Daily Archives: April 27, 2017

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Kirkstall Abbey outdoor market opens

By Robyn Owens   This bank holiday weekend at Kirkstall Abbey there will be an outdoor market with over 40 unique stalls for you to browse either the Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th. You can spend the afternoon browsing handmade crafts and local produce from across Yorkshire in a picturesque setting going towards supporting local…

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Brain research garden built at St James’ Hospital

By Kate Whitaker   An award winning brain research garden is set to be built at St James’s University Hospital within the next few weeks in collaboration with the Leeds Teaching Hospital. The garden won a Silver Gilt award at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. The Yorkshire Brain Centre garden will be created to raise…

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Outbreak Fest Leeds

By Robert Mooney   The music scene at this time of year in Leeds is always quite active. With Live at Leeds happening this weekend, the city is preparing for a roaring trade, as well as many coming to see bands such as “The Bay Rays” and “Dead!”. Even so, other events going on this…

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New £350k cycling bridge officially opened to the public

By Jamie Williams   A new bridge linking the Trans Pennine trail with Temple Newsam in South Leeds has opened today. The 23-metre bridge cost in the region of £350k and was designed and installed by the charity Sustrans. Skelton Bridge, which crosses the River Aire close to Skelton Lake, provides a walking and cycling…

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Lib Dem MP sacked over anti-Semitic and offensive remarks

By Anthony Whitaker   Liberal Democrat Candidate for Bradford East, David Ward sacked by party leader over antisemitism rows. During Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats was placed under fire by the Prime Minister and Conservative MP Eric Pickles. Pickles asked whether May shared his “disgust that a former member…

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Greek street outdoor seating area change

By Olivia Dobson   Greek Street will have an outdoor seating area open each day until October 31. It will be closed to vehicles from 11:30am to midnight every day. A Leeds resident Karen Russell said: “it’s a great idea but surely that streets prime was 20 years ago due to venues being scattered around.”…

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Transport improvements given the go-ahead

By Jamie Williams   The green light has been given for £173.5m worth of transport improvements in Leeds The Department for Transport (DfT) is set to support transport improvements in Leeds, possibly including new park and ride services, a new airport parkway station and improved rail stations and bus priority lanes. As per an article…

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Beloved local set alight in broad daylight

By Marie Scholey   Yesterday morning at 11am,  firefighters were called to a derelict pub on Ellerby Road, Leeds. Fire fighters said that the Cavalier Inn – which has been closed for over three years now, was well alight and that extreme damage was done to the inside of the building. Dexter Roden, former owner…

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