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Leeds headteacher quits after 30 years of teaching in education policy row

By Yaro Dmitriev A Leeds primary school headteacher has quit her job after a controversial government education reform initiative, spearheaded by education minister Nicky Morgan. Maria Townsend, headteacher of Raynville Primary School in Bramley, Leeds, sent a letter of scolding criticism of government educational reforms out to parents at the school, detailing her reasons for…

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It’s Challenge time for the Rhinos

By William Maxwell and Ryan Stewart Embed from Getty Images Leeds Rhinos face off against local rivals Huddersfield Giants for the second consecutive week, this time in the challenge cup. Both sides have had disappointing campaigns thus far, with both the Rhinos and Giants languishing at the bottom of the Super League. The Rhinos, who…

Unions claim Virgin Trains will cut 100 jobs by closing ticket machines

  By Yaro Dmitriev A transport union has accused Virgin Rail of planning to cut more than 100 jobs on the East Coast line in a new initiative to close ticket offices in favour of hand-held ticket machines. The decision has been with sharp criticism from union bosses, with TSSA leader Manuel Cortes saying passengers would face a narrower range of the cheaper…

Yorkshire Water dumped 6,000 cubic metres of sewage into river Ouse

By Yaro Dmitriev Yorkshire Water has been fined £1.1 million for illegally spewing sewage into the River Ouse in York. Yorkshire Water was fined on Friday 29 April at Leeds Crown Court, after admitting three environmental offences in Naburn treatment works in Fulford. Large volumes of sewage were visible discharging from the nearby Yorkshire Water…

Police appeal for witnesses of Bradford takeaway assault

Police are appealing for any witnesses or information after a man was assaulted outside a takeaway in Cleckheaton, Bradford. The assault occurred outside the Spicy Delight takeaway in Bradford Road between 10.30pm and 11.30pm on Saturday, 16 April. “The 48-year-old victim required hospital treatment for his injuries to his face and potentially life-changing injuries to…

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Kevin Sinfield announces retirement

By Richard Wright Former Leeds Rhinos star Kevin Sinfield has announced his retirement from rugby at the end of the season. The former England rugby league captain switched codes to represent Yorkshire Carnegie last year. The 35 year old has had a long and successful career at Leeds Rhinos spanning 20 years and has said: “Its been an…

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