David Spereall Local Democracy Reporter
  • Leeds
  • National World

David started covering Leeds City Council as a Local Democracy Reporter in 2022, having covered Wakefield for the Local Democracy Reporting Service for the previous four years. He has also worked as a journalist in Hull, Kirklees and Morley.

Published In

Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds Live, Yorkshire Live

766 Articles
7 months ago
yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

Kirkstall Road: Motorcyclists allowed in bus lanes permanently after Leeds council trial

Motorcyclists will be allowed to use bus lanes on a major Leeds road permanently, after a pilot scheme was deemed to ...

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7 months ago
yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

Leeds Council’s old family resource centre in Seacroft could be converted into seven-bedroom home

A former council office, which has been empty since the Covid pandemic, is likely to be converted into a new seven-be...

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7 months ago
yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

Leeds Council: No evidence to support ‘wild accusations’ against Farnley shop, hearing told

A new grocery store has been granted an alcohol licence after councillors concluded there was no basis to “wild accus...

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7 months ago
yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

Leeds police find van containing £43k worth of illicit tobacco outside Harehills shop

A white van containing more than £40,000 worth of counterfeit cigarettes was found at the rear of an east Leeds shop,...

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8 months ago
leeds-live.co.uk

Van containing illegal cigarettes worth £43k found outside Leeds shop

The van was found outside Maxi Foods in Harehills Lane, but the shop denies it belongs to them

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8 months ago
yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

Leeds Council: Old Rothwell civic building and court chambers to go up for auction for £340,000

A town’s old civic building will go up for auction at a guide price of £340,000, despite pleas to Leeds City Council ...

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8 months ago
yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

Six Leeds Council housing blocks in Seacroft, Moortown and Armley to be demolished

Leeds City Council’s decision to demolish six residential tower blocks has been rubberstamped, after efforts to defer...

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8 months ago
leeds-live.co.uk

Leeds street art to be torn down for 183 flats as pleas ignored

The Burley Beach mural will not be kept

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8 months ago
leeds-live.co.uk

More than 1,000 people call to save Leeds library from closure

The Crossgates libary will close down

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8 months ago
yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

Crossgates Library: Petition to save old Leeds library passes 1,100 signatures

A petition to save a former library building in east Leeds from being sold off has reached more than 1,100 signatures.

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8 months ago
yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

Leeds council concern as adult safeguarding referrals in city reach new record levels

The number of safeguarding concerns raised about vulnerable adults in Leeds has risen to new record levels.

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8 months ago
yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk

Leeds bus operators Arriva and Transdev blame ‘ridiculous’ roadworks for lateness

Bus operators and unions have hit out at those responsible for roadworks across Leeds, which they say is making servi...

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