Monthly Archives: June 2011

Today in Leeds: cricket, trains, stolen art and we preview Leeds Loves Food

Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves has urged ministers to take the Kirkstall Forge and Apperley Bridge railway stations “out of limbo”, reports the Yorkshire Post. The stations, that will be part of the proposed redevelopment scheme for West Leeds and … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Rowing, cycling, library closures and teachers.

Teachers across Leeds have sent out letters to parents asking them to “trust us” as they go on strike, reports the YEP. Patrick Murphy from Leeds NUT said: “We never like doing this because it affects parents but we ask … Continue reading

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Leeds today: pi, tiny fire engines, single ladies and diving

In today’s post: pi, tiny fire engines, single ladies and diving, along with many more things! West Yorkshire Fire Service is trialling a new rapid response vehicle alongside its fleet of somewhat larger vehicles, reports the YEP. A six month … Continue reading

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Leeds today: donkeys, parking, curry and cake.

Today we look at the Children’s Heart Unit story, more on the airport parking issue, a shortage of curry chefs, donkeys, garden parties, the Red Welly Relay and more. The Children’s Heart Surgery issue is starting to get even more … Continue reading

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Leeds today: BGL gets cross, libraries, festivals and green streets.

Friday! Today BGL gets quite cross, and then calms down again by the end. But this first story has made me furious. The commons debate on children’s heart care in the UK was carried out yesterday, reports the YEP. It … Continue reading

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Leeds today: housing, Sue Ryder, dragons and hippos.

As mentioned in BGL yesterday a group of parents, patients and clinicians went to No. 10 Downing St to deposit a 500,000 signature petition against the closure of the Children’s Heart Unit at LGI. The YEP follows up on the … Continue reading

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Leeds today: fish, Bramley Baths, trains and tiny radio stations.

A half-million signature petition was taken to Downing Street yesterday protesting the planned closure of the children’s heart unit at the LGI, reports the Yorkshire Post. The petition was delivered to No. 10 by parents, children, doctors and MP Stuart … Continue reading

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Leeds today: a cure for cancer? Also Middleton railway, sky writing and burglary.

The Middleton Light Railway was hit by thieves over the weekend, stealing metal worth only £30 but causing thousands of pounds worth of damage, reports the BBC. One of the oldest running railway lines in the country, the Railway is … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Emerge, Transform, #hometourist and Run4all

Alas, Tetleys is now gone. The beer was not everybody’s cup of tea but nonetheless, CAMRA held a wake for the brewery on Saturday, reports the BBC. The Jane Tomlinson 10k Run for All was held yesterday in Leeds; despite … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Loop, Tetleys, the HPPH, and Barbie

Today is a sad day for the people of Leeds; Tetley’s brewery is finally closing its gates. The iconic brewery has been on the wane for several years and although the closure was initially announced in 2008 sites such as … Continue reading

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