Leeds United fans behave better when they’re winning

Supporters of Leeds United are better behaved at home matches when the team are doing well, new figures reveal.

Figures provided by West Yorkshire Police show that between the start of the 2015-16 season and New Years’ Eve of that year, 34 arrests were made at 12 home fixtures – with only three of those being wins for Leeds United.

But from the same time period of this season, only 27 arrests were made over 14 home fixtures, with Leeds securing nine wins during that period.

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Horsforth couple step in to save after-school club

Horsforth children who attended an after-school club which unexpectedly closed down will not have to leave, thanks to two couples from the town.

Sunflowers Childcare, who were based at Tiny Toes Play Centre in the town, announced their liquidation on Friday, March 10. But Tiny Toes owners Pete and Clare Zanetti have stepped in to continue providing after-school care at the facility, with the help of Nick and Charli Walker.

The soft play centre has been operating for five years, with Sunflowers hiring the space as a separate company to offer after-school care for the past two and a half years.

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The togetherness of Tadcaster: How the North Yorkshire town survived a year without a road bridge

Christmas is normally a time for celebration.  It’s a coming together of families and friends, united by the festive period.  But in December 2015, the Christmas period acted not as a coming together for the town of Tadcaster in North Yorkshire, but rather separated the town in two.

What had been a normal, if slightly damp, Christmas became a national news story as Boxing Day flooding broke out across the north of England.  The banks of the River Wharfe, which runs through the middle of Tadcaster, burst, leaving the majority of the town’s high street underwater.  But that wasn’t the worst of the flooding for the small town between Leeds and York.

More than 650 tonnes of water was hitting the town’s bridge at the height of the storms, the highest rate recorded by North Yorkshire County Council in over 30 years.  The continued pressure against the 18th century Grade II-listed structure eventually led to the town’s only road bridge collapsing on December 29 2015 – with concerns that the collapse had ruptured gas pipes running below the bridge.  The area surrounding the collapse, including the town’s Costa Coffee, was evacuated amid fears for people’s safety.

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