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Leeds council in turmoil

2 years ago / 0 comments

Three Labour councillors have resigned in just eight days, citing a “toxic atmosphere”. Crossgates councillor Janette Walker joined Garforth members Mark Dobson and Sarah Field in forming a new local independent party. This is the third councillor to quit Leeds City Council’s Labour government in eight days, suggesting the administration … Read More

Leave your presence behind this Christmas

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When students go home for Christmas, an enormous amount of leftover food from people’s kitchens is thrown away. LUU has teamed up with a number of local charities and Leeds City Council so that unwanted food goes to those who need it, not to landfill. Collections will be held on … Read More

‘Tent city’ campaigners reach agreement with council

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Homelessness protesters are given semi-permanent space after being moved from Park Square. Campaigners from the Leeds Homelessness Partnership have reached an agreement in court with Leeds City Council for a stay of six weeks for their camp. Over the last month the camp has seen tent numbers stretch into double … Read More

‘I couldn’t vote’: Council accused of polling errors

3 years ago / 0 comments

Students have spoken of their frustration at being denied the right to vote after it is alleged Leeds City Council made a string of errors on election day. Several students have told The Gryphon they had trouble casting their vote on 7th May, with some unable to vote altogether. One undergraduate was … Read More

News | Young politicians face ‘prejudices’, says Councillor, 22

4 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds City’s youngest councillor has called for more young people to get into politics despite the ‘barriers’ they face. Alice Smart, who won a seat in this year’s local elections aged 21, rejected claims she is too young to enter politics, although admitted there “can definitely be an issue” with … Read More

News | Students get behind trolleybus scheme

5 years ago / 0 comments

The University and Union have decided to support the controversial Trolleybus scheme. The £250 million project will be backed by LUU following a consultation with students. Leeds City Council proposed the scheme in the hope of reducing congestion, being quick, quieter and more environmentally friendly. The Trolleybus is a combination … Read More

News | Mezz license revoked following student protest

5 years ago / 0 comments

Mezz nightclub has had its licence suspended for three months, following the backlash over Tequila’s ‘Fresher’s Violation’ video. The decision to close the space until it is sold to new management was taken at a licensing review on December 9. The review follows Mezz’s announcement last Wednesday that it is … Read More

News | Students complain of unsafe houses

5 years ago / 0 comments

Students are complaining to the Council about their homes being unsafe, LS can reveal. This year the Council has carried out 136 prosecutions in the private rented sector. LS recently exposed a case involving a house with an “insecure front door, which was falling out of the surrounding brickwork”, as … Read More

News | Students rubbish at recycling

5 years ago / 0 comments

Student areas are still causing a problem according to the Council despite recycling rates in Leeds hitting record highs. Leeds residents produced 7,000 tonnes less waste than they did the previous year but Councillor Mark Dobson, Executive Board Member for the environment, said “traditional methods of recycling are not working … Read More

News | Crackdown on Hyde Park headshop

5 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds City Council may force shops selling legal highs to black out their windows and ban under 18s from buying their products. The move comes after councillors were briefed by police on the growing popularity of new psychoactive substances designed to have similar effects as illegal drugs such as cocaine … Read More