Tag : Fire

“Disgusting” Halloween Attacks Condemned by Fire Chief

11 months ago / 0 comments

Fireworks were thrown at firefighters on Halloween night as they attended reports of a fire in Hyde Park.  Fireworks and rocks pelted fire engines leaving scrapes and burn marks. Thankfully nobody was hurt. Around 30 people were involved in the violence. Attacks also took place in Killingbeck and Calderdale, with … Read More

Sentinel Towers cladding fails combustibility tests

1 year ago / 0 comments

Cladding from Sentinel Towers was found to have ‘not met the national combustibility standard’, The Gryphon can reveal. The discovery was made as part of a range of precautionary assessments following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Further cladding from The Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, an academic research building on the St … Read More

Fire at The Edge

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Edge sports centre had to be evacuated last Friday, after a small fire broke out in one of the offices. At around 9.50am the alarm was sounded, following which all gym goers evacuated on to the street. A University of Leeds spokesperson said: “On Friday 21 April there was … Read More

Engineering Havoc: Civil Engineering building evacuated three times in one week

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Leeds’ Civil Engineering Building on campus has been evacuated and cordoned off by fire services and police on three separate occasions this week following an reported leak of a ‘respiratory irritant’. West Yorkshire Fire Service were called to the scene on both Monday and Tuesday evening. The … Read More

Student halls shuts after fire safety inspection

2 years ago / 0 comments

Trinity Hall student accommodation, a 94-bedroom luxury student development in Woodhouse, has been shut down following an inspection by a West Yorkshire Fire Service Marshal. The brand new residence was due to open to tenants on 19th September, however due to unforeseen building delays, the building was unready and students … Read More

Fire and Ice: Light Night returns

2 years ago / 0 comments

From the 6th -7th October, locations around Leeds will be transformed by an array of art instalments and performances for the city’s annual Light Night, with the University of Leeds hosting 13 of the 53 free events. The 12th year of Light Night Leeds, organised by Leeds City Council and … Read More

Fire breaks out at Leodis

3 years ago / 0 comments

A fire broke out at Leodis halls of residence this evening, forcing the inhabitants of block D to evacuate. Two fire engines arrived on site to put out the substantial kitchen fire, which caused smoke to billow out of the windows. The cause of the fire, and the extent of … Read More

Large Fire at Furniture Store in City Centre

3 years ago / 0 comments

A fire broke out at Hill’s Furniture Store near the Corn Exchange in Leeds City centre on Friday evening. The fire is believed to have started at around 4.30pm, shortly after the shop closed for the day. Whilst no one was thought to be inside, the building was said to … Read More

Interview ‘The 56’ director, Matt Stevens-Woodhead

3 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Joseph Priestley As Bradford City prepares to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of a fire that killed 56 people, a young theatre company based in Yorkshire is re-telling the tragedy through the eyes of those who saw it. Joey O’Hagan spoke exclusively to the founder of that company, and the director of … Read More

Suspect of Majestyk fire denies arson in court

4 years ago / 0 comments

A suspect appeared in Leeds Magistrates Court this morning to deny starting the fire that partially damaged the iconic Majestic nightclub last Tuesday night. 32-year old Stuart James Jefferson, from Leeds, pleaded not guilty while appearing before District judge Roy Anderson. The case has now been sent to the Crown … Read More