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Leeds based charity for disabled artists celebrates 30th anniversary with new exhibition at the Tetley

Leeds based charity for disabled artists celebrates 30th anniversary with new exhibition at the Tetley

By Florence Pepper Please note this article was written prior to social distancing due to COVID-19. A thought-provoking exhibition of work by disabled artists is taking place in Leeds Tetley Gallery to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a charity that supports people with learning disabilities. The ‘Hidden art/artists’ exhibition is free and remains at The Tetley until October 2020. Pyramid […]

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Historic Leeds cinema set to be redeveloped soon but needs your help now

Historic Leeds cinema set to be redeveloped soon but needs your help now

By Thomas Reyer Before the outbreak of Coronavirus, a redevelopment of the Hyde Park Picture House, branded as ‘The Picture House project’, was due to begin work. However, progress has been halted for the time being and the cancellation of their scheduled ‘On the Road’ screenings will cause a deficit in their revenue stream, which could have a lasting effect […]

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Reaction: Leeds bartenders dismayed over Stonegate furlough revelations

Image taken from Pixabay, this is not a Stonegate pub

All employees interviewed for this article wished to remain anonymous. By The Yorkshire Voice Bar staff from across Leeds have voiced their disappointment to Yorkshire Voice after revelations published by the Sun last week about one of the UK’s leading pub chains – based abroad in a tax haven – using taxpayers’ money for the furlough scheme. They showed that […]

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“We’ve had to change everything”: How small businesses and charities are adapting to the lockdown

“We’ve had to change everything”: How small businesses and charities are adapting to the lockdown

Adapting to the coronavirus lockdown has been a challenge for us all, with social distancing creating a new norm of working from home wherever possible. For key workers though, it’s often not that simple, and they’ve had to drastically change the way they work. Richard Liddle reports: Leedstrinitycfj · “We’ve had to change everything”: How small businesses and charities are […]

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How the TV and Film Industry are coping in Lockdown

How the TV and Film Industry are coping in Lockdown

By Kudzai Chinembiri Yorkshire – and Leeds in particular – has rapidly been becoming a hub for film and television production, with the likes of Channel 4 moving to the city.  But Coronavirus has put the brakes on this area of industry, just like many others. I spoke to Glyn Middleton to find out how freelancers and creatives are coping […]

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‘Giving to charity is like brushing your teeth’ – Alwoodley’s Conservative Party Councillor on the importance of community, education – and Brad Pitt

Alwoodley's Conservative Party Councillor: Dan Cohen

By Immy Share After enjoying a phone conservation with Councillor Dan Cohen, I message him to ask for a suitable photograph to go with this feature. He directs me to his Facebook profile or his official one on www.leeds.gov.uk – “I look fairly hideous in them all.” Just after, he sends me what he says is a snap he took […]

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Leeds Bradford Airport plan to build a new terminal despite opposition from climate activists

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By Jacob Smith Leeds Bradford Airport plans to build a new state-of-the-art terminal expected to cost around £150m. This latest announcement by Leeds Bradford Airport explains that rather than extending the existing terminal, the plan is to now build an entirely new facility which will replace the current terminal. Plans had already been approved by Leeds City Council to extend […]

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Vintage heaven with a thriving nightlife – Headingley has something for everyone

Vintage heaven with a thriving nightlife – Headingley has something for everyone

By Kudzai Chinembiri Stuck on places to visit after lockdown is over? You have come to the right place my friend. If you are a university student, I’m almost positive you have either heard of Headingley or have lived there yourself. It’s no secret Headingley has become home to thousands of students over the years which has made it one […]

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The ‘hole’ of Leeds’ Alwoodley in one: Golf, manors and Range Rovers

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                            By Immy Share Three golf clubs, homes worth well over a million pounds and personalised number plates galore. No, it’s not the Surrey heartland but the LS17 area of North Leeds that includes Alwoodley. The up-market residential area is home to three major golf clubs: Sandmoor, […]

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Fat, Funny and Fearless – Jessica Jones’ tour finally comes to Leeds

Fat, Funny and Fearless – Jessica Jones’ tour finally comes to Leeds

By Emily Hartley Jessica Jones, also known as ‘The Fat Funny One’, is a blogger, content creator, writer, body confidence activist, motivational speaker and a self-proclaimed cake and chicken wing addict! She wrote the show, Fat, Funny and Fearless, then decided she wanted to go on tour, and empower other women. After her debut show sold out in London, Jess […]

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