Monthly Archives: July 2013

Leeds today: Literature, pineapple, council tax, falling over, Beckett, vodka and cake.

Hello! Time for Wednesday’s news. A bit of a grim tale; earlier in the year Council Tax benefits were cut by the government, and last week a block of 3,000 people were summoned to Leeds Magistrates Court for non-payment. Activist … Continue reading

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Leeds today: over-indulgence, parks, boot camp, festivals, parking fines, police, preservation, love, drink and nudity.

Today sees the debut of our new Monday writer, Hazel! We’re really lucky to get her so please make her feel welcome 🙂 Hello all! Hope you had a lovely weekend, despite the declining weather conditions (is summer over?). I … Continue reading

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Leeds today: victoriana, unity, feast, joust, beach, memorials, housing and family.

Hello! It’s Friday and we’re really excited about the weekend. First, some news. Rare examples of Victorian signal boxes, including some in Yorkshire, have been given listed status to conserve them now they’ve been decommissioned. They’re lovely structures which are … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Boss, tech, nightlife, local govt, plaque, Bextor, cafe, robots and parks.

Hello Wednesday! The weather has broken a bit, it feels so much nicer out there, I’m much happier than I was on Monday. So let’s do some news! The Arena has its grand opening tonight with The Boss. Are you … Continue reading

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Leeds today: trains, solar, Bramley, printworks, empty homes, and things to do.

Morning, all. There’s a bit of a shortage of news today because it’s all about the impending birth of some kid. Anyway. The project director of the Leeds and Manchester branches of HS2 is visiting affected areas to see if … Continue reading

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Leeds today: footpaths, civic, bees, trains, parking, decisions, mirror, Pride and elephants.

Friday! If you’re out for a lovely cool evening wander, beware the state of Yorkshire’s footpaths, which are rapidly deteriorating according to the West Riding area of the Ramblers’ Association. Shhhh! Secret Leeds. Say no more. [winks] We have the … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Heat, water, air, bus, demolitions, businesses, suffrage, jousting and music.

Hello! Sorry about missing Monday but the editor decided to take a day off to go paddling at Scarborough. He did get sunburned feet though, so it all balances out. It does mean we halve lots of news for you … Continue reading

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The monthly @chrisnickson2: The Leeds Library! (Hoorah!)

We take our public libraries for granted. We know we can go down to the local branch and take out books at no charge, sit there and read the newspapers or just pass the time. They’ve been that way for … Continue reading

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Leeds today: opera, nooks, takeaways, festival, running, dieting, Barn, homes and advice.

It’s Friday, the heatwave is predicted to continue over the weekend… justification for an ice-cream if ever there was! With the news this week that an increasing number of people have multiple pay day loans, the Council is considering a … Continue reading

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Leeds today: run, bloom, cafe, tickets, Show, bus, drawing, books and Kirkstall

Hello! It’s Wednesday, the heat is just about bearable, we’re up-to-date on the ice lolly quota – let’s do some news! The YEP reports that Pudsey in Bloom turns 10! Ten years seems… well, not long enough, to be honest. … Continue reading

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