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United We Wait – a short film created at Leeds Playhouse by young people seeking asylum

Film created by young people seeking asylum and refugees at Leeds Playhouse offers a message of hope and resilience

“The world can be different. The world will be different.”   Members of the Hearts youth group at Leeds Playhouse have created an honest and ultimately u

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18 March 2021

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Mint Festival - credit Lanty Zhang

MiNT Festival buy Newsam Green Farm and invest £5million in a purpose-built Music Festival site.

MiNT Festival to relocate to a 136-acre permanent site, 10 minutes from Leeds city centre. £5 Million investment creating a purpose-built festival site.

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14 March 2021

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Two young medal winners at the Westfield Health British Transplant Games - credit Richard Hall

Westfield Health British Transplant Games postponed until 2022

Transplant Sport has announced that the Westfield Health British Transplant Games due to take place in Leeds this summer will be postponed until 2022 due to ongoing challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. Originally due to be held in

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12 March 2021

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Will Habergham and PJ Gardner founders of The Green Room Leeds

The Green Room, an exciting plant-based restaurant and rooftop bar, will open its doors this summer.

A new rooftop bar and plant-based eatery, The Green Room, is set to open on Wellington Street this summer. This newest addition to the Leeds nightlife and leisure scene is a collaboration between young entrepreneurs Will Habergham and Pj Gardner.

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4 March 2021

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RLWC Volunteering Applications Open

Record Number of Volunteers Needed For Trailblazing Rugby League World Cup 2021 Power Squad

The recruitment of 2,000 volunteers for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 in England will open for applications at 08:00am on 25 February 2021 via: volun

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25 February 2021

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Just Grand! Vintage Tea Room, exterior - Hannah Webster

Leeds crowned most ‘loyal to local’ city in the UK

Leeds crowned most ‘loyal to local’ city in the UK Tyl by NatWest urges consumers to keep supporting their local independents online and in person when loc

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10 February 2021

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Best selling brownies - The Savvy Baker

Leeds nanny launches successful online bakery during the Pandemic

During the first lockdown, Leeds baker and nanny who launched an online brownie business as a ‘hobby’ has become so successful she is working round the clock to keep up with demand. Savannah Roqaa, known as The Savvy Baker, 24,

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9 February 2021

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The Queens Hotel - credit Carl Milner for Visit Leeds

Iconic Leeds Hotel to Undergo £16million Renovation

The QHotels Group today announced a £16million investment in a significant renovation of The Queens Hotel

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26 January 2021

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Home Cinema Hire Leeds

Leeds Entrepreneur launches a home ‘pop up’ cinema hire business

During the national lockdown, a Leeds entrepreneur launched a ‘pop up’ cinema hire concept called Home Cinema Hire Leeds, and as a result of its phenomenal success, it hopes to establish a national franchise. It was during lockd

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21 January 2021

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RLWC2021 Host Cities of Leeds and York Join Squad Trips List

Available now, fans can plan and purchase their ‘Squad Trips’ for Leeds and York as well as the opening ceremony weekend in Newcastle and Finals weekend in Manchester. Fans can book now via:

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17 December 2020

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