Tag : greg whitaker

Here we go again! – Mamma Mia! comes to the Leeds Grand

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With exams out of the way and university over for yet another year, Mamma Mia! at the Leeds Grand Theatre is the perfect way to welcome in the summer.  The Jukebox musical, written by British playwright Catherine Johnson and based on the hit songs of ABBA as composed by former … Read More

Who gets your vote?

3 years ago / 0 comments

This week we interview Greg Whitaker, who is running to be your next Gryphon editor. Interviews with every Lead LUU candidate will appear online throughout next week.   Why do you want to be editor? I’m sort of Ben’s number two as a Newspaper associate this year. I think that, … Read More

Who Gets Your Vote?

3 years ago / 0 comments

This week we interview Greg Whitaker and Jess Murray, who are both running to be your next Gryphon editor. Interviews with every Lead LUU candidate will appear online throughout next week. Interview with Greg Whitaker Why do you want to be editor? I’m sort of Ben’s number two as a … Read More

Record Nominations in LUU Leadership Race

3 years ago / 0 comments

With nominations closing today in the Leeds University Union Leadership Race, LUU have confirmed that this year has seen a bumper number of nominations and applications for all positions. Positions include Union Affairs Officer, Welfare Officer, Equality & Diversity Officer, Education Officer, Community Officer and Activities Officer, as well as … Read More

“The problem isn’t the voters, the problem is the politics, the politicians, the political parties and the political system.”

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon speaks to Green Party leader Natalie Bennett about the ‘Green surge’, climate change, feminism, and the difficulties facing BME candidates in British politics. In your recent New Year’s message you stressed that ‘It’s time to turn the Green surge into Green seats’. How is the Green Party planning … Read More

Legendary broadcaster, Sir Terry Wogan, dies aged 77

3 years ago / 0 comments

The family of the veteran BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has confirmed he has died today, aged 77, following a short illness. In a short statement released this morning, they said: “Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. “He passed away surrounded by his … Read More

‘Jeremy had a stonking great victory and now it’s up to the rest of us to support him, and that’s exactly what I intend to do.’

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon speak to Labour MP and Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn about Jeremy Corbyn, the future of Syria and the government’s new PREVENT laws.   Since The Gryphon last spoke to you quite a lot has happened within the Labour Party, most notably Jeremy Corbyn being elected as your … Read More

“Let’s be Happy, Let’s be Hopeful, Above all let’s be Optimistic”

3 years ago / 0 comments

Newly elected Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, visited the University on Thursday to speak to students about the Party’s voter registration campaign, as well as conducting a brief question and answer session with the 500 strong audience. Labour estimate that there may be as many as one million voters missing … Read More

Two on trial over the murder of former Leeds student

3 years ago / 0 comments

The two Burmese men accused of the murder of University of Leeds graduate David Miller and fellow backpacker Hannah Witheridge have today gone on trial in Thailand. Burmese nationals Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo, both 22, were charged with the murder of the British tourists after the bodies of the … Read More

UPDATE: Suspected Beeston rapist appears in court

3 years ago / 0 comments

A Slovakian man appeared in court today to be formally charged with the attempted murder and rape of a woman in Leeds, following his extradition from Slovakia last night. The 21-year-old Slovakian national, who has been named as Zdenko Turtak, was arrested by local police in the Kosice area of eastern Slovakia last … Read More