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Thursday 23rd May Lunchtime news roundup

Take a look at today’s lunchtime news roundup.  

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‘The Zone’ educates young people in the midst of rising knife crime in West Yorkshire

‘The Zone’ educates young people in the midst of rising knife crime in West Yorkshire
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Leeds fans can dream after win over Derby

Leeds fans can dream after win over Derby

Leeds United supporters will be both anxious and excited for Wednesday’s play-off second leg against Derby County. The side are just two wins away from a return to the premier League, 15 years after last being in the competition. Matthew Ramage reports.

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The Human Aquarium Exhibition makes a splash in Leeds to highlight wildlife and environmental issues

The Human Aquarium Exhibition makes a splash in Leeds to highlight wildlife and environmental issues

By Evie Whitaker A thought-provoking exhibition arrived in Leeds in February giving a greater insight into what life is like for sea mammals. The exhibition – located in St Johns Centre – explored the issues of captivity and plastic waste through the use of mermaids, art, sculpture and photography. The exhibition aimed to raise awareness of the harsh conditions some […]

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Leeds city centre introduces new recycling bins as part of #LeedsByExample campaign

Leeds city centre introduces new recycling bins as part of #LeedsByExample campaign

By Hannah Riordan Organisers behind the latest recycling bins in Leeds city centre say they hope they will help people to understand more about what they can and can’t recycle. The new recycling bins have been placed in various locations around the city centre as part of a larger campaign, aptly named Leeds By Example. The campaign was originally set-up […]

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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 homeless volunteers see numbers needing help increase by six times in the last three years

Michelle and Angela- founders of Ang & Shells City Square homeless fee.

By Kamile Banyte Two local women who have organised their own homeless kitchen have seen the number of rough sleepers who attend their feed increase from 15 to over 90. Ang & Shells City Square homeless feed kitchen is made up of a small team of volunteers. They use donated ingredients to cook and serve fresh hot meals to dozens […]

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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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Eco-friendly stores on the increase in Leeds in bid to reduce waste

Eco-friendly stores on the increase in Leeds in bid to reduce waste

By Victoria Harris In the last year, Leeds has seen an increase in zero waste strategies across the city centre. EcoTopia and The Jar Tree are both plastic free and zero waste stores that operate in the heart of the city.  EcoTopia focuses on providing an affordable, yet environmentally friendly service by using a weigh-and-pay scheme. Shoppers are able to […]

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Leeds working hard to make the city and Yorkshire welcoming for refugees

Leeds working hard to make the city and Yorkshire welcoming for refugees

By Finley Crebolder Thousands of people come to the UK every year searching for asylum and refuge, and the country is often criticised for not doing enough to help them, especially compared to other developed European countries. There are people working to change this, and Leeds, in particular, is a city that, through the efforts of charities and organisations, is […]

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