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Historic Leeds cinema set to be redeveloped soon but needs your help now

Historic Leeds cinema set to be redeveloped soon but needs your help now

By Thomas Reyer Before the outbreak of Coronavirus, a redevelopment of the Hyde Park Picture House, branded as ‘The Picture House project’, was due to begin work. However, progress has been halted for the time being and the cancellation of their scheduled ‘On the Road’ screenings will cause a deficit in their revenue stream, which could have a lasting effect […]

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Reaction: Leeds bartenders dismayed over Stonegate furlough revelations

Image taken from Pixabay, this is not a Stonegate pub

All employees interviewed for this article wished to remain anonymous. By The Yorkshire Voice Bar staff from across Leeds have voiced their disappointment to Yorkshire Voice after revelations published by the Sun last week about one of the UK’s leading pub chains – based abroad in a tax haven – using taxpayers’ money for the furlough scheme. They showed that […]

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The Leeds PT duo helping people kick the lockdown slump

The Leeds PT duo helping people kick the lockdown slump

By Zoe Peck Even through my quarantine-induced early morning brain fog, I can see that Chris Thompson and Sylvia Thompson-Wong are a striking couple. Both personal trainers, they possess the sort of affability and high energy that really is essential if your job is making people move. The couple started North Leeds Fitness in 2010 and both offer personal training […]

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Leeds Bradford Airport plan to build a new terminal despite opposition from climate activists

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By Jacob Smith Leeds Bradford Airport plans to build a new state-of-the-art terminal expected to cost around £150m. This latest announcement by Leeds Bradford Airport explains that rather than extending the existing terminal, the plan is to now build an entirely new facility which will replace the current terminal. Plans had already been approved by Leeds City Council to extend […]

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One Nation charity helps to get Muslim women in Batley and Dewsbury active

One Nation charity helps to get Muslim women in Batley and Dewsbury active

 By Haleema Saheed This article was written prior to the Coronavirus lockdown. Two organisations have teamed up to provide less active women around Batley and Dewsbury with interactive sessions to get them involved in light exercise. The project, Tea and Trainers, was funded by Try it, Like it, Do it, a Kirklees fund set up to help increase the […]

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Leeds LGBTQ+ support groups facing closure if government funding is not given

Leeds LGBTQ+ support groups facing closure if government funding is not given

By Jake McDermott This story pre-dates the arrival of Coronavirus in the UK and the subsequent lockdown. Groups that provide support to the LGBTQ+ community in Leeds are under threat of being shut down if extra funding is not given to them in the coming months from the Government’s Equality Office. Advonet’s support groups are designed to help people from […]

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World’s first Yorkshire Pudding Festival in Leeds sells up to 12,000 tickets

Merchandise sold at ‘The Yorkshire Pudding Festival’

By Kudzai Chinembiri The world’s first ever Yorkshire Pudding festival was held at Kirkgate Market in Leeds on February 1. The event was sponsored by companies like Aunt Bessie’s, Northern Monk, Cansecco and Mix&Twist. Event organiser Ben Vollans said: “We didn’t expect it to blow up, we thought about two or three thousand people would show up.” The idea for […]

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Leeds Lit Fest back for a “bigger and better” second year

Leeds Lit Fest back for a “bigger and better” second year

by Emily Horner   The return of Leeds Literature Festival launched on Wednesday, February 5 at Leeds Minster, with the ambition to become an annual showcase of Leeds’ diversity. Authors of Leeds’ Peepal Tree Press, the largest publisher of Caribbean literature in the world performed their literary works through the spoken word.  The festival has organised for over one hundred […]

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Leeds: Protest to ‘protect the geese’ this weekend after shootings near Rodley nature reserve

Leeds: Protest to ‘protect the geese’ this weekend after shootings near Rodley nature reserve

By Samantha Lewis A protest to ‘protect the geese’ is to take place this Sunday, following the shooting of Canada geese in Rodley and Horsforth.  The shootings took place on September 7 at Calverley Bridge near Rodley Nature reserve and were said to have caused distress to members of the public who witnessed them.    It caused an uproar on […]

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“We see ourselves as a recycling business as opposed to a clothing business” – Leeds vintage retailer expands into new premises

“We see ourselves as a recycling business as opposed to a clothing business” – Leeds vintage retailer expands into new premises

By Jamie Heron Queues gathered on Call Lane in Leeds city centre for the official opening of the new five-storey Blue Rinse vintage store this week. The shop has expanded across the road from its original store, which still remains open. Vintage clothing is seen to have massive environmental benefits due to re-using clothing products which would otherwise end up […]

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