Leeds News

Must-dash with his moustache: Leeds man cycles 2030 km for Movember

Must-dash with his moustache: Leeds man cycles 2030 km for Movember

By Immy Share A Leeds-born man is cycling 2030km throughout November to raise money for the leading charity changing the face of men’s health: Movember. 22-year-old Gerard Ellis aims to travel 2030 km on a watt bike this month to echo Movember’s aim to reduce the number of young male deaths by 25 per cent by the year 2030. Gerard […]

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Animal rights protesters bring Cube of Truth to Leeds city centre.

Animal rights protesters bring Cube of Truth to Leeds city centre.

By Kudzai Chinembiri Vegan activists held a peaceful street protest on November 2, 2019 in the heart of  Trinity Leeds shopping centre. The protest was organised by the animal rights organisation, Anonymous for the Voiceless.  Last year over 500 similar protests were held worldwide as well as across Yorkshire in places like Bradford and Wakefield. A group of protesters gathered […]

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Leeds comes out on top in Yorkshire and the Humber for expenditure growth in adult social care

Source: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 2018 Report

By Grace Pritchard Official statistics show Leeds to have had the largest increase in expenditure for adult social care across Yorkshire and the Humber. The figures were released in the latest report by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government covering last year. Out of all recorded areas in the Yorkshire and the Humber region Leeds had the largest […]

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Leeds KPMG tax department grow moustaches for Movember

Leeds KPMG tax department grow moustaches for Movember

By Immy Share The males working in the Leeds KPMG tax department have teamed together to raise money for the men’s health charity, Movember. The tax employees are each foregoing shaving during November and are growing their moustaches for the full month. Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s mental and physical health and advocate ‘grow a […]

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Young journalists are gaining more skills and opportunities from small media companies, than from national broadcasters

Young journalists are gaining more skills and opportunities from small media companies, than from national broadcasters

Alumni: (From left to right) Charlie Wainwright, Lauren Smith-Jones and Ben Ramsdale with host Mike Best. By George Arkley Young journalists have the chance to gain a wealth of experience in smaller production companies rather than on national training schemes, a recent graduate has said. Charlie Wainwright, a Leeds Trinity University (LTU) journalism graduate, returned to her roots to tell […]

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Masked animal rights protesters rally at Leeds Sausage and Cider Festival

Masked animal rights protesters rally at Leeds Sausage and Cider Festival

By Joseph Greenough A group of masked animal rights activists gathered at New Dock on Saturday (October 26) to protest against the Leeds sausage and cider festival. The protesters were members of a group called Anonymous for the Voiceless, an animal rights organisation that operates worldwide to promote veganism and animal abuse awareness. The event, a first appearance for Leeds, […]

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Feminists question Leeds’ Women Friendly City initiative

Feminists question Leeds’ Women Friendly City initiative

By George Arkley A new initiative to make Leeds a Women Friendly City has received a mixed response from feminists. The Women Friendly City initiative aims to make Leeds a place where the rights of women and girls are protected and promoted, with decisions being made taking into consideration the impact on women – including relating to employment, economic development, […]

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Jobs Saved in Horsforth as former Thomas Cook shop reopens as Hays Travel

Hays has had success with existing customers

By Samantha Lewis The former Thomas Cook travel agent in Horsforth has reopened with the new owners, Hays Travel, rehiring all the staff. After the collapse of Thomas Cook last month, an independent company based in Sunderland, Hays Travel, moved quickly to announce that they would take over and reopen all the travel agent’s stores in time for Christmas. Out […]

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Homeless people in Leeds say they’re split into two categories: hidden and forgotten

Neville Street, Leeds.

By Grace Pritchard Leading Leeds homeless charity Simon on the Streets has highlighted a group of “hidden” homeless people in the city who are missing out on provision and support on offer.   The charity is aiming to bridge the gaps where government policies such as the Rough Sleeper Initiative exclude certain groups of homeless people.  Simon on the Streets offers […]

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Local residents’ group in Horsforth formed to improve neighbourhood safety now almost 100-strong

Local residents’ group in Horsforth formed to improve neighbourhood safety now almost 100-strong

By Sarah Smith A residents’ group in Horsforth has now reached nearly 100 members after being set up a year ago. The group was created as a result of a couple on West End Lane wanting to put up a massive extension in the backyard and creating places for about ten cars. The people living on the street came together […]

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