Leeds today: nude, music, apprenticeships, and pancakes.

Morning news fans, Elly here today with your top local news stories. Hope you’ve all been having a great week and looking forward to the weekend!

Nigel Keer has been fined over £300 for rambling nude apart from a backpack and boots across Otley Chevin, after causing distress to a female dog-walker and being apprehended by an off-duty policeman out running at the time. Keer protested that ‘being naked is not an offence’. No, but it can be bloody cold up on Otley Chevin.

At 6pm today on Radio Leeds, Alan Raw of BBC Introducing… will be hosting a music masterclass for young people wanting to break into the ‘biz’, followed by a live music showcase from bands across West Yorkshire. Awesome!

South Leeds Life has information on a recent awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of young people in the area over on their blog.

The Culture Vulture has an indepth review of the first day of the Leeds Antifascist Film Festival, covering all the different films of the day with Day 2 review coming soon.

The Guardian Northerner blog has a great article on the potential implications and impact of a tourist tax and other funding initiatives in York – read it here.

The former mining community of Rotherham will receive a boost in combatting youth unemployment thanks to the Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s National Apprenticeship Programme, which is aiming to create a significant number of opportunities for those aged between 16 and 18.

And finally, I love pancakes, so I absolutely loved this story about nearly 900 people breaking a pancake-flipping world record in Sheffield. Just imagine the amount of sugar and lemon juice you would need for that feast! Man, I love pancakes.

That’s it for today – have a fantastic weekend and take care of yourselves darlings. Ciao!

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