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Motorists face severe delays in Leeds city centre as police deal with incident at Armley Gyratory

Drivers are being told to expect severe disruption due to a police incident this afternoon at the Armley Gyratory in Leeds. Wellington Road is reported to have been closed on both sides of the roundabout, with traffic said to be very slow on routes...

13 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Heroes who saved heart attack Wakefield mum's life on M1 motorway are commended

A MEMBER of the public and police who helped save a Wakefield woman's life after she  suffered  a massive heart attack while driving on the M1 have been commended for their actions. Kerry Draycott was travelling with her family when she fell ill on...

38 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Reece Parker: What role should academia play?

A constant feature of the British cultural conscience since the turn of the millennium has been the notion of higher education as a revered force for social good. New Labour swept to power on this very platform, with Tony Blair’s focus on ‘education,...

46 min. ago in Yorkshire & Humber

Alex Sobel MP: Revolution begins at local takeaway

THE plastic bottles and coffee cups inquiry was my first large-scale inquiry as a member of the Environmental Audit Committee. We have influenced the House of Commons and soon, I hope, we will influence Government policy. Sometimes, sitting in a...

today, 14:59 in Yorkshire & Humber

Woman hit by car on main road in Leeds

A woman has been taken to hospital after being struck by a car on the Leeds and Bradford Road this morning. The collision happened at 10.18am near the Ganners Hill junction in Bramley. The victim, a 37-year-old woman, was taken to Leeds General...

today, 14:25 in Yorkshire & Humber

10 of the most luxurious boutique hotels in Yorkshire for a stress-free break

In need of a relaxing night away? Yorkshire is home to a wealth of exquisite boutique hotels that offer the utmost in luxury, giving you the perfect excuse to pack a bag and head off for a well-deserved break. Here are 10 of the region's most stylish...

today, 13:17 in Yorkshire & Humber

Fare dodger spat at rail worker at West Yorkshire station: CCTV image of man police want to trace

A TRAIN passenger spat at a female member of staff when he was challenged about fare dodging at a West Yorkshire rail station. Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to trace following the incident at Dewsbury rail station. A British...

today, 12:28 in Yorkshire & Humber

Murder accused held in custody over death of a 55-year-old woman at Leeds house

A MAN accused of the murder of a woman who was found dead at a house in Leeds has made his first crown court appearance. Peter Stalgis, 60, appeared before Leeds Crown Court today over the death of Angela Conoby. The 55-year-old’s body was found at a...

today, 12:12 in Yorkshire & Humber

A £2m scheme to improve two Leeds city centre roads is finished after 19-months

A MAJOR £2m scheme to improve two key roads in Leeds city centre has been completed. Property development company MEPC has contributed £859,000 to the Leeds City Council managed scheme on Whitehall Road and Northern Street. Pedestrian and cycling...

today, 11:52 in Yorkshire & Humber

New Lord Mayor of Leeds Coun Graham Latty is handed the chains

The new Lord Mayor of Leeds has been handed the chains for his year in office. Coun Graham Latty has taken over the role from Coun Jane Dowson, becoming the city's 125th Lord Mayor. He has chosen to raise money for St Gemma's Hospice, which provides...

today, 11:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

Why these Leeds pupils wore their pyjamas to school

Big-hearted pupils at a Leeds primary school ditched their uniform for the day in favour of pyjamas to raise more than £200 for the YEP’s Half and Half Appeal. Children at Bankside Primary School in north Leeds chose the long-running appeal to be the...

today, 11:27 in Yorkshire & Humber

12-year-old boy hit by car outside Leeds school

A young child has suffered a serious injury after being hit by a car outside a Leeds school this morning. The 12-year-old boy was struck on Butcher Hill in West Park, close to Abbey Grange C of E Academy, just before 8am. He has been taken to hospital...

today, 11:16 in Yorkshire & Humber

Death of 19-year-old Leeds man Josh Edwards: Inquest date set

A DATE has been set for an inquest into the death of a teenager who died in hospital after suffering a fitting episode on a Leeds Street. An inquest opening at Wakefield heard police found 19-year-old Joshua Edwards under a parked vehicle on Lancastre...

today, 10:36 in Yorkshire & Humber

NHS breast screening error 'could date back earlier than thought', expert claims

An error which led to hundreds of thousands of women missing out on potentially life-saving breast screening could date back four years further than previously thought, a cancer expert has claimed. Last month Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said a...

today, 10:31 in Yorkshire & Humber

YEP Says: A solid promise of help for Leeds United from the United States

LEEDS UNITED and the San Francisco 49ers have supposedly been in partnership before. In 2014, former Leeds owner Gulf Finance House claimed to have developed an understanding with the 49ers which would allow the club to “tap into and share knowledge...

today, 09:13 in Yorkshire & Humber

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