Controversial plans to expand a Leeds school - in an area of the city dubbed a “black hole” for provision - are set to face further scrutiny after opposition councillors demanded a review by an internal watchdog.
A new 25 strong team of specialist traffic police - armed with a fleet of undercover cars - is to be deployed in the battle to deal with the “hardcore” of reckless drivers plaguing communities in Leeds and Bradford.
LEEDS City Council has today admitted it went ahead with hiring doomed contractor Carillion for a major infrastructure project - despite concerns about its finances months ago - because it didn’t want to be the one to trigger the firm’s downfall.
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.
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.