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REVIEW: Quiz needs a lifeline to keep it in the game – 3/5 stars

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By Jack Walker ITV’s new drama charts Army Major Charles Ingram and his wife Diana as they attempt to cheat Who Wants to be a Millionaire? out of its £1 million prize (or do they?). The three-part series follows Who Wants to be a Millionaire? from its inception at Celador studios through to ITV green-lighting the show and the Major […]

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The medieval city in lockdown: there is hope beyond the walls

York City Centre, By George Hodan

By Grace Pritchard There are eerily quiet streets, the usual rumble of traffic has subsided and the hordes of tourists snapping pictures of the Minster have dispersed. The landscape of York city centre looks very different today compared to how it usually would at this time of the year. As the temperature slowly begins to creep up, so too normally […]

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Garforth: independent shops, countryside and an easy commute – plus Lotherton Hall on its doorstep. What’s not to like?

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By Emily Horner Garforth is a popular commuter town of East Leeds for those wanting a bit of countryside and city life, without residents having to commit to either. Attractions The main street may not be that much to look at architecture-wise, but there is more than meets the eye. Grace Beesting, a resident of Garforth says: “A good thing […]

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Fat, Funny and Fearless – Jessica Jones’ tour finally comes to Leeds

Fat, Funny and Fearless – Jessica Jones’ tour finally comes to Leeds

By Emily Hartley Jessica Jones, also known as ‘The Fat Funny One’, is a blogger, content creator, writer, body confidence activist, motivational speaker and a self-proclaimed cake and chicken wing addict! She wrote the show, Fat, Funny and Fearless, then decided she wanted to go on tour, and empower other women. After her debut show sold out in London, Jess […]

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How Joe Biden turned the tide on the 2020 Democratic primary contest

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By Jack Walker Fourth place in Iowa. Fifth place in New Hampshire. A distant second place in Nevada. Most candidates in a primary contest would see these first three results and conclude that they could not win their party’s nomination for President of the United States. In 2008, Joe Biden dropped out after performing badly in just the first state, […]

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“We are their voice”: Yorkshire’s grassroots support for Kashmir as lockdown continues

“We are their voice”: Yorkshire’s grassroots support for Kashmir as lockdown continues

By Richard Liddle “We are trying to make sure their voice is not lost or hidden,” says Fozia Shaheen as she addresses supporters gathered around the steps of Bradford City Hall. It’s October 27, with the city centre adorned with decorations celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, but to the people gathered here the date has a darker significance: Kashmir’s […]

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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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Businesses in Garforth say community is the key to success for local independents

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By Emily Horner Garforth Main Street is a rarity compared to other local high streets. It has lost a few significant shops, yet it is not full of empty properties, with more to offer than just the usual charity and betting shops. But do the local independents feel that a sense of competition has been created now that the retail […]

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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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