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UKIP gifts Morley & Outwood and Leeds North East to Tories?

UKIP isn’t putting up candidates in five of the eight constituencies in the Leeds area at the forthcoming General Election, leaving some 26,000 votes they won in 2015 going begging. They aren’t fielding a candidate in Morley and Outwood, where their 8,000-odd votes … Continue reading

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And the Leeds tech hub cash goes to … developers Bruntwood

It’s a funny old do, this “tech hub” thing in Leeds. Just when you think you know what it is and where it’s based, another one pops up and gets you confused again. First I thought the tech hub was … Continue reading

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Councillors complain that Headingley stadium deal is being railroaded through

A group of councillors have complained that the leadership of Leeds City Council is railroading through a decision to back a new funding agreement for the redevelopment of Headingley stadium. Members of the council’s executive board are set to rubber stamp … Continue reading

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Council adds to “investment portfolio” with new industrial units at Logic Leeds

Leeds City Council has added to its “investment portfolio” by buying land on which it’s going to build three industrial units at the Logic Leeds site just off Junction 45 of the M1. The purchase, for an undisclosed sum from Muse Developments, is … Continue reading

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Councillors sidelined as Headingley stadium deal set to be rushed through

We now know the broad outlines of the “seat of the pants” deal that’s being put together to guarantee funding of the new North-South stand at Headingley stadium. An unnamed financial services company is putting in either £31m or £35m (depending … Continue reading

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Police alerted over potential fraud at Leeds school

Police have been alerted over “potential fraudulent activity” at a school in Leeds. A report from Leeds City Council’s internal audit team only gave the following details: “We are in the early stages of investigating potential fraudulent activity at one … Continue reading

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Changes ahead at Leeds Tiled Hall café: inscrutable council report explains

Watch out, you lovers of three bean salad with a cheeky pino, you fans of a slice of torte over your iPad with your morning macchiato, changes are afoot at the Victorian Tiled Hall Cafe at the home of Leeds art gallery … Continue reading

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