Search for missing Aamir Qudeer

Police are stepping up their search for missing Aamir 'Eric' Qudeer as they grow increasingly concerned for his welfare.

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Almost half of children admit to school bullying worries

A woman from Leeds says she has been put off going to university because her self-esteem was so damaged by bullies when she was at school.

It comes as new figures show almost half of children admit they are or have been bullied at school, with nearly two thirds being physically attacked.

Lesley Rose says it ultimately affected her grades:

Yorkshire Post building tower to be saved

The time and temperature tower over the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post building in Leeds is set to be saved from the bulldozers.

The Yorkshire Post Bulding Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Developers have submitted proposals to Leeds Council to keep the structure and give it a £250,000 makeover following the public response to the demolition of the landmark building.

Body found believed to be that of Bradford student Aamir Qudeer

Police have said that a man whose body was found in Liverpool is believed to be that of a missing person from West Yorkshire.

Aamir Qudeer, aged 21, of Leeds, was last seen in Liverpool on 26 February, after he had been reported missing from Bradford.

Emergency services recovered the body from the River Mersey, after it was seen by a member of the public by Grassendale Promenade at about 9am on Sunday.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned while enquiries continue into his disappearance.

Leeds' Commonwealth Games baton-bearers announced

With just under 100 days to go until the Commonwealth Games begins in Glasgow, Leeds today announced the six Baton-bearers selected to carry the Queen’s Baton when it arrives in the city.

L-R Batonbearers Laura Beardsmore, Ali Jawad, Nile Wilson and Norman Stephens outside Leeds Civic Hall
L-R Batonbearers Laura Beardsmore, Ali Jawad, Nile Wilson and Norman Stephens outside Leeds Civic Hall

The Queen’s Baton Relay will tour Leeds on June 12, visiting local landmarks and acting as the centrepiece for events happening to celebrate the countdown to Glasgow 2014.

The six Batonbearers have been selected by an independent panel of sporting partners from across the city, in recognition of their contribution to sport and the community.

They are:

Nile Wilson, 18, a gymnast at Leeds Gymnastics Club, from Leeds.Sophie Taylor, 18, a swimmer for the City of Leeds, from Harrogate.Laura Beardsmore, 27, from Horsforth, a member of the British Aikido squad.Paralympic powerlifter Ali Jawad, 25, originally from Lebanon, who now lives Bramley, Leeds.

Sports volunteer Charlie Sansome, 23, from Leeds.Sports volunteer, Norman Stephens, 74, from Leeds

Dame Kelly Holmes, president of Commonwealth Games England, said:

“I’m encouraging everyone in Leeds to get involved when the Queen’s Baton Relay comes to your city–find out what event is taking place and if you can be there then please go and cheer on your Batonbearers and be part of the Team England send-off to Glasgow!”

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Woman found dead in Leeds named

Pauline Butler

A woman found dead at a house in Leeds has been named.

Pauline Butler was found stabbed at Cherry Lea Court in Rawdon.

A 65 year-old-man arrested on suspicion of murder is still in custody.

Det Chief Insp Steve Snow said: "A forensic post mortem was carried out this morning which established that the woman, who has been identified as Pauline Butler, 61, died of blood loss having sustained a number of stab wounds."

Demolition begins at historic Yorkshire Post building

Work has begun to demolish one of Leeds' most recognisable buildings.

Demolition begins at Yorkshire Post building
Demolition begins at Yorkshire Post building

The Yorkshire Post building on Wellington Street was sold to private investors in March.

It is thought they may now build a hotel, conference centre or apartment blocks on the site.

Demolition begins at Yorkshire Post building
Demolition begins at Yorkshire Post building
Demolition begins at Yorkshire Post building
Demolition begins at Yorkshire Post building
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