Leeds today: postbox, darts, minicine and savvy savers.

Hey guys Kathleen here! There seems to be so much happening in Leeds at the moment but alas I am in the final throngs of writing my Masters dissertation (boo hoo). So you must all go out and enjoy for me! Right, let’s have the news.

Following on from yesterday’s news that a man had been arrested in connection with the hit-and-run which took place in Hyde Park. Two more men were arrested yesterday but all three have been released on bail. The two children who were hit remain in LGI. More details on the BBC 

There are two Minicine screenings this week at Armley Mills’ Palace Picturehouse. Over on the culture vulture Woody tells how tomorrow Bahman Ghobadi’s award winning No One Knows About Persian Cats is screening from 7pm. If you’ve never been to a Minicine screening before, you need to! The Palace Picturehouse is a 26-seater, 1930’s décor cinema. So get your tickets fast!

Nominations for the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards have opened. Alistair Brownlee, Jessica Ennis and rower Andrew Triggs-Hodge all won gold at the Olympics and are former recipients of the award. Nomination forms over on the awards’ website. 

More Alistair Brownlee now and it appears that somebody has vandalised his gold postbox! What looks like the words ‘Time to Waste’ or ‘Gone to Waste’ have been painted onto the box in Horsforth.

Two women from Ilkley are launching a website for savvy savers, GoodValueforMoney.com. It will share money-saving hints, tips and great deals. Read more over at the telegraph and argus.

The world of darts will remember legendary commentator Sid Waddell today as his friends and family gather for his funeral at Pudsey Parish Church. Known for his one-liners and excitable commentary, Sid  died earlier this month following a battle with bowel cancer aged 72.

A popular football pitch used by deprived youngsters and desperately in need of refurbishment is to get a new lease of life thanks to sponsorship from Leeds firm Torque. The pitch, which has become an integral part of the Broadleas Estate in Bramley and has been used by community service charity BARCA-Leeds will get a complete repair-and-renew.

You can go down to 1 East Parade today to check out a photography exhibition entitled ‘no Briton is an island’. The theme for the exhibition is images of ‘this sceptered Isle we call Britain’ and investigates the challenges faced by a small island in a global world.

If you are heading to Leeds Fest later on by car @OfficialRandL has warned to drive safely and follow the signs, don’t use SatNav as diversions are in place. Don’t forget though that there are great shuttle buss services running from the coach and train stations. If you are going make sure you check out some of the great local bands playing: Post War Glamour Girls, Backyards, Bearfoot Beware, Hawk Eyes, China Rats! You’d be silly not too!

Right, back to the library I go! Hope you all have a nice day!

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