Daily Archives: May 2, 2018


Local elections 2018: What Leeds voters need to know

  By Samuel Bannister Voters across West Yorkshire head to the polling stations tomorrow to have their say in the 2018 local elections. It’s the first time they will have voted since last year’s dramatic General Election. Due to boundary changes of the wards in which people vote, the public will be voting for three…


Students homeless after Leeds accommodation flooding

By Emily Smith, Sophie Banks and Samiya Ahmad Over 500 students have been evacuated from their accommodation after serious flooding caused damage overnight. The flooding began at 3am on Wednesday 2nd May, after a pipe burst on the 9th floor in The Plaza student accommodation, Clay Pit Lane, which houses both Leeds Beckett University and…


Third time Fly Tipping

By Amy Goodall   A local landscape business has been fined over £1000 after being found fly tipping for the third time. A large amount of waste has been illegally dumped in Wortley including gardening tools and other debris. The rubbish was left on Hales Road, Wortly, in a parking area. CCTV footage caught them…



By Victoria Harris Leeds has once again been listed as one of the most polluted cities in the UK by The WHO. Amongst other cities such as Nottingham, Plymouth and York, it has reported that Leeds has exceeded the limit of 10 micrograms per cubic metre (MCM), currently standing at 12 MCM. London, Middlesbrough and…


Park & Ride – Environmentally friendly?

By Amy Goodall   Stourton’s proposed Park & Ride scheme is being opposed by thousands of campaigners. Signatures are being gathered from residents who are objecting the plans by Leeds City Council to build a new Park & Ride. The facility would be adjacent to Hunslet Cemetery, close to Hunslet Park Primary school. An action…


Essex vs Yorkshire: Preview

By Lewis Oldham On Friday Yorkshire’s fourth outing in the new County Championship Cricket season gets underway as they face Essex. The 2014 and 2015 Division 1 winners Yorkshire have had a mixed start to the season. Their opener was against Essex, but it ended in a non-contested draw after heavy rain meant there was…

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