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News: The Official Soundtrack

An old lion of the Serengeti. Wikimedia Commons.

by David Mackie What does the news ‘sound’ like? Most of the time, it’s probably the sound of people screaming, babies crying and the crackle of our planet as it burns.

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QUIZ: How Yorkshire are you?

QUIZ: How Yorkshire are you?

By Paul Marsden With Yorkshire Day coming up this Saturday come and see how well you know the county. Test yourself in our Yorkshire quiz to see if you should be considered a local legend or should trudge around shamefaced at your lack of Yorkie knowledge.

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VIDEO: French culture on the rise in Leeds

VIDEO: French culture on the rise in Leeds

By Caroline Grandjean The population of French people in Leeds is growing year on year, with an estimated 30-35,000 settlers currently in the city. The French consulate advises that this number is likely to rise over the next few years.

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Why did Sky choose to invest in Leeds?

Why did Sky choose to invest in Leeds?

By Paul Marsden The digital sector in Leeds received a boost yesterday with the news that Sky are creating a new technology hub in the city. The hub, which will create up to 400 new jobs, will focus on designing and developing the company’s next generation of website and apps.

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Revellers gather for 20th anniversary of Unity Festival

Last weekend families, music lovers and all-around fun in the sun seekers gathered together in Hyde Park on Saturday for the 20th Unity Festival. The festival has become a symbol of communities coming together after the race riots in 1995 and continues to be a beacon of solidarity for many people in Leeds. We sent Jay Unger along to capture […]

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Bairstow receives England call-up at the expense of unlucky Yorkshire teammate Gary Ballance

England in action against New Zealand in 2004

By Mike Berriman Gary Ballance was made to be the scapegoat for England’s fragile top order yesterday, with fellow Yorkshire batsman Johnny Bairstow being brought in as his replacement.

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VIDEO UPDATE: Leeds own Diamond hopes to meet idol Neil

VIDEO UPDATE: Leeds own Diamond hopes to meet idol Neil

Neil Diamond is performing at Leeds Arena tonight as part of his UK tour – and tribute act Johnny Dee is hoping to meet his idol for the first time. The legendary bard who is responsible for such classic tracks as Sweet Caroline, Cherry Cherry and Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon is touring all week across the country. Multi-award […]

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“Trains are living, breathing creatures..” Hunslet Engine Company celebrates 150 years

By Caroline Grandjean The Hunslet Engine Company celebrated his 150 birthday with a gala at the weekend. The world famous producer of locomotives, the 3890 NCB No. 66 has arrived back in Leeds along with other historic engines. See the reaction here. The two day event involved an impressive display of trains in Middleton Railway. Ian Smith Vice president of […]

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Why I won’t be reading Go Set a Watchman

Why I won’t be reading Go Set a Watchman

The much-anticipated sequel to Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird was released this morning. But reviews are mixed after generations see a literary hero tumble off his pedestal. Lisa Bradley explains why she won’t be reading Go Set a Watchman.

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Thousands flock to Leeds City centre for Tomlinson 10K

Thousands flock to Leeds City centre for Tomlinson 10K

by Jay Unger Turning the streets outside Leeds city Hall into a mass of colour and noise – racers from across the region laced up their running shoes to take part in the Asda foundation 10 kilometres run this weekend.

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