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Headingley Club in appeal after struggling to attract customers

Headingley Club in appeal after struggling to attract customers

By Jack Walker The Headingley Club on St. Michael’s Road, has issued an appeal on Twitter after seeing a low number of customers pass through its doors recently. The club, which used to be members only and is now open to the public, is running promotions such as free snooker after 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Elaine Boothman, bar staff […]

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Leeds University drug kit referendum passed with overwhelming mandate

Leeds University drug kit referendum passed with overwhelming mandate

By Jack Walker A recent referendum held at the University of Leeds to provide students with drug testing kits has been passed, with 95% of students voting in favour of the motion. The kits prove the purity of drugs, and are not used to test whether students have taken drugs. Amy Wells, Welfare Officer at Leeds University Union, said: “It […]

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Horsforth skatepark on track to be completed by July 2020

Construction of the new skatepark is well underway at Horsforth Hall Park

By Jack Walker Construction of a new skatepark in Horsforth is progressing well and is due to be ready for use by July 2020, according to a councillor for the area. Councillor Jonathon Taylor, who represents the Horsforth and Rawdon ward, said that he was pleased with how the works were going and that he was looking forward to seeing […]

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New photography project conjures up what a zero-carbon Leeds might look like in 2050

New photography project conjures up what a zero-carbon Leeds might look like in 2050

By Zoe Peck A Leeds-based project is aiming to create an image of what a zero-carbon version of the city could look like in 2050. The photoshoot is part of a project entitled “The Art of a Sustainable Future” which is part of a wider Royal Academy of Engineering project, Ingenious, aiming to engage the public with engineering. The manager […]

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Leeds University Union launches campaign for kits for students to test safety of drugs

Leeds University Union launches campaign for kits for students to test safety of drugs

By George Arkley Leeds University Union (LUU) has launched its “Say Yes to the Test” campaign this week to make drug testing kits available to students. LUU welfare officer, Amy Wells, said LUU is lobbying the university to take a harm reduction approach through informative leaflets, support groups and testing kits. In 2018, 88% of Leeds students who take drugs […]

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Geese shooting protest arranged in Rodley after bird deaths cause public distress

Geese shooting protest arranged in Rodley after bird deaths cause public distress

By Molly Paul A protest is being staged this Sunday (December 15) after the shooting of Canada geese near a Leeds nature reserve caused public distress last weekend. Meeting near the Tiny Tea Rooms, Rodley at 1pm, members of the Rodley, Horsforth and Calverley Wildlife and Conservation group are protesting to protect the geese that were shot on land in […]

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Young people in Leeds care more about climate change than the Black Friday sales

Young people in Leeds care more about climate change than the Black Friday sales

By Anna Doherty Leeds Town Hall was the scene of the latest climate change protest on Friday November 29. All ages gathered for the YouthStrike4Climate from babies to elderly people, holding posters referencing climate change, the political climate as well as blaming capitalism as the main cause for environmental destruction. Leeds YouthStrike4Climate is a movement which grew in response to […]

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New project turning derelict scout hut into community workshop hopes to help the most vulnerable in Horsforth

New project turning derelict scout hut into community workshop hopes to help the most vulnerable in Horsforth

  By Ryan Cumberworth A Horsforth group that’s renovating a derelict scout hut to make it into a community centre is just £5,000 off its fundraising target in order to get the building up and running in Spring 2020. The aim is to use the new building at St James Church to host workshops that could help reduce isolation and […]

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Climate activists Extinction Rebellion campaign in Leeds to raise awareness of waste at Christmas

Climate activists Extinction Rebellion campaign in Leeds to raise awareness of waste at Christmas

by Emily Horner The climate protest group, Extinction Rebellion Leeds, has organised a series of peaceful protests in Leeds city centre during the 12 days of Christmas. Extinction Rebellion Leeds, who refer to themselves as XR, has called this The 12 Days of XRistmas, with alternative Christmas caroling, creating anti-airport expansion Christmas cards and staging die-in protests. They lay down […]

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Men’s mental health project, Man about Town, aims to tackle suicide risk in men by giving them new creative skills

Men’s mental health project, Man about Town, aims to tackle suicide risk in men by giving them new creative skills

By Emily Horner A mental health charity project, Man About Town, has been created in Leeds to give socially isolated men in their 40s and 50s a creative outlet in music and film. It is the latest project by Creative Frame, a charity which teaches art workshops, in alliance with music charity, Cloth Cat, both based in Leeds. The aim of […]

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