Tag : hyde park

1 in 7 Hyde Park houses “unsecured”

5 years ago / 0 comments

As many as one in seven homes in Hyde Park and Woodhouse are left unlocked. Officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team inspected over 300 properties in the student area, in an effort to highlight the dangers of break-ins and burglaries. Police said there is a “major concern” about unlocked … Read More

Night of cocktails ends in “chaos”

6 years ago / 0 comments

23.11.12 Revellers were left shaken after being evacuated from a bar on Call Lane last weekend. Cocktail drinkers were forced to leave  the bar in the early hours of Sunday morning after the police were called following reports of an assault. A man and a woman were apprehended and searched, … Read More

Noisy students aggravate locals

6 years ago / 0 comments

23.11.12 One in every eight noise complaints the Council has received in the last year concerned student areas. Information obtained by the Yorkshire Evening Post through the Freedom of Information Act cited loud music as the main cause for complaint, accounting for 70 per cent of the calls to the … Read More

Student homes evacuated in suspected arson attack

6 years ago / 0 comments

  2.11.12 Students had to be evacuated from their homes after fire engulfed a property in a suspected arson attack. The Fire service was called to the address in Hartley Crescent in Woodhouse just before 9pm on Tuesday evening. It is understood that the fire brigade arrived to find the … Read More

I got 99 problems but a Snitch ain’t one

6 years ago / 0 comments

  On a chilly autumnal afternoon in Hyde Park, magic was in the air as the Leeds University Quidditch and Harry Potter Society met to practise and to prove you don’t have to be a student at Hogwarts to have a go the sport. A cheerful group of fans of … Read More

Trick or treat? Crime at Halloween

6 years ago / 0 comments

It’s that time of year again: students are out, en masse, dressed up for another fun night of Halloween debauchery; every corner you turn you’re greeted by another pumpkin or scantily-clad nurse, or run over by a group of animal-attired lads on a Noah’s Ark themed Otley Run. Even those … Read More

Virgin Media still failing

6 years ago / 0 comments

Virgin Media is still failing to meet students’ needs, a survey by Leeds Student has found. With internet speeds “nowhere near as fast as advertised”, more than half of students asked claimed that the internet provider was not meeting their requirements, particularly at peak times. Some complained of drastic slow … Read More

Dodgy vodka seized in raid

6 years ago / 0 comments

120 litres of illegal vodka have been seized after raids on shops in Hyde Park. The authorities were made aware of a number of retailers who had been allegedly selling illegal duty free vodka. An  investigation by West Yorkshire Police and Her Majesties Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has now been … Read More

Second Heaven

6 years ago / 0 comments

Burglaries, bills and bossy landlords, not exactly the most endearing prospect, after living in the safeguards of halls. We weren’t the only ones who had an ominous feeling when it came to moving into our new student houses, nor were the claims that five houses on Brudenell Road had been … Read More

Headingley risks "dereliction"

6 years ago / 0 comments

Thousands of homes remain empty this year as students desert their traditional heartlands and are choosing to move into the City, a report has found. The report, produced by Unipol and the Re’new charity, shows a sharp decline of 5,991 fewer students living in shared houses between 2006 and 2012, … Read More