Monthly Archives: January 2012

Leeds today: ram raids, police HQ, Piece Hall, Norma, pubs.

Tuesday already! The week is moving on apace! (YEP) This morning saw a post office in Cottingley ram-raided by a stolen car, in order to steal the ATM. The ATM probably contained comparatively little cash for the amount of effort … Continue reading

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Leeds today: taxis, blues, the 70s, canals, MEPs and beds.

Morning! Monday again – we all hope you had a decent weekend. It’ll be a very quick update today. The Silentnight factory in Batley is, alas, to close. The loss of 200 jobs in the region is a cruel blow, … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Mick McCann, Seventies chic, Aussies, Headingley cheerleaders, honours, Super 8.

It’s Friday, it’s eight o’clock, it’s Crackerjack! Well, almost. It’s @MarkOBrien01 and Beyond Guardian Leeds looking forward to the weekend, and that’s just as good. So what’s on the agenda today? First up Seventies child, Bowie lover, thriller writer, Leeds … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Moz, Rocky, Rebecca, Odsal, Oates, and Burns.

Goooooood morning Leeds! Elly here for your Thursday round up of news across the Leeds and West Yorkshire area. Hope everyone is revving up for the weekend – should be a good one! East Street Arts has a call for … Continue reading

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Leeds today: anger management, poverty, incinerator, poetry, mill & adoption.

A school in Chapeltown is offering anger management classes to its students (YEP). Ok, it’s perhaps a little extreme. Except this is a primary school, and the students are five years old. Apparently there is a real behaviour problem in … Continue reading

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Leeds today: stem cells, plaques, BNP, and BBC.

Good morning people! It’s @ebsnare here with your Tuesday round up of local news and stuff wot it going on. Alex in Leeds has got the latest post up on her ‘eat the seasons’ challenge – check out her blog … Continue reading

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Leeds today: fares, splash, church, crypt, food, guinea pigs and Dragons.

恭喜发财! (Or, Gung hei fat choi!) Happy new year, if you’re Chinese – if not, then Happy Monday! But, today is the first day of the year of the Dragon; Leeds’ Chinese community were out yesterday celebrating the new year … Continue reading

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Leeds today: art, MP, eco, FRIDAY!

Hello all – little switcheroo today and sorry we’re a little late: I was stuck on a train. Elly here and it’s ONLY BLOODY FRIDAY! An A&E department in Pontefract is looking to Army medics to provide cover for its … Continue reading

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Leeds today: children’s mayor, Big Society, Haworth, Godot, blackout, energy, NAP.

Good morning and how do you do? Mark here this Thursday morning, taking over from Elly who’ll be back with you tomorrow to round off the week (we like to keep you folks on your toes)! Joe Smith, 10, has … Continue reading

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Leeds today: M&S, Kirkgate, archive treasure, smoke alarms and poverty.

Morning! Not quite so cold today. It’ll probably get colder again by the weekend, though. An 86 year-old model who did her first assignment aged just 3 was back modelling vintage clothes from M&S chosen by students from Leeds University … Continue reading

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