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Miss Leeds GB raises thousands for local charities | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 16, 2018
It's often perceived as beauty over brains, but the current Miss Leeds is breaking the mould after raising thousands of pounds for charity.
These are the benefits dates for Christmas 2018 - when child benefit, ESA, tax credits, PIP and more will be paid | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 16, 2018
These are the Christmas and New Year dates for all types of benefits and tax credits.
Knifeman went on street rampage with hunting knife after random attack on shop worker | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 16, 2018
A man carried out a random attack on a shop worker before going on a "bizarre" street rampage with a hunting knife.
Will it snow in Leeds on Sunday? This is what the Met Office says | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 16, 2018
Snow warnings for Leeds have subsided today, as freezing rain and the risk of the white stuff gives way to winter sunshine.
LISTED: Every mobile speed camera location in Leeds from Monday December 17 | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 16, 2018
These are the mobile speed camera locations for this week, as published by West Yorkshire Police and Leeds Council.
Chester Zoo 'devastated' by death of animals in fire as fundraising smashes £50,000 target | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 16, 2018
Chester Zoo has said it is "devastated" by the loss of some of its animals in yesterday's fire, as supporters helped it smash a fundraising target.
When can police legally stop your car? This is what the law says | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 16, 2018
It's Christmas time, which means that police are out in force pulling over drivers, conducting spot checks and generally keeping us safe out on the roads in a period known for higher levels of drink driving.
West Yorkshire Police officer called to death of three-year-old girl in issues heartbreaking plea | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 16, 2018
A West Yorkshire Police officer has described the agonising moment she was called to a three-year-old who died of a cardiac arrest on Saturday.
Animals killed in Chester Zoo fire as £50,000 fundraising appeal launched | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 16, 2018
Chester Zoo has launched a £50,000 fundraising campaign after fire destroyed much of the vast roof covering its Monsoon Forest area.
Police have been out catching speeding drivers on these Leeds roads this weekend | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 16, 2018
Police have been speedgunning drivers with mobile speed cameras in three Leeds roads this weekend.
Police searching for man after footballer's sister assaulted near Leeds station | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 16, 2018
Police are still searching for a man after a 20-year-old woman, sister of a Northampton Town professional footballer, was assaulted in Leeds.
Woodhead Pass: Two women die in Dunford Bridge crash | BBC
BBC | December 16, 2018
The crash happened on the Woodhead Pass, with police later warning about hazardous driving conditions across the county.
MPs want halt to smart motorway rollout over safety concerns | BBC
BBC | December 16, 2018
The group backed campaigners who say having no hard shoulder puts motorists and recovery workers at risk.
What freezing rain actually is and why it's so dangerous after Met Office issue weather warnings for Yorkshire | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 15, 2018
The term 'freezing rain' has been used a lot over the last week after the Met Office issued amber and yellow weather warnings for large parts of the UK.
This is when heavy snow is expected to hit Leeds and an hour-by-hour forecast | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 15, 2018
Experts at the Met Office are predicting heavy snow to hit Leeds today (Saturday).
Murder inquiry launched following death of woman in Leeds | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 15, 2018
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Leeds.
Violent crime in Leeds schools quadruples since teacher's murder in classroom | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 15, 2018
The number of violent crimes recorded at schools in Leeds has quadrupled since teacher Ann Maguire was stabbed to death in a classroom in the city four years ago, the Yorkshire Evening Post can reveal.
Keeping one step ahead at Jones Bootmaker | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 15, 2018
When York-based Pavers bought Jones Bootmaker, it decided to pay homage to the brand’s founding family with a chic new range. Stephanie Smith finds out more. Main pictures by Simon Hulme.
Police investigations continue at flats in Leeds following death of woman | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 15, 2018
Police activity was continuing today at a landmark flats complex near Leeds city centre following the death of a woman.
Dance teacher is kept on toes | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 15, 2018
Freelance dance teacher Sara Alvis, 36, lives in Oakwood with husband of nearly three years Ian Alvis, 34, and their daughter seven-month-old Ruby. Sarah is teacher and principal of Sarah Horner School of Dance, teaching children and adults ballet and tap in North Leeds. She is also training to beco...
This is when the Met Office has issued an AMBER weather warning for ice and a YELLOW warning for snow in Leeds | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 15, 2018
Experts at the Met Office have issued several weather warning for the UK this weekend, with two of those covering Leeds.
Days Out: Brodsworth Hall & Gardens | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 15, 2018
Step back in time to discover a wealth of splendour at Brodsworth Hall & Gardens.
Travel headaches for Christmas shoppers in Yorkshire as rail workers stage 40th walkout | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 15, 2018
Christmas shoppers in Yorkshire were hit by travel disruption today as rail workers staged their 40th strike in a bitter dispute over guards on trains.
LIVE UPDATES: First pictures as frozen rain causes chaos on Yorkshire roads and to power supplies | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 15, 2018
Frozen rain is beginning to cause problems on the road networks as pictures from Leeds Bradford Airport and other West Yorkshire locations emerge.
This is when Leeds Council will be gritting the roads with risk of frozen rain rising | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 15, 2018
Leeds City Council have announced that they have been out gritting the roads of the city twice on Saturday, and plan to be out again first thing on Sunday morning.
Paul Marsden: Abuse victim shares 'closure' relief | BBC
BBC | December 15, 2018
Paul Marsden was jailed for abusing two teenagers at a dance school in West Yorkshire.
Ben Coad: Yorkshire seamer signs two-year contract extension | BBC
BBC | December 15, 2018
Yorkshire seamer Ben Coad signs a two-year contract extension, keeping him at Headingley until the end of 2021.
Universal credit claimants fear spending Christmas without money | BBC
BBC | December 15, 2018
People on universal credit say they face a difficult Christmas because of delays to benefit payments.
Man 'sexually assaulted' on escalator at Leeds station | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Police are seeking a man who 'inappropriately touched' another man in Leeds station.
Three men to appear in court today over Christopher Lewis murder in Leeds | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Three men are due to appear in court today charged with the murder of Christopher Lewis who died after being shot in Leeds earlier this year.
Leeds Brazilian restaurant giving out free Christmas dinner for the homeless | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
The owner of a popular Leeds restaurant hopes he will lead by example as he hosts a Christmas Dinner for the homeless.
Former Trinity nightclub in Pudsey could become apartments | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
A nightclub which closed after several violent incidents could be converted into 20 one-bedroom flats.
Leeds red light zone campaign group Save Our Eyes on policing of 'managed approach' | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Campaigners have welcomed a recent change in the policing of the red light zone in Leeds, citing the tenacity of unhappy residents as the cause.
Train driver describes heart-stopping moment he rescued 'confused' woman from tracks in Yorkshire | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
A train driver has described the moment he helped an elderly woman into his cab after spotting her wandering on railway tracks near Dewsbury during the morning rush hour.
How this homemade hi-tech device helped a serial fraudster con victims out of £500,000 | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
A serial fraudster who built his own bespoke device to help him defraud hundreds of people of an estimated £500,000 has been jailed for nearly two years, police said.
Do these items belong to you? | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Police are trying to identify owners of property believed to have been stolen from Sherburn-in-Elmet.
‘Rerd werks’ sign in Yorkshire accent brings smiles to drivers and social media | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
A roadworks sign written in the local Yorkshire dialect has proved a hit on social media.
Meet the Leeds man who owns more than 400 sets of Monopoly | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Leeds taxi driver Jason Bunn is definitely chairman of the board when it comes to the game of Monopoly.
Cash injection for policing not enough, West Yorkshire PCC says | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for West Yorkshire has said that the extra hundreds of millions of pounds pledged for police forces across the UK is "not a great injection of cash"
500 cannabis bags seized in six Harehills police raids with 9 arrests | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Police in Harehills in Leeds have made nine arrests after seizing 500 cannabis bags across six raids in December.
Why police may stop your car in Leeds this weekend after 144 arrests in 13 days | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Police have warned drivers that they will be out in force this weekend and through December.
Former Leeds United defender Tony Dorigo recovering following heart surgery | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Former Leeds United defender Tony Dorigo is recovering at home following a 'routine' heart operation, he has revealed.
The 11 parking tips for last minute Leeds Christmas shoppers | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Leeds motorists wanting to steer clear of any additional Christmas stress have been offered advice for finding a retail parking space during the hectic festive period.
Hour-by-hour forecast: This is when the blizzard is set to hit Leeds this weekend | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
A yellow weather warning is currently in place for Leeds, as snow, ice and freezing rain are set to hit Leeds this weekend.
Parents warned to look for signs of RSV in babies and children after Yorkshire NHS sees outbreak | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Parents are being encouraged to recognise the symptoms of a viral infection after an increase of cases affecting babies and children aged under two.
Uni project to improve life for young people | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
A new project to improve young people’s integration within society in countries across the world has been launched at Leeds Beckett University.
Man airlifted to hospital after being seriously injured in industrial accident in Dewsbury | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
A man in his 30s has been airlifted to hospital after being seriously injured in a works accident.
Three men appear in court charged with murder of Leeds man gunned down outside his mother’s home | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Three men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a dad who was gunned down outside his mother’s home in Leeds.
Leeds United fans praised after giving big-hearted support to Christmas foodbank drive | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Leeds United fans have won praise after showing champion support for some of Yorkshire’s neediest families during the run-up to Christmas.
These Leeds bars with bite make the city a destination for drinkers | Yorkshire Evening Post
Yorkshire Evening Post | December 14, 2018
Leeds is renowned for its diverse selection of bars, from high end cocktail lounges to ‘spit and sawdust’ ale houses and everything in between.