Tag : police

Halo expansion would ‘intimidate’ students

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Halo nightclub has been criticised for plans to expand, with officials warning students using the 24-hour library next door would be ‘intimidated’ by clubbers. A planning application to extend opening hours from 3.30am to 6am, as well as adding two outdoor bars to the club, has been opposed by the … Read More

News | Hyde Park drugs den busted

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Police have discovered a ‘significant growing set-up’ of cannabis in a drugs raid in Hyde Park. The alarm was raised by patrolling officers who became suspicious of a ‘strong smell of cannabis’ at the address on Norwood Terrace on Saturday evening. A 27-year-old Vietnamese man was detained after police forced … Read More

News | WYP Chief Constable suspended over "criminal activity"

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The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (WYP) has been suspended today following allegations of “criminal activity” in Northern Ireland. Chief Constable Mark Gilmore has also become the subject of an investigation from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), for whom he has previously served as Assistant Chief Constable. … Read More

News | Headingley motorist arrested for Class A drugs

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A motorist has been arrested for possession of Class A drugs in Headingley. The 27-year-old man was stopped at 1.10am on Friday after police became suspicious of his vehicle on St Michael’s Crescent. Further inspection revealed five small bags of cocaine in the car, which the man later told officers … Read More

TV | Babylon – Danny Boyle's latest TV outing

5 years ago / 0 comments

Written by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong (the partners behind the satirical masterpieces Peep Show and Four Lions) it would be hard to imagine Babylon as a failing new drama. The same goes for the eclectic mix of actors: James Nesbitt, a budding Brit Marling, and Adam Deacon, well known … Read More

News | Councillors grilled at Question Time

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Leeds City Councillors were scrutinised by students on Wednesday. Councillors were questioned on issues including housing, transport and crime. Labour Councillor Neil Walshaw announced the introduction of an Oyster Card scheme from 2015/16. He called for “sustained investment” in public transport, cycle lanes and a bus network, adding that it … Read More

News | Man in critical condition after fall

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A man has been left seriously injured after falling outside the Parkinson Building. The 25 year old male was taken to Leeds General Infirmary in a critical condition after the accident occurred in the early hours of Monday morning. It is believed the man was drunk and fell from a … Read More

Comment | Can us plebs really trust the police?

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It’s been difficult to avoid talk of ‘Plebgate’, a scandal from last year involving Andrew Mitchell MP and three Downing Street police officers. With the media being so willing to attack MPs at every turn, it’s not difficult to see why this issue is still being discussed, even a year … Read More

News | G4S van calls for help

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Students in the Union were left hearing voices on Wednesday after an automated alarm on a G4S van starting going off. The company van was parked outside the entrance to the building while the G4S staff were inside carrying out training exercises. A large crowd of students gathered around the … Read More

News | Dominos worker arrested on campus

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A pizza promoter employed by the chain Domino’s, was arrested outside Leeds University Union last week. On Thursday September 26 the promoter, who was part of the extensive Dominos team deployed to Leeds during Freshers’ week, was approached by PC Matt Guy for swearing loudly. Despite introducing himself as a … Read More