Monthly Archives: May 2012

Leeds today: Birthday, empty buildings, arts funding, running, beer, bands & bikes.

Afternoon! Mike here, enjoying the rain and the cool it brings. Typically British, enjoying whatever weather gets thrown at us! Erm… Before we get too into today’s news, though, there’s a bit of an announcement. Yesterday, May 30th was the … Continue reading

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Leeds today: litter, bikes, Occupy, Holbeck, opera, Woolgather and brass bands.

Helloooo! Mike here. Halfway through another glorious week and we’ve got a nice long weekend coming up where the weather is looking… well, changeable, I think is the best way of putting it (or, the met people don’t know). In … Continue reading

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Leeds today; shock factor, little muffins, twitnic and zombies. And some other stuff.

Hello Leeds! It’s Kirsty here (as Mike would say, yay!), filling in for the absent Elly, who is currently swanning round Europe like a 50s film star. Leading today is the “shock state of the city” report from the Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Elvis, Swaledale, bank holiday, library, peppa pig, road safety and le Tour.

Morning! Mike here. If you’re able to go & spend some time outdoors today, really, do it. The weather is looking like it might change tomorrow or Wednesday (although I wouldn’t hold my breath!) but again it’s a glorious day … Continue reading

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Friday comment: we may be smaller than our neighbours, but we’ve definitely crammed a lot in

The Friday Comment is a new section on BGL which gives people the space to talk about their lives in Leeds, occasionally posted at 2pm on Fridays; if you would like to have your say then please get in touch … Continue reading

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Leeds today: China, OWUW, Jason, children, new writing, and food glorious food.

Good morning ladies and gents. At the end of a scorcher of a week, you’ve done well to make it through! Treat yourself you a cider in a pub garden this weekend – you’ve earned it. First up today, the … Continue reading

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Leeds today: pavement, bikes, running, cheese, buildings, books and Iron Man.

Morning! Another beautiful day in West Yorks, and we hope you’re making the most of it. Do you want to see the Tour De France come to Yorkshire? Officials from La Tour will be in Leeds today, and the backers … Continue reading

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Leeds today: food, tanks, racism, BEES, Bradford, tea, bunting and Rain.

Wednesday! Mike here, bringing you news, views and what-to-do over the next couple of days in Leeds. Since Sophie departed I’ll be in the chair for Wednesday & Thursday for the foreseeable future. As soon as you’ve finished reading this … Continue reading

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Leeds today: BK, ASDA, RHS and WWW

Morning all: here’s today’s Leeds-based news (and some news from further afield too!) from me, Elly ‘Danger’ Snare. Leeds’ digital agency Epiphany has picked up an international prize for their work for EvoEnergy; this interactive website will be featured in … Continue reading

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Leeds Today: OverWorlds & UnderWorlds, free schools, beer bloggers, book clubs and internet scams

Morning Leeds. It’s Monday. It’s back to work day, and it’s Tom here doing your daily news round-up. Hopefully it goes without saying that OverWorlds & UnderWorlds was the big deal in Leeds this weekend. The huge, £500,000 art installation in the … Continue reading

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