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Animal rights protesters bring Cube of Truth to Leeds city centre.

Animal rights protesters bring Cube of Truth to Leeds city centre.

By Kudzai Chinembiri Vegan activists held a peaceful street protest on November 2, 2019 in the heart of  Trinity Leeds shopping centre. The protest was organised by the animal rights organisation, Anonymous for the Voiceless.  Last year over 500 similar protests were held worldwide as well as across Yorkshire in places like Bradford and Wakefield. A group of protesters gathered […]

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Leeds comes out on top in Yorkshire and the Humber for expenditure growth in adult social care

Source: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 2018 Report

By Grace Pritchard Official statistics show Leeds to have had the largest increase in expenditure for adult social care across Yorkshire and the Humber. The figures were released in the latest report by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government covering last year. Out of all recorded areas in the Yorkshire and the Humber region Leeds had the largest […]

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Guide Dogs for the Blind lead Purple Tuesday efforts at Victoria shopping centre

Guide Dogs for the Blind lead Purple Tuesday efforts at Victoria shopping centre

By Jack Walker The charity Guide Dogs for the Blind has been at the Victoria shopping centre in Leeds today to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by visually impaired shoppers as part of Purple Tuesday. Purple Tuesday is the UK’s only accessible shopping day, aimed at highlighting the needs of shoppers with disabilities. Charlotte Walton, regional fundraiser for the […]

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Leeds KPMG tax department grow moustaches for Movember

Leeds KPMG tax department grow moustaches for Movember

By Immy Share The males working in the Leeds KPMG tax department have teamed together to raise money for the men’s health charity, Movember. The tax employees are each foregoing shaving during November and are growing their moustaches for the full month. Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s mental and physical health and advocate ‘grow a […]

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Young journalists are gaining more skills and opportunities from small media companies, than from national broadcasters

Young journalists are gaining more skills and opportunities from small media companies, than from national broadcasters

Alumni: (From left to right) Charlie Wainwright, Lauren Smith-Jones and Ben Ramsdale with host Mike Best. By George Arkley Young journalists have the chance to gain a wealth of experience in smaller production companies rather than on national training schemes, a recent graduate has said. Charlie Wainwright, a Leeds Trinity University (LTU) journalism graduate, returned to her roots to tell […]

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Soaps and Storylines: Emmerdale Director Ian Bevitt to lead workshop at Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism and Media Week

Soaps and Storylines: Emmerdale Director Ian Bevitt to lead workshop at Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism and Media Week

By Immy Share Leeds Trinity University will welcome Emmerdale’s Director Ian Bevitt to Journalism and Media Week. Ian will lead a workshop for students on all things soaps and storylines. Starting his career as a media reporter on the Pontefract and Castleford Express in the 80s, Ian began his directing career 11 years later. To name a few, he has […]

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Leeds University staff member to cycle across America to raise money for charity

Antony Butcher

 By Alice Young A charity fundraiser, working in Leeds, will cycle across America to raise £20,000 to support people with Multiple Sclerosis and people with mental health issues. Antony Butcher, assistant education service manager at University of Leeds, will be taking three months off to embark on the journey. The challenge, which Antony will be undertaking from May next […]

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Good Morning Britain’s Katy Rickitt to talk bed-hopping at Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism and Media Week

Good Morning Britain’s Katy Rickitt to talk bed-hopping at Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism and Media Week

By Immy Share Leeds Trinity University alumna Katy Rickitt, who is the news correspondent for Good Morning Britain, will return to the university next Monday for Journalism and Media week. Katy will give a talk about the unexpected travelling around the country which comes with her job. However, this is not the only country which Katy has travelled round for […]

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Masked animal rights protesters rally at Leeds Sausage and Cider Festival

Masked animal rights protesters rally at Leeds Sausage and Cider Festival

By Joseph Greenough A group of masked animal rights activists gathered at New Dock on Saturday (October 26) to protest against the Leeds sausage and cider festival. The protesters were members of a group called Anonymous for the Voiceless, an animal rights organisation that operates worldwide to promote veganism and animal abuse awareness. The event, a first appearance for Leeds, […]

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Jobs Saved in Horsforth as former Thomas Cook shop reopens as Hays Travel

Hays has had success with existing customers

By Samantha Lewis The former Thomas Cook travel agent in Horsforth has reopened with the new owners, Hays Travel, rehiring all the staff. After the collapse of Thomas Cook last month, an independent company based in Sunderland, Hays Travel, moved quickly to announce that they would take over and reopen all the travel agent’s stores in time for Christmas. Out […]

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