Daily Archives: May 29, 2015

ENVIRONMENT: Rhinos will be extinct by 2022 unless killing stops

By Danielle Whitfield Unless hunters and poachers stop killing rhinos in the wild the species will be extinct within seven years, statistics released by an animal charity have shown. The figures, released by Save the Rhino, showed there are only about 28,000 rhinos surviving in the wild, compared to just over 40,000 in the 1970s….

CULTURE – Leeds tops UK’s prime food and drink destinations

By Kristian Bamforth LEEDS is leading the race in the UK’s prime food and drink destination outside the capital. Mayur Patel, owner of popular Leeds bar Bundobust, made the claim during Leeds Indie Food Festival, which ends on June 7. He said: “Manchester and Birmingham used to be streets head but the introduction of Trinity kitchen…

MUSIC: Download Festival Goes Cashless

By Jack Nahajec Download Festival has become the first major UK festival to introduce a cashless scheme where music fans have “dog tags” and no hard cash. The annual festival is in its 13th year after its transformation from Monsters of Rock which ran from 1980 to 1996. Now it has confirmed that all financial…

CULTURE: Starlight Express rolls into Leeds

By Mariah Young Starlight Express is set to steam into Leeds next month. Staged by Futurist Productions, the smash hit musical will run at Yeadon Town Hall, beginning on June 9. Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Starlight Express, which is set in the mind of a child, tells the tale of a group of toy railway trains who compete in…

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FOOTBALL: Blatter re-elected as FIFA President

By Dom Pembroke The footballing world has chosen to re-elect Sepp Blatter despite the arrest of a number of senior FIFA executive members on Wednesday. 113 of the 209 FIFA member associations voted in favour of Blatter retaining his presidency, compared to 73 who voted for his opponent Prince Ali of Jordan. Blatter’s victory is extremely controversial…

TENNIS: The French Open spikes interest from young players

By Daisy Young Since Andy Murray won Wimbledon in 2013 the profile of tennis has risen rapidly with more and more young people getting into the sport. This is despite the overall number of people participating in tennis going down due to funding cuts. In 2013 the same year that Murray won Wimbledon, participation fell from 423,400 in…

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