Leeds News

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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Charity fundraisers prepare to sleep out at Headingley Stadium for the Leeds Big Sleep

Charity fundraisers prepare to sleep out at Headingley Stadium for the Leeds Big Sleep

By Alice Young Charity fundraisers prepare to swap their warm beds for sleeping bags at the Leeds Big Sleep this Thursday November 28 at Emerald Headingley Stadium. The Leeds Big Sleep is a collaborative fundraising event which brings the Leeds community together to raise money and awareness for three local charities; St George’s Crypt, Leeds Rhinos Foundation and St Gemma’s […]

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Leeds City Council proposes to ban street partying in Headingley and Hyde Park

Leeds City Council proposes to ban street partying in Headingley and Hyde Park

By Joseph Greenough Leeds City Council has launched proposals to ban street partying in the city’s two main student areas, Headingley and Hyde Park. The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) would make “engaging, promoting, encouraging, or assisting in carrying out a street party” a criminal offence in the proposed area. The proposals would bring in stricter controls and extend the […]

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