Monthly Archives: August 2011

Leeds today: Incinerator, residential care homes closures, arena and bus changes

Good morning, Leeds. It’s the last of my three guest posts while Mike is away on holiday, writes John Baron. It’s been a blast looking again at some of the blogs that make the city’s blogging scene so vibrant. It … Continue reading

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Aug 30th

It’s been a hectic bank holiday weekend in Leeds, with loads of news, so we’ve tried to ferret out a few stories that would have been missed amongst the headlines this morning. Yesterday saw the annual Leeds West Indian Carnival, … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Bank Holiday weekend, festivals, carnivals, trains, cars, fun and games.

It’s as though Christmas has come early in Leeds this Bank Holiday weekend, with a festive feast of fun and games awaiting anyone staying at home or welcoming friends and family from afar. It’s me, Mark O’Brien (@mw_obrien), in the … Continue reading

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Leeds today: festivals, scarecrows, cycling (again) and giant vegetables.

Morning everyone – hope the weather’s a bit nicer where you are, it’s a terribly grey day here. The rail strikes that disrupted many services yesterday will end today, with train schedules hopefully back to normal. The two unions, Aslef … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Light night, rail strike, local TV meeting and Simon on the Streets

Good morning Leeds! It’s the second of my guest posts for Beyond Guardian Leeds while Mike is taking a well-earned break, writes John Baron. I attended an informal meeting about Leeds’ bids for local television at Leeds Media Centre in … Continue reading

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Leeds today: flats, guts, and high lines.

Morning chaps, Reporter Snare here! Not loads of news today but interesting nonetheless. The BBC reports that seven council housing blocks in Wakefield are to be ‘adopted’ by local community support officers. The officers will monitor activity round and in … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Royal Park meeting, carnival steel band ban and Bramley action

Good morning, Leeds! I’ve really missed writing those three early morning words – and it’s an honour to be asked to write a guest post for this blog while the wonderful Mike’s taking a well-earned break from his Beyond Guardian … Continue reading

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Leeds today: horses, football, butterflies, baking, funding cuts and zombies.

Today in BGL we have 999 changes, charity funding cuts, design awards, bakers, poverty, butterflies, Lotherton, Photohunt, zombies, football and horse racing. We always provide the goods! The BBC reports that proposed changes to the 999 system by Yorkshire Ambulance … Continue reading

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Leeds today: wildflowers, rail strikes, a burning boozer, graffiti and Ken Dodd.

Is graffiti street art or vandalism? Well, as with all things it is a matter of degree, but that didn’t stop LCC spending £517,000 in 2010-11 on cleaning up graffiti (YEP). Graffiti artists can be very talented, and occasionally come … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Ilkley Lit, walking to Plymouth, bomb maps, pipework and Carnival.

Hugh Muir in the Guardian talks to Arthur France, who began the Chapeltown Carnival 43 years ago after arriving from St Kitts. The disturbances in Chapeltown last week spread to the Festival HQ where preparation for the event was well … Continue reading

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