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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…

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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Leeds Poverty Crisis Causes Spike in Food Parcels Handed Out

Two Leeds based foodbanks aimed to reduce poverty over the past year by handing out thousands of emergency food parcels. Trussell Trust foodbanks supplied more than 20,000 emergency food parcel, of which nearly 10,000 went to children. And Leeds North and West foodbank, as well as Leeds South and East foodbanks, are backing calls for…

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A season to remember for Barnsley FC

By Matthew Crowe Barnsley could seal promotion back to the Championship, if Portsmouth fail to beat play-off chasing Peterborough United at Fratton Park tonight. Barnsley are currently 2nd in League One, three points ahead of 3rd place Portsmouth. For Barnsley not to gain promotion they must avoid defeat against Bristol Rovers and Portsmouth have to…

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Leeds Primary School In Slaughtering Pigs Controversy

By Amy Forbes A Farsley primary school has today announced [29 April] the slaughtering of the school’s pet pigs. These farmyard animals have been looked after by the school’s pupils from as young as four-years-old, since the start of the year. Head teacher at the school, Peter Harris, a vegetarian himself, claims he is planning…

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