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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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Leeds local elections – welcome to the new multi-party system (and “new politics”)

What a difference six years make. Here’s who was standing where in the local elections in Leeds in 2010: And here’s who’s standing for the 33 seats up for grabs on 5th May: Much prettier, no? That’s because in Leeds, as elsewhere, … Continue reading

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Sad milestone – sales of Yorkshire Evening Post drop below 20,000 for first time

No great surprises for Yorkshire’s daily papers in the figures released today by the Audit Bureau of Circulation: the steady slide in sales continued during the second half of 2015. It’s a sort of sad milestone for Johnston Press (an expected one, … Continue reading

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Council set to give thumbs down to broadcasting Leeds planning meetings on the web

Meetings of Leeds City Council’s top decision-making body are set to be broadcast live over the internet starting at the latest in April this year. Members of a senior committee are expected to give the go-ahead to the new webcasts … Continue reading

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Bad news, good news, data and the Leeds housing crisis

I’m a big fan of the Yorkshire Evening Post, but I’m struggling with its front page “exclusive” news story this morning. Yes, yes, there’s a housing crisis in Leeds. And yes, “it’s time to end it”. And yes, as the paper … Continue reading

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