Monthly Archives: November 2011

Leeds today: fish, jobs, presents, dogs, and ghosts.

Morning all! Elly here today for another day, another dollar, another dose of some super local news. Yesterday I spoke on the journalism panel with Jack Travers of News Associates and John Baron at Expo 2011, a careers day to … Continue reading

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Leeds today: homes, enterprise, delicious, talking, cake, Pudsey, eid & explore.

Morning! Over 15,000 homes in Leeds stand empty while 28,000 people are on the housing list, reports the YEP. The homes are in the hands of public and private landlords, and to make headway towards reducing both numbers a landlords … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Yorkshire, pub, fairs, cheese, spending, and singing.

Morning lads and lasses! Hope you’re enjoying this er, murky Tuesday morning and fully recovered from the weekend now. I think I am. Talking of alcohol, here’s a shameless plug for an event that I and Hayley Miller are hosting: … Continue reading

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Leeds today: market, occupy, cable, postcodes, hack, riots, transport.

It’s the start of a new week here at BGL towers! This week sees the ongoing Leeds Digital Fest and LIFF25, the Xmas markets really swinging into action, the inaugural Culture Vultures picnic and Thought Bubble, amongst many other things. … Continue reading

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Leeds today: remembrance, charity, cricket and collaboration.

Good morning all, and hooray – it’s Friday! Elly here to ease you gently into the weekend. First of all, on Remembrance Day, BGL remembers all those who fought and died for their fellow citizens, whatever their nationality. Just a … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Sir Jimmy, fixing it, Summat, awards, and the blogs

Good morning from @mw_obrien here. Leading the news this morning is the coverage of a sombre day as friends and family joined hundreds of fans young and old to pay their last respects to Sir Jimmy Savile, whose funeral was … Continue reading

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Write-Publish-Read at Leeds Digital Festival

Newspapers and radio used to rule the day and form opinion, but now online rules the waves – that was the general gist of the latest event at the excellent Leeds Digital Festival, writes John Baron. A wide array of … Continue reading

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Leeds today: hearts, roads, hubs, radishes, picnics and splashes

Hello hello! The children’s heart unit at the LGI – under threat of closure – received a boost at the start of the week as another hospital managed to get their closure put on hold. The BBC reports that The … Continue reading

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Leeds today: potholes, photos, panto, and cakemen.

Morning all! Elly here today for your news roundup in Leeds and Yorkshire. The Guardian Northerner blog reports on a potholing breakthrough as the final link in the Three Counties system has been opened up. If nothing else, this article … Continue reading

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Leeds today: torch, train, LEPs, blocks, library, tornado, and honk.

Morning! We hope you all had a lovely weekend with fireworks, cinder toffee and hot mulled cider. The Olympic Torch will pass through the Victoria Quarter, reports the BBC. Over three days in June next year the torch will be … Continue reading

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