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! 20p in parking doesn’t get you long these days but it could be worth hunting down your local horse chestnut…

Further news on lap dance clubs in Leeds, from Leeds Citizen, notes that one of the councillors on the review board is married to one of those who object to the clubs causing a potential conflict of interest.

It looks like proposals to merge three police districts into one has got a cautious nod from the Police Federation. Plans to make a single city-wide division from City & Holbeck, Leeds NW and Leeds NE in order to help provide over £100M in savings.

There was a flash mob at Leeds Station yesterday morning. Did you see it? Let us know what you think!

Leeds Trinity University’s Broadcast Journalism course is celebrating as more of its graduates find jobs in local media. Congrats, guys! (and if you’re thinking about postgrad training in being a journo we highly recommend their courses.)

Wendy’s Things to See and Do talks about The Greedy Pig at Outlaws tonight, the Otley Folk festival and Swish Leeds, all coming up in our fair city this week.

Temple Works is playing host to Toby Latham’s Journeys in Asia over the weekend – worth popping in for a look.

More details are starting to come out for Light Night on the 4th October. The theme is “circus” and of course there’s the big projection on the Civic which will be monumental.

The next Leeds Skeptics in the Pub is on Monday 23 September, 7pm at Victoria Hotel on Great George Street. Subject is ‘Skeptics with an Eh: a view of the Canadian skeptical movement’

Comedian Phill Jupitus presents You’re Probably Wondering Why I’ve Asked You Here in Leeds next week at the City Varieties; a three-part performance where he plays the part of “three extraordinary characters that develop with the help of an inquisitive audience.” Interesting…

And I think that’s it for today. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you on Friday!

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

  1. Harry J says:

    I like all the news in brief. Thanks

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