In January 1987, Terry Waite was abducted while negotiating the release of hostages in the Middle East. He was held captive for five years – for much of that time he was in solitary confinement.

The University of Leeds is set to become a partner of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s prestigious national institute for data science.

The University has seen a £12 million boost in research council awards during 2016/17 according to a Times Higher Education (THE) magazine analysis.

The University is to name a key building in its £96m investment in engineering and physical sciences in honour of one of Leeds’ most influential scientists.

The city of Leeds is celebrating a key phase in its bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2023.