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Leeds University students lead march to help women ‘Reclaim the Night’

Leeds University students lead march to help women ‘Reclaim the Night’

By Alice Young Leeds University students are organising the Reclaim the Night march in Leeds on Saturday December 7, campaigning for female empowerment after dark. Leeds University Union Community Officer Catheryne Fairbairn and Emily Dean from LUU Feminist Society are leading the event, which aims to unite women and “take back the streets”. The march will start at 6.00pm from […]

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Protestors take to the streets of Leeds to call for radical action on climate crisis

Protestors take to the streets of Leeds to call for radical action on climate crisis

By Sarah Smith Protestors have marched through Leeds calling for stronger action on how to battle climate change. The demonstration on November 29 started in front of Leeds Town Hall and followed an earlier one on November 20, which was reported to be the biggest one outside London. In the past two weeks, there have been peaceful protests taking place […]

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Yorkshire Remain Choir bring their Big Red Bus for Remain to Leeds city centre

The Yorkshire Remain Voice Choir perform on the steps of Leeds Town Hall.

By Grace Pritchard The steps of Leeds Town Hall provided a stage for the Yorkshire Remain Voice Choir’s performance in Leeds city centre this afternoon. The choir sang classic songs with a pro-EU twist including, What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor and Ilkley Moor Bar T’at.  Group organiser Richard Sadler said: “We’re Yorkshire for Europe, we’re not affiliated with any […]

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Mum aims to donate 400 Christmas gifts to children in Leeds hospitals

Mum aims to donate 400 Christmas gifts to children in Leeds hospitals

By Immy Share A Leeds mum is aiming to collect 400 gifts for children in St James’ Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary this Christmas. The Christmas Gifts for Poorly Kids collection is being run by mother-of-two Claire Baskind from Alwoodley. Claire started her yearly collections in 2016 as an alternative to buying her mum birthday and Christmas gifts after she […]

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Leeds special educational needs students open pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market

Leeds special educational needs students open pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market

By Richard Liddle Five Leeds schools for students with special educational needs and disabilities have joined together to run a pop-up shop in Kirkgate Market. The shop, named Compass House, is stocked with Christmas gifts made by the students, who have also been involved with planning and running the stall as a way to gain valuable work experience. This is […]

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The Big Sleep: Leeds fundraisers brave a cold night at Headingley Stadium to support charities

The Big Sleep: Leeds fundraisers brave a cold night at Headingley Stadium to support charities

By Richard Liddle Nearly 250 fundraisers slept outside at the Emerald Headingley Stadium last night to raise money for Leeds charities helping homeless and vulnerable people. The Big Sleep is a shared event between St. George’s Crypt, St. Gemma’s Hospice and the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, with the proceeds split equally between the three. This is the third year the event […]

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An independent review of managed sex zone in Leeds is under way

Holbeck Managed Approach Zone

By Jacob Smith The UK’s first legally managed sex zone has now been in operation for over five years but is currently under review by crime and social experts at the University of Huddersfield. Safer Leeds first introduced the Managed Approach scheme in October 2014 in response to long-standing issues of street sex work impacting on Holbeck and the surrounding […]

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Charity fundraisers prepare to sleep out at Headingley Stadium for the Leeds Big Sleep

Charity fundraisers prepare to sleep out at Headingley Stadium for the Leeds Big Sleep

By Alice Young Charity fundraisers prepare to swap their warm beds for sleeping bags at the Leeds Big Sleep this Thursday November 28 at Emerald Headingley Stadium. The Leeds Big Sleep is a collaborative fundraising event which brings the Leeds community together to raise money and awareness for three local charities; St George’s Crypt, Leeds Rhinos Foundation and St Gemma’s […]

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Leeds: Deadline for Woodhouse Ridge planning comments draws near

Leeds: Deadline for Woodhouse Ridge planning comments draws near

A CGI image created by Addison Planning showing the proposed development at Woodhouse Ridge. The existing care home can be seen on the left. By Jack Walker Leeds City Council has extended the deadline for members of the public to submit their objections to the planned development on Woodhouse Ridge. Objections were opened in September, and the public now has […]

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Tampon Tax funding for Simon on the Streets to tackle women’s hidden homeless in Leeds

Photo provided by Simon on the Streets

by Emily Horner West Yorkshire-based homelessness charity, Simon on the Streets, has been awarded a grant from the Government’s Tampon Tax to help end women’s homelessness. They are one of 29 charities across England to have received this grant. It is using this funding to build services and develop partnerships between women’s homelessness and specialist women’s sector charities. It will […]

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