Leeds today: run, gardens, lunch, minds, coffee, flood, music, mayor.

Good morning, Leeds. It’s Nikki from Leeds Trinity with today’s stories. It’s a little bit thin on the news ground today (I wish the same could be said for the rain).

Let’s start the day with a lovely story from the Morley Observer about a teacher who ran the Great North Run for one of her pupils with cancer. She ran to raise money for cancer treatment for children at Leeds General Infirmary.

A Leeds mental health centre has opened two specially designed gardens for the elderly.

Do you skip lunch? Grab fast food or something out of a vending machine. The Culture Vulture is urging to people of Leeds (that’s you) to participate in a campaign called reclaim your lunch. As someone who is passionate about good food and eating well, my advice is similar, preparation is key.

Fellow BGLer Eleanor has a motivational quote for this week on her own blog. She’s asking whether we should exercise our minds as much as we may do our bodies. If that isn’t reason enough she has some yummy looking cakes. As an active person I agree, you need to find tone brain as much as your buns and guns. This is one of the reasons why I’ve started doing more yoga because it’s good for you inside and out.

From food we go to coffee. The Leeds List has reviewed Brewbar Espresso, which may be missed as it is just under Leeds Art Gallery.

If you live in East Leeds be careful as there is a flood warning.

South Leeds Music Centre is celebrating 40 years of making beautiful sounds by offering anyone under 18 two free music lessons.

Leeds West Labour MP Rachel Reeves is expecting a baby. Congratulations!

Have you ever wondered what councillors get up to in the civic hall? The Lord Mayor is opening the hall’s doors to the public on Saturday.

Leeds is one out of 10 cities being given funding to create superfast broadband, and the government have announced how much each city will be allocated.

That’s it for today! Thanks for reading – Mike will be with you tomorrow; please tell us your news for the weekend!

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