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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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Agreement reached for funding Headingley stadium redevelopment – no cost to taxpayer

Leeds City Council says an agreement has been reached to get the funds required to redevelop Headingley Carnegie stadium. “This funding which will be provided from a private financial services company, will be at no cost to the council taxpayer,” says … Continue reading

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Council to publish annual list of Leeds councillors summonsed over non-payment of council tax

Remember the furore just before Christmas when it emerged that Leeds City Council was paying lawyers (with public money) to fight a ruling from the Information Commissioner that it had to disclose the names of four councillors who had been … Continue reading

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Is there anybody there? Knock three times if the head of Leeds markets has left the job

“I was very impressed with the accuracy of Sue’s reading, and I encourage everyone to come along!” Leeds Lord Mayor Cllr Gerry Harper is holding a charity fund-raiser in the Civic Hall in May featuring “psychic medium” Sue Carrol. Gerry, who … Continue reading

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Bradford’s T&A getting more website traffic than Leeds’ YEP. Why?

It shouldn’t go unremarked: for the first time since newspaper executives came up with the bright idea of giving their content away for free, Bradford’s local daily, the Telegraph and Argus, is getting more people visiting its website every day … Continue reading

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Construction of stalled Leeds hotel could resume in August

Construction of a major hotel in Leeds city centre that’s been stalled for 16 months could resume as early as August. Building at the site – on Portland Crescent near the leeds arena – ground to a halt in March last … Continue reading

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Who’s up, who’s down? Leeds local elections 2016 in numbers

Some facts and figures from yesterday’s vote in the Leeds City Council elections (in which none of the 33 seats up for grabs changed hands). Labour’s percentage vote in the city was up 3% compared to 2015, but still 4% … Continue reading

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