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Aisha Iqbal

History is in the re-making for cherished Leeds heritage building Temple Works

When Jonathan Kenny was a child, his parents drove him around Leeds, showing him their favourite parts of their home city.

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Gamble Hill Croft, Bramley is one of the Leeds tower blocks earmarked for new fire safety work.

£22m post-Grenfell fire safety plan for Leeds tower blocks

Leeds City Council needs to spend £22million on upgrading safety measures at its high rises - and is creating a special tower blocks task force to implement them - in the wake of the Grenfell fire tragedy, the YEP can reveal.

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Mohammed Saddique, 88, wears medals won by his father Ghulam Hassan during naval service in both world wars. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

‘We must celebrate all our war heroes and heroines’ - Leeds honours forgotten British Muslim soldiers of World War One

He left his home in a Kashmiri village aged just 15 to join the British Merchant Navy, and ended up playing his part in two world wars.

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Coun Judith Blake,  leader of Leeds City Council.

Judith Blake: From the Leeds United terraces to the corridors of power

From the terraces at Leeds United to the school gates to the corridors of power, Judith Blake’s journey to heading up Yorkshire’s biggest and most influential council has been a far from conventional one. Aisha Iqbal reports.

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West Indian Carnival, Chapeltown Leeds..Nisha Pankhania..28th August 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Forget Europe - let’s host our own ‘Yorkshire Year of Culture’!

Peace broke out in the Leeds council chamber as a motion urging the city to ensure it can still reap rewards from its stalled bid for the European Capital of Culture title won cross party backing.

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£30m business rates bonus for Leeds and its neighbour cities

£30m business rates bonus for Leeds and its neighbour cities

Councillors in Leeds have welcomed a potential a £30m boost to the public coffers, after the city was chosen as one of the pilot areas for a new Government scheme allowing local authorities to retain 100 per cent of their business rates.

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CAMPAIGN: Bob Ward, Heidi Farrar and Neil Hollingworth at Leeds Civic Hall

Leeds road safety campaigners’ call for action over ‘ineffective’ 20mph zones

Road safety campaigners from Chapel Allerton have urged councillors to help make the city’s 20mph zones more effective, after fears they are hard to read and are being ignored by motorists.

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Could a global pharmaceutical firm be about to land in Leeds - bringing £1bn of growth with it?

Leeds could soon be the home of a major global pharmaceutical plant - with hopes high that it will ultimately generate £1billion of growth for the city region.

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Go-ahead for huge new Leeds industrial park which will bring 500 jobs

Go-ahead for huge new Leeds industrial park which will bring 500 jobs

Planning chiefs have given the green light for a brand new industrial development at a flagship east Leeds site - and hopes are high that it could bring 500 jobs to the city.

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Which Yorkshire MPs spoke up for voters - and who stayed silent in 2017?

The Yorkshire Post analysed the parliamentary performance – in terms of debates, questions asked and voting record – of our region’s MPs. Aisha Iqbal reports.

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Leeds charity coalition bids to keep mental health services local as privatisation risk looms

Leeds charity coalition bids to keep mental health services local as privatisation risk looms

A coalition of Leeds charities are coming together in a unique partnership to try and stop a key grass roots mental health service contract falling into private hands.

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A new way of delivering democracy? Leeds council to overhaul its ‘outdated’ election system

Leeds City Council is to overhaul its electoral management systems ahead of May’s all-out local elections.

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Left hanging? Plans for high-rope adventure park in Leeds are put on hold AGAIN

Controversial plans for a high-ropes adventure course in east Leeds have been delayed for a second time after objections from local campaigners.

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15 December 2017......     Jo Cox's siter Kim Leadbeater, centre, with MPs Rachel Reeves and Seema Kennedy, launch the long-awaited final report of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission at a special event in Batley. Picture Tony Johnson.

‘Let’s turn the words on ending loneliness into action’ says sister of murdered West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox

The “social epidemic” of loneliness needs to be tackled by a combination of government intervention and “every single one of us” playing our part, according to the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox.

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Activists at  the Frauenkirche cathedral in Dresden, Germany in 2015, prior to a G7 Finance Ministers meeting, with balloons with pictures of European leaders.  PHOTO: Jens Meyer

Vielen Dank, Freunde! German cities slam “irritating” Brussels bureaucrats for European Capital of Culture snub to Leeds and UK

German cities who are bidding for the European Capital of Culture (ECOC) title have written an angry letter to Brussels bureaucrats slamming the decision to bar UK cities - including Leeds - from hosting the 2023 competition post Brexit.

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Leeds city councillor Lucinda Yeadon

Deputy leader to step down as wave of Leeds Labour councillors decide not to seek re-election

She was widely respected both inside and outside Leeds Civic Hall as a hands-on politician who exemplified the human face of local Government - and was tipped by some as a future leader.

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‘Give us back our £1m capital of culture costs’ says top Tory, after Leeds’s Brussels snub

A senior councillor is demanding Brussels bureaucrats pay back the £1 million spent on putting together Leeds’s seemingly doomed bid for the European Capital of Culture title in 2023.

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A road traffic sign is in front of the Union Jack and the European Union flag hanging outside Europe House in Smith Square, London.  Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Aisha Iqbal: Brexit is the mother of all messy divorces - and Leeds is like a poor child stuck in the middle

News today that European officials have told the Government UK cities won’t be allowed to bid for the European Capital of Culture in 2023 is heartbreaking for Leeds’s own hopes for the lucrative title.

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Leeds’s capital of culture hopes are dashed as European Commission confirms UK city can’t hold title after Brexit

Leeds’s hopes of becoming European Capital of Culture in 2023 have been all but dashed after the European Commission confirmed a British city cannot hold the lucrative title post Brexit.

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Temple Works , Marshall Street, Leeds. Picture: Tony Johnson.

A piece of Leeds heritage for £1?

One of Leeds’s oldest and most cherished heritage buildings is to be auctioned next month, with a starting price of just £1.

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