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West Yorkshire’s latest crime figures see racial-oriented hate crime soar above others

West Yorkshire’s latest crime figures see racial-oriented hate crime soar above others

By Immy Share The number of race-related hate crimes has significantly over-taken the figures of other hate crimes over the past year in West Yorkshire. The new statistics released by the Crown Prosecution Service show 445 racial hate crimes occurred across the area, with 87.6 per cent of these resulting in charges. The March to March annual report shows that […]

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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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The Battle of COVID: The story of a retail worker during a pandemic

The Battle of COVID: The story of a retail worker during a pandemic

By Jamie Heron “Everyone has always thought that working in a supermarket is a rubbish job and now we’re superheroes. Without a doubt, we’ll be back to the bottom of the priority list soon.” For retail keyworker Sue Heron, 47, being thrown into the frontline in a global pandemic has touched her in more ways than just the temporary change […]

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The Leeds PT duo helping people kick the lockdown slump

The Leeds PT duo helping people kick the lockdown slump

By Zoe Peck Even through my quarantine-induced early morning brain fog, I can see that Chris Thompson and Sylvia Thompson-Wong are a striking couple. Both personal trainers, they possess the sort of affability and high energy that really is essential if your job is making people move. The couple started North Leeds Fitness in 2010 and both offer personal training […]

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REVIEW: Gerry Cinnamon – The Bonny: The Soulful Scot and his Six String Gun

Gerry Cinnamon, Picture Copyright (Paul Gallagher)

By Jamie Heron Rating: **** Gerry Cinnamon’s people-powered propaganda has seen the Glasgow-born singer-songwriter rise to fame through natural growth and hype. Simplicity is the appeal with Gerry Cinnamon’s music, with he himself admitting to having deep despair for the music industry, with its multi-million-pound marketing and advertising deals to hype up ‘inferior’ artists. Three years after his release of […]

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Girls on Canvas: A review of ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Girls on Canvas: A review of ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

By Zoe Peck If you’re a fan of French, lesbian, romantic-drama – and goodness knows I am – you’ll probably already be aware of César Award winning Portrait of a Lady on Fire, written and directed by Céline Sciamma (Tomboy, Water Lillies). Viewed à la lockdown for £9.99 via Curzon Home Cinema might not be ideal for loyal cinema-goers, but if […]

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Baby Yoda and baby tigers: 5 series you should binge watch during lockdown

Baby Yoda and baby tigers: 5 series you should binge watch during lockdown

By Jamie Heron In a time when we’re all stuck inside for the majority of the day, I’m sure there is one thing we can all agree on – our televisions are our saviours. So grab your duvet and snacks and prepare for a long day on the couch as I list my top 5 series I’d recommend you to […]

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#Coronacuts: A Collection of Quarantine Hairdos

#Coronacuts: A Collection of Quarantine Hairdos

By Zoe Peck When people go through a period of change – be it stressful or positive, the effect is often shown on their head. But what we’re collectively going through right now is more than a break-up. Let’s take a look at some of the occasionally inspired, but mostly diabolical results of mixing government enforced salon closure, the threat […]

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From a new castle to the Geordie Shore: a brief history of Newcastle Upon-Tyne

By Jamie Heron Newcastle upon-Tyne, more commonly known as just Newcastle, is the largest city in the North-East of England. The city unsurprisingly got its name from a new castle being built, just next to the River Tyne. Some parts of the very same castle – originally built in 1177 – can still be seen inside Newcastle’s city centre. Tickets […]

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Leeds feature: Come to Alwoodley…bring hummus!

Leeds feature: Come to Alwoodley…bring hummus!

By Zoe Peck The leafy West Yorkshire suburb of Alwoodley, a stone’s throw from the countryside, offers everything anyone could possibly need – unless you’re aged 13-30 or hate the outdoors. Alwoodley (derived from Old English for “woodland clearing”) is situated at the northernmost point of built-up Leeds before residential streets suddenly give way to the sprawling Yorkshire Dales. A […]

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