A large city in West Yorkshire, there are many reasons residents are attracted to live in Leeds. There are three universities here, as well as thriving legal and financial service sectors.
Before the Industrial Revolution, Leeds developed as a typical market town, then becoming a centre for textiles. Mills opened in the 18th Century, then manufacturing diversified into engineering. Now in the city, banking and financial services call centres are said to employ around 20,000 people.
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