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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 five universities, and has the fourth largest student population in the country and the country's fourth largest urban economy.

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LNER delays after trains collide at Leeds depot

There is disruption on services between Leeds and London after a train derailed at the depot.
BBC News - Published

Remembrance Day: What does it mean to this D-Day veteran and schoolboy?

Jack Mortimer, 96, meets Leeds schoolboy Sinar, 10, discuss what Remembrance Day represents.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Leeds


Lorry driver jailed for causing chain crash in Newark [Video]Lorry driver jailed for causing chain crash in Newark

Nottinghamshire Police release dashcam footage after lorry driver David Price, 65, was jailed for causing serious injury by dangerous driving following a crash on the A17 at Newark on June 8 2018...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

 

Ash Handley: Great Britain call up Leeds wing for final tour match

Leeds wing Ash Handley is called up to the Great Britain squad for their final tour game in Papua New Guinea.
BBC News - Published

'It's absolute madness': Riot police attacked with fireworks on Leeds street in running battle with groups of youths

'It's like a war,' says bystander
Independent - Published

Riot police tackle Bonfire Night disorder in Leeds

Groups of people were throwing fireworks and missiles as well as setting bins alight.
BBC News - Published

Police in riot gear in Harehills, Leeds tackle fireworks disturbance

A number of roads were sealed off during the annual bonfire event in the Harehills area of Leeds.
BBC News - Published

The Hundred: Finch and Winfield to captain Northern Superchargers

Aaron Finch and Lauren Winfield will captain Leeds-based Northern Superchargers in The Hundred.
BBC News - Published

Leeds-based paedophile hunters group accused of assault

A trial hears the group "overstepped the mark" when confronting two men in Leeds.
BBC News - Published

Oli McBurnie: Sheffield United striker charged with drink-driving

Sheffield United's record £20m signing Oli McBurnie has been charged with drink-driving in Leeds in the early hours of Friday morning.
BBC News - Published

Police arrest 11 during trouble at Leeds v Birmingham game

Birmingham City fans clashed with police and stewards inside Elland Road at the final whistle.
BBC News - Published

Channel 4 move makes Leeds the new media city

The broadcaster opens a new "national HQ" to better reflect life across Britain.
BBC News - Published

Terminally ill Leeds man determined to act over climate

Nick Hodgkinson can "live with dying" but could not "live with himself" if he did not protest.
BBC News - Published

HS2: Scrapping high speed route to Leeds would be 'complete and utter betrayal of the north', government warned

'How can people who've worked on this in good faith for years ever trust a national process again?' asks city council chief
Independent - Published

The Hundred: Ben Stokes picked over Joe Root in England Test player draft

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is selected instead of Test captain Joe Root for the Leeds-based Northern Superchargers in The Hundred.
BBC News - Published

Northern Superchargers pick Stokes instead of Root in The Hundred

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is selected instead of Test captain Joe Root for Leeds-based Northern Superchargers in The Hundred.
BBC News - Published

Charlton v Leeds: Football Association investigates claim of racial discrimination

The Football Association is investigating an allegation of racial discrimination during the league game between Charlton and Leeds.
BBC News - Published

Seven injured after car crashes into Leeds church

A woman is in a critical condition and two children and a baby suffered minor injuries.
BBC News - Published

Three boys arrested over police van fire in Halton Moor

Three boys aged 13, 16 and 17 are held after a police van was set on fire during a disturbance in Leeds.
BBC News - Published

Teenager held after forensics van torched

The van was set on fire after bricks were thrown at police officers in Leeds.
BBC News - Published

Leeds police van set on fire and bricks thrown at officers

The attack on officers who had been called to a disturbance in Leeds is described as "unacceptable".
BBC News - Published

Boris Johnson: 'Please leave my town' voter tells prime minister

The prime minister is heckled by voters during a walkabout in Leeds, while others back his plans for Brexit.
BBC News - Published

Leeds Asda robbery: Axe-wielding men steal ATM cash

A security guard was also doused in liquid and threatened with a lighter in the attack, police say.
BBC News - Published

Giant inflatable sculpture unveiled in former Leeds church

A giant sculpture is unveiled at a former church to encourage people to explore historic spaces.
BBC News - Published

In pictures: A time capsule of Leeds' lost buildings

How photographer Peter Mitchell captured a side of Leeds that would soon be erased by the bulldozer.
BBC News - Published

Leeds recycling fraudster Terry Dugbo's jail term extended

Terry Dugbo must now serve a prison term of almost 17 years unless he pays back £1.3m.
BBC News - Published

Courtney Chamberlain suspected drug death at Leeds club

Courtney Chamberlain was taken to hospital after collapsing at The Warehouse nightclub in Leeds.
BBC News - Published

Leeds man murdered on carnival road

A man is arrested for murder on a road where the Leeds West Indian Carnival parade was due to go.
BBC News - Published

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

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

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