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Fun-filled things to do this weekend in Leeds

Fun-filled things to do this weekend in Leeds

  We’ve put together our top five events happening in Yorkshire this weekend:

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What will the summer budget mean for Leeds?

What will the summer budget mean for Leeds?

Read more on this story: Leeds MP slams the budget as ‘barbaric’ Scrapping maintenance grants could be detrimental for poorer students Local students are concerned after The Chancellor his plans to scrap University maintenance grants for lower income students on Wednesday.

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Ashes preview – day three

England captain Alastair Cook

By Mike Berriman Two days into the Ashes and there is still little to choose between England and Australia. The tourists will begin day three on 254-5, still 176 runs shy of England’s first innings total of 430.

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10 stops on the journey of the Leeds Trolleybus

10 stops on the journey of the Leeds Trolleybus

by Hayley Longster As a campaign group opposing the Leeds trolleybus scheme urges councillors to backtrack on the £250m plan, and Greg Mulholland MP labels it the ‘second-best solution’ to Leeds’ transport issues, we take a look at the history of this long-gestating decision.

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Shakespeare classic set for Leeds stage

"A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!"

By Emma Kirwan Shakespeare’s most charming villain is back as West Yorkshire Playhouse gets set to stage a new production of Richard III.

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Kiss Me Kate to hit Leeds stage in September

Photo copyright Richard Moran

A glittering new production of Cole Porter’s classic musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate, is opening its national tour at Leeds Grand Theatre from September 2015. Set during a production of a musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Kiss Me, Kate revolves around the turbulent love lives of actor-manager Fred Graham and his leading lady and ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi. […]

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Return of the Mac

Return of the Mac

By Michael Berriman Fleetwood Mac entertained more than 10,000 fans to a rendition of their timeless classics in Leeds last night. The iconic five-piece thrilled fans in a packed-out First Direct Arena with a succession of hits including ‘Dreams’, ‘Big Love’, ‘Don’t Stop’ and ‘Go Your Own Way’.

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Headingley gets into the groove

Headingley gets into the groove

Headingley will be alive with the sound of music over the next 11 days with the launch of the sixth annual Headingley Music Festival. More than 20 artists will appear at a total of seven venues, with everything from gypsy jazz to country music to Latin American folk being played. The festival kicks off tonight with a CoMA (Contemporary Music […]

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Labour just need to tweak the packaging, not the product..

Labour just need to tweak the packaging, not the product..

…writes David Mackie   The Labour battle lines are forming. On one side, Lord Mandelson and his Blairite crew are advocating a shunt back to the centre. Meanwhile, the Unite general secretary Len McCluskey has today said that Labour weren’t radical enough in their election offering. “Radicalism would have meant taking railways back into public ownership, for example, or challenging the […]

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Visitors flock to see Meanwood Valley’s new additions

Visitors flock to see Meanwood Valley’s new additions

  by Elizabeth Archer   Lambing season is under way at Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, where every one of the ewes has been pregnant this year. The ewes have been lambing for two weeks, and the newest addition was born just yesterday. We visited Meanwood Valley Urban Farm to meet the newest of the flock. Meanwood Valley is a working […]

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