Monthly Archives: September 2013

Leeds today: strikes, beds, land disputes, water, discoveries, costumes, tours, exhibitions and architecture.

Good morning! Alas, after having had a lovely sunny weekend, we’ve awoken in Leeds to a miserable Monday morning (although at least no rain of yet). It’s okay, though, as there’s been plenty of news and events popping up on … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Fire, brainstorm, Spied, fashion, change, HS2, flooding and poverty.

Morning folks, we’re back, and lots of news has been building up in our absence. Safety first: Leeds residents are being asked by West Yorkshire fire service to take even more care today as around 200 staff go on strike … Continue reading

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Leeds today: stars, Thorpe, retail, trolleybus, bloom, rugby, cinema and vampires.

Hello, and welcome to Friday! There’s some interesting thoughts on the Victoria Gate/John Lewis vs. the east Leeds Thorpe Park scheme, via the Leeds Citizen. Can LCC say no to either party? Probably not. Are both schemes fully viable? Well… … Continue reading

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Leeds today: police, lapdancing, circus, Jupitus, Trinity, skeptics, Pig, conkers and flash.

Hello! Welcome to Wednesday! Some interesting stuff for you today. With all the news about car parking charges in the city centre, it’s refreshing to disccover that you can – in certain car parks – pay for parking with conkers! … Continue reading

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Leeds today: first-aid, HS2, privacy, divide, cinematography, area improvements, comedy, visual arts and undiscovered gems.

Morning all! I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend out and about in Leeds. It’s Monday and the start of the working week, alas. It also has also, quite suddenly, started to feel distinctively wintery, and I’ve noticed that … Continue reading

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Leeds today: film, curry, heritage, parking, winter, broadband, watches, finance and power.

Hello! It’s Friday, and here we are with some news & events for the last day of the working week (for some of us). Leeds City Council is asking for your opinion on the budget again, after a good response … Continue reading

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Leeds today: webcasts, holidays, SHS, demolishing, “boring”, Lilac, landscape and ghosts.

Good Morning all! Things are quickly changing in Leeds with the sudden (miserably drastic) change in temperature and the return of the student populations well underway; the Hyde Park and Headingley areas are starting to look a bit more alive … Continue reading

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Leeds today: Elvis, cooling, Spartan, puppies, advertising, urban space, robots, mourning and trains.

Hello! Quick one today because busy. Little pithy commentary, unless I (Mike, today) get carried away in which case I need to be told to just get on with it. A fire in Rawdon closed the A65 for a while … Continue reading

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The monthly @chrisnickson2: zero-hours contracts in Leeds during the 19th C.

Lately, there’s been plenty of talk about zero-hour contracts. One person called them a return to 19th century exploitation. In case you don’t believe that this has all happened before, then this Leeds testimony, which appeared in 1896 in Pearson’s … Continue reading

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Leeds today: brekkie, dinosaurs, halls, clock, arena, Hyperspace, beer, Tri and cafe sci.

We’ve had a truly glorious summer, but autumn appears to have arrived: falling leaves, warm boots and big jumpers – what’s not to like? First of all: eat your breakfast! Arrrrgghhh! There’s a T-Rex roaming round the Merrion Centre. I … Continue reading

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