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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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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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Head of Leeds review replaced following “concerns” from Ann Maguire’s husband

The day after the husband of murdered Leeds schoolteacher Ann Maguire called for an independent inquiry into her death, it has emerged that the head of a local review into her death has been replaced following “concerns” expressed by Mr Maguire. … Continue reading

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Five things we’ll remember The Yorkshire Post for this week

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Council writes off £379,000 debt at troubled Leeds theatre company

It’s only a footnote in the troubled financial history of the Leeds Grand umbrella company, but worth recording nonetheless: Leeds City Council has agreed to write off £379,000 the company owed. The sum represents the outstanding part of the Grand’s share of the … Continue reading

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Leeds council’s legal move against “persistent beggars” quashed in High Court

An injunction secured by Leeds City Council to crack down on “persistent beggars” was quashed in the High Court today. Under the injunction – granted last June in Leeds County Court – “persistent beggars” faced possible prison or a hefty fine … Continue reading

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