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Dry Lockdown: How are people who don’t drink alcohol coping with quarantine?

Dry Lockdown: How are people who don’t drink alcohol coping with quarantine?

Social distancing measures affect everyone. But for people who choose to stay sober, lockdown offers unique challenges. Zoe Peck reports:

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Leeds City Council proposes to ban street partying in Headingley and Hyde Park

Leeds City Council proposes to ban street partying in Headingley and Hyde Park

By Joseph Greenough Leeds City Council has launched proposals to ban street partying in the city’s two main student areas, Headingley and Hyde Park. The Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) would make “engaging, promoting, encouraging, or assisting in carrying out a street party” a criminal offence in the proposed area. The proposals would bring in stricter controls and extend the […]

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Leeds author Joe Williams celebrates city’s best-known tradition, The Otley Run, with book launch

Otley Runners outside "The Three HorseShoes"

By Adele Lyth A Leeds poet has published a verse novella celebrating one of the city’s best-known traditions. Author Joe Williams from Headingley has written a verse novella which captures the experience of doing the Otley Run through 15 poems. The Otley Run is done by hundreds of people every weekend, and involves groups and individuals in fancy dress visiting […]

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Leeds prepares for double measure of Mad Friday revelry

Leeds prepares for double measure of Mad Friday revelry

By Anna Riley REVELLERS are gearing up for “Mad Friday” in Leeds this evening, as many people celebrate the last day of work in the run up to Christmas.

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