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Leeds German Christmas Market named one of the best markets in the UK

Leeds German Christmas Market named one of the best markets in the UK

By George Arkley Leeds German Christmas Market has been named the fifth best Christmas market in the UK by VisitEngland. Leeds Christkindelmarkt ranked just below Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, Southbank’s Winter Festival, Birmingham’s German Market and Bath Christmas Market. The market is open until December 21, between 10.30am to 9.30pm (7.30pm on Sundays) and is based in Millennium Square, in the […]

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Leeds instructors swim 10 miles to raise £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Leeds instructors swim 10 miles to raise £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust

By Immy Share The swimming instructors from Swimbrite Swim School swam 10 miles collectively last Tuesday evening at the Leeds David Lloyd Health Club to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust, raising £500 in total. Each of the instructors swam a mile – with some swimming more if they wanted to – to clock-up the distance. The chosen charity is […]

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University of Leeds’ UCU members rally at Leeds Town Hall on final strike day

The UCU strikers take part in a rally outside Leeds Town Hall

By Immy Share Today marks the last of eight strike days for University of Leeds’ UCU members who have picketed outside the University to protest about their pensions, pay and working conditions. They met at the Parkinson Building before marching in solidarity to a rally at Leeds Town Hall from midday. The rally involved singing well-known songs with UCU-related lyrics […]

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Yorkshire runner is one race away from running 100 marathons before she turns 80

Yorkshire runner is one race away from running 100 marathons before she turns 80

By Alice Young A 78-year-old woman from Rawdon is now just one marathon short of completing her challenge of running 100 marathons before her 80th birthday. Hilary Wharam, who runs with the Horsforth Harriers, ran her 99th marathon this November – she said she asked for special permission to start the race early so as not to keep the race […]

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Yorkshire Ambulance Service urges people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

Yorkshire Ambulance Service urges people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

By Alice Young Yorkshire Ambulance Service is asking people to think twice before calling for an ambulance over the festive period. Andy Hughes, clinical supervisor, asked the public to consider whether calling 999 is the most appropriate option. Anyone with a minor injury or illness can consult their local pharmacist or GP, attend a minor-injuries unit or call NHS 111 […]

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Ambulance and Hazardous Area Response Team attending reports of a house fire in Otley

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By Zoe Peck Update 11:47: West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS) has confirmed two people were rescued from a house fire in Otley this morning. A spokesperson for WYFRS said: “Fire engines from Otley, Rawdon and Cookridge were used.” Fire services left the scene by 11:25 after handing the casualties over to ambulance staff. A spokesperson from West Yorkshire […]

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Chapel Allerton’s independent businesses hit back at Black Friday with their own ‘indie trail’ launch

Co-organiser of Chapel Allerton Indie Trail, Jo McBeath

By Immy Share Thirty independent businesses in Chapel Allerton are taking part in a two-week Indie Trail to encourage people to support local businesses. Shop owners are distributing maps of the main street with space for participating retailers to stamp the map following a purchase. After receiving seven stamps, customers are entered into a prize draw to win £150 to […]

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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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Leeds students run clothes swap to promote sustainability in fashion

Leeds students run clothes swap to promote sustainability in fashion

By Richard Liddle Students at the University of Leeds have organised a clothes swap to promote sustainability and raise money for charity. The event, run by the students behind the Leeds RAG Fashion Show, saw old clothes being swapped for items donated by others, with a £3 donation to take part. The clothes swap aimed to promote the idea of […]

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Leeds University students lead march to help women ‘Reclaim the Night’

Leeds University students lead march to help women ‘Reclaim the Night’

By Alice Young Leeds University students are organising the Reclaim the Night march in Leeds on Saturday December 7, campaigning for female empowerment after dark. Leeds University Union Community Officer Catheryne Fairbairn and Emily Dean from LUU Feminist Society are leading the event, which aims to unite women and “take back the streets”. The march will start at 6.00pm from […]

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