Good morning news fans! It’s a crisp autumnal day here in Leeds and we’ve got plenty to keep you entertained.
Whether you’re a dedicated follower of fashion or prefer to watch from the sidelines, don’t miss Leeds Digital Fashion Week, run by Hebe Media with a host of fantastic partners, all this week on LOL! Leeds Online. There’s Street Style from Leeds College of Art students, a great piece on Antiform, our home-grown ethical clothing brand, and tons more – and it’s only Tuesday! I’ll be contributing some articles and some podcasts to the mix, so stay tuned to LOL! for plenty of fashion-related fantastic-ness from Leeds and beyond. Oh, and join in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #ldfw. The Guardian Northerner has a short article on it by Leeds Online regular, Mick McCann.
In other digital news, it was the Leeds Digital Conference on Friday as part of this year’s Leeds Digital Festival. Did you go? What did you think? Welcome to Plan have done a lovely post about it – please, please tweet or email us if you’ve written one as we’d love to do a feature!
It’s that time of year again – well, nearly – where Leeds’ based agency twentysix bring out their wonderful project, the Gallery of Mo. Want a moustache but can’t grow one? Look no further! Donate money to this Movember cause and have your hirsute portrait created by a team of artists. BEST EVER.
You know what’s scary, for some people at least? Moustaches. Which is a tenuous link to the dark and stormy Book Swap from the Travelling Suitcase Library – it’s a Halloween theme, held on the night itself from 5pm-9pm (ish) at Arcadia in Headingley. Don’t dress up (as Arcadia don’t allow it due to licensing) but do bring spooky books, horrors and much more! Gruesome.
The continuing saga of Leeds Kirkgate Market rumbles on, with a recent kick up the proverbial as an eight week public consultation on proposed changes opens today, reports the BBC. There are a number of changes that have been put forward, from reducing the size to fixing the roof. The Guardian Northerner has a rundown of the 12 key things that need to change, with lots of ‘ing’ words which I imagine are designed to make us feel it’s all active and progressive and stuff. Although ‘installing heating’ isn’t so much progressive as just sensible. What do you think about the market? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
In some other news about money and things (tenuous link klaxon) Holt Park Today have a piece on the discovery that Greg Mulholland (North West) is the UK’s most expensive politician! He claimed expenses of over £185,000 in 2011-12 to cover office and payroll, while Hilary Benn (Leeds Central) claimed a comparatively paltry £11,000 for accommodation and travel.
UPDATE: I was also sent this petition, created by Amy Johnson, who has suffered from alopecia for the last few years. She’s looking to get the government to help fund research into this condition, and to help provide support for those who suffer from it. Why not take the time to look at and sign Amy’s petition today?
Finally, on South Leeds Life, the Hunslet Club aces it once again with their boxing club gym being featured in a music video that has been shortlisted for two UK Music Video Awards – fabulous! Plus the song is pretty awesome, plenty of 80s bopping to be done to that.
Have a great day and don’t forget to tweet or email us your news and views!