Monthly Archives: March 2012

Leeds today: theatre, eggs, archives, art, and too many exclamation marks!

Good morning folks! It’s Elly here for a lovely dose of nearly-the-weekend-news. The 70,000 piece corporate archive from Marks and Spencer has moved from That London up to be housed permanently at the University of Leeds, reports the BBC. You … Continue reading

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Leeds today: mayor, cucumbers, bike ride, pedalo ride, cannon, and Mary Shelley.

Welcome to Wednesday! Today’s “out of the window weather report” reckons it’ll be a bit grey and flat, but may not actually rain. Are we right? Only time will tell. The idea that we might want an elected mayor in … Continue reading

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Leeds today: elections, media, festival, and some serious pun action.

Morning everyone, Elly here with your news and views round up this slightly grey Tuesday. We’ve lots to get through so let’s power on. Rosie Driver has a guide on making the most of a night out on The Calls, … Continue reading

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Leeds today: post office, beer, jaaaazz, Rawdon, diving, library and designers.

Morning! I looked at a calendar and was a bit startled to realise that it’s Mothering Sunday next week. (Also my Mum’s birthday, St Patrick’s day, and other things besides!) And Easter is coming up fast too. Lawks, where is … Continue reading

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Leeds today: tributes, mayors, southleedslife.com, homeless, Marco Pierre White

Good morning Leeds, a sunny Friday March morning here; we’ll see how long that lasts… Tributes have been paid to the four West Yorkshire soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Pte Jake Hartley, Pte Anthony Frampton, Pte Daniel Wilford (all from Huddersfield) … Continue reading

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Leeds today: awards, Brazilians, Morrisons and WOMEN!

Hello everyone and happy International Women’s Day! Hope you’re having a fantastic day and celebrating all the women in your life (and just generally celebrating, because anything’s an excuse, right?) It’s Elly here with your news round up today. Morrisons, … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead at The Hepworth Wakefield

Feature article by Racheal Johnson, @cestrache By all accounts The Hepworth Wakefield‘s opening year has surpassed even the most wildly optimistic expectations. The gallery – the largest built outside London in 50 years – has drawn almost 400,000 visitors in … Continue reading

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Leeds today: poets, amateurs, zombies, insomnia, climate, Terry’s, volunteerism and Hegley.

Morning! We’ve got a treat for you later on; a review of the zombie walk at the Hepworth over the weekend being posted at about 1pm. In the meantime, here’s the news. Alas! The Terry’s factory in York has started … Continue reading

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Leeds today: protest, demolition, craft and restaurants.

Morning everyone! Elly here with today’s BGL roundup, which includes lots of shouting. To prepare you for the shouting, first of all here’s Leeds Grub’s great review of LiveBait, the overhauled fish restaurant. Richard Smyth on My Life in Leeds … Continue reading

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Leeds today: St Pete’s, behaviour, objections, homelessness, raid, music, chef & Mafia.

Hello! Monday morning, and it’s a bright and sunny one up here in Leeds. First up today: the YEP has a story on which parts of Leeds are the most anti-social. The Leeds Antisocial Behaviour Team (LASBT) was established last … Continue reading

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