED is set to return to its stage in 2018. Image: Matt Crockett

Musical phenomenon Wicked defies gravity for Leeds return

Musical phenomenon Wicked is set to fly back into Leeds next year.

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Joy as Spaniel puppy stolen in Leeds is reunited with owner

Joy as Spaniel puppy stolen in Leeds is reunited with owner

A four-month-old puppy stolen from a van in Leeds has been reunited with its owner.

Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke says Donald Trump needs a greater understanding of Nato's strengths.

Alec Shelbrooke: Nato needs to be hard-headed in Donald Trump’s age of unknowns

THIS weekend the Defence & Security Committee of the Nato Assembly, on which I sit as a UK representative, will gather in Washington DC for a meeting set to coincide with the US presidential inauguration.

Ed Balls and Katya Jones during a photocall for the launch of Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour

Ed Balls sets dance floor alight in Leeds and Sheffield

Ed Balls has said he is relishing the chance to be doing something that “makes people smile” as he embarks on the Strictly Come Dancing live tour.

Almost one in 10 secondary schools, collectively teaching more than 200,000 children, are under-performing, according to Government figures.

League tables in full: 1 in 4 Doncaster secondaries under-perform - check rating for YOUR school

NEARLY A quarter of secondary schools in one district of Yorkshire have failed to meet the Government’s new standard for measuring pupils’ progress.

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Leeds school fields campaign victory ‘could set a benchmark for refusing other unwanted developments’

Leeds school fields campaign victory ‘could set a benchmark for refusing other unwanted developments’

A successful community campaign to halt a major student flat development on former school fields in Leeds could now be used as the benchmark for stopping other unwanted developments - and helping restore “balance” the city’s neighbourhoods.

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Experienced teachers are imperative if school standards are to improve.

YP Comment: Teachers and funding matter. Lessons for Education Secretary

AS always, context is critical when interpreting education league tables. Let it be made clear at the outset that more than three-quarters of Yorkshire secondary schools hit the Government’s new benchmark which rewards academic progress over an elongated period and it would be remiss not to acknowledge the solid progress made by students and teachers alike.

Fraud and cyber-crime are the new volume crimes of the 21st century, it was claimed today.

Fraud is the new burglary as crime rates rise across Yorkshire

Fraud and cyber-crime have replaced burglary and car theft as the ‘volume crimes’ of the 21st century, a leading expert has said, after the offences were included in the annual crime statistics for the first time.

Ena, a Cocker Spaniel puppy, was stolen in Leeds at the weekend.

Spaniels stolen from farm and dog handler’s van

A dog was stolen from a farm near Leeds by burglars who ransacked a number of sheds under cover of darkness.

Yorkshire holiday accommodation given top marks

Yorkshire holiday accommodation given top marks

Six holiday cottages, B&Bs and guesthouses in Yorkshire have achieved 10/10 ratings from satisfied guests.

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Ryan John-Lewis has been jailed for four-and-a-half years

Car-jacker fled from Bradford police and went on 15-day crime spree

A car-jacker who targeted vehicles using petrol stations in two Yorkshire towns after he fled from police has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Donald Trump is destined to disappoint Americans, argues Georgia Hudson.

Georgia Hudson: Why Donald Trump is destined to disappoint America

AS a plain-speaking Yorkshire woman who has lived in the American Mid-West, and worked on several political campaigns, including Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, we shouldn’t over-dramatise Donald Trump’s election.

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Do you recognise this man?

CCTV appeal: Hunt for man who carried out unprovoked assault on Leeds to Skipton train

Police investigating an assault on a Leeds to Skipton train have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace.

Vulnerable man has cheek fractured in Leeds street robbery

Vulnerable man has cheek fractured in Leeds street robbery

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify in connection with a street robbery in Leeds.

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Drug-driver admits running down Leeds academic while fleeing police

A drug-using driver today admitted causing the death of a respected Leeds academic who was killed after being struck by a car which was being pursued by police.

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Quidditch team to hold try-outs in Leeds

Quidditch team to hold try-outs in Leeds

It's a sport played by wizards - but Muggles can try their hand at Quidditch in Leeds.

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