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Ex-miners are facing eviction

By Kamile Banyte Over 70 families could soon be homeless as their landlord wants to demolish their family homes.   Pemberstone submitted a planning application to demolish the prefabricated houses, which were built for miners in the 1950’s. People living on Wordsworth Drive and Sugar Hill Close, in Oulton may be evicted if the landlord…

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Wonderful Wonderlab in Bradford

By Paweł Kuziemski. This year was the most successful year for the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford in the last ten years. They brought a thousand more visitors than in the previous year. But The Telegraph & Argus reported that few years ago the number of visitors dropped down so much, that the…

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Leeds hope for better

By Paweł Kuziemski Today is polling day for those planning to vote in the local elections. Politicians elected will have to face the difficult task of improving the small local areas they govern. In light of this, we asked Leeds residents what changes they would like to see made to the area. But are they confident changes like these will be…

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Local elections 2018: What Leeds voters need to know

  By Samuel Bannister Voters across West Yorkshire head to the polling stations tomorrow to have their say in the 2018 local elections. It’s the first time they will have voted since last year’s dramatic General Election. Due to boundary changes of the wards in which people vote, the public will be voting for three…

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Students homeless after Leeds accommodation flooding

By Emily Smith, Sophie Banks and Samiya Ahmad Over 500 students have been evacuated from their accommodation after serious flooding caused damage overnight. The flooding began at 3am on Wednesday 2nd May, after a pipe burst on the 9th floor in The Plaza student accommodation, Clay Pit Lane, which houses both Leeds Beckett University and…

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Third time Fly Tipping

By Amy Goodall   A local landscape business has been fined over £1000 after being found fly tipping for the third time. A large amount of waste has been illegally dumped in Wortley including gardening tools and other debris. The rubbish was left on Hales Road, Wortly, in a parking area. CCTV footage caught them…

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LEEDS POLLUTION AMONGST HIGHEST IN UK

By Victoria Harris Leeds has once again been listed as one of the most polluted cities in the UK by The WHO. Amongst other cities such as Nottingham, Plymouth and York, it has reported that Leeds has exceeded the limit of 10 micrograms per cubic metre (MCM), currently standing at 12 MCM. London, Middlesbrough and…

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Park & Ride – Environmentally friendly?

By Amy Goodall   Stourton’s proposed Park & Ride scheme is being opposed by thousands of campaigners. Signatures are being gathered from residents who are objecting the plans by Leeds City Council to build a new Park & Ride. The facility would be adjacent to Hunslet Cemetery, close to Hunslet Park Primary school. An action…

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