Leeds mayor in underpants painting is for charity

A PAINTING in the style of LS Lowry featuring Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Gerry Harper in his underpants is set to cause quite a stir for a charity fundraiser.

Masked robbers told playing children to stay quiet before holding knife to mother's throat

Masked robbers told playing children to stay quiet before holding knife to mother's throat

Robbers broke into a family home in Leeds and held a knife to a woman's throat as her children played downstairs.

Craig Thorpe, 28, Pitmaster at Reds True Barbecue, will join Reds co-founders James Douglas and Scott Munro and three other kitchen colleagues, to battle it out against 250 teams in the Worlds Championship Bar-B-Que competition held in Houston, Texas, 3rd - 5th March.

Professional barbecue master from Leeds to compete at world BBQ championships

A professional barbecuer from Leeds has been selected to compete in an international barbecue championships next week.

Pictured: Restaurant manager Gio Conti with Martin Hicks, MD of Weetwood Hall and �2m new Mediterranean North Leeds restaurant, Convive. Image: Simon Dewhurst

New north Leeds restaurant ‘will rival anything in the city centre’

Some 25 new jobs have been created after a new Mediterranean restaurant opened in Leeds this week.

Detectives seek phone footage of "ugly scenes" at Leeds boxing event

Detectives seek phone footage of "ugly scenes" at Leeds boxing event

Police investigating a mass brawl at a boxing event in Leeds are appealing for mobile phone footage and other images.


Woman 'traumatised' after sex assault in Leeds

Police are appealing for information following a sexual assault on a woman in Leeds.
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The girl was walking across playing fields between Throstle Lane and Throstle Road in Middleton when the man grabbed her. Picture: Google

Man grabbed girl, 11, as she walked home from school in Leeds

Detectives are appealing for information after an 11-year-old girl was grabbed by a man on playing fields in Leeds.

This photo was taken by an environmental health officer in the kitchen at Dixy Chicken

Manager of 'dirty' Leeds fast food shop hit with £2,395 court bill

A FAST food shop in Leeds city centre has been prosecuted for a second time in a month after an investigation was launched when a customer allegedly suffered food poisoning.
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Huddersfield Town happy to ‘fly under the radar’

DEFENDER Chris Schindler believes that Huddersfield Town can ‘fly under the radar’ in their pursuit of automatic promotion to the Premier League – with all the pressure firmly on the shoulders of Newcastle United and Brighton.

Major film talent agency seeks extras from Leeds to appear in Yorkshire-made period drama

Major film talent agency seeks extras from Leeds to appear in Yorkshire-made period drama

A talent agency which provides extras for blockbuster films is holding auditions in Leeds.
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York and Leeds scientists in breakthrough on ‘unlocking’ common cold virus

SCIENTISTS in Yorkshire believe they have come a step closer to unlocking the “enigma code” that causes the common cold.


Police warning over potentially fatal drugs circulating in Leeds

POLICE have issued a warning to drug users about a potentially fatal batch of heroin in circulation in Leeds.

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Members of the House of Lords debate Brexit.

Pauline Neville-Jones: Brexit must leave the country united

I VOTED to remain and I regret, but certainly accept the outcome of the referendum. There is a wide perception around the country, even among the remainers, that we now need to get on with the negotiation under Article 50.

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The run-in: Big games ahead for Yorkshire's trio. Graphic: Graeme Bandeira.

Calm before the storm as Yorkshire’s hopefuls plot path to promotion

Yorkshire has a three-strong frontier putting the pressure on Championship leading pair Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion. Leon Wobschall analyses why the next few weeks will be crucial for Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday.

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No net gain for Owls Jordan Rhodes. Picture: Steve Ellis

Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday: Why Jordan Rhodes could be Owls’ talisman at Elland Road

JORDAN RHODES enjoys facing Leeds United.

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Cyber crime

Hacking costs city businesses £57m in a year

CYBER criminals cost Leeds businesses £57m last year, the highest figure outside of London, a report claims.

Mr Justice Goss discharged the jury and will continue to try the case alone

Leeds ‘cash for crash’ jury discharged over £500 bribe claims

A JURY hearing a case of an alleged ‘cash for crash’ plot in which an innocent Leeds pensioner was killed has been discharged over claims that jurors have been offered bribes.

Hume House in Leeds

Skyscraper plans fall through after buyer is unable to complete property deal

The sale of the site planned for the tallest building in Leeds has fallen through at the final hour.

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Police Constable Marie Scott with the dog

Dog found in abandoned car is given new home

A DOG left in an abandoned car near Otley has been given a new home – thanks to support from kind-hearted residents.
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Three people taken to hospital after three-car crash

THREE people were taken to hospital after a three-car crash near Otley.
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