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Popular healthy fast food chain ‘Leon’ arrives in Leeds train station

Popular healthy fast food chain ‘Leon’ arrives in Leeds train station

By Kudzai Chinembiri A popular healthy fast food restaurant has opened its first branch in Yorkshire. Leon opened on Tuesday (December 3) in Leeds train station. Founded in 2004, there are now 74 Leon restaurants in total across the UK, Europe and the USA. Melissa Bignall, operations manager for owners SSPUK said: We decided that Leeds would be the best […]

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90-year-old credits ping pong for keeping her young

By Amy Goodall ‘Ping Pong 4U’ provides training using adapted activities for anyone and everyone. Peter Thompson has devised new ping pong games and made a training package in order to make it more accessible for disabled people. 90-year-old Audrey, is a regular player and is one of the oldest in the UK.    

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Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

By Richard Liddle Four of the five parliamentary candidates for Pudsey took questions from the public on Tuesday evening at Pudsey Parish Church. Jane Aitchison (Labour), Stuart Andrew (Conservative), Quinn Daley (Green) and Ian Dowling (Liberal Democrat) faced questions from the public on a wide range of national issues including Brexit, the climate crisis, food banks and Universal Credit, as […]

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Leeds instructors swim 10 miles to raise £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Leeds instructors swim 10 miles to raise £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust

By Immy Share The swimming instructors from Swimbrite Swim School swam 10 miles collectively last Tuesday evening at the Leeds David Lloyd Health Club to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust, raising £500 in total. Each of the instructors swam a mile – with some swimming more if they wanted to – to clock-up the distance. The chosen charity is […]

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University of Leeds’ UCU members rally at Leeds Town Hall on final strike day

The UCU strikers take part in a rally outside Leeds Town Hall

By Immy Share Today marks the last of eight strike days for University of Leeds’ UCU members who have picketed outside the University to protest about their pensions, pay and working conditions. They met at the Parkinson Building before marching in solidarity to a rally at Leeds Town Hall from midday. The rally involved singing well-known songs with UCU-related lyrics […]

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Yorkshire Ambulance Service urges people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

Yorkshire Ambulance Service urges people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

By Alice Young Yorkshire Ambulance Service is asking people to think twice before calling for an ambulance over the festive period. Andy Hughes, clinical supervisor, asked the public to consider whether calling 999 is the most appropriate option. Anyone with a minor injury or illness can consult their local pharmacist or GP, attend a minor-injuries unit or call NHS 111 […]

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Young activists keep Leeds political candidates in check at Headingley climate hustings.

Young activists keep Leeds political candidates in check at Headingley climate hustings.

By Joseph Greenough – A pair of young climate activists joined Leeds political candidates for a climate hustings panel in Headingley on Monday evening. Jefim Vogel and Annwen Thurlow used their individual expertise to hold Labour, Conservative, Green and Brexit party candidates to account as they proposed policies on fighting climate change ahead of next week’s election. Topics of discussion […]

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Law students take the stage in aid of Leeds’ oldest charity

Law students take the stage in aid of Leeds’ oldest charity

By Joe Greenough Students from Leeds took part in the sixth annual Law’s Got Talent show last night to raise money for the Leeds Children’s Charity. Organised by the University of Leeds Law Society, the event invites law students to perform before a panel of judges and a sold-out venue, projected to raise record funds. The Leeds Children’s Charity is […]

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Chapel Allerton’s independent businesses hit back at Black Friday with their own ‘indie trail’ launch

Co-organiser of Chapel Allerton Indie Trail, Jo McBeath

By Immy Share Thirty independent businesses in Chapel Allerton are taking part in a two-week Indie Trail to encourage people to support local businesses. Shop owners are distributing maps of the main street with space for participating retailers to stamp the map following a purchase. After receiving seven stamps, customers are entered into a prize draw to win £150 to […]

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Labour candidate for Leeds North West calls for a city referendum on congestion charge

Candidates at the Climate Crisis Hustings: Leeds North West

  By Grace Pritchard Labour candidate for Leeds North West, Alex Sobel, has said that Leeds should hold a referendum on the introduction of a city-wide congestion charge. The candidates for Leeds North West last night (December 2) attended a climate hustings for Leeds North West organised by Leeds Youth Strike for Climate, Our Future Leeds and Extinction Rebellion Leeds. […]

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