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“I travel the world to give a voice to the voiceless” – Sahar Zand, the refugee turned documentary-maker

Sahar Zand filming in Sahara Desert

Alice Young speaks to Sahar Zand about her journey from refugee to award-winning reporter. They came to her home and took her father away. Her mother then said, “we’re leaving”, and she never saw her home again. “I left Iran a confused, lost and terrified child who felt invisible – but my experiences along the way are the reason I […]

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“Zero-Waste” businesses on the up in Leeds

“Zero-Waste” businesses on the up in Leeds

By Zoe Peck In a promising trend, more Leeds business owners than ever are applying measures that aim to reduce their food and plastic waste to zero, with one store seeing its customer numbers double in a year. This includes Ecotopia in Central Arcade, offering food and eco-friendly cosmetics without the option of single-use plastic bags. Customers are encouraged to […]

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Broccoli man “disturbs the peas” at Extinction Rebellion London protest

Broccoli man “disturbs the peas” at Extinction Rebellion London protest

By Grace Pritchard Extinction Rebellion activists have taken to the streets of London over the past few days again to push for government action on the climate breakdown. One protester in particular has shot to fame on twitter after being arrested on Oxford Street. The grounds on which Broccoli man was arrested are not yet clear but twitter has once […]

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Who let the dogs out? Dogs take to Twitter to howl about Brexit

Who let the dogs out? Dogs take to Twitter to howl about Brexit

By Alice Young The nation has voiced its opinions on Brexit since the announcement of the referendum – but now man’s best friend is taking to Twitter to speak up about politics. Dog owners across Europe are sharing photos of their furry friends in a bid to lighten the mood on an issue sparking divide across the public. Isla is […]

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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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Giant Baby in Halifax ahead of Easter Weekend

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

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 […]

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Eco-friendly stores on the increase in Leeds in bid to reduce waste

Eco-friendly stores on the increase in Leeds in bid to reduce waste

By Victoria Harris In the last year, Leeds has seen an increase in zero waste strategies across the city centre. EcoTopia and The Jar Tree are both plastic free and zero waste stores that operate in the heart of the city.  EcoTopia focuses on providing an affordable, yet environmentally friendly service by using a weigh-and-pay scheme. Shoppers are able to […]

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Leeds working hard to make the city and Yorkshire welcoming for refugees

Leeds working hard to make the city and Yorkshire welcoming for refugees

By Finley Crebolder Thousands of people come to the UK every year searching for asylum and refuge, and the country is often criticised for not doing enough to help them, especially compared to other developed European countries. There are people working to change this, and Leeds, in particular, is a city that, through the efforts of charities and organisations, is […]

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The Human Aquarium Exhibition

The Human Aquarium Exhibition

By Olivia Dobson The Human Aquarium Exhibition has been at the St John Centre in Leeds from 15th to 28th February 2019. Lucy Meredith, Project Manager said: “My company,’Yorkshire Life Aquatic’ have been working with a photographer to re-create beach scenes using merfolk which will be part of the exhibition.” General opening hours are 11-4:30pm Monday-Saturday. It’s definitely worth a […]

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The “A” word – have we really progressed since bedlam?

The “A” word – have we really progressed since bedlam?

  Embed from Getty Images By Charlotte Lascelles Autism – for some it’s an excuse by parents to pardon their children’s behaviour; for some it’s an excuse for bullying; and for others, it’s a reason to lock someone up. Yes, it may well be 2018 but there is still a stigma around autism. I’m autistic, I have a condition called […]

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