Post Tagged with: “Leeds”

Dog hanged off Leeds bridge

Dog hanged off Leeds bridge

A dog was hanged from a bridge in Halton in an “appalling” act of cruelty. Now RSCPA officers are investigating the incident – the second within a month in Leeds. The Akita was found on Sunday still alive, but had died when RSPCA investigator arrived Ben Cassell arrived at the scene. Ben Cassell, RSCPA investigator, said: “He was owned by […]

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NEWS BULLETIN: Thu 17th July

NEWS BULLETIN: Thu 17th July

In today’s bulletin a 21 year-old student and campaigner against honour attacks is celebrating her graduation. The RSPCA investigates a dog killing in Leeds and Brian Robinson is recovering in hospital after a cycling accident in Thornhill Lees.  

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Thor’s sex switch upsets Marvel fans, reactions from the Leeds Headrow

Thor’s sex switch upsets Marvel fans, reactions from the Leeds Headrow

The comic book world is in shock after it was announced recently that flagship marvel character Thor will become a woman later this year. This surprising new development has left fans of the Norse God in Leeds and around the world confused.

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Sporting heroes welcome Queen’s Baton in Leeds

Sporting heroes welcome Queen’s Baton in Leeds

By Claire Schofield Hundreds of young people flocked to the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds today to welcome the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay. Around 1,300 youngsters from 80 local schools attended the event to welcome the baton on its visit to the city, en route to its final destination in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games this summer. […]

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Legendary Leeds Councillor reminisces on 57-year career

Legendary Leeds Councillor reminisces on 57-year career

By Liam Smedley Retiring “legendary” Leeds Councillor and former Lord Mayor has described serving the city since 1957 as “the passion of his life.” Councillor Atha, 85, who serves Kirkstall Ward for the Labour Party, said he has chosen not to stand for re-election in May because he would be nearly 90 following another term. Originally, he trained as a […]

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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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