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Holbeck Residents Seeing Red: Is the End in Sight for the UK’s First Legal Red Light District?

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Locals, businesses and councillors are calling for an independent review of the UK’s first managed street-sex work zone. It was put in place in October 2014 by community safety partnership “Safety Leeds”, but many are now questioning whether the zone is working. This is the first legalised street sex work … Read More

Survey Names Leeds UK’s Third-Largest ‘Halloween Hotspot’

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Leeds is renowned for the Otley Run, a fancy-dress pub crawl encompassing 16 different venues. But does the city’s love of dressing up extend to Halloween? My brother just told mum he’s doing the Otley Run on Halloween and she said ‘aw I’m so proud I’ll sponsor you’ actually pissing … Read More

Imperial College London Plans Dual-Nationality Partnership Post-Brexit

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Imperial College London has signed a flagship partnership with the Technical University of Munich, according to the BBC. UK universities are worried about the impact Brexit might have on their ability to receive research funding from the EU. In fact, the top four EU research funding recipients are in the … Read More

Chelsea FC to Send Racist Fans to Auschwitz

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Chelsea Football club have revealed plans to offer fans found to have been using discriminatory language a chance to take part in an educational visit to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. The programme, spearheaded by club owner Roman Abramovich, is designed to reduce antisemitism within the club in the long … Read More

We’re Destroying Our Planet – IPCC Report Calls for Drastic Action on Climate Change

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Climate change is in the news again. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s annual report announces yet more chilling details; there are twelve years remaining to reign in greenhouse emissions, before we face catastrophic consequences. Legitimising claims that climate change fits into the natural cycle of our planet is … Read More

Leeds Ranks in Top Six ‘All-Rounder’ Universities, ‘Which? University’ Survey Reveals

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The University of Leeds ranked in the top six ‘all-rounder’ UK universities, according to Which? University’s 2018 survey. When choosing which university to attend, prospective students’ opinions are mainly formed by what each university decides to showcase them. Open days, visit days and university prospectuses allow higher education institutions to … Read More

McStrikes: The Unhappy Staff Behind the Happy Meal

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Deliveroo and Uber Eats staff are collaborating with restaurants, including McDonalds, Wetherspoons and TGI Fridays, to participate in strikes. These strikes are to combat the insecure working and poverty pay that currently exists within the hospitality sector. Some Uber Eats customers have stated they will not be using the app … Read More

Corbyn Backs Bid for Leeds Flood Defences

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During his recent visit to Leeds, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn voiced his support for efforts by local MPs and councillors to convince the UK government to supply funding to complete flood defences in Leeds. On Boxing Day 2015, floods caused by Storm Eva damaged over 3,000 homes and more than … Read More

UK Falls Short in THE World University Rankings

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2019’s World University Rankings, published by Times Higher Education earlier today, revealed that both the University of Leeds and the UK in general had slipped in the ratings. The THE World University Rankings judges the performance of 980 universities across 79 countries. The United Kingdom claimed both top spots, with … Read More

Mint Club Announces Closure Next Year

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Mint Club have announced that they will be closing next year, in a heartfelt post on their Facebook page. The club, situated just off New Briggate, were unable to renew their lease, due to redevelopments in the surrounding area. This news comes only weeks after Canal Mills announced that they … Read More