Leeds today: pedalo, sunflower, Thai and TV.

Good morning news fans, it’s Elly here with a slightly later BGL than normal. I’d like to say it was because I was lounging in the sun, but unfortunately it’s not.

Hebe Media have a great video of two Leeds bands, Ellen and the Escapades and Hope and Social, mixing it up and collaborating.

Hyde Park Unity Day is coming up soon and My Life in Leeds has a little snippet on how you can be involved in this Leeds’ institution!

Also on My Life in Leeds, there’s a roundup of some of the best Thai restaurants in Leeds – yum! My personal favourite is Thai Cottage, ultimately superior to Thai Edge in my humble opinion.

Former European Capital of Culture, Liverpool, is expecting to feel a pinch on the arts (wahey! boom boom) as central government’s spending cuts start to take hold, with some museums expecting to reduce staff and potentially start charging for special exhibitions.

Sunflowers are cool. Alan Turing is cool. Hey, even maths is cool. These things are connected and if you pop over to the Guardian Northerner, you will find out why.

Sports Relief was last Friday, and potty pedalo radio presenters Katherine Hannah and Adam Pope of BBC Radio Leeds raised over £50,000 after travelling the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in a plastic swan. Awesome!

Wuthering Heights actor James Howson, the first black actor to play Heathcliff, has been issued with an arrest warrant after his failure to turn up in court. He’s charged with racial abuse towards his ex-girlfriend.

Tonight it’s the event ‘Leeds Television – What’s the score?‘ and there are still tickets available. Find out more on Eventbrite and why not go along to see what the future of television might look like in Leeds?

Ok that’s it for this sunny Tuesday. Other notable news: I am wearing shoes with golden cat heads on the side. Have a wonderful day and stay classy! Ciao!

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One Response to Leeds today: pedalo, sunflower, Thai and TV.

  1. Andy says:

    To add a little snippet…drought officially reaches Yorkshire. A good debate over on the Guardian comment section about whether it is the lack of rainfall or the lack of investment. Particularly relevant following David Cameron holding up water privatisation as an example of why road privatising could be a good thing.

    Also a Simon Jenkins comment on the overhaul of the planning system (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/mar/27/planning-permission-urban-rural) holds up Kirkstall Forge as an example of urban renewal (http://www.kirkstallforge.com/residential/the-vision.html) which got the go-ahead in the Autumn Spending review.

    Rumours however of building on the Rawdon Billings appear sadly to be coming true. http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/9598227.Battle_looms_over_new_development/

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