Post Tagged with: “Brexit”

Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

By Richard Liddle Four of the five parliamentary candidates for Pudsey took questions from the public on Tuesday evening at Pudsey Parish Church. Jane Aitchison (Labour), Stuart Andrew (Conservative), Quinn Daley (Green) and Ian Dowling (Liberal Democrat) faced questions from the public on a wide range of national issues including Brexit, the climate crisis, food banks and Universal Credit, as […]

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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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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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Who let the dogs out? Dogs take to Twitter to howl about Brexit

Who let the dogs out? Dogs take to Twitter to howl about Brexit

By Alice Young The nation has voiced its opinions on Brexit since the announcement of the referendum – but now man’s best friend is taking to Twitter to speak up about politics. Dog owners across Europe are sharing photos of their furry friends in a bid to lighten the mood on an issue sparking divide across the public. Isla is […]

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Hundreds gather in Leeds for protest calling for end to Brexit

Hundreds gather in Leeds for protest calling for end to Brexit

By Paweł Kuziemski Hundreds of people marched in Leeds on February 14 calling for an end to Brexit. The protest was organised by Leeds for Europe. Protesters wanted the government to overturn Brexit and put it to another referendum. Richard Wilson, chairman of Leeds for Europe, said: “We want to create a positive vision of Britain without Brexit, so we […]

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Social class and regional diversity are the main challenges in modern day journalism, says Nina Hossain

Social class and regional diversity are the main challenges in modern day journalism, says Nina Hossain

By Charlotte Lascelles Yorkshire-born journalist, Nina Hossain, broke down the main issues and challenges of diversity in her talk about the media industry. The ITV News presenter took part in Journalism and Media Week at Leeds Trinity University to talk about her thriving career, how the world of breaking news works and on the diversity challenges she faced when training […]

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The “shrinking middle ground”: Guardian correspondent on the state of the modern media

The “shrinking middle ground”: Guardian correspondent on the state of the modern media

By Will Ford. Former Guardian Brexit editor Dan Roberts warned of a “shrinking middle ground” in his talk on the state of the modern media at Leeds Trinity Journalism and Media Week. Mr Roberts has experience at world-renowned broadsheet newspapers including the Daily Telegraph and Financial Times, as well as working for the Guardian in Washington DC. He suggested that […]

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Brexit and Presidential Elections: Dan Roberts to talk of his experience in the modern news media at Journalism and Media Week

- Dan Roberts - Former Brexit editor for the Guardian

  By Will Ford On the frontline in Washington for the 2016 Presidential election and leading the Guardian’s coverage of Brexit: Dan Roberts comes to Leeds trinity Journalism and Media Week to talk about the “state of the modern news media”. Dan Roberts is a prize-winning journalist with 25 years of experience in the field and the newsroom. He started […]

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Michael Gove warns of social media dangers after fake news on animal sentience goes viral

Michael Gove warns of social media dangers after fake news on animal sentience goes viral

By Robert Mooney ENVIRONMENT Secretary Michael Gove has blamed social media for the row about legal protection for animals.

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Anger as Leeds’ European Capital of Culture bid ditched over Brexit

Anger as Leeds’ European Capital of Culture bid ditched over Brexit

By Robyn Owens POLITICIANS in Leeds have expressed their shock at the announcement that UK cities are no longer eligible to become European Capital of Culture because of Brexit.

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