Leeds city centre introduces new recycling bins as part of #LeedsByExample campaign

Leeds city centre introduces new recycling bins as part of #LeedsByExample campaign

By Hannah Riordan Organisers behind the latest recycling bins in Leeds city centre say they hope they will help people to understand more about what they can and can’t recycle. The new recycling bins have been placed in various locations around the city centre as part of a larger campaign, aptly named Leeds By Example. The campaign was originally set-up […]

The giant 22ft baby that will spend two nights in Halifax.

Giant Baby in Halifax ahead of Easter Weekend

By Amy Goodall Giant 22ft baby called Eva, will star in the production ‘ZARA’ this Easter Weekend in Halifax. The world premiere of the production opens at the Piece Hall in Halifax this Friday, April 19th and Saturday April 20th. Zara, tells the story of protagonist Zara and her daughter Eva, fighting against the world. It will feature a cast […]

Otley Runners outside "The Three HorseShoes"

Leeds author Joe Williams celebrates city’s best-known tradition, The Otley Run, with book launch

By Adele Lyth A Leeds poet has published a verse novella celebrating one of the city’s best-known traditions. Author Joe Williams from Headingley has written a verse novella which captures the experience of doing the Otley Run through 15 poems. The Otley Run is done by hundreds of people every weekend, and involves groups and individuals in fancy dress visiting […]

Through Station at heart of Bradford and Leeds transport plans

Through Station at heart of Bradford and Leeds transport plans

By Abbey Maclure and Elisha Atkinson   The chair of Bradford Chamber of Commerce has called for a new through station in Bradford to be at the heart of new transport plans. Business and Transport leaders in Bradford said the station was crucial to provide opportunities for young people and improve connectivity to other cities. Nick Garthwaite, president of Bradford […]

Michelle and Angela- founders of Ang & Shells City Square homeless fee.

Leeds homeless volunteers see numbers needing help increase by six times in the last three years

By Kamile Banyte Two local women who have organised their own homeless kitchen have seen the number of rough sleepers who attend their feed increase from 15 to over 90. Ang & Shells City Square homeless feed kitchen is made up of a small team of volunteers. They use donated ingredients to cook and serve fresh hot meals to dozens […]


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Hundreds gather in Leeds for protest calling for end to Brexit

Hundreds gather in Leeds for protest calling for end to Brexit

By Paweł Kuziemski Hundreds of people marched in Leeds on February 14 calling for an end to Brexit. The protest was organised by Leeds for Europe. Protesters wanted the government to overturn Brexit and put it to another referendum. Richard Wilson, chairman of Leeds for Europe, said: “We want to create a positive vision of Britain without Brexit, so we […]

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101 exotic pets like this one, were rescued in West Yorkshire last year alone.

Number of exotic animals rescued in West Yorkshire hit three-figures for 2018

A report released by the RSPCA today shows that a total of 101 exotic animals and pets were rescued in West Yorkshire in 2018. The charity said they received almost 500 calls over the course of the year,  reporting the neglect or mistreatment of a range of exotic creatures including: Corn Snakes, Bearded Dragons and Parakeets. RSPCA Chief Inspector for […]

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Features

The Human Aquarium Exhibition makes a splash in Leeds to highlight wildlife and environmental issues

The Human Aquarium Exhibition makes a splash in Leeds to highlight wildlife and environmental issues

By Evie Whitaker A thought-provoking exhibition arrived in Leeds in February giving a greater insight into what life is like for sea mammals. The exhibition – located in St Johns Centre – explored the issues of captivity and plastic waste through the use of mermaids, art, sculpture and photography. The exhibition aimed to raise awareness of the harsh conditions some […]

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Sport

LIVE: Boxing – Lomachenko v Pedraza

LIVE: Boxing – Lomachenko v Pedraza

Ring Magazine’s current pound-for-pound number one Vasyl ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko (11-1; 9 KOs) takes on Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza (25-1; 12 KOs) from Madison Square Garden theatre on Saturday night. The fight will unify Lomachenko’s WBA (Super) title and Pedraza’s WBO belt in the Lightweight (135 lbs.) division. Three-weight world champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist Lomachenko will be looking to add another world title […]

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Number of exotic animals rescued in West Yorkshire hit three-figures for 2018

101 exotic pets like this one, were rescued in West Yorkshire last year alone.

A report released by the RSPCA today shows that a total of 101 exotic animals and pets were rescued in West Yorkshire in 2018. The charity said they received almost 500 calls over the course of the year,  reporting the neglect or mistreatment of a range of exotic creatures including: Corn Snakes, Bearded Dragons and Parakeets. RSPCA Chief Inspector for […]

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“Coconuts” and “Cornflakes” – Bradford UNESCO City of Film hosts sound effect workshops

“Coconuts” and “Cornflakes” – Bradford UNESCO City of Film hosts sound effect workshops

by Elisha Atkinson and Will Ford Bradford UNESCO City of Film are today hosting sound effects workshops at Bradford City Library. The workshops show people how to use household items to produce sound effects in post production – known as ‘Foley’. Rachel Bottomley, production coordinator at Bradford City of Film said: “It’s giving people an insight that they can do […]

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Bradford University redevelop e-course for dementia care

Bradford University redevelop e-course for dementia care

by Will Ford and Abbey Maclure An online course for healthcare professionals and carers who look after people with dementia has been re-developed by the University of Bradford. The course, named ‘e-dementia’, was improved by the University to reflect changes in the dementia training curriculum. Alongside healthcare advice and expert opinion, the course includes personal stories from people who suffer […]

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The Human Aquarium Exhibition makes a splash in Leeds to highlight wildlife and environmental issues

The Human Aquarium Exhibition makes a splash in Leeds to highlight wildlife and environmental issues

By Evie Whitaker A thought-provoking exhibition arrived in Leeds in February giving a greater insight into what life is like for sea mammals. The exhibition – located in St Johns Centre – explored the issues of captivity and plastic waste through the use of mermaids, art, sculpture and photography. The exhibition aimed to raise awareness of the harsh conditions some […]

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York Spiritualist Centre celebrates 120 years

Spiritualists believe in life after death, and that people can communicate with their loved ones after they have passed away.

By Emily Smith York Spiritualist Centre celebrated 120 years of Spiritualism and 20 years of being in their new building on January 19 of this year. Members of the church looked at old photos, shared memories and sang hymns to commemorate the anniversaries. The centre also began a fundraiser at the event to raise money for repairs on the building, […]

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Bradford councillors are reviewing cycling scheme

Bradford councillors are reviewing cycling scheme

By Kamile Banyte and Will Ford Bradford’s Council Regeneration and Environment Scrutiny Committee are going to receive an annual update on the cycling strategy this evening. The strategy ‘keeping the wheels spinning’ was introduced in 2016 and aims to promote better infrastructure for cycling and encourage public to choose cycling as a transport mode. The committee will be updated on […]

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Bradford Council’s hands were tied over Victorian orphanage demolition, says Civic Society chair

Bradford Council’s hands were tied over Victorian orphanage demolition, says Civic Society chair

The head of Bradford’s Civic Society has expressed frustration at the decision to demolish the city’s Victorian orphanage. Bradford Council has granted permission to demolish Joseph Nutter House, next to Horton Park. The Orphanage was opened in the 1880s and was more recently used as a college, but has been empty since 2016. The Chair of the Bradford Civic Society Si […]

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Children in care in Bradford achieve higher school results than the national average.

Children at modern school facility

By Charlotte Lascelles and Abbey Maclure Children in care in Bradford have shown an improvement in their school results. A report to Bradford Council revealed that school results , from early years to key stage four, showed real improvement despite the challenges that children in care may face. Achievements in reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 1 are higher […]

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Former Welcome to Yorkshire employee ‘not surprised’ by claims against Sir Gary Verity

Gary Verity at the route launch of the Tour De Yorkshire 2019.

By Amy Goodall and Abbey Maclure A former Welcome to Yorkshire employee has said he is “not surprised” at complaints against former chief executive Sir Gary Verity. Sir Gary resigned last month on health grounds, but concerns have been raised about his expenses and behaviour towards staff. Sean Murricane, who worked at the tourism agency from 2010 to 2012, recalled […]

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Hundreds gather in Leeds for protest calling for end to Brexit

Hundreds gather in Leeds for protest calling for end to Brexit

By Paweł Kuziemski Hundreds of people marched in Leeds on February 14 calling for an end to Brexit. The protest was organised by Leeds for Europe. Protesters wanted the government to overturn Brexit and put it to another referendum. Richard Wilson, chairman of Leeds for Europe, said: “We want to create a positive vision of Britain without Brexit, so we […]

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