Leeds Today: ghosts and stuff. It’s Halloween, of course we’re doing ghosts.

Happy Halloween BGL fans! May your day be lovely and pumpkin-filled, and your nights spooky and full of ghoulies. It’s Kirsty here today, filling in for Mike as he’s very busy doing his proper job. There’s not much ‘proper news’ today, so let’s have a little look at some spooky going-ons around the area today…

First up is a lovely photo of a graveyard from Yorkshire Daily Photo. Seriously, we have some really beautiful graveyards in Leeds, I’ve seen several guides suggesting them as tourist attractions. Why not take a walk in them sometime? Maybe not tonight though.

We often talk about the city centre here on BGL, so we’re welcoming the glowing review Cllr Ann Castle, current Lord Mayor of Leeds, has written for the Wetherby News about how nice it is to live in Thorner.

The Culture Vulture is clearly so enamoured with BGL that they’ve launched their own version (only kidding!) – the Culture News Edition is a great round up of some of the stuff going on in the area.

Speaking of cultural stuff, today’s the last day to catch Home Tweet Home, part of I Love West Leeds’ autumnal arts offering. Loads of artists were let loose on birdboxes, and the results are beautiful, quirky and well worth a trip to Pudsey to have a look.

In more ‘proper news’ territory, Friends of Leeds Kirkgate Market have written a summary of what’s currently being proposed for the market. There’s lots and lots of options, so I expect it’ll take some time to sort out.

The YEP is reporting on the takeover of Drighlington library by a group of volunteers. It’s a great happy ending story to some of the sad news of library closures last year, and if you’re in the Drighlington area (I’ll be honest, I’ve no idea how to even pronounce that, let alone know where it is) they’re looking for volunteers.

If you can’t make it to Drighlington (seriously, is it dry-ling-ton? drig-heling-ton? what?), but you still need your fill of books, the ever-amazing Jess is carting her spooky suitcase of wonderment to Arcadia Bar tonight for a  Dark and Stormy Book Swap. There’s a ton of horror books in there, but if that’s not your bag, there’ll be a wide range of genres too. There’s even some Point Horrors.

Even if you’re not heading up to Headingley tonight, you’re still in danger of bumping into a ghost, as this round up of ghostly characters on My Life in Leeds shows. Charlie Peace is my favourite as he once kept me company in the Town Hall cells, but I wouldn’t mind meeting the Ghost in a Bowler Hat.

And I think that’s it for today!

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