Leeds today: sweets, Town Hall, strike, run and Willows.

Good afternoon news fans – it’s Elly here with your Tuesday lunchtime news.

Staff at hospitals in Pontefract, Wakefield and Dewsbury have begun three days strike action following a vote from staff and Unison members. It’s believed that it will  be one of the biggest actions from a single NHS Trust in years, reports the BBC.

It was Leeds Abbey Dash this weekend, which saw plenty of keen, not-so-keen and ‘do I have to do this’ runners pound the streets of Leeds, all for chari-dee or possibly madness. Leeds Daily Photo has some great action pic of the event that you can check out here.

If you (like me) enjoy a bit of pick-and-mix, then Leeds Grub’s reviews of two new sweet shops in Leeds will be of interest. Is there still a place for the traditional sweet shop in 2012/2013? Let us know (pressing issue there).

OH MY FREAKING GAWD: Bettakultcha is doing the Town Hall in January.

The Guardian has a very interesting video of a single mum, Charlotte, who is trying to provide healthy food for her children as parent support services close in Leeds.

Toot toot! Why not revisit an old classic this month with the Leeds Book Club readalong of The Wind in the Willows? Fantastic story and one suitable for all ages.

That’s it for today: short but sweet, just like a tiny coffee packed with aspartame. On Thursday it’s a BGL committee meeting/pub visit, so if you have any thoughts, comments or suggestions for our project next year then let us know before then on Twitter or with an email: beyondgdnleeds @ gmail . com

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