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  • Jogger runs into British PM Cameron in security breach October 28, 2014

    London: In a major security breach, a 28-year-old jogger ran into British Prime Minister David Cameron after the premier had concluded a meeting in northern England on Monday. The man collided with Cameron as he left the city's Civic Hall in Leeds and was driven away from the scene, apparently uninjured,...
  • Soft dismissals cost us the Leeds ODI, says MS Dhoni September 5, 2014

    Leeds: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the target England set for them was very much achievable but soft dismissals scuttled their chances in the fifth onedayer on Friday. Dhoni himself was guilty of gifting away his wicket when he chased a wide delivery from Ben Stokes and handed an easy...
  • 5th ODI: India lose to England but win series 31 September 5, 2014

    Riding on Joe Root's second ODI century and an improved performance by their bowlers, hosts England salvaged some lost pride by winning the inconsequential fifth ODI against India by 41 runs at Leeds on Friday, which ended the series 31 in favour of the visitors. Root's 113 at better than a...
  • 5th ODI: Series in pocket, India can test bench strength September 5, 2014

    When India and England meet for the final of the fivematch ODI series at Leeds, it would be interesting to see whether the 'men in blue' decide to go for the kill or give chance to some of the fringe players. With the series already in their pocket, a rampaging...
  • 2nd ODI: Australia, England pray for sunny Manchester September 7, 2013

    Leeds: Australia vice-captain George Bailey is praying the Manchester weather will not stop his side from giving England a tough time at Old Trafford on Sunday. Rain washed out the opening one-day international at Headingley in Leeds on Friday, leaving the tourists kicking their heels in frustration. Having picked themselves up...
  • Rain washes out first ODI between England and Australia September 6, 2013

    Leeds: The first one-day international between England and Australia in Leeds was washed out on Friday, as heavy and persistent rain flooded the ground and ruined any chance of play. Umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Illingworth had little option but to abandon hopes of any play taking place after inspecting the...
  • Skin cancer death rates 70 per cent higher in men August 21, 2013

    Men are 70 per cent more likely to die from malignant melanoma the most serious type of skin cancer than women with the same disease, a new study has warned. According to research by Cancer Research UK and the University of Leeds, 3.4 men per 100,000 die from malignant...
  • Leeds United owner quietly sells off more than half stake August 15, 2013

    Zurich: The Dubaibased investment firm that bought English soccer club Leeds United in December after lengthy negotiations sold more than half of its 100 per cent holding less than six months later, financial statements show. GFH Capital, a subsidiary of Bahraini Gulf Finance House GFHB.BH(GFHK.KW), offloaded a 10 per cent stake...
  • Live Updates: Williamson ends obdurate opening stand May 26, 2013

    England resumed day three at 337 for 7, with Matt Prior (38) and Graeme Swann (21) at the crease. CLICK HERE for Live Updates from Day 3 of the Headingley Test. Day 2 roundup: Joe Root made the second Test worth waiting an extra day for as he notched his maiden Test...
  • Liverpool upset might not save Oldham boss from the sack January 28, 2013

    Oldham: While the managers of Leeds United, Luton Town and MK Dons were left to bask in the glory of their FA Cup giant killing wins, Oldham Athletic boss Paul Dickov was fighting for his future despite masterminding an epic fourth round victory over English aristocrats Liverpool. Third tier Oldham's 32...
  • Chelsea beat Leeds 51, reach League Cup semis December 20, 2012

    Leeds: Chelsea scored five goals in a masterful secondhalf display to beat old rival Leeds 51 on Wednesday, setting up a meeting with Swansea in the semifinals of the League Cup. A shock was on when Leeds went in at halftime 10 up thanks to Luciano Becchio's 37thminute goal at...
  • Chelsea visit Leeds after Club World Cup loss December 18, 2012

    London: Having flown halfway around the world only to return home tired and trophyless from the Club World Cup in Japan, Chelsea's weary band of jetsetters are unlikely to be savouring a League Cup visit to Leeds United on Wednesday. A trip to Elland Road and Leeds was once an intimidating...
  • Pankaj Advani: Profile of an unsung hero October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Ace Indian cueist Pankal Advani is on a high after a thumping 1,8951,216 victory over defending champion Mike Russell in the World Billiards Championship final (time format) in Leeds on Sunday for an eighth world title (seventh in billiards). The 27yearold made his professional snooker debut in 2012...
  • Rupesh Shah wins World Billiards in point frame October 28, 2012

    Leeds: Rupesh Shah became only the fifth Indian cueist to lift the world title twice after he beat Australia's Matthew Bolton 62 in the final of the World Billiards (point frame) here. Starting by winning the lag, he won the first game comfortably but in the next game, Bolton levelled the...
  • Advani, Sethi keep up winning streak at World Billiards October 21, 2012

    Leeds: Seventime world champion Pankaj Advani, veteran Geet Sethi and Dhruv Sitwala continued their unbeaten run in the Time Format after outplaying their rivals in the World Billiards Championships here Sunday. Advani whipped John Hartley of England 630294, Sethi routed another Englishman Nalin Patel 522268 and Sitwala virtually toyed with Australia's...
  • UK: Asianorigin siblings critical after accident August 19, 2012

    London: Two Asianorigin children, a twoyearold boy and his 10yearold sister, were critically injured when they were knocked down after buying onions for the family's Eid celebrations, in a hitandrun in Leeds. Raham Saleem and his sister Sabam were hit by a Vauxhall Astra in Brudenell Road in the Hyde Park...
  • Headingley Test ends in a draw August 6, 2012

    Leeds: Kevin Pietersen enjoyed rare success as a bowler and Stuart Broad took five wickets, as England gave South Africa some anxious moments before the second Test ended in a draw at Headingley on Monday. The result means South Africa go into the third and final Test at Lord's on...
  • Smith, Kallis add to SA's injury woes August 5, 2012

    Leeds: South African allrounder Jacques Kallis will not bowl on day four of the ongoing second Test against England because of recurring lower back spasms, a team spokeswoman said on Sunday. Captain Graeme Smith also had his injured left knee strapped as South Africa grapple with a spate of injuries to...
  • Leeds knock out United, holders Chelsea cruise January 4, 2010

    London: Leeds United were handed a tough FA Cup fourth round tie away to Tottenham Hotspur after Sunday's momentous victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Leeds, the League One (third division) leaders, scored the biggest Cup upset for years when they beat United 10. Holders Chelsea, who beat Watford 50 on...
  • Liverpool rescued by N'Gog goal against Leeds United September 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Liverpool edged past Leeds United in controversial circumstances with a 10 victory at Elland Road. The hosts seemed to have taken the lead through a Lubor Michalik header, but referee Alan Wiley judged strikers Jermaine Beckford and Luciano Becchio to be offside. David Ngogs strike proved to be enough for...
  • Prince Harry in trouble for attending rave party April 19, 2009

    London: Prince Harry, the thirdinline to the British throne, has courted controversy for attending a rave party after taking a break from his combat chopper pilot training. The rave party, held in a ramshackle thirdfloor room at an area notorious for high crime rates in East London, was organised by a...
  • UK university to confer doctorate degree on Shilpa July 18, 2007

    London: Shilpa Shetty is hogging the limelight once again. But this time not with a controversy but a Doctorate degree that a leading UK University is conferring on the Bollywood actress. The Leeds Metropolitan University will confer the doctorate to the 32yearold star on Wednesday. With this doctorate, Shilpa will become the...
  • English soccer club Leeds United up for sale July 7, 2007

    London: Debtridden English third division club Leeds United could go out of existence next week after being put up for sale by the club's administrators. A statement from KPMG on Friday said it had made the decision because of a legal challenge by Britain's Revenue and Customs service over 7.7 million...
  • Big B, Shabana honoured at Leeds June 11, 2007

    Mumbai: Actor Amitabh Bachchan turned emotional while receiving a doctorate from the Leeds Metropolitan University on Saturday. "What makes this doctorate really special is the fact that I've received it in Britain. To be thus decorated in the country where my father (Harivansh Rai Bachchan) got his doctorate at Cambridge,...
  • IIFA: Big B takes Leeds by storm April 2, 2007

    London: Train passengers and workers with origins in India and elsewhere in Asia could scarcely believe their eyes when they heard the announcement at the Leeds City train station: 'Ladies and gentlemen, the train now arriving at platform 8 is carrying a top movie star." The star was none other than...
  • Brit school allows teens to smoke October 19, 2006

    London: While many countries have banned smoking in public places and some have even prohibited the sale of tobacco products near educational institutions, a British school is allowing pupils as young as 14 to smoke between lessons. Tinshill Learning Centre in Leeds claims it is a part of an antismoking drive....