News

“He had stamped on my back”: Horse safety is more important than ever

“He had stamped on my back”: Horse safety is more important than ever

As most of us find ourselves locked inside, horse owners are getting out more than ever to keep their four-legged friends fit and healthy. But horse riding can be a dangerous activity, as one rider found out. Jack Walker reports.

read more

What Covid-19 will mean for this year’s Ramadan

What Covid-19 will mean for this year’s Ramadan

Ramadan begins this Thursday, April 23rd when Muslims all over the world will be fasting for an entire month from sunrise to sunset, ending it on May 24th with their Eid-ul-Fitr festival. Covid-19 will be affecting their traditions this year due to the social distancing advice. Emily Horner has this report: *************~

read more

‘Giving to charity is like brushing your teeth’ – Alwoodley’s Conservative Party Councillor on the importance of community, education – and Brad Pitt

Alwoodley's Conservative Party Councillor: Dan Cohen

By Immy Share After enjoying a phone conservation with Councillor Dan Cohen, I message him to ask for a suitable photograph to go with this feature. He directs me to his Facebook profile or his official one on www.leeds.gov.uk – “I look fairly hideous in them all.” Just after, he sends me what he says is a snap he took […]

read more

Graduates struggle to find jobs and internships after COVID-19 hits

Graduates struggle to find jobs and internships after COVID-19 hits

By George Arkley Final year students and recent graduates have stopped hearing back from potential job employers and internship providers. Graduates may finish their degrees with no future employment on the horizon, due to the coronavirus pandemic. University of Leeds student, Chris Mort, said: “It won’t just be this year’s graduates that are impacted. It could go on for years.”

read more

Small business owners are suffering to survive with limited government financial support

By Joe Greenough – While large scale industries like airlines and hotel chains put special measures in place to secure their funds, small business owners have little to fall back on amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The government has announced financial aid in the form of tax refunds and cash loans. But some say it just isn’t enough to stay afloat. […]

read more

REVIEW: Fresh Meat still has a bite to it

REVIEW: Fresh Meat still has a bite to it

By Ryan Cumberworth Although it aired from 2011 to 2016, Fresh Meat remains a classic whose situations and characters will always be relevant to students. Set in Manchester, it’s a charming student sitcom that spans four series, as we follow six characters throughout their university career at fictional Manchester Medlock University. Howard, Vod, Oregon, Kingsley, JP and Josie all live […]

read more

“Am I going to die doing this?” – Leeds student nurses join the fight against Coronavirus

Olivia Massey, third year Adult Nursing student

There has been a large recruitment drive to bring more health workers to the front line in the fight against Coronavirus. Along with those who have retired, students who were nearing the end of their degrees have been asked to help. Immy Share reports.    

read more

The care sector continues to struggle: how many of us will step up to help?

Carers personal protective equipment

By Grace Pritchard As we continue to live on in lockdown, pressures on the care sector are increasing daily. Rolling news shows the media focus has turned to how those working in Britain’s care sector are coping amid the coronavirus outbreak. With the number of lives lost to covid-19 now at well over 18,000, eyes and ears have turned to […]

read more

REVIEW: Nothing is True & Everything is Possible – Enter Shikari

REVIEW: Nothing is True & Everything is Possible – Enter Shikari

By Richard Liddle Enter Shikari are a band who tend to defy genre – while they sit somewhere in a vague niche of alt-rock, hardcore or post-rock (depending on who you ask) they’ve never been shy about taking cues from other areas, liberally sprinkling past albums with elements of electronica, punk, drum and bass, dubstep and metalcore. With this in […]

read more

School children demand change on climate strike with posters and banners in Manchester

School children demand change on climate strike with posters and banners in Manchester

By Sarah Smith People gathered in front of Manchester Library for Valentines Climate strike on February 14, to support climate action. There were around 100 or more people attending the event, mostly school children taking a Friday off school to express their thoughts and feelings on climate change and the way the government is handling it. They are putting a […]

read more