The pride of Yorkshire

The cranes dotted around its historical landmarks and the bustling activity coming from a myriad of construction sites are testament to the fact that Leeds is undergoing the latest stage of its makeover.

Like many of its northern neighbours the city has, for the last quarter of a century, been making the transition from industrial heartland to service centre.

A 2004 report commissioned by Yorkshire Forward and the Leeds Financial Services Initiative predicted that Leeds could become the

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