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Major Power Cuts Leave Trinity’s Students Furious

Exclusive By Kacper Misiarz and Emmanuel Igbokwuwe Missing Wi-Fi, food defrosting and lifts stopping were just a few things which happened when the Power went off at Leeds Trinity residence Fountains Court on Wednesday. Students were initially baffled by the event, but shock soon turned to fear as residents were told to pack a bag…

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The Search is Back on for Leeds Bike Share Scheme

Plans for a fleet of public hire bikes in Leeds fell through last year, so the search for a company to run the scheme is back underway. Chinese dockless bike company, ofo, pulled out of partnership plans at the 11th hour despite bosses announcing their “delight” ahead of their arrival. The authority says it is…

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How Leeds is Leading the Way tackling Childhood Obesity

By Joseph Cheshire and Josh Heycock A Recent scheme conducted in Leeds has been linked to a decrease in child obesity, with an alleged 625 children being ‘saved’ from falling into this category. . The venture, created by Leeds City Council gave ‘health lessons’ to 6,000 families from deprived areas. Rates dropped from 9.4% to…

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Leeds Poverty Crisis Causes Spike in Food Parcels Handed Out

Two Leeds based foodbanks aimed to reduce poverty over the past year by handing out thousands of emergency food parcels. Trussell Trust foodbanks supplied more than 20,000 emergency food parcel, of which nearly 10,000 went to children. And Leeds North and West foodbank, as well as Leeds South and East foodbanks, are backing calls for…

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Leeds Primary School In Slaughtering Pigs Controversy

By Amy Forbes A Farsley primary school has today announced [29 April] the slaughtering of the school’s pet pigs. These farmyard animals have been looked after by the school’s pupils from as young as four-years-old, since the start of the year. Head teacher at the school, Peter Harris, a vegetarian himself, claims he is planning…

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Younger Generations Back Interest in Local Elections

By Haleema Saheed Just a few days away this Thursday, thousands of people across the Country will be voting on the local government elections. In the UK there are over 8,000 seats waiting to be filled, with over half belonging to the Conservative party. Voting numbers in the local Elections have been historically low for…

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