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Leeds: City in England
Leeds is a city in the United Kingdom, located in the county of West Yorkshire in Northern England, approximately 170 miles north of central London. Leeds has one of the most diverse economies of all the UK's main employment centres and has seen the fastest rate of private-sector jobs growth of any UK city. It also has the highest ratio of private to public sector jobs of all the UK's Core Cities, with 77% of its workforce working in the private sector. Leeds has the third-largest jobs total by local authority area, with 480,000 in employment and self-employment at the beginning of 2015. Leeds is ranked as a High Sufficiency level city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire Urban Area. Leeds is served by four universities, and has the fourth largest student population in the country and the country's fourth largest urban economy.

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Leeds festival: 17-year-old girl dies in suspected drug overdose as teenage boy arrested

Teenager in custody after being arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs
Independent - Published

The Hundred: Darren Lehmann & Danielle Hazell to coach Leeds-based sides

Ex-Yorkshire players Darren Lehmann and Danielle Hazell are to coach The Hundred's Leeds-based men's and women's teams.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Leeds

England add Pope to Ashes squad as cover for Roy [Video]England add Pope to Ashes squad as cover for Roy

Root expects Roy to play while Smith targets fourth test return

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:23Published

Rail commuters face an increase of almost 3% in season ticket costs [Video]Rail commuters face an increase of almost 3% in season ticket costs

Rail commuters face an increase of almost 3% in season ticket costs next year. Passengers in Leeds reacted with frustration, saying it is a disgrace after the service they have received for the last 12..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published

Watch: PM Boris Johnson pledges new high-speed Manchester-Leeds railway line [Video]Watch: PM Boris Johnson pledges new high-speed Manchester-Leeds railway line

Fresh from taking office this week, new UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced that his government would fund a new high-speed rail route between Manchester and Leeds.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:18Published

Public react as Boris Johnson becomes Conservative leader [Video]Public react as Boris Johnson becomes Conservative leader

As Boris Johnson becomes the new leader of the Conservative Party, people in Leeds give their views on his ability to conduct Brexit negotiations, whether he can deliver a deal and his ability to steer..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

 

Hopes fade for stolen blind hedgehog Stephen's return

Stephen the hedgehog was inside a van, which was stolen in Leeds on Saturday morning.
BBC News - Published

Blind hedgehog stolen in Leeds van theft

Stephen the hedgehog's owners plead with thieves for his safe return after a van he was inside is taken.
BBC News - Published

Jodi Miller: Leeds man jailed for murdering woman he pestered for sex

Karar Ali Karar stabbed Jodi Miller so hard the kitchen knife snapped in three places.
BBC News - Published

Asda staff stage protest over new contract

Hundreds of Asda workers are marching in Leeds city centre against the details in a new staff contract.
BBC News - Published

Women's Challenge Cup final: Hill seals win for Leeds against Castleford

Courtney Hill's try secures back-to-back Challenge Cup titles for Leeds Rhinos as they beat Castleford 16-10.
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson to back new Leeds and Manchester rail route

The new route would halve journey times between Leeds and Manchester and increase capacity for passengers.
BBC News - Published

Women's Challenge Cup Final: The stories behind the stars of Castleford and Leeds

Meet four of the characters from the Castleford and Leeds teams meeting in the 2019 Women's Challenge Cup final.
BBC News - Published

Rocco Wright death: Inquest to hear from lifeguards at Leeds pool

Three-year-old Rocco Wright drowned in a Leeds pool where he had gone for a swimming lesson.
BBC News - Published

Extinction Rebellion bring London streets to standstill amid fresh wave of coordinated protests across UK

Protesters park colourful boats with slogan 'Act Now' in middle of roads in Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds and Glasgow
Independent - Published

Windrush relatives recreate photos taken in Leeds studio

Families of Windrush-era Caribbeans have had their photos taken in the same studio as where their relatives once posed.
BBC News - Published

Leeds taxi attacks: Uber settles women's sex assault cases

Taxi-hailing app Uber settles out of court over driver's sex attacks on two women.
BBC News - Published

Brexit: Campaigners for fresh referendum launch new campaign to dispel 'lazy caricature' of northern voters

Celebrities and MPs to help kick off People's Vote North campaign in Leeds
Independent - Published

Josh Warrington beats Kid Galahad to retain IBF world featherwight title in Leeds

Josh Warrington beats fellow Briton Kid Galahad on a split decision in a tough contest to retain his IBF world featherweight title in Leeds.
BBC News - Published

World Triathlon Series: Georgia Taylor-Brown wins gold in Leeds

world triathlon series: georgia taylor-brown wins gold in leeds
Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown wins her first World Triathlon Series title with victory in Leeds as team-mate Jess Learmonth takes bronze.
BBC News - Published

Headingley Arc bar fight: 20 men sentenced

headingley arc bar fight: 20 men sentenced
CCTV shows chairs being thrown and glasses used as weapons during the fight in Headingley, Leeds.
BBC News - Published

Castleford end run with crushing win at Leeds

castleford end run with crushing win at leeds
Castleford Tigers end their four-game losing run with a five-try, 30-8 thrashing of struggling Leeds Rhinos.
BBC News - Published

Why Leeds have been left crying their heart out

why leeds have been left crying their heart out
Leeds United's song about Derby manager Frank Lampard came back to haunt them as they exited the play-offs.
BBC News - Published

Marcelo Bielsa will listen to Leeds offers after 'painful' Derby play-off defeat

marcelo bielsa will listen to leeds offers after 'painful' derby play-off defeat
Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa will consider his future at the club after a play-off semi-final defeat by Derby.
BBC News - Published

Bielsa will 'listen to proposal' from Leeds about staying after semi-final defeat

bielsa will 'listen to proposal' from leeds about staying after semi-final defeat
Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa will consider his future at the club after a play-off semi-final defeat by Derby.
BBC News - Published

Derby County 0-1 Leeds United: Kemar Roofe goal gives Leeds win in controversial first leg

derby county 0-1 leeds united: kemar roofe goal gives leeds win in controversial first leg
Kemar Roofe's goal sees Leeds edge past Derby in a controversial Championship play-off semi-final first leg.
BBC News - Published

Leeds edge Derby in controversial Championship play-off semi-final first leg

leeds edge derby in controversial championship play-off semi-final first leg
Kemar Roofe's goal sees Leeds edge past Derby in a controversial Championship play-off semi-final first leg.
BBC News - Published

Championship Bradford stun Leeds in Challenge Cup

championship bradford stun leeds in challenge cup
Championship side Bradford shock Super League Leeds Rhinos to reach the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup.
BBC News - Published

Fraudster 'bishop' Charles Motondo faked car crashes

fraudster 'bishop' charles motondo faked car crashes
Charles Motondo, who preaches at a church in Leeds, admits fraud and is jailed for 10 months.
BBC News - Published

Transplant patient in show

transplant patient in show
Photographs of nine people who received organ transplants are on display in Leeds.
BBC News - Published

'Banksy' of Leeds brightens up streets

'banksy' of leeds brightens up streets
Andy McVeigh has been decorating parts of Leeds and giving them a splash of colour.
BBC News - Published

Leeds child abduction attempt: Suspect, 18, held by police

leeds child abduction attempt: suspect, 18, held by police
The arrest comes after a girl, 12, escaped from a man after being dragged into a wood in Leeds.
BBC News - Published

Leeds lose ground in automatic promotion race after Brentford loss

leeds lose ground in automatic promotion race after brentford loss
Leeds United slip three points below promotion rivals Sheffield United with two games to play as they lose at Brentford.
BBC News - Published

Leeds automatic promotion hopes hit with home loss to 10-man Wigan

leeds automatic promotion hopes hit with home loss to 10-man wigan
Gavin Massey scores twice as 10-man Wigan come from behind to stun Marcelo Bielsa's promotion-chasing Leeds United at Elland Road.
BBC News - Published

'Dangerous rapist' Samuel Fortes caught on video call

'dangerous rapist' samuel fortes caught on video call
Samuel Fortes raped, stamped on and repeatedly punched the 20-year-old woman in Leeds.
BBC News - Published

David Oluwale's death in 1969 helped 'reshape Leeds'

david oluwale's death in 1969 helped 'reshape leeds'
David Oluwale's death 50 years ago led to the first prosecution of UK police over a black person's death.
BBC News - Published

Leeds woman with 'happy tree' receives fan mail

leeds woman with 'happy tree' receives fan mail
Maureen Newton, 67, from east Leeds, has been decorating a tree at the end of her garden for five years.
BBC News - Published

Bamford double puts Leeds up to second in Championship

bamford double puts leeds up to second in championship
Patrick Bamford scores twice against 10-man Preston as Leeds move back up to second in the Championship.
BBC News - Published

Channel 4 set to move into Majestic cinema in Leeds

channel 4 set to move into majestic cinema in leeds
The broadcaster is expected to move into the Majestic in Leeds in the second half of 2020.
BBC News - Published

St James's Hospital Leeds: Apology after new mum's death

st james's hospital leeds: apology after new mum's death
Selwa Romedan, 21, collapsed and died four days after giving birth to her daughter in Leeds in 2016.
BBC News - Published

Gary McAllister Leeds attack: Man arrested over assault

gary mcallister leeds attack: man arrested over assault
A 32-year-old man is questioned after Gary McAllister was attacked outside a Leeds city centre bar.
BBC News - Published

Dwyer drop goal gives Leeds golden-point win against Castleford

dwyer drop goal gives leeds golden-point win against castleford
Brad Dwyer scores a dramatic long-range drop-goal in golden-point extra time to help Leeds to victory against Castleford.
BBC News - Published

Super League: Golden-point drop-goal gives Leeds 21-20 win over Castleford

super league: golden-point drop-goal gives leeds 21-20 win over castleford
Brad Dwyer scores a dramatic long-range drop-goal in golden-point extra time to help Leeds to victory against Castleford.
BBC News - Published

Football star Gary McAllister 'punched outside Leeds bar'

football star gary mcallister 'punched outside leeds bar'
Gary McAllister was reportedly waiting for a taxi outside a bar in Leeds when he was attacked.
BBC News - Published

Officer's finger cut off in cell door rage

officer's finger cut off in cell door rage
The prison guard at Leeds jail loses a finger when a cell door is kicked shut as he held the edge.
BBC News - Published

Super League: Leeds Rhinos 16-18 London Broncos

super league: leeds rhinos 16-18 london broncos
London Broncos score two late tries to stun Leeds and consign the Rhinos to a fourth straight defeat in Super League.
BBC News - Published

Bielsa has sprinkled his magic dust on Leeds - Wilder

bielsa has sprinkled his magic dust on leeds - wilder
Sheffield United are taking on "arguably the best team in the division" in Leeds, according to Blades boss Chris Wilder.
BBC News - Published

Norwich City 3-2 Hull City: Emi Buendia inspires Canaries win

norwich city 3-2 hull city: emi buendia inspires canaries win
Norwich make it five Championship wins in a row with victory over Hull to move back above Leeds to the top of the table.
BBC News - Published

Norwich win fifth straight game to return to top of Championship

norwich win fifth straight game to return to top of championship
Norwich make it five Championship wins in a row with victory over Hull to move back above Leeds to the top of the table.
BBC News - Published

Leeds takeaway fined £10k after worker burnt by hot oil

leeds takeaway fined £10k after worker burnt by hot oil
The worker spent four weeks in a burns unit and needed extensive skin grafts to his body.
BBC News - Published

Suspected far-right terrorist in Leeds charged with series of offences

Pawel Golaszewski faces six counts under Terrorism Act after 'intelligence-led' investigation
Independent - Published

Leeds man charged in 'extreme right-wing' terror probe

leeds man charged in 'extreme right-wing' terror probe
Pawel Golaszewski, 33, from Leeds, is accused of possessing material which could aid terrorists.
BBC News - Published

Leeds fined £200,000 over 'spygate'

Leeds United are fined £200,000 by the English Football League after spying on a Derby County training session last month.
BBC News - Published

Super League: Wigan Warriors 34-16 Leeds Rhinos

super league: wigan warriors 34-16 leeds rhinos
Super League holders Wigan score six tries to beat Leeds and bounce back from their opening-day defeat.
BBC News - Published

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