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Leeds IT worker’s role in multi-million pound fraud involving 10,000 civil servants

An It worker from Leeds and his female friend played key roles in a multi-million-pound fraud involving fake tax credit claims using the stolen identities of 10,000 civil servants.

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Mourners wear rugby shirts to funeral of teenage player Evan Hawksworth

Mourners wear rugby shirts to funeral of teenage player Evan Hawksworth

Mourners have paid tribute to a teenage boy who died during an under-14s rugby league game by wearing rugby shirts to his funeral.
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Closing down of Bobby's takeaway, on Roundhay Road, Leeds, after 43 years of business in Leeds. The shop in 1984, with NarinderThukral standing outside.

‘We wish we could go on’ says owner of Bobby’s Sweet Centre as Leeds first Indian takeaway closes

A chapter in Leeds’ culinary history closed for good this weekend with the news that the city’s first ever Indian takeaway was shutting down after 43 years.

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Leeds cricket club to attempt second Guinness World Record

Leeds cricket club to attempt second Guinness World Record

After claiming the Guinness World Record for the most overs bowled in eight hours last year, Rodley Cricket Club (RCC) is setting itself an even bigger challenge.

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SHARING STORIES: Barber Shop Chronicles is at the West Yorkshire Playhouse until July 29.

Review: Barber Shop Chronicles

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Richard McCann. Image by Anna Louise Crossley.

Son of Yorkshire Ripper victim plans 44 motivational talks in one day - but why 44?

The number 44 has a deep significance for Richard McCann, the son of the Yorkshire Ripper’s first victim.

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Police are appealing for information.

Man in critical condition and woman arrested after 'serious assault' in Leeds city centre

A man is in a critical condition after suffering a serious head injury in a Leeds city centre attack.

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Bill Graham pictured last October by the burnt out Wellington Stores n the New Wortley estate. Wellington Stores has since been demolished and new housing is planned at the site.

New homes planned to improve troubled Leeds estate

NEW housing is planned on the site of a demolished shop on a troubled Leeds estate where firefighters and police were attacked.

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O2 Academy Leeds.

Leeds Academy's O2 title to remain after new rights deal signed

Phone company O2 will continue to have its name associated with the Leeds Academy venue after a new deal was signed.
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JAILED: Daniel Thomas Reed

'I had an urge to kill him': Teenager brutally murdered stepdad with hammer and knife then joked about it

A TEENAGER who murdered his stepfather in a "frenzied" knife and hammer attack before boasting about the killing has been jailed for life.
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JAILED: Daniel Thomas Reed

'I had an urge to kill him': Teenager brutally murdered stepdad with hammer and knife then joked about it

A TEENAGER who murdered his stepfather in a "frenzied" knife and hammer attack before boasting about the killing has been jailed for life.

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Colour run fun in aid of hospice

Charity runners turned Stockeld Park into a riot of colour as they were pelted with paint.

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A blue commemorative plaque in the car park of Aldi's  Wetherby store. PIC: SWNS

Second World War flying ace from Leeds honoured with bomber fly past and blue plaque

A Second World War flying ace from Leeds is being honoured today with a bomber fly-past and a blue plaque at his birthplace.

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STILL HOPEFUL: Campaigners from Kirkstall Valley Development Trust at Abbey Milsl in Kirkstall. From left: Fiona Butler, Chris Hill, Paul Holdsworth and Adele Rae.

‘Solution’ at last for 12-year saga of historic Leeds mill’s fate?

A historic 16th century mill which is the subject of a community-led takeover bid is to be put onto the open market by Leeds City Council.

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Flying the flag: Great Britain's Kadeena Cox, right, and Sophie Hahn celebrate taking silver and gold, respectively.

Para Athletics Championships: Silver lining for Kadeena Cox

IT took a world record run to deny Leeds star Kadeena Cox gold on a successful night for Great Britain at the World Para Athletics Championships.

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Leeds woman sets up Crowdfunding page to replace scam victim's life savings

Leeds woman sets up Crowdfunding page to replace scam victim's life savings

A generous Leeds woman is attempting to replace £14,000 stolen from a pensioner who fell victim to an online scam.

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The Northern Lights

Leeds Bradford Airport launches unique 'travel bucket list' flights to Arctic city

Leeds Bradford Airport is to offer specially chartered flights to a top 'travel bucket list' destination.

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Date: 21st July 2017.
Picture James Hardisty.
Masami Hirata-Smith, 22, and Peadar O'Dea, 25, students at Leeds University, having started an online petition at First Bus to make buses in Leeds more accessible for all disable people, pictured outside Leeds Bus Station.

Partially blind Leeds man calls on transport bosses to make buses more accessible for the disabled

A partially-blind Leeds resident has called on transport bosses in the city to make buses more accessible for disabled people.

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Faizah Shaheen

I want an apology, says Leeds woman detained under terror laws for reading Syrian art book

A Muslim woman from Leeds detained under the Terrorism Act after an airline cabin crew member spotted her reading a Syrian art book on board her honeymoon flight has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help secure an apology.

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Daniel Wallace.

Prison release rapist targeted woman in her Leeds home

A DANGEROUS sex offender targeted in a woman in her own home just months after being released from prison on licence for rape.
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