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Hunslet chippy encourages customers to celebrate Christmas with a foot-long

Hunslet chippy encourages customers to celebrate Christmas with a foot-long

By Katie Haseldine FOR MANY people, the best part of Christmas is being able to eat an unlimited amount of pigs in blankets guilt-free. Or at least, it is for the customers of Penny Hill Fisheries, Hunslet. Matthew Wilson-Hirst, owner of the increasingly popular Leeds chippy, asked his customers what they loved the most about Christmas. When they told him […]

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Leeds Train Station art project offers Christmas calm amongst commuting chaos

The 'Christmas with Us' exhibition in Leeds train station.

By Rebecca Marano LEEDS TRAIN commuters may have noticed something unusual this Christmas when a shed suddenly appeared in the station. Located near Subway and Wetherspoons, the unassuming shed is a new temporary art installation called ‘Christmas with us.’ The wooden cabin is a free and interactive artwork where people are invited in to sit, have a cup of tea […]

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Ex-West Ham man says British Asians need to realise football isn’t just “Match of the Day”

Anwar Uddin, here playing for Barnet.

By Simon Crowe AN EX-West Ham United footballer has criticised a report that suggests one of reasons behind the small number of British Asians in football is down to the lack of role models. Dr Dan Kilvington, a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Leeds Beckett University, has set out a series of recommendations in tackling the lack […]

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After 127 miles and five years, the Piano Raft has reached Leeds

After 127 miles and five years, the Piano Raft has reached Leeds

By Tania Jacquier FIVE YEARS after beginning his journey, Ben Cummings reached Leeds today aboard his trusty home-made boat, the Piano Raft. Ben, who used to be a university arts lecturer in Brighton, set off along the canal from Liverpool in 2012, travelling at a leisurely pace of a few miles a fortnight. 127 miles and 91 locks later, he […]

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After 25 years in the role is Keith West Yorkshire’s longest serving Santa?

Keith Flewers with his Santa costume

By Katie Haseldine EVERYBODY KNOWS that meeting Father Christmas is one of the most magical experiences for a child at Christmas. But what is it like having the responsibility of spreading Christmas cheer throughout the festive season? Every year, Keith Flewers, dusts of his fluffy white beard and big red hat, and doubles as the noble Saint Nick during the […]

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Leeds public urged to give a box of festive cheer to the homeless this Christmas

The shoeboxes being produced for homeless people

By Tania Jacquier LEEDS CHARITY Streetwise Love is appealing for hundreds of Christmas shoeboxes full of day-to-day supplies to give to homeless people in the city. The charity runs a drop-in centre for the homeless every week on Thursdays. It will hold its annual Christmas party on December 21st this year at the Life Church Hub on Dewsbury Road. Between […]

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Man who stole from Bramley pensioner hunted by police

An efit of a burglar who stole from a pensioner after distracting her

A MAN who distracted a pensioner before stealing money from her purse in Bramley is being hunted by police. The incident happened at around 3pm on Henconner Lane on Monday. The man knocked on the back door of a home, speaking to the owner about maintenance needing to be done to water pipes. He entered the house and began a conversation […]

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After five years Gabby Logan bows out as chancellor of Leeds Trinity University

After five years Gabby Logan bows out as chancellor of Leeds Trinity University

By Mellissa Dzinzi Gabby Logan, the chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, has attended her last graduation after five years in the role. The BBC presenter celebrated her final ceremony on Wednesday, when she presented 150 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to graduates.

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UPDATED: Tory dinner at coal mining museum cancelled due to protests

The National Coal Mining Museum. Image: Chris Allen/Geograph.org.uk

By Katie Heseldine PLANS TO host a Conservative annual meeting at the National Coal Mining Museum have been cancelled due to protests. The dinner for the Dewsbury Conservative organisation was due to take place at the venue in Overton, near Wakefield, on March 10th next year.

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Man arrested for attempted murder in Huddersfield

Man arrested for attempted murder in Huddersfield

A 24-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a bike rider was shot in the arm in Huddersfield. The shooting happened on Long Lane, neat to the junction of Longfield Avenue, in Dalton last Thursday. A 28-year-old man on a bike suffered a minor injury to his arm. A 25-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident […]

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