Leeds today: paralympics, Brooklyn, guides, dogs, PCSOs, wresting and sculpture.

Today’s BGL is brought to you by journalism trainees from Leeds Trinity University College who’ll be doing Thursdays & Fridays here on BGL. Today’s writers are Faye Dobson, Paisley Gilmour and Michael Muncaster.

The Paralympics kicked off last night. Leeds is hoping to make the most of it.

If you went to Leeds Festival last weekend NME have a great little feature to rate the acts.

Leeds City Council has denounced the area around Brooklyn bar, Call Lane, as a crime hotspot and has refused to let it extend it’s opening hours. YEP reports.

My Life in Leeds has two new guides up, one championing independent cafes in Headingley and another about O2 Academy.

Radio Aire has been tweeting this morning, supporting all the Paralympians from West Yorkshire that are taking part in the games today.

My Life in Leeds is challenging locals to get creative and explore Leeds by numbers. Take a photo of anything that has any of the numbers 1,9,3,8 within the Leeds postcode area to be in with a chance of winning a prize.

The Dog’s Trust have got their own competitor in the games.

Thanks to over the top television programmes, we are led to believe the police spend all of their time involved in high-profile drug raids and dramatic arrests. The life of a community support officer (PCSO) is not quite as glamorous, but their work is no less important. South Leeds Life continues their series into life as a PCSO.

Anyone grappling with the idea of wanting to emulate their muscle-bound pro wrestling heroes now can thanks to the Grapple Wrestling Academy. Classes are held every Wednesday and Saturday.

BrassNeck Theatre are putting on their production of Calendar Girls starting this weekend.

And there’s a sculpture weekend coming up too. Culture Vulture has got it covered.

In sport, Leeds Rhinos have confirmed full-back Brent Webb has played his last game for the club after being ruled out of the rest of the season following a recurrence of a knee injury.

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3 Responses to Leeds today: paralympics, Brooklyn, guides, dogs, PCSOs, wresting and sculpture.

  1. Can I just clarify- from my reading the YEP article about Brooklyn bar states that Call Lane is the crime hot spot and not the bar itself, your interpretation makes it look like Brooklyn bar is the cause of the problems.

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