Leeds funeral directors support crematorium plan

Funeral directors in Leeds have thrown their support behind a plan for a new crematorium in the east of the city.

A computer generated image of plans for a crematorium in Garforth, Leeds. Credit: Westerleigh Group Ltd.

See plans for first crematorium in Leeds for 60 years

A new crematorium could be built in Leeds for the first time in nearly 60 years to deal with a rising population and bereaved families going through “conveyor belt” funeral services.

An image of the proposed trolleybus (NGT) scheme.

Lessons learned ahead of meeting about Leeds trolleybus inquiry

Leeds City Council’s development chief has acknowledged the need to continuously work with communities affected by major transport plans as well as provide resources to deal with objections ahead of a meeting.
West Chevin Road, Otley. Image: Google

Crash death tragedy of Leeds man, 20, who ‘lived for his motorbike’

A TRAINEE gardener who “lived for his motorbike” died after losing control of his machine in Otley, a inquest heard.

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Video: Happy feet as Leeds’s newest stars go on public display for first time

THERE was cause for Happy Feet at Lotherton Wildlife World today as its newest residents celebrated the opening of the first phase of the £1.2m redevelopment of the attraction.

Ambulances lined up outside M&S in Leeds.

Ambulances line up outside M&S in Leeds

A number of ambulances lined up outside M&S in Leeds city centre this afternoon to deal with what are understood to be two separate call-outs.
Ann Maguire

Ann Maguire inquest: Jury considers conclusions about Leeds school murder

A jury has gone out to consider its conclusions in the inquest into the death of teacher Ann Maguire, who was murdered in her classroom by a 15-year-old student.
The Government promised money earmarked for the doomed trolleybus scheme could be used on other measures.

‘Time for Leeds to revist tram system’ - Leeds business leader claims

Leeds should revisit once again plans for a mass transit service linking the city centre with the South Bank, a top business leader has claimed.

Paula Dillon, President of Leeds Chamber Commerce.

New Chamber of Commerce boss Dillon calls for far more women in STEM jobs

A dramatic increase in the number of females entering STEM positions, improvements to Leeds railway station and a massive increase in apprenticeships are the top priorities for the new president of Leeds Chamber of Commerce.

Orhan Yigit

Police officer from Castleford ‘raped domestic violence victim’ - jury told

A POLICE Community Support Officer from Castleford raped a domestic violence victim after telling her he could help her, a jury was told.

The victim was walking on a path between Penarth Road and Thornfield Way when he was attacked. Picture: Google

Man was repeatedly kicked and punched after leaving bingo club in Leeds

A 51-year-old man was left with a fractured jaw after being seriously assaulted in Leeds.
CCTV appeal after stolen bank card used in Leeds

CCTV appeal after stolen bank card used in Leeds

Police investigating a burglary in Leeds have released a CCTV image of a man they want to identify.
The armed robbery took place at the Vesper Gate pub in Kirkstall.

Men armed with knives stole cash from Leeds pub's safe

Three men armed with knives took money from the safe after threatening staff at a Leeds pub last night.
Men armed with knives raid Kirkstall pub

Men armed with knives raid Kirkstall pub

Three armed men have stolen cash from a family pub in Kirkstall.
Garforth Golf Range. Credit: Google.

New crematorium plan next to Leeds golf range to tackle 'conveyor belt' funerals

A new crematorium could be built next to a golfing range in East Leeds to deal with a rising population and bereaved families going through “conveyor belt” funeral experiences.

CCTV clip: Men jailed for Chapeltown Road attack outside Leeds nightclub

Three men who launched a gun, machete and knife attack on another man outside a Leeds nightclub have been jailed for a total of 52 years.

Leeds Magistrates' Court, where the hearing took place.

Irish television producer appears at Leeds court accused of grooming schoolgirl

An Irish television producer has appeared before magistrates in Leeds this morning accused of grooming a schoolgirl.
MP Rachel Reeves is co-chair of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission. Picture: Tony Johnson

Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness co-chair: Ending the blight of loneliness is a challenge for us all

MORE than nine million people in the UK report that they are always or often lonely. The Office for National Statistics believes that the UK is the loneliness capital of Europe.

Leeds Town Hall

‘Leeds can compete with the likes of Munich, Frankfurt and Boston’

THREE quarters of our population lives in our cities. This is not surprising as they are the location of more than three quarters of our jobs.

Armando Iannucci, who will be at the Kings Hall, Ilkley, on Tuesday.

Armando Iannucci: The music behind the satire

Armando Iannucci is one of the country’s leading satirists but next week he’s in Yorkshire to talk about something different – his passion for classical music. Chris Bond spoke to him.

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