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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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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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Hull gin business “gobsmacked” after scooping four wins at White Rose tourism awards

Hull gin business “gobsmacked” after scooping four wins at White Rose tourism awards

By Samantha Lewis This year’s White Rose Awards saw a gin school and distillery from Hull, win four times. Founded only last year, in early 2018, Hothams gin school is due to open another distillery in Leeds city centre. The company received Gold for Experience of the Year, Silver for both New Tourism Business award and Small Visitor Attraction of […]

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Protestors take to the streets of Leeds to call for radical action on climate crisis

Protestors take to the streets of Leeds to call for radical action on climate crisis

By Sarah Smith Protestors have marched through Leeds calling for stronger action on how to battle climate change. The demonstration on November 29 started in front of Leeds Town Hall and followed an earlier one on November 20, which was reported to be the biggest one outside London. In the past two weeks, there have been peaceful protests taking place […]

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Yorkshire Remain Choir bring their Big Red Bus for Remain to Leeds city centre

The Yorkshire Remain Voice Choir perform on the steps of Leeds Town Hall.

By Grace Pritchard The steps of Leeds Town Hall provided a stage for the Yorkshire Remain Voice Choir’s performance in Leeds city centre this afternoon. The choir sang classic songs with a pro-EU twist including, What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor and Ilkley Moor Bar T’at.  Group organiser Richard Sadler said: “We’re Yorkshire for Europe, we’re not affiliated with any […]

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Yorkshire: Bingley runners take part in global Advent running challenge this Christmas

Yorkshire: Bingley runners take part in global Advent running challenge this Christmas

By Alice Young Runners from Bingley’s Trail Snails are taking part in an Advent running challenge in aid of Mind. The global, virtual event, Run Up to Christmas, encourages people to run as many miles as they can before Christmas. Kevin Betts, co-founder of RU2C, said: “People do it to be social, to support others and do something different. “Running […]

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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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The Big Sleep: Leeds fundraisers brave a cold night at Headingley Stadium to support charities

The Big Sleep: Leeds fundraisers brave a cold night at Headingley Stadium to support charities

By Richard Liddle Nearly 250 fundraisers slept outside at the Emerald Headingley Stadium last night to raise money for Leeds charities helping homeless and vulnerable people. The Big Sleep is a shared event between St. George’s Crypt, St. Gemma’s Hospice and the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, with the proceeds split equally between the three. This is the third year the event […]

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Leeds meeting urges people to cut back on flying

Leeds meeting urges people to cut back on flying

By Emily Hartley A meeting was held in Leeds to discuss the impact that air travel is having on the environment and ways to reduce emissions. The speakers at the event last week were Dr Milena Büchs, associate professor in sustainability, economics and low carbon transitions at the University of Leeds; Anna Hughes from the campaign group Flight Free UK; […]

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