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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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Leeds exhibition is a Yorkshire first

Leeds exhibition is a Yorkshire first

  by Caroline Grandjean Leeds is the first Yorkshire city to host a breath taking photography exhibition Britain from the air. Today marked the opening of the outdoor touring exhibition in Victoria’s Gardens of the city, beginning an eight week residency. The exhibition, organised by the Royal Geographical Society and the street gallery pioneers Wecommunic8, aims at encouraging the public […]

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Thanks for the memories…

Thanks for the memories…

Music fans and artists alike were left bitterly disappointed after iconic Leeds music venue The Cockpit announced it is closing its doors after 20 years. The Pit was considered one of the greatest gig venue’s in city and an integral pillar in the Leeds music scene and its closure will leave a giant tunnel shaped hole that can’t be replaced. […]

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How to do Vegas on a Yorkshireman’s budget

How to do Vegas on a Yorkshireman’s budget

For many young people in the UK, Vegas is a fabled place thousands of miles away, home of the Hangover trilogy and according to the gossip pages of newspapers and magazines, is still the place where the highly pampered British footballers and celebrities go to get away from the rigors of the Spanish and Greek Islands  (even Prince Harry has […]

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Yorkshire gets a taste of pioneering arts at culture festival

Yorkshire gets a taste of pioneering arts at culture festival

Bradford will be treated to punk-poets, folk musicians and film directors when the RECON festival arrives at venues across the city, later this month The festival will bring some of the world’s leading artists to West Yorkshire, some of whom have had their work featured at the Tate Modern and other leading art installations. Director Anand Patwardhan and musician King […]

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Real Ale lovers celebrate Yorkshire weekend

Real Ale lovers celebrate Yorkshire weekend

By Anders Anglesey The pumps and glasses are being polished as the Yarnbury Beer festival gets ready to welcome around 2,000 people over the weekend. The festival, now in its fifth year, will be showcasing a wide range of beers and ciders from all across the region. The festival has been organised to celebrate Yorkshire Day on August 1, which […]

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World’s largest stained glass window returns to York Minster

World’s largest stained glass window returns to York Minster

By Anders Anglesey York Minster is welcoming the return parts of the world’s largest expansive medieval stained glass window today after it had been taken down for preservation work. The 600-year-old East Window was removed in 2008 in an effort to preserve the historically significant artwork. Restoration each of the 108 panels required hours of dedication to bring back to […]

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