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Why roads will not be closed in Leeds tomorrow for national Clean Air Day 2018

June 21 marks clean air day 2018, a day which raises awareness about the dangers of air pollution and the different ways that people can work towards making the air cleaner.
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Leeds ‘UFO’ likened to Death Star makes national headlines

On May 27 2018, an unidentified flying object was reportedly seen in Leeds, making headlines in a national newspaper.

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From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation

Great Exhibition of the North: Everything you need to know about this summer’s cultural extravaganza

From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation, showing the best of what the North of England has to offer.
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Blood-sucking flies to toxic caterpillars: the insects set to swarm England this summer

As the weather becomes warmer more and more insects come out of the woodwork, ranging from flying ants to gnats to blood-sucking flies.

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The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics returns to Millennium Square in the heart of Leeds city centre on Friday 27 July (Photo: Leeds City Council)

The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics returns to Millennium Square next month

The Symphonic Sounds of Back to Basics returns to Millennium Square, located in the heart of Leeds city centre, on Friday 27 July, promising a highly attended musical extravaganza.

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Where to get help from in Leeds if you’re struggling with debt

If you are experiencing debt or money problems there are a variety of places in Leeds from which you can seek help and advice.

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Magnet fishing, also known as magnetic fishing, is the act of searching in outdoor waters for magnetic objects which are available to pull with a strong neodymium magnet

What is magnet fishing and why is it dangerous?

After yesterday’s shock news of the death of Leeds father and son, whose bodies were found in a Huddersfield canal after they had taken a magnet fishing trip, we take a look at this popular hobby and the danger it poses.

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JORVIK Viking Festival is the largest Norse celebration in Europe. Pictured Viking Warriors in their camp on Parliament Street, York, 2018. (Photo: James Hardisty)

When Yorkshire was the capital of England: the history of York’s Viking past

Many of those who hail from the white rose county will already see Yorkshire as the capital of England, but thousands of years ago Yorkshire was once the Viking capital the country.

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Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Yorkshire over the next three days

Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?
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Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?

Weekend weather round-up: What to expect in Leeds over the next three days

Will the weather this weekend be gloriously warm and sunny or will it be bleak and grey?
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Asda have recently revealed a drop in fuel prices

Fuel prices: 5 of the cheapest places to fill up in and around Leeds City Centre

The price of both petrol and diesel in the UK has risen over the past few months, making it more and more costly to fill up.

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Father’s Day 2018: What inspired this annual tradition and where it is celebrated?

Father’s day is soon upon us and with this will come the last-minute induced panic from those who have forgotten to pick up a card or present to mark this occasion. But where did the annual tradition of father’s day come from and why do we celebrate it?

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Storm Hector set to batter Yorkshire with up to 70mph gales

The Met Office have just issued a yellow warning of wind, as Storm Hector is set to bring strong gales to various parts of northern England, including Yorkshire.

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The renowned Hebden Bridge Arts Festival returns to the market town for its 25th year on June 22- July 1 (Photo: Craig Shaw / blu planet photography)

From film to comedy: Hebden Bridge Arts Festival returns for its 25th year this month

The renowned Hebden Bridge Arts Festival returns to the market town for its 25th year on June 22- July 1.
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Leeds Armed Forces Day: New location announced for the return of popular city centre event

Saturday June 23 will see the annual return of one of Leeds’s most popular civic events, Leeds Armed Forces Day, which will be held in a brand new city centre location this year.

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June 29 - July 8 will see the city of Bradford come alive with literature, as the popular Bradford Literature Festival returns

Bradford Literature Festival: Everything you need to know about this year’s literary extravaganza

June 29 - July 8 will see the city of Bradford come alive with literature, as the popular Bradford Literature Festival returns.
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Leonora Cohen and Mary Gawthorpe were both advocates of the suffrage movement and their lifelong effort for rights and opportunities for women are still remembered toda

The Leeds suffragettes who valiantly fought for women’s right to vote

This year marks 100 years since some women over the age of 30 were granted the right to vote. For suffragettes, suffragists and other women’s rights campaigners, this was a huge leap forward in the bid for equal rights and opportunities for women.

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Will the weather be gloriously warm and sunny or bleak and grey over the two-day Triathlon?

Leeds Triathlon: What the weather is set to look like over the two-day event

The Leeds Triathlon begins tomorrow, but will the weather be gloriously warm and sunny or bleak and grey over the two-day event?
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England’s World Cup campaign to be screened live on big screen in Leeds city centre

Every second of England’s quest for World Cup glory in Russia will be screened live on a big screen in Millennium Square, located at the heart of Leeds city centre.

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Rules for motorists overtaking cyclists are now under review, with some parts of the UK introducing penalties for those who drive too closely (Photo: Shutterstock)

How you could soon be fined for overtaking cyclists too closely

Rules for motorists overtaking cyclists are now under review, with some parts of the UK introducing penalties for those who drive too closely.
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