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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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Young activists keep Leeds political candidates in check at Headingley climate hustings.

Young activists keep Leeds political candidates in check at Headingley climate hustings.

By Joseph Greenough – A pair of young climate activists joined Leeds political candidates for a climate hustings panel in Headingley on Monday evening. Jefim Vogel and Annwen Thurlow used their individual expertise to hold Labour, Conservative, Green and Brexit party candidates to account as they proposed policies on fighting climate change ahead of next week’s election. Topics of discussion […]

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Law students take the stage in aid of Leeds’ oldest charity

Law students take the stage in aid of Leeds’ oldest charity

By Joe Greenough Students from Leeds took part in the sixth annual Law’s Got Talent show last night to raise money for the Leeds Children’s Charity. Organised by the University of Leeds Law Society, the event invites law students to perform before a panel of judges and a sold-out venue, projected to raise record funds. The Leeds Children’s Charity is […]

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Leeds Uni society appeals for Xmas gift donations for homeless

Leeds Uni society appeals for Xmas gift donations for homeless

By Zoe Peck A Leeds University student society is appealing for donations that will be distributed as Christmas gifts to local homeless hostels. Sarah Hignett, 24, secretary of HOMED Society, said of last year’s Christmas shoebox appeal: “Everyone really appreciated a little bit of Christmas cheer.” They are particularly keen for donations of sleeping bags, men’s shoes, sanitary towels, chocolate […]

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Extinction Rebellion member praises Leeds by Example recycling programme

Extinction Rebellion member praises Leeds by Example recycling programme

By Ryan Cumberworth An Extinction Rebellion member has hailed Leeds City Council’s recycling initiative as a step in the right direction towards the city becoming more sustainable. Joseph Richardson welcomed the on-the-go recycling programme and said he was proud that Leeds had introduced the scheme. The programme was introduced by Leeds City Council to increase the amount of waste recycled. […]

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Labour candidate for Leeds North West calls for a city referendum on congestion charge

Candidates at the Climate Crisis Hustings: Leeds North West

  By Grace Pritchard Labour candidate for Leeds North West, Alex Sobel, has said that Leeds should hold a referendum on the introduction of a city-wide congestion charge. The candidates for Leeds North West last night (December 2) attended a climate hustings for Leeds North West organised by Leeds Youth Strike for Climate, Our Future Leeds and Extinction Rebellion Leeds. […]

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Mum aims to donate 400 Christmas gifts to children in Leeds hospitals

Mum aims to donate 400 Christmas gifts to children in Leeds hospitals

By Immy Share A Leeds mum is aiming to collect 400 gifts for children in St James’ Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary this Christmas. The Christmas Gifts for Poorly Kids collection is being run by mother-of-two Claire Baskind from Alwoodley. Claire started her yearly collections in 2016 as an alternative to buying her mum birthday and Christmas gifts after she […]

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Leeds special educational needs students open pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market

Leeds special educational needs students open pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market

By Richard Liddle Five Leeds schools for students with special educational needs and disabilities have joined together to run a pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market. The shop, named Compass House, is stocked with Christmas gifts made by the students, who have also been involved with planning and running the stall as a way to gain valuable work experience. This is […]

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An independent review of managed sex zone in Leeds is under way

Holbeck Managed Approach Zone

By Jacob Smith The UK’s first legally managed sex zone has now been in operation for over five years but is currently under review by crime and social experts at the University of Huddersfield. Safer Leeds first introduced the Managed Approach scheme in October 2014 in response to long-standing issues of street sex work impacting on Holbeck and the surrounding […]

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