Leeds today: Gastro, New Inn, Leeds United, Royal Park, Zombies, Pride and Chapel A.

Today’s BGL is brought to you by journalism trainees from Leeds Trinity University College who’ll be doing Thursdays & Fridays for the next couple of weeks. Today’s writers are Nikki Mitchell & Paisley Gilmour.

Get a taste for dining out in Leeds with a new food blog, Leeds Gastro Guru. The guru of West Yorkshire cuisine says they are “passionate about food, city living, new challenges and lifetime experiences” and spends a lot of time eating out and wanted to share their experiences. Check out the couple of restaurant reviews on the blog including one on Thai Aroy Dee.

In more food related news Abu Bakur owner Abid Hussain has taken on The New Inn in Beeston in an attempt to take it from a crime hotspot to a thriving Asian supermarket. He will be injecting £500,000 into the project which will create around 15 new jobs. YEP have the latest.

It’s official, Leeds United’s own captain Robert Snodgrass has been snapped up by the Canaries, Leeds Online reports.

Leeds Liberal Democrats have announced that they will be marching to celebrate LGBT on August 5 as part of Leeds Pride. The party are backing equal marriage rights and looking for volunteers to help them at this great event; the organisers of Leeds Pride are still looking for volunteers as well.

Royal Park Community Consortium had a mass clean up of the decaying Royal Park School in Hyde Park on Sunday. Consortium member Sue Buckle said: “It went really well, it looks great. We now just have the small issue of getting in there to water the plants because obviously it’s still all locked up.” It seems like the troubles are never ending with this beautiful building that was once the heart of the Hyde Park community.

More than £53 million is being invested in improving houses across Leeds over the next year by Leeds City Council. The money will be spent on upgrading council homes, improving insulation and upgrading heating systems.

The Morley Observer reports that derelict houses have been deemed an “eyesore” in Tingley and action is being called for something to be done about them after one was set alight.

A couple of links from Culture Vultures now. Do you fancy letting your creative side out? Chapel Allerton Arts Festival needs volunteers to help out with family activities from decorating trees to making animals and birds, at the event on Saturday 1 September.

If art isn’t your thing then why not chill out and have a drink at Leeds International Beer Festival this September. Sample the delights of local beers from Kirkstall and Ilkley.

Finally today, the city centre will be on red alert until Saturday as mass participation/zombie apocalypse game 2.8 Hours takes over the streets. Warning: if you see hordes of survivors being chased by flesh-eating zombies there is no need to be alarmed! There are a few tickets left for tonight’s game so if you fancy a good old fashioned scare why not give it a go?

That it for today! The Trinity Trainees will be back tomorrow; thanks for reading!

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One Response to Leeds today: Gastro, New Inn, Leeds United, Royal Park, Zombies, Pride and Chapel A.

  1. Paul Thomas says:

    Why have Leeds Lib Dems ‘announced’ they will be marching in Gay Pride? Is this is like saying “I know gay people” to sound radical? But then, who cares what the Lib Dems say or do?

    And ‘zombies’, grow up.

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