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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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Leeds has the luck of the Irish with huge celebration for St Patrick’s Day Parade

Leeds has the luck of the Irish with huge celebration for St Patrick’s Day Parade

By Lauren Entwistle MORE THAN 5,000 people poured into Millennium Square to celebrate the Leeds Irish community with the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade last Sunday.

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VIDEO: French culture on the rise in Leeds

VIDEO: French culture on the rise in Leeds

By Caroline Grandjean The population of French people in Leeds is growing year on year, with an estimated 30-35,000 settlers currently in the city. The French consulate advises that this number is likely to rise over the next few years.

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VIDEO: Farsley cheese-tasting event pays homage to fromage

VIDEO: Farsley cheese-tasting event pays homage to fromage

By Caroline Grandjean The “Homage2Fromage” club held a French cheese night at Farsley’s Mill Kitchen last night.

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Leeds arts funding to be cut by £500,000

Leeds arts funding to be cut by £500,000

Leeds City Council has approved plans that will see arts funding reduced by 15 per cent over the next few years. The council currently has a budget of nearly £3m, which it issues to a number of arts organisations, but will be cut to just over £2.5m. The enforced changes also mean the maximum application will be capped at £750,000. […]

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