Leeds Today: golf, graves, green space and ghosts

Morning all! Apologies for the delay in bringing you today’s news, we’ve had a last minute lineup alteration and it’s Kirsty rounding up your goodies today.

If you got stuck in traffic on the way to work this morning, it’s due to a big crash on the ring road. Stay safe out there folks, remember it’s better to get there late than never.

The Yorkshire Evening Post is reporting that burial charges are going up for the second time in 12 months. Are you kidding me? It costs nearly £2k to bury someone? Give me a shovel and a pint and I’ll do it for free out on Woodhouse Moor*

*this is a joke. I’m terrible at manual labour. 

Golfers can emulate the ‘miracle of Medinah’ this week at any council-owned golf course, as reported by About My Area (which is a nifty little news-collecting site I’ve just discovered). I have no clue what the miracle of Medinah is, but it seems to mean they’re doing a special offer on golfing, so if you’re a fan of pitching and putting you might want to drag your clubs out of the closet.

A little further afield, the lovely Jess Haigh has been reviewing Wakefield Literature Festival. With both Ilkley and Morley Literature Festivals coming up, if you’ve never been to one, it’s a good time to start looking at what’s on.

Insider Media have got a round up of the proposed plans for the Thorpe Park development. It includes a truckload of green space, which people seem to like.

And finally, it’s a little early to be talking about Halloween, but you’ll need time to get your costume sorted. BGL’s own Kirsty (yup, that’s me!) is hosting a Halloween party at The Victoria Hotel, and there’s a giveaway of tickets to tour the abandoned hotel itself up for grabs, which has been shut up since the sixties. We’re going for an old-fashioned, apple-bobbing, ghosts in white sheets style party, and it’s going to be a great night, so if you’re free we’d love to see you.

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