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Man in court charged with rape of woman in Leeds

A man has appeared in court charged with the rape of a woman in Leeds. 

Jamie Sharlotte, 24, of Victoria Court, Stanks, appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court on Friday.

He has been charged with the rape of a woman in York Road, Seacroft, on October 26. He was remanded in custody pending a further hearing.

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Electricity problem in Leeds leaves hundreds of homes without power

A power cut left hundreds of Leeds homes without electricity this morning.

Northern Powergrid received reports of widespread problems in the LS14 and LS15 postcodes in the early hours of the morning - and the issue was only fully resolved by midday.

More than 570 homes in the Scarcroft, Seacroft and Shadwell areas were affected.

Engineers had restored power to the majority of affected homes in LS14 before 5am, while the issue in LS15 was resolved at around 2.45am.

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