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York 4 – 1 Bradford, opera, bums on seats & other Arts Council funding tidbits

I realise it’s old hat to bang on about the amount that the two jewels in the Leeds arts crown – Opera North and Northern Ballet – get in funding from the Arts Council, but it is a bit odd, … Continue reading

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It’s budget day in Leeds … now where were we with the Living Wage?

Interesting news from Bradford where the Labour-run council has announced it’s proposing to pay over 2,000 of its lowest-paid workers the “living wage” from autumn this year. According to a report in the Telegraph and Argus, bringing the pay of council … Continue reading

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Cost of Leeds/Harrogate rail link to airport put at £98m, Bradford-Guiseley to wait for phase two

A quick footnote – especially for friends and family in Bradford – to yesterday’s debate in the House of Commons about a possible rail link to Leeds/Bradford airport. When I heard the figure of £98m that was being bandied about about … Continue reading

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White Rose expansion gets the go-ahead – no show from objectors

Developers’ plans to expand an out-of-town shopping centre in south Leeds got the thumbs up from Leeds City Council this afternoon. Councillors voted unanimously to approve plans by Land Securities and the Evans Property Group to add a multiplex cinema, restaurants, cafes … Continue reading

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White Rose expansion set for go-ahead despite strong Bradford objection

Developers’ plans to expand a shopping centre in south Leeds look set to get the thumbs up from the council next week – despite a “strong objection” from neighbouring Bradford. Land Securities and The Evans Property Group want to add … Continue reading

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Four Bradford schools win out in government’s new building programme

Twenty four schools in Yorkshire – four of them in Bradford – are to be either rebuilt or revamped under the government’s new Priority School Building Programme. Education secretary Michael Gove revealed the list of the 261 schools (out of … Continue reading

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