Leeds News

Morley florist wins best dressed Christmas window contest for the third time

Florist of 42 years of business comes first for Morley in BLoom's Christmas window competition.

By Kamile Banyte. A Morley florist is still blooming after 42 years of business after winning the local best dressed Christmas window competition for the third time. Around 25 local shops and businesses in Morley, in south-west Leeds entered Morley in Bloom’s Christmas window competition. The winner and shop owner of David W Hunt florist, Queen St, Morley, Janet Foxton […]

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Leeds foodbank reports 28.9% rise in demand for emergency food supplies

Leeds foodbank reports 28.9% rise in demand for emergency food supplies

By Abbey Maclure Leeds North and West Foodbank has found the demand for emergency food supplies has increased by 28.9% compared to the same period last year. The foodbank provided over 5,000 three-day emergency food supplies between April 1 and September 30, and of this number 2,000 supplies went to children. Volunteers at the foodbank believe that the increase is […]

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Yorkshire schoolgirl wins ‘create your own Fiat 500’ competition

A 9-year-old schoolgirl from High Bank junior, infant and nursery school with her design.

  By Kamile Banyte. A 9-year-old schoolgirl from Liversedge has beaten over 400 entries to win a competition to design a Fiat 500. The Stoneacre motor group, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton asked four local schools to participate in their first ‘create your own Fiat 500’ competition. The children received a Fiat 500 template and had a month to submit their creative […]

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A 20-year-old defeats Yorkshire’s 32oz fish challenge

Queen St Fisheries platter filled with 32ox fish, five portion of chips, 2 breadcakes and sides.

By Kamile Banyte. An extreme food eater travelled 96 miles to take on a 32oz chippy challenge and managed to complete it in just 30 minutes. Kyle Gibson, 20, from Houghton-le- Spring, Sunderland is the first person to demolish a ‘Queeny Special’ set by Queen St Fisheries, Morley, Leeds. The challenge consists of a 32oz battered fish, two bread cakes, […]

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Channel 4 move offers fresh hope for students

Channel 4 move offers fresh hope for students

By Matty Ramage Channel 4’s recent announcement that they have chosen Leeds for their new headquarters could spark a rise in the number of reporters from Yorkshire. Ella Griffith, a producer at Sky, said: “We’re hearing a lot of rumours of them having newsrooms and studios here and anchoring bulletins and that means you represent a place better.” She added: […]

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The dark side of The Sun: Former Trinity student talks about his 10 years in showbiz journalism

The dark side of The Sun: Former Trinity student talks about his 10 years in showbiz journalism

by Abbey Maclure and Harry McMullen Tommy Holgate, former showbiz and comedy writer at The Sun, returned to Leeds Trinity University today to talk about his dynamic career. After a decade of working at the biggest selling newspaper in the UK, Tommy sought a change in career and is now studying for a masters in Health and Wellbeing here at […]

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Cause of fire in Pudsey still under investigation

Cause of fire in Pudsey still under investigation

Firefighters are still investigating the cause of a fire of an industrial building, which broke out at 10 o’clock on Tuesday night, on Kent Road in Pudsey. Over 20 homes were evacuated as a result of the blaze. Monika Parnarauskaitė reports.

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Leeds Train Station art project offers Christmas calm amongst commuting chaos

The 'Christmas with Us' exhibition in Leeds train station.

By Rebecca Marano LEEDS TRAIN commuters may have noticed something unusual this Christmas when a shed suddenly appeared in the station. Located near Subway and Wetherspoons, the unassuming shed is a new temporary art installation called ‘Christmas with us.’ The wooden cabin is a free and interactive artwork where people are invited in to sit, have a cup of tea […]

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After 127 miles and five years, the Piano Raft has reached Leeds

After 127 miles and five years, the Piano Raft has reached Leeds

By Tania Jacquier FIVE YEARS after beginning his journey, Ben Cummins reached Leeds today aboard his trusty home-made boat, the Piano Raft. Ben, 44, who used to be a university arts lecturer in Brighton, set off along the canal from Liverpool in 2012 travelling at a leisurely pace of a few miles a fortnight. 127 miles and 91 locks later, […]

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New Leeds bike park encourages “thousands of people” to cycle

New Leeds bike park encourages “thousands of people” to cycle

By Alex Smith BIKE ENTHUSIASTS in Leeds have been treated to an early Christmas present – a new bike park has opened in Middleton. The facility occupies the site of the former Middleton Park Golf Course. It includes a wide range of tracks, from graded mountain bike trails to BMX pump tracks, whilst a café fills the space of the former […]

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