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Reaction: Leeds bartenders dismayed over Stonegate furlough revelations

All employees interviewed for this article wished to remain anonymous. By The Yorkshire Voice Bar staff from across Leeds have voiced their disappointment to Yorkshire Voice after revelations published by the Sun last week about one of the UK’s leading pub chains – based abroad in a tax haven – using taxpayers’ money for the furlough scheme. They showed that […]

“We’ve had to change everything”: How small businesses and charities are adapting to the lockdown

“We’ve had to change everything”: How small businesses and charities are adapting to the lockdown

Adapting to the coronavirus lockdown has been a challenge for us all, with social distancing creating a new norm of working from home wherever possible. For key workers though, it’s often not that simple, and they’ve had to drastically change the way they work. Richard Liddle reports: Leedstrinitycfj · “We’ve had to change everything”: How small businesses and charities are […]

Dry Lockdown: How are people who don’t drink alcohol coping with quarantine?

Dry Lockdown: How are people who don’t drink alcohol coping with quarantine?

Social distancing measures affect everyone. But for people who choose to stay sober, lockdown offers unique challenges. Zoe Peck reports:

“From a very young age I had to fight for myself”: Errol Kerr on autism, activism and accessibility

“From a very young age I had to fight for myself”: Errol Kerr on autism, activism and accessibility

By Richard Liddle “Growing up autistic, growing up disabled, growing up with these kinds of experiences – from a very young age I had to fight for myself.” Errol Kerr is autistic and suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition affecting connective tissue which can cause issues with hypermobility, dislocation and pain while moving. He’s also something of an activist extraordinaire […]

“This is where I’m supposed to be” – the student nurse thrown into the frontline of Coronavirus

“This is where I’m supposed to be” – the student nurse thrown into the frontline of Coronavirus

On April 3, Health Education England announced more than 5,000 student nurses had volunteered to help the NHS in dealing with the current pandemic. Among them is Jordan Cunningham, a 26 year-old second year nurse who has just volunteered to work at Royal Berkshire Hospital to help in its fight against COVID-19. Ryan Cumberworth has been speaking to her: Asked […]


Leeds News

Historic Leeds cinema set to be redeveloped soon but needs your help now

Historic Leeds cinema set to be redeveloped soon but needs your help now

By Thomas Reyer Before the outbreak of Coronavirus, a redevelopment of the Hyde Park Picture House, branded as ‘The Picture House project’, was due to begin work. However, progress has been halted for the time being and the cancellation of their scheduled ‘On the Road’ screenings will cause a deficit in their revenue stream, which could have a lasting effect […]

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Sustainable fashion exhibition at Leeds Museum showcases ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ shopping

Sustainable fashion exhibition at Leeds Museum showcases ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ shopping

By Samantha Lewis Please note material for this article was gathered before COVID-19 lockdown. Leeds City Museum is holding a fashion exhibition which explores how shopping in Leeds has changed over 300 years. The exhibition looks at how handmade and sustainable fashion, is making a resurgence in an age of climate change action. There are 27 garments across three sections […]

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Features

Key workers share their thoughts on working during the pandemic

Key workers share their thoughts on working during the pandemic

This pandemic has placed extreme pressure on key workers who often have to work in difficult circumstances. Our reporter Ryan Cumberworth, spoke to a nurse and support worker to find out their thoughts on how the pandemic has affected their work.   Leedstrinitycfj · Working during the pandemic

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Sport

Gambling on eSports soars as sports events cancelled globally

Gambling on eSports soars as sports events cancelled globally

by Jamie Heron eSports has seen a long period of investment and growth over the last few years. The mainstream appeal is slowly rising and competitive video games are starting to be shown on broadcast television. I spoke to Daniel Damian who works at esportsbettingtop.com about the rise in gambling on eSports during the lockdown period.

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Sustainable fashion exhibition at Leeds Museum showcases ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ shopping

Sustainable fashion exhibition at Leeds Museum showcases ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ shopping

By Samantha Lewis Please note material for this article was gathered before COVID-19 lockdown. Leeds City Museum is holding a fashion exhibition which explores how shopping in Leeds has changed over 300 years. The exhibition looks at how handmade and sustainable fashion, is making a resurgence in an age of climate change action. There are 27 garments across three sections […]

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Leeds based charity for disabled artists celebrates 30th anniversary with new exhibition at the Tetley

Leeds based charity for disabled artists celebrates 30th anniversary with new exhibition at the Tetley

By Florence Pepper Please note this article was written prior to social distancing due to COVID-19. A thought-provoking exhibition of work by disabled artists is taking place in Leeds Tetley Gallery to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a charity that supports people with learning disabilities. The ‘Hidden art/artists’ exhibition is free and remains at The Tetley until October 2020. Pyramid […]

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Brand new bar set to open in Redcar following lockdown

Brand new bar set to open in Redcar following lockdown

By Thomas Reyer The hospitality sector has, and will continue to be, one of the hardest-hit areas of business during the Coronavirus pandemic. Although some shops are looking likely to reopen in the coming weeks, we are going to need to wait a little longer for pubs and restaurants to follow suit. In recent years, Redcar has seen a real […]

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How busy some key workers have been during lockdown

How busy some key workers have been during lockdown

By Thomas Reyer Since Boris Johnson initiated the UK lockdown on March 23, a lot of people have found themselves furloughed or working from home, which has limited what they would usually do in their day-to-day lives. However, the lockdown has seen some key workers find themselves working more than they ever have before. Callum Kerr-Morgan, 23, of Redcar works […]

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Historic Leeds cinema set to be redeveloped soon but needs your help now

Historic Leeds cinema set to be redeveloped soon but needs your help now

By Thomas Reyer Before the outbreak of Coronavirus, a redevelopment of the Hyde Park Picture House, branded as ‘The Picture House project’, was due to begin work. However, progress has been halted for the time being and the cancellation of their scheduled ‘On the Road’ screenings will cause a deficit in their revenue stream, which could have a lasting effect […]

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Key workers share their thoughts on working during the pandemic

Key workers share their thoughts on working during the pandemic

This pandemic has placed extreme pressure on key workers who often have to work in difficult circumstances. Our reporter Ryan Cumberworth, spoke to a nurse and support worker to find out their thoughts on how the pandemic has affected their work.   Leedstrinitycfj · Working during the pandemic

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Covid and anxiety: Why our key workers deserve more respect

Covid and anxiety: Why our key workers deserve more respect

By Joe Greenough – We all know key workers risk their physical health every day in Covid-19 Britain, but the stress, fear and anxiety is more difficult for us to imagine. While some workplaces have found ways to work comfortably through the virus, those in healthcare, face to face with it everyday, face a much harder emotional struggle. Joe Greenough […]

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How small businesses are being affected by the Coronavirus

How small businesses are being affected by the Coronavirus

Small businesses across the UK are being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and although the Government have implemented measures to try and help, some businesses are still struggling. Our reporter Thomas Reyer spoke to Warm Homes Britain directors Andy Crawford and Dan Taylor to find out more:

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REVIEW Sex and the City: From a modern woman’s perspective

REVIEW Sex and the City: From a modern woman’s perspective

  By George Arkley On TV, threesomes, cheating and anal sex can only mean one thing: Sex and the City. Or, you have finally discovered how to watch PornHub on the big screen. As our favourite show approaches it’s 22nd anniversary this June, I can’t help but wonder: why are we still watching it, and more importantly, should we be? […]

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Pharmacies deal with a surge in demand as coronavirus pandemic continues

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By Ryan Cumberworth The current Coronavirus pandemic has led to huge pressure on our hospitals – and with GP surgeries only offering telephone consultations, it’s meant that pharmacies have found themselves also under unprecedented demand.  

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