A warm week across Leeds, and things have most certainly been heating up of late. But it’s Bradford first where the flames are being fanned.
As the city is recovering from another night with its name splashed across the headlines and trending throughout the Twittersphere, other news from our friends in Bradford as the National Media Museum opens a new gallery looking at the history of the internet. Life Online (or LOL) charts the social, technological and cultural impact of the World Wide Web, with contributions from internet pioneers including Tim Berners Lee and Vint Cerf.
The latest on the panic at the petrol pumps from the YEP as one of the more priceless political farces of recent years hits home. Less than cautious speculation from government over a strike which hasn’t actually happened has led to filling stations across the city reporting huge demand, with motorists queuing up at length at garages across town, from Chapel Allerton to Hunslet, Moortown to Ilkley.
You will want to save enough fuel for the drive out to Harewood House, as the BBC showcases some of the personal photos from Her Majesty The Queen’s private collection which are set to go on display. Some of the photos have never been seen by the public before, and are being exhibited as part of Harewood House’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
South Leeds Life has a fine video from the next Ant & Dec down in Hunslet: two members of the incredible Hunslet Club’s youth club, Kieran and Cameron, take us on a guided tour around the place, including the new state-of-the-art Games Zone.
BBC Radio was all over West Yorkshire last night (less so, BBC News 24…), but Guardian Northerner’s Martin Wainwright reports on the BBC conference held at Salford, ‘Closing the Gap’, aiming to build audiences for Radio 4 here in the north. Well worth a read for some thoughtful insights and reflections from someone who certainly knows the patch.