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AN AWARD WINNING CUPPA

AN AWARD WINNING CUPPA

Local Costa barista, Freddy Whittle, 21, has proven he’s a cup above the rest after winning second place in the global final of Costa’s annual Barista of the Year Competition. Freddy had beaten Costa baristas from all over the North in a competitive knockout stage to battle it out in the ‘Champion of Champions’ final […]

LEEDS YOUNG SINGERS HEAD TO SCANDINAVIA

LEEDS YOUNG SINGERS HEAD TO SCANDINAVIA

A group of talented young singers from Yorkshire are heading to Scandinavia next month, as 30 members of the Opera North Youth Chorus take part in Denmark’s first GrowOP! opera festival for children and teenagers. The 14 to 21-year-olds will be in the country for four days from 9 November. They will spend the first two […]

TAKE A SEAT

TAKE A SEAT

It’s not every venue in Leeds, or even the UK, that can boast having hosted a Hollywood A-lister and his band, but City Varieties Music Hall welcomed Russell Crowe’s Indoor Garden Party to its renowned stage recently. To honour the momentous occasion, CVMH dedicated a seat to the celebrity; an honour ordinarily reserved for royalty. […]

RAISING THE UK STANDARDS

RAISING THE UK STANDARDS

Good Skin Days in Guiseley is the ‘Best Clinic in the UK’ according to the respected ‘Safety in Beauty Campaign Diamond Awards’, which took place in London’s prestigious Langham Hotel last week. These national awards were launched in 2013 by Antonia Mariconda (Author, International Speaker and Presenter) to recognise the significant contributions made by aesthetics […]

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Leeds International Festival is back on the billing for the city after a highly successful first year with plans to be even bigger and more ambitious in 2018. Individuals, groups and organisations have the opportunity to help shape the programme with an open call to submit ideas on new content for next year’s event. 2017 saw […]

LEEDS DANCERS GIVE IT SOME WELLY

LEEDS DANCERS GIVE IT SOME WELLY

Leeds’ contemporary dancers swapped their jazz shoes, for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s yellow wellies to show support for Mayday, the charity’s national annual fundraising campaign which is calling out for people to ‘Do your bit, fund our kit’. Students from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance showed off their specialist dance moves in bright […]

ITS NEARLY HERE…

ITS NEARLY HERE…

The excitement mounts as Leeds is on the brink of the opening its first new department store for over a decade. The John Lewis store has been on the skyline and a source of both excitement and annoyance for the last 12 months. It’s brought eager anticipation  whilst on the other side of the coin […]

THE ULTIMATE RETAIL EXPERIENCE

THE ULTIMATE RETAIL EXPERIENCE

It’s the development that most shopaholics have been waiting for and it’s going to be the ultimate retail therapy experience for Leeds. Just in case you need any reminding – it’s the new John Lewis store. Since the demise of Marshall and Snelgrove where titled ladies shopped then Schofields, where it was a cradle to […]

WELCOME TO LEEDS

WELCOME TO LEEDS

The Leeds Business Improvement District (BID) have revealed a major project in conjunction with The Welcome People, a professional team of Ambassadors delivering a meet and greet service to all city users. The Welcome People provide visitor welcome and street management services to some of the UK’sbest known destinations. Starting out with their first team […]

ITS OFFICIAL

ITS OFFICIAL

Leeds Kirkgate Market has been officially named as Britain’s favourite market at a glittering awards ceremony today. Leeds historic Kirkgate Market, which is currently undergoing a multi-million pound transformation, received the accolade at the annual conference of the National Association for British Markets Authorities. The ‘Favourite Market’ award is a voted for by the public […]

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