Post Tagged with: “Leeds”

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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Leeds: Horsforth charity promoting sessions bringing young and old together

Leeds: Horsforth charity promoting sessions bringing young and old together

By Lewis Oldham A Horsforth charity has begun promoting sessions bringing older people together with young children to help improve lives and forge bonds between the generations. Horsforth Live at Home is part of the nationwide Live at Home scheme and runs a lot of events in the local area, including dementia cafes. Sally Metcalfe is the scheme manager for […]

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Headingley Farmers’ Market nominated for national FARMA award

Headingley Farmers’ Market nominated for national FARMA award

by Abbey Maclure Headingley market has been nominated for the Farm Retail Association’s (FARMA) Best Farmers’ Market of the Year award. Winners will be announced on 26 February at the FARMA annual conference. We visited the market to find out more:

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LUFC manager baffles press and fans at emergency press conference.

LUFC manager baffles press and fans at emergency press conference.

By Maisie Andrews Garth Marcelo Beisla, who has been managing Leeds United Football Club for under a year, is under fire for sending ‘spies’ to watch opponents train. On 11th February 2019, Leeds played the Derby ‘Rams’ at home and won 2-0. In a pre-match interview Beisla admitted he had send employees of the club to watch other Championship teams […]

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Students react: University of Leeds suffers power outage

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By Charlotte Lascelles Embed from Getty Images Students have expressed their frustration after the University of Leeds suffered a power cut this morning. While not all of the buildings on site were affected, students and staff in the areas of Chemistry, Media, English, Physics, Music and Education were told to work from home due to their core buildings losing power. […]

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The Real Junk Food Project café praised for tackling loneliness in Horsforth

The Real Junk Food Project café praised for tackling loneliness in Horsforth

by Abbey Maclure Horsforth residents have praised the Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) café for tackling loneliness in the local community. The café, held at St Margaret’s parish centre in Horsforth every Monday, was set up over two years ago and uses surplus food from supermarkets to make meals for local people. Visitors pay-as-they-feel for meals and the café has diverted […]

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Leeds reacts: Academic claims ‘bring home the bacon’ could be axed to avoid vegan upset

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By Harry McMullen An academic has predicted that using terms such as ‘taking the bull by the horns’ and ‘killing two birds with one stone’ could go out of fashion as they may be offensive for vegans. Dr Shareena Hamzah, a researcher from Swansea University, predicts terms like ‘opening up a can of worms’ will be replaced with the alternatives […]

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Pedestrian dies following road accident in Leeds

Pedestrian dies following road accident in Leeds

By Charlotte Lascelles An 82-year-old woman has died after being involved in a collision on Middleton Road, Leeds on Friday (November 30). The incident occurred at 12:20pm when a pedestrian, now identified as Maureen Routledge, was hit by a white Renault Kangoo van. The driver, a 29-year-old man, did stop his car at the scene. Routledge was immediately taken to hospital […]

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