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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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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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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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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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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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