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Watch shocking moment underground electrics 'exploded' and caught fire in Leeds as 100 homes lose power

Footage captured on Fox Croft Mount in Headingley shows smoke billowing from the manhole before a huge blaze ensues.

Pictures provided to the Yorkshire Evening Post show fire crews on the scene tackling the blaze.

The street was cordoned off and power has been lost to the properties ...

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Emergency services on scene of huge Leeds house fire

Fire crews are at the scene of the blaze on Acres Hall Crescent.

It is not yet known what started the fire or if anyone was inside the property.

Local residents told the Yorkshire Evening Post a fire engine and crews were at the scene tackling the fire at around 10.30pm.

Smoke ...

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Gary McSheffrey voices regret over Leeds United loan spell despite League One promotion

Gary McSheffrey has voiced his regret over a loan move to Leeds United a decade ago, admitting he was sucked it by the stature of the League One club.

The forward joined the Whites in January 2010 from Premier League outfit Birmingham City in a bid to see more match action with his ...

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15 questions about Leeds United's glorious 2009/10 season - test your Whites knowledge

But how well do you remember that season? Take our quiz to find out.

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Watch viral video of Leeds residents 'dancing in the street' while social distancing in lockdown

Residents of Swinnow Gardens left their homes at 10am on Saturday for the dance and singalong - dressed in a variety of vibrant outfits.

The residents danced to popular song 'dancing in the street' by David Bowie and Mick Jagger.

Many Leeds residents took to social media to say the ...

yesterday 14:38 open_in_new
Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts hails influence of Real Madrid star Gareth Bale

Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts has hailed Gareth Bale's influence on his career to date, believing he is the best player he has played alongside.

Roberts joined the Whites ranks in January 2018 from West Bromwich Albion and has made 45 appearances for the club scoring six goals in the ...

yesterday 13:35 open_in_new
Where are they now? Leeds United's FA Cup starting XI that shocked Tottenham Hotspur and Gareth Bale in 2013

Luke Varney and Ross McCormack were on the scoresheet in a 2-1 win against a Spurs side who fielded an in-form Gareth Bale, just months before his move to Real Madrid.

We've taken a trip down memory lane to find out what each player from the side Neil Warnock named that afternoon are up ...

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Andy's Man Club Leeds members take to the streets to run 300km as group moves online

The challenge was started by Leeds group co-founder Andy Wilson - named #itsokaytorun

Andy asked as many of the group members and friends and family to use their one exercise time a day to complete the 300km challenge.

Unbelievably, more than 250 people have signed up to join the ...

yesterday 12:32 open_in_new
This is how researchers at Leeds hospitals are helping fight the battle against coronavirus

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT), which runs Leeds General Infirmary and St James's, has quickly assembled an organisation-wide Covid-19 team of research nurses and clinical trials assistants.

They are providing a seven day a week service to help clinical teams identify and ...

yesterday 12:32 open_in_new
Closed Leeds' theatre lends its effort to feeding city's isolated and elderly

The shift is bigger, when it comes to cultural cohesion. And for one Leeds' artistic director, at sea as the tide turns, that is what matters.

What we witness in this interlude, they add, is what will one day define us.

"The driving force behind this company has always been ...

yesterday 12:32 open_in_new
Jealous drug dealer had crack cocaine worth £8,000 in JD sports bag when he smashed girlfriend’s window at house in Leeds

Kye Lockwood was arrested after his partner called police when he smashed the window at her home in Seacroft Leeds.

Leeds Crown Court heard officers went to the house the property in a police car on February 6 this year and saw the 24-year-old go into a nearby garden.

Lockwood ran ...

yesterday 12:32 open_in_new
War graves site in Harehills vandalised during lockdown

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission confirmed the damage and have released photos of turf near the plot that was ripped up and thrown at the Cross of Sacrifice monument, which is a memorial to those who died in both world wars.

The incident is believed to have taken place on March 31, ...

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TV blackout ban lifted by UEFA as Leeds United await next move in Premier League push

Broadcasters will be able to screen Premier League and EFL games kicking off at 3pm live for the remainder of the season after UEFA lifted restrictions.

The English and Scottish Football Associations have been granted permission to remove the traditional 3pm blackout by European football's ...

yesterday 11:29 open_in_new
Leeds United 3 Deportivo La Coruna 0 - Champions League memories: Player ratings, analysis and best quotes from historic Elland Road clash

Leeds United 3 Deportivo La Coruna 0 - full-time report

By Phil Rostron

WITH cavalier spirit and the inspiration of a five-star show from captain-for-the-night Rio Ferdinand, Leeds United continued on their merry way in this most compelling Champions League extravaganza.

They ...

yesterday 11:29 open_in_new
'We are ready': Consultant explains how Leeds hospitals preparing for wave of coronavirus cases

Consultant neurosurgeon John Goodden has praised the "phenomenal” response by NHS staff in Leeds as the city's hospitals prepare to deal with an influx of coronavirus cases.

Mr Goodden, 46, said the fact that Leeds is a couple of weeks behind London in terms of infection rates means ...

yesterday 09:23 open_in_new
Istanbul tragedy quite rightly never forgotten by whole family associated with Leeds United - David Prutton

Something as tragic as this will always be remembered and quite rightly so by Leeds fans and hopefully the wider football community, because two young men went to watch a football match and never came back.

On the pitch, this was in the most recent incarnation of Leeds United’s glory ...

yesterday 08:20 open_in_new
Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow remaining upbeat at home

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow is in that category, having been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) last December.

The eight-time Grand Final winner, who played 492 times for Leeds from 2001-2017 – is isolating at home during the coronavirus pandemic, but insists he is feeling fit ...

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Presence and experience of Sam Zajac key to Leeds Chiefs’ recruitment

Zajac will again be in charge when the puck drops in September as the Chiefs embark on their second season in NIHL National – coronavirus crisis permitting.

The 2019-20 campaign may have ultimately proved disappointing with the Chiefs finishing bottom, but with Zajac able to begin his ...

yesterday 08:20 open_in_new
Martin House Hospice faces "financial crisis" and set to lose £1.7m in essential funding due to coronavirus lockdown

Martin House, at Boston Spa, near Wetherby, has launched an online fundraising appeal as it faces a financial crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It has been forced to cancel or postpone the majority of its fundraising events and close all its charity shops as a result of the outbreak ...

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Number of offenders involved in serious crime has doubled in a year, National Crime Agency says

The National Crime Agency published its annual assessment yesterday, as it claimed the number of criminals involved in serious, organised crime has almost doubled in the UK over the past year.

The NCA says there are at least 350,000 offenders involved in organised crime such as fraud, ...

yesterday 06:14 open_in_new
Little sisters' delight after Leeds bus driver takes teddy dog BUSter on grand tour

Maisie Dean, 10, and her sister Orlagh, eight, wanted to pass on some of their soft toys for others to enjoy during the coronavirus lockdown.

The girls left the toys on a picnic blanket near their home in Tinshill for others to take for free, with a handwritten note which said "please help ...

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