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Leeds market car park is closing to make way for new Victoria Gate development

Leeds market car park is closing to make way for new Victoria Gate development

By Claire Schofield Leeds’ Kirkgate Market car park is due to close to make way for a new retail development. The council-owned market car park on Union Street and George Street will be closed on the evening of April 5 so construction can get underway for the new £150 million Victoria Gate development. Victoria Gate will open in 2016 and […]

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Police seize 17 vehicles as crackdown aims to immobilise criminals

Police seize 17 vehicles as crackdown aims to immobilise criminals

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle More than one vehicle per hour has been seized by West Yorkshire Police in their latest operation to target criminals on the county’s roads. Police have made 14 arrests and seized 17 vehicles worth over £65,000 in the first four days of Operation Viper – a campaign to target criminals who use the county’s roads. The operation […]

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Woolly bikes will make their way through Yorkshire for the Grand Depart

Woolly bikes will make their way through Yorkshire for the Grand Depart

By Claire Schofield A trail of woolly bikes will be making their way through Yorkshire as part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014. In celebration of the Grand Depart, ten bikes will be getting a woolly makeover for a year-long trail connecting ten Yorkshire towns with the many knitters, crocheters and yarn-stormers that taken part. Yarn-storming, also known as graffiti knitting, […]

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Leeds brewery wins big at national beer awards

Leeds brewery wins big at national beer awards

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram  Leeds Brewery are the toast of the town after scopping a top industry award. Leeds Brewery, based on Sydenham Road has been awarded the Best Microbrewing Pub Company at the Publican Awards 2014 on Tuesday.               Michael Brothwell, one of the directors at Leeds Brewery said “It’s a terrific feeling to […]

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Live at Leeds festival reveals highly anticipated schedule

Live at Leeds festival reveals highly anticipated schedule

By Claire Schofield Music lovers are rejoicing as the eagerly awaited Saturday schedule for the Live at Leeds festival  is revealed. More than 20 official venues are set to welcome more than 200 bands and musicians to perform to 15,000 fans in less than six weeks’ time. This year’s line-up includes established artists including Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., chart toppers Clean Bandit […]

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Popular Leeds male voice choir ready to light up Leeds Civic Hall

Popular Leeds male voice choir ready to light up Leeds Civic Hall

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle A popular male choir will take over Leeds Civic Hall next month for a special performance. Stteton Male Voice Choir will be performing in the Leeds Civic Hall Banquet Hall on April 12 in aid of the Charity LOFFTY Appeal. The LOFFTY project, which stands for Leeds Offers Fun for the Young, raises funds to provide fun […]

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Students plea for council representation

Students plea for council representation

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram  Leeds student unions are coming together to campaign for representation in their local council. Leeds University community officer Frankie O’Byrne, president of Leeds Metropolitan University Millie Cooper and president of Leeds Trinity University  Miki Vyse presented their plea to Leeds City Council on March 26. Frankie said: “69 per cent of our students believe that we should be making a […]

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Leeds couple praised in Parliament for PTSD run

MP Stuart Andrew, Louisa Rodriguez, Elizabeth Yarwood, Nick Cane and Simon Buckden outside 10 Downing Street

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle A Leeds MP addressed the issue of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Question Time yesterday after a local couple finished a gruelling 216 mile run to 10 Downing Street to raise awareness of the condition. Simon Buckden, 41, and Louisa Rodriguez, 30, both of Leeds, ran 216 miles from Leeds to London over seven days arriving yesterday (March 26). […]

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Calls for extra train carriages after Leeds commuters left stranded

Calls for extra train carriages after Leeds commuters left stranded

By Liam Smedley   Frustrated rail users are calling on Northern Rail to add extra carriages to the packed Headingley and Burley line after being stranded on the platform due to packed to capacity trains. Northern Rail claim the problem is due to a 47 per cent increase in rail users over the past decade. However, Leeds residents feel this occurs because Northern […]

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SLIDESHOW: Franz Ferdinand rock Leeds O2 Academy for first time since 2009

Franz Ferdinand rock Leeds O2 Academy

By Claire Schofield You would be forgiven for not going weak at the knees at the news that Franz Ferdinand are rolling into Leeds to play the O2 Academy. The Scottish based indie rockers have been off the scene for quite a while now, with their last visit to Leeds being a whopping four years ago. But with a crowd […]

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