Articles written by: Anders Anglesey

Leeds arts funding to be cut by £500,000

Leeds arts funding to be cut by £500,000

Leeds City Council has approved plans that will see arts funding reduced by 15 per cent over the next few years. The council currently has a budget of nearly £3m, which it issues to a number of arts organisations, but will be cut to just over £2.5m. The enforced changes also mean the maximum application will be capped at £750,000. […]

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Hundreds attend Leeds rally to protest at BBC’s “lack of coverage” of Gaza conflict

Hundreds attend Leeds rally to protest at BBC’s “lack of coverage” of Gaza conflict

More than 300 people marched through Leeds city centre yesterday accusing the BBC of failing to broadcast in-depth coverage of the Palestinian crisis. Protesters gathered outside the BBC Leeds building in St Peter’s Square as part of a national demonstration. It follows the recent Israeli military offensive in Gaza, which has left over 500 Palestinians and 20 Israelis dead. Green […]

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Leeds goes batty for six weeks of ping pong

Leeds goes batty for six weeks of ping pong

As the Tour de France bikes move out, ping pong tables are moving in across Leeds in the hope that people will pick up a bat, a ball and get playing. Ping! Leeds have put up over 20 ping pong tables at Leeds Trinity Kitchen, local libraries and markets in a scheme that they hope will get people out playing during […]

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Dog hanged off Leeds bridge

Dog hanged off Leeds bridge

A dog was hanged from a bridge in Halton in an “appalling” act of cruelty. Now RSCPA officers are investigating the incident – the second within a month in Leeds. The Akita was found on Sunday still alive, but had died when RSPCA investigator arrived Ben Cassell arrived at the scene. Ben Cassell, RSCPA investigator, said: “He was owned by […]

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Thor’s sex switch upsets Marvel fans, reactions from the Leeds Headrow

Thor’s sex switch upsets Marvel fans, reactions from the Leeds Headrow

The comic book world is in shock after it was announced recently that flagship marvel character Thor will become a woman later this year. This surprising new development has left fans of the Norse God in Leeds and around the world confused.

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Bradford school’s pupils not protected from extremist views

Bradford school’s pupils not protected from extremist views

Charlton Bolling College in Bradford has been accused of not doing enough to protect its pupils from extremism and will be placed into special measures, a leaked Ofsted report said. The school, where the majority of pupils are from Pakistani and Bangladeshi backgrounds, is said in the report to cater well for the needs of Muslim students. But Ofsted has also […]

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