Leeds today: Ellen, kids, Trinity, the other Trinity, exams, Morley, Ilkley and pizza.

Good morning Leeds, its Nikki here, one of the trainee journalists from Leeds Trinity. This will be my last post on BGL while I go on placement and out into the big wide world in search of a job. Thank you to the BGL team for the opportunity and thanks to you for reading.

Right, let’s get on with today’s news.

Blogger Alex in Leeds talks about a new literary prize that has been given out at the Ilkley Literature Festival for unpublished written work by a black or Asian woman.

Want another taste for reading? Yorkshire is delving into the imagination again this week as the seventh Morley Literature festival starts tomorrow. The headliners include crime writer Val McDermid (whose books I enjoy), musician Peter Hook formerly of Joy Division, and BBC 6 Music presenter Stuart Maconie.

From words we move to clothes. Leeds List has an interview with Bo Carter, a local fashion designer, who talks about what it’s like to be a designer in Leeds.

Women who don’t want children can be a difficult subject for some. Kate Fox talks about how she doesn’t want kids in this funny sketch at Bettakultcha.

A brave little two year old girl saved her mums life by dialling 999 after her mum passed out.

Head teachers in Leeds are holding an urgent summit to discuss GCSEs. There will be focus on the changing in grade boundaries for English between exams in January and June this year. It is being held in the Leeds Town hall on Tuesday.

A new monthly acoustic night is being set up in Leeds by Ellen from Ellen and the Escapades. Ellen presents…the Saturday session will start on October 20 at 26 Aire Street. There will be live music, cocktails and pizza.

Kasbian are posting images of their favourite memories of 2012 and the first one is from Leeds.

Leeds City Council have tweeted a picture of how Trinity Leeds is coming along.

Fireworks booming and light up the sky, toffee apples, the crackle from the pyre – it’s one month today until Bonfire Night and Leeds Inspired has the low down on what to do in Leeds to remember remember the fifth of November.

Remember, though: it’s Light Night tonight! Have a look at our handy guide to some of the fun things going on.

Have a great weekend. I’m in Leeds this weekend, so if you have any nice restaurant recommendations that are suitable for a birthday meal tweet me @NikkiEMitch

And that’s it for this batch of Leeds Trinity trainee journos! We at BGL Towers have loved having them with us and we hope you’ve enjoyed the stories they dug out. We wish them well for the future and will miss them terribly. Thank you, guys!

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