Leeds today: 4G, old HGVs, race course, Miss Yorkshire, info overload.

Morning all! Joe here bringing you Wednesday’s news. Today seems to dwell on technology, both cutting edge and old.

If you’ve had to overtake a frustratingly slow vehicle in the Yorkshire area lately, chances are it was 61 year old John Marshall you left in the dust. The proud owner of the oldest automobile in the county, Mr. Marshall’s 99 year old machine can only muster a mere 20 miles per hour but that doesn’t stop the passion and dedication of his restoration.

From Vintage driving to the virtual now; professional computer designer Stuart Cowie has designed a simulated race course that includes sights from in and around Leeds.

Next month sees the debut year of a Miss Yorkshire competition. The show will be held at Leeds O2 Academy with the organisers focussing on positivity with cancer charity fundraising and respectful role models from the contestants.

15 time world Darts champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor is bringing his skill to Leeds in a bid to get the local followers worked up. He’ll be taking on Gary Anderson for the main event so expect plenty of beer to be had and the usual attractive half-time ladies helping the audience to keep up with the points.

You may know comedian Mark Watson from his appearances on the various Comedy Roadshows or Never Mind The Buzzcocks, this time round he’s coming to Leeds to talk about these modern times. The west country funny man wants to take a look at our age of information overload, how we’re using it, and how we can improve our lives instead of wasting it on mundanities. The victim of fame and Twitter; Mark will surely provide the laughs as well as tackling the dangers of social networking, amongst others.

As Mr.Watson comes to lively Leeds to talk about the technology obsessed times we live in, it’s estimated by Christmas that the city following on from the likes of London and Bristol will benefit from 4G mobile technology. For those like me who isn’t tech savvy, it means that Leeds’ inhabitants will gain improved network speeds on their mobiles.

That’s it for today! Thanks for reading.

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