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Schools in Yorkshire lag behind national average in Ofsted report - with poorest areas the worst affected

Primary and secondary schools in some of county's worst-affected areas for child poverty are far behind similar schools elsewhere in England, a finding which MP Naz Shah has called "a tragedy".

Education watchdog Ofsted released its findings for schools, nurseries and children's services ...

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Gerhard Struber's stinging assessment of Mallik Wilks's failings should be music to Hull City coach Grant McCann's ears

Gerhard Struber has told Mallik Wilks he needs to learn the defensive side of the game after loaning him to Hull City.

READ MORE - Gerhard Struber on why Barnsley's window shopping has been helped by recent results

Given Grant McCann's far greater knowledge of what makes the Leeds ...

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Championship transfers LIVE: Leeds United linked with DOUBLE striker swoop; £4.5m deal 'considered'

Our daily Championship live blog is here to bring you the latest transfer news and gossip from around the second-tier. So, tune in throughout the day - and don't refresh to hit the refresh button to view the latest updates:

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Industry bosses back HS2 as Yorkshire MPs join delegation to lobby Prime Minister to scrap the scheme

HS2 would “be a shot in the arm for businesses and communities” despite spiralling costs and concern over the rail project's future, according to Britain’s largest employers’ group.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Regional Director for Yorkshire and the ...

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Yorkshire men who used dogs to hunt and kill deer on Christmas Eve hauled before the courts

Scott Hayes, 24, of Blakewood Drive, Blaxton and Christopher Darwin, 28, of Laycock Avenue, Doncaster were spotted by police coming off private land with lurcher dogs in Haxey on December 24.

The body of a freshly killed male Roe deer was discovered nearby and further investigations ...

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This is why Simon Armitage's poetry is carved into stones across the Pennine landscape

It was water that, to use the words of poet Simon Armitage, sculpted the valleys of the Pennine region and was the power behind its industries.

And it is water that is the theme of a series of his poems that are carved into stones across the Pennine uplands.

Words to wise as Simon ...

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Leeds Chiefs target winning momentum for Elland Road opening night

After months of delays, Planet Ice Leeds finally opens its doors to the public for the first-ever time on January 31.

An initial public skate session will be held once the facility is opened at around 4pm, with the Chiefs taking to the ice later that evening to play their home opener ...

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Leeds Rhinos react to sickness bug by re-signing former academy hooker Harvey Whiteley

Whiteley, a hooker, works for Rhinos’ foundation and has returned to Leeds as a reserve-team player. The 21-year-old came through Rhinos’ academy and made one Super League appearance in a defeat at Wigan Warriors three years ago.

Whiteley left Rhinos at the end of 2018 to join Betfred ...

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Leeds Rhinos are unlocking key combinations in pre-season says Ash Handley

The winger was among the try scorers in Leeds’ 22-10 win at Wigan Warriors two days ago which backed up a 30-4 Boxing Day success against Wakefield Trinity and 34-10 victory over Bradford Bulls in Jamie Jones-Buchanan’s testimonial game.

Rhinos have three more trial games to play, but ...

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These are the new jobs on offer in Leeds - and how to apply

These are the full and part time jobs currently available in Leeds, ranging from operations managers to sales assistants, and how you can apply for them.

Part time kitchen team member with Kitty Cafe

The Kitty Cafe works to find new homes for local rescues and abandoned cats, as well ...

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Car reversed into shop and deliberately set on fire in Halifax, police confirm

West Yorkshire Police said the incident, on Bull Green Roundabout in Halifax, is being treated as arson.

The attack involved a silver Volvo which was reversed into the front of the building, before the vehicle was deliberately set on fire around 2.30am on January 21.

According to an ...

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Ian Wright's stern message for Leeds United's supporters following Marcelo Bielsa's recent slump

Ian Wright has called on Leeds United's supporters to breed positivity towards Marcelo Bielsa's senior side at Elland Road following their recent slump.

The Whites have won just one of their last seven Championship outings, with the controversial 1-0 loss at Queens Park Rangers last ...

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Luke Ayling says Leeds United looking for answers after huge Kalvin Phillips suspension blow

Phillips has made the holding midfield role his own but was shown a straight-red card in Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Queens Park Rangers following a late and reckless tackle on Geoff Cameron in the closing stages of the second half.

The 24-year-old will now face a three-game ban with the ...

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Marcelo Bielsa's options for replacing suspended Kalvin Phillips in Leeds United XI, including 'good kid' Alfie McCalmont

Leeds United will be missing their midfield enforcer for three games; the visits of Millwall and Wigan Athletic and the trip to Nottingham Forest.

Bielsa, whose side are struggling to score goals, have relied on Phillips to help keep them out at the other end.

He is a player who ...

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Sheffield United ownership battle ‘over’ as Kevin McCabe refused right to appeal

SHEFFIELD UNITED have issued a statement which confirms that the company controlled by former chairman Kevin McCabe has been refused permission to appeal against last September’s High Court ownership judgment.

READ MORE – Kevin de Bruyne’s class shows the resepct Blades are ...

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How poetry of Pam Ayres brings laughter to a sombre world

With a new poetry collection out, Pam Ayres talks to Gabrielle Fagan about “the agony of ageing”, what she loves about family life and the joy of gardening.

Affectionately known as ‘the people’s poet’, Pam Ayres is famous for her comic verse delivered in her distinctive ...

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Scarborough councillor was right to call people who feed seagulls stupid - Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Brian H Sheridan, Lodge Moor, Sheffield.

I don't think Scarborough councillor Tony Randerson put it too bluntly when he described people who feed seagulls as “stupid” (The Yorkshire Post, January 17).

Otherwise reasonable people who indulge in this thoughtless activity ...

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David Attenborough’s unhelpful response when I wrote to him about climate change - Neil McNicholas

IT IS difficult to swim against the tide of the current debate on climate change. While someone like the respected naturalist Sir David Attenborough continues to receive plaudits for his stance on the subject, the other David, the late David Bellamy, who his obituary mentioned was actually more ...

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Why this York climate change scientist has been awarded £75,000 by one of the world’s richest men

York scientist Dr Kirsty Penkman has been awarded £75,000 by one of the world’s richest men to support her work analysing climate change. Chris Burn reports.

At barely the size of a sesame seed each, it seems hard to credit that the tiny opercula – effectively “trapdoors” ...

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Bradford council launches review of fireworks after complaints of displays being held all year round

A review of the use of fireworks in Bradford is to be launched because of complaints that displays both day and night at all times of year are "causing distress".

Labour-run Bradford Council's Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee has been commissioned to carry out a wholesale ...

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What meat eaters really think about veganism

Research and article by Chris Bryant, PhD Candidate, University of Bath

My new research into the views of meat eaters found that most respondents viewed veganism as ethical in principle and good for the environment.

It seems that practical matters of taste, price, and convenience are ...

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