Leeds today: coffee, charity, ice cream, Great North Run, parking, Lille, White Rose and Brew Dog.

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

Quirky brewery Brew Dog has announced they have been awarded a license for Leeds and they will be opening a new bar in our fine city soon. With an ethos like this: “Say goodbye to the corporate beer w***** crazy for power and world domination. Swear allegiance to the uncompromising revolution”, why wouldn’t we be excited?

A new Leeds University study has made us all question if felines are really our friends. Their report shows that cats can pass on Toxoplasma parasites to humans.

It was announced yesterday that hundreds of new jobs will be created in the city as plans for a major revamp and extension of the White Rose Centre have been unveiled. BBC reports.

Canal Mills will be playing host to a brand new music and arts venue and will open on September 28 with performances from Simian Mobile Disco and Skream.

Does painting in France sound up your street? You may not know it but Leeds is twinned with Lille, and East Street Arts is organising a research trip to the French town from October 5 to 8.

York Gate Garden is offering half price admission and free entry for children during September.

We’re frequently being told what we should and shouldn’t eat. One minute we’re being told carbs are bad for you and the next they are good for you. The Leeds list gives you the low down on whether so-called super foods really are super.

Free parking in Leeds on a Sunday could end after the council say charges would stop workers from taking up spaces all day freeing them for visitors and shoppers. Leeds is one of three cities that currently offers free parking on a Sunday.

More Olympic news, just when you thought it was all over. Mo Farah is to start the Great North Run. Bet no-one can catch him.

Yorkshire Daily Photo have been making the most of the last of the summer with this vintage ice cream van in York.

And as the students return to Leeds they’re being encouraged to do more for charity, as are staff at a number of restaurants in York who will donating their tips to York Mind.

Finally today, there’s a few spaces left on tomorrow’s Coffee Crawl, which is a free tour around many of the indie coffee shops in Leeds city centre. Great fun, and a hell of a way to shift the hangover – just don’t expect to sleep well after it!

That’s it for this week; thanks for reading and have a great weekend.

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