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Clive Walker: Prevent strategy faces battle for hearts and minds

THE bomb blast in Manchester, and the terrorist attacks in London, have focused attention on the Government’s controversial Prevent strategy after plans for a Commission for Countering Extremism were set out in the Queen’s Speech.

Opinion
The Barber Shop Chronicles is the West Yorkshire Playhouse's first co-production with the National Theatre. Picture by Marc Brenner.

Backstage with the man masterminding a new era for the arts in Yorkshire

A first-time collaboration with the National Theatre and a major redevelopment looming. Robin Hawkes tells Sarah Freeman how the curtain is about to go up on a new chapter for Yorkshire arts.

Theatre
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'Dangerous sexual predator' who abused boys in Leeds and Grimsby is jailed

A MAN who posed as a teenager on an online chatroom has been jailed for 14 years after being convicted of the historic sexual abuse of boys in Leeds and Grimsby.

Crime

Video: Leeds Rhinos stalwarts pitch in ahead of Harrogate’s Great Yorkshire Show

Leeds Rhinos players have been pitching in with preparations for the annual Great Yorkshire Show.

News
Cross Green incinerator.

Leeds waste services to be relocated in one area as £4m site approved

All of Leeds’ waste management services are to be based in one area of the city after plans were approved to build a new £4m site next to the Cross Green incinerator.

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Sir Bernard Ingham.

YP Letters: Sir Bernard’s rants won’t change the electorate’s verdict

From: Bryan Smith, Quarrie Dene Court, Leeds.

Opinion 1
Leeds Bradford Airport

Council leaders to progress station proposals

PLANS for new railway stations serving Leeds-Bradford Airport and Elland are set to take a significant set step forward next week.

News 2
Pupils from Crossley Street Primary School visit Victoria Gate

Career tips for Wetherby pupils on Victoria Gate trip

A group of primary school pupils have been given an insight into possible careers in retail and property on a visit to Leeds’ newest shopping centre.

Education
Raheem Wilks

Fourth man charged with murder over shooting of Raheem Wilks in Leeds

A MAN has been charged with murder following the shooting of Raheem Wilks in Leeds earlier this year.
Crime
Date: 30th June 2016. Picture James Hardisty. Official opening of the CityConnect Cycle Superhighway.

‘Evolving’ strategy for cycling in Leeds until 2030 approved

Ambitious plans to a create a “city that embraces cycling as an everyday normalised activity for all” have today been endorsed by Leeds City Council.

News 1
Leeds taxi driver Awais Hussain was badly injured by a yob throwing stones at his cab.

Taxi driver badly hurt in attack in Leeds

A TAXI driver badly injured when a yob hurled a stone at his cab in Leeds was one of more than 20 drivers at a meeting called to encourage drivers to report attacks.

Crime 4
Mike Gordon CEO Callcredit Information Group

Callcredit acquires Spanish group of companies

Leeds-based digital firm Callcredit is continuing its international expansion after it acquired a Spanish group of companies for an undisclosed sum.

News
Preparations underway for the performance of Spring Flowers and Autumn Fruit.

Stories shared by young and old Leeds pen pals inspire play

The stories shared between students and older residents as part of a pen pal scheme are to be turned into a play to be performed in Leeds this week.

Education
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Fixtures 2017-18 - Leeds United

LEEDS UNITED will open their 2017-18 Championship campaign with a trip to Bolton Wanderers on August 6.

Leeds United
Wasteland in Chapeltown back in 1987.

Chapeltown - the story of a troubled Leeds suburb

It’s 30 years since youths clashed with police sparking riots in the Chapeltown area of Leeds. Chris Bond looks at how this inner-city suburb is battling to overcome its past.

Analysis
Harrogate Road, Leeds. Photo: Google

Man seriously injured after van hit road sign in Leeds

A MAN was seriously injured after the van he was driving collided with a road sign in Leeds this morning.

News
Gary Don with the banner.

Leeds auctioneer sells Emmeline Pankhurst’s banner after 10 years on the shelf

a banner used by leading suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst that was tucked away in a Leeds charity shop for 10 years has been sold at auction for £13,600.

News
The University of Leeds

University of Leeds staff to strike over changes to employment rules

Parents accompanying their children to an open day at the University of Leeds will be met by striking staff who are planning to picket over changes to employment rules.
Education 1
The crash happened on the A61 Harrogate road on the outskirts of Leeds. Picture: Google

Update: Leeds road reopened after van driver taken to hospital in serious condition

Part of the main route between Leeds and Harrogate has reopened following a crash this morning.

Transport
The crash happened on the A61 Harrogate road on the outskirts of Leeds. Picture: Google

Update: Leeds road reopened after van driver taken to hospital in serious condition

Part of the main route between Leeds and Harrogate has reopened following a crash this morning.
Transport
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