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.
Club chief responds to Leeds' reported interest in £40m ace with ‘uncanny ability’ - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Sampdoria DirectorCarlo Osti has dismissed claims that Leeds United target Mikkel Damsgaard is in talks over a move to the Premier League, as reported by Il Secolo XIX, quoted via TMW ... Damsgaard in talks to sign for Leeds?.
£150m-rated star who scored 27 league goals last season spotted in LeedsUnited kit - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has been spotted in a Leeds United kit while signing autographs for fans yesterday ... Leeds could do with such a lethal ...
Perhaps a fresh start would give him a new chance to cause havoc in the Premier League next season, and LeedsUnited could be a perfect landing spot.. • Leeds offer £30m for Adama Traore... The post Leeds United make a £30m offer for Premier League star who could be a gamechanger appeared first on CaughtOffside.
'Done deal' - Journalist claims Leeds have reached total agreement for summer target - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Leeds United have finally reached an agreement to sign Kristoffer Klaesson from Valerenga this summer. According to Italian journalist, FabrizioRomano, Leeds have reached an agreement to sign the young goalkeeper.
Leeds keen on highly rated defender, they will have to pay �5m to sign him - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Leeds United have been linked with a move for the Hibernian defender JoshDoig in recent weeks. According to Leeds Live, the 19-year-old defender will cost around �5 million this summer.
21y/o visited Thorp Arch after Leeds agreed terms with club, but he's not joining - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher has opted to join Crystal Palace ahead of Leeds United on loan for the season, according to TEAMtalk ... TEAMtalk claim Leeds had ...
LeedsUnited are said to have reached an agreement over a goalkeeping target after weeks of speculation ... Norwegian goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson will join Leeds from Vålerenga, total agreement reached on personal terms too ... The post Leeds United reach agreement over transfer target with medical booked appeared first on CaughtOffside.
TEAMtalk report that Palace have won the signature of Gallagher with a late bid that offers the 21-year-old the opportunity to remain in London, despite Leeds already have agreed terms with Chelsea... The post Leeds visit not enough as Chelsea midfielder decides to join another Premier League side in late turnaround appeared first on CaughtOffside.
After initial blow, Leeds now get boost as 'explosive' attacker Bielsa wants asks to leave - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Leeds target Josip Brekalo has asked to leave Wolfsburg according to a report from SportBuzzer... Alleged Leeds United target Brekalo of Wolfsburg ... Leeds target Brekalo asks for transfer.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Jermaine Beckford praised the Elland Road outfit for their intensity and honesty right throughout the 2020/21 campaign, and believes that there’s a massive appreciation of the way in which Marcelo Bielsa has Leeds playing.
LeedsUnited star without an appearance in two years tipped to make waves in the Champions League... The post Leeds United star without an appearance in two years tipped to make waves in the Champions League appeared first on CaughtOffside.
'Great signing' - Some Leeds fans react after knowing Bielsa now wants to sign 'quality' player - originally posted on Sportslens.com. Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to express their reactions to reports linking the club with a move for Danish midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard.