Leeds today: news, politics, rambling, and more rambling of a different kind.

Good morning news fans! It’s Elly here with your daily round up of news and stuff wot’s going on from across Leeds and West Yorkshire.

Firstly, more Tetley Brewery news at reader Terry Wragg emails to say:

Demolition is continuing apace at the Tetley’s brewery site – a sad prospect for many Leeds beer-lovers. From Crown Point Road and Bowman Lane you can currently see the main chimney in the process of being dismantled: affording at the least a photo-opportunity for some, perhaps.

LOL! Leeds Online can now be found on their fantastic website right here – and guess who’s doing the news? No, not me, but dear Mr Baron of Guardian Leeds fame. His photo is absolutely brilliant and here at BGL Towers we’re looking forward to reading LOL! Leeds Online as often as possible.

Remember we mentioned the group of University of Leeds students who had been documenting the history of the Jewish community in Leeds? Our very own Mark O’Brien has written up a lovely piece on the project over on Culture Vultures – have a read.

Holt Park Today has a short piece on the route of the Olympic Torch in Leeds where it will stop off in Headingley and pass through other areas of the city including Harehills.

Friends of Leeds Kirkgate Market are holding a public meeting about the future of the market today at 6.30pm at Trinity Church – more information on their blog.

Next week is the anniversary of the Mass Trespass, a defiant act to demonstrate the power of ordinary people against privilege and self-interest – and it involves rambling! Hooray! More over on the Guardian Northerner blog.

And in more follow-up news from previous BGL’s: George Galloway has now taken his seat in the House of Commons as the elected MP of Bradford West, after his success in the byelections recently.

In more Johnston Press news after the announcement last week of a merged editorial position for two of its key local titles, the company looks set to relaunch all of the 170 paid for titles under its belt in an effort to “embrace ‘platform neutral’ publishing”.

Right that’s it for today. Weather’s terrible and it’s only Tuesday, but who cares – have a great week and take care! Ciao!

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