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Why Leeds Locals Are Leaving the Car at Home

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the National Walking Month campaign, with the aim being to get as many people walking as possible. With dedicated programmes specifically targeting school children and the elderly to be up on their feet and staying active. Living Streets (the charity behind the campaign) have put more of an emphasis…

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Time to Belt Up for Leeds Locals

New shocking statistics reveal a large percentage of people would support a law, for drivers to receive penalty points if they’re found driving without a seatbelt. In the survey – carried out by Direct Line – seven out of ten Britons are backing penalty points being handed out, which is already the case in Northern…

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How Leeds is Leading the Way tackling Childhood Obesity

By Joseph Cheshire and Josh Heycock A Recent scheme conducted in Leeds has been linked to a decrease in child obesity, with an alleged 625 children being ‘saved’ from falling into this category. . The venture, created by Leeds City Council gave ‘health lessons’ to 6,000 families from deprived areas. Rates dropped from 9.4% to…

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Yorkshire Star Shines Brightest in the IPL

By Steve Pearson Jonny Bairstow concluded a remarkable maiden IPL campaign in which the wicket-keeper batsman set the competition alight with outstanding glove work and ferocious power-hitting. Bradford-born Bairstow was the only Yorkshireman in this year’s incarnation, after England captain Joe Root was denied permission to participate by the English Cricket Board (ECB) due to…

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Domestic Abuse Survivor Alex Skeel Gears Up for Leeds Utd this Sunday

Exclusive by Matty Ingham On February 18th 2019, BBC’s ‘Abused by my Girlfriend’ shocked viewers across the nation. The hard-hitting documentary told the remarkable story of Alex Skeel, and his incredible struggle with domestic abuse that left him a shocking ten days from death. Jordon Worth, Alex’s ex-girlfriend, is currently serving a seven and a…

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How Brexit is Affecting Leeds’ Holidaymakers this Summer

Brits are increasingly choosing to visit non-EU holiday destinations this year and we can reveal whether this is a result of Brexit or just sheer coincidence. Exclusive by Emily Hartley and Kacper Misiarz The uncertainty which has built up over the last two years of negotiations has been prolonged by the Brexit extension until October…

Man Arrested After Abduction of Leeds School Girl

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after a schoolgirl was allegedly snatched and pulled into the woods on the way to school. The teen remains in custody after the 12-year-old girl was abducted in Hunslet, on Tuesday April 23. Yesterday police issued an urgent appeal for information, saying the girl had been grabbed by the…

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