Coordinates: 53°47′59″N1°32′57″W / 53.79972°N 1.54917°W / 53.79972; -1.54917Leedsi/liːdz/ is a city in West Yorkshire, England. Historically in Yorkshire's West Riding, the history of Leeds can be traced to the 5th century when the name referred to a wooded area of the Kingdom of Elmet. The name has been applied to many administrative entities over the centuries. It changed from being the appellation of a small manorial borough in the 13th century, through several incarnations, to being the name attached to the present metropolitan borough. In the 17th and 18th centuries Leeds became a major centre for the production and trading of wool. Then, during the Industrial Revolution, Leeds developed into a major mill town; wool was the dominant industry but flax, engineering, iron foundries, printing, and other industries were important. From being a compact market town in the valley of the River Aire in the 16th century Leeds expanded and absorbed the surrounding villages to become a populous urban centre by the mid-20th century. The main built-up area sub-division has a population of 474,632 (2011), and the City of Leeds metropolitan borough of which it is a part which has an estimated population of 757,700 (2011).
It was initially defined to consist of the county of Leeds, excluding parts included in the electoral district of Brockville.
It 1914, it was redefined to consist of the whole county of Leeds, including the town of Brockville. In 1966, it was redefined to include, in the County of Lanark, in the Townships of North Burgess, North Elmsley and Montague excepting the Village of Merrickville.
Before 1832 no new English Parliamentary borough had been enfranchised since the 1670s, but Leeds came close to being represented from 1826. Stooks Smith, in The Parliaments of England, explained what happened.
Leeds 'very keen' on 25-year-old Liverpool target, player wants to leave - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Liverpool and Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Adama Traore this summer ... 90 mins can exclusively reveal that Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa is particularly keen to land Traore.
Leeds hold preliminary talks regarding a summer move for 17-goal star - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Leeds United have been linked with a move for the Club Brugge winger Noa Lang for weeks now ...The Dutchman can operate on both flanks and his versatility will be an added bonus for Bielsa and Leeds.
I’m told the clubs who are showing the most interest in him are Arsenal, LeedsUnited, who he played for on loan and tried to sign him last summer, and Leicester City.” ... The post ‘There’s a lot of interest’ – Leeds linked with swoop for former star, Arsenal and Leicester also keen appeared first on CaughtOffside.
Agents of four-time UCL winner reportedly sound out Leeds & Everton over move - originally posted on Sportslens.com ... According to the Daily Mirror, his agents are searching for a new club for him and have sounded out both Everton and Leeds United, with the Toffees early favourites to land him ... Leeds star given heartwarming welcome at Euros camp.
... his former club Everton and LeedsUnited who are thought to be leading the chase ... Everton and Leeds could complete a shock move for Real Madrid star this summer ... The post Everton and Leeds could complete a shock move for Real Madrid star this summer appeared first on CaughtOffside.
Leeds want to open talks for 21-yr-old regarding a summer transfer - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Leeds United are interested in signing Club Brugge winger Noa Lang ... Leeds are interested in signing Noa Lang from Club Brugge – the Belgian club will try to keep him offering a new contract but Leeds want to open talks. #LUFC #Leeds.
Leeds star makes grand entrance at Euros' national team camp after Tuesday blow - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Leeds United centre-back Diego Llorente is back with the Spain squad after returning a negative coronavirus test ... The Leeds star made quite the entrance as he was ...
Leeds looking to sign versatile 26-yr-old who impressed in the PL last season - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Leeds United are interested in signing Fulham midfielder Harrison Reed this summer ... The Fulham star can play in various roles, and his versatility would be a bonus for Leeds.
Report suggests LeedsUnited have strong interest in 26-yr-old defender - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Leeds United have been linked with a move for the Huesca defender Javi Galan recently ... Galan has had an impressive season in the Spanish league this past year and Leeds could certainly use a quality attacking full-back like him next year.
Bayer Leverkusen join LeedsUnited in hunt for Newcastle United wide-man ... Leeds United and German side Bayer Leverkusen, are interested in signing the 26-year-old ... The post Bayer Leverkusen join Leeds United in hunt for Newcastle United wide-man appeared first on CaughtOffside.
£26m target confirms he's spoken with Leeds....but wants to play under Jurgen Klopp - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Leeds United have been linked with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia this summer ... He has admitted that Leeds are one of the clubs he has spoken to, but he would prefer to play for Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp.