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Review: The Grapes of Wrath – Steinbeck comes to Leeds

1 year ago / 0 comments

The West Yorkshire Playhouse’s latest production is an adaption of John Steinbeck’s classic American novel The Grapes of Wrath. The play follows the progress of the Joad family as they travel west across America, fleeing the ravages of the Dust Bowl which has devastated the Great Plains. On their journey, … Read More

Violent delights with Romeo & Juliet at WYP – tickets on sale now

2 years ago / 0 comments

Deadlines are looming, meaning freedom awaits and there’s no better way to celebrate than relaxing into a theatre seat and enjoying a modern take on one of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays. The West Yorkshire Playhouse transports one of the most powerful love stories ever told to an epic northern landscape in … Read More

West Yorkshire Police Launch Consent Poster

3 years ago / 0 comments

West Yorkshire Police have launched a new sexual consent campaign around university, following off sexual assault cases earlier this year. The poster, displayed around campus to coincide with fresher’s week, uses the slogan ‘Consent means yes, anything else could mean prison.’ Speaking to The Gryphon, university police officer PC Matt … Read More

Leeds teenager jailed over student attack

3 years ago / 0 comments

An 18-year-old Leeds man who attacked a female student in April of last year yesterday received an extended sentence of twelve years, eight of which must be spent in prison. Cameron Higgins carried out his attack on the young woman on the day he celebrated his seventeenth birthday, after a night … 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

Police release new CCTV footage of Beeston rapist

4 years ago / 0 comments

Previously unseen footage showing the man wanted for the rape and attempted murder of a woman in Leeds was released today. The victim, an 18-year-old local woman, was dragged from a bus stop in Beeston and beaten with a stone before being sexually assaulted on 6th March. This new footage shows … Read More

Suspicious man reported near Business School

4 years ago / 0 comments

West Yorkshire Police have been alerted after a man fitting the profile of the Beeston bus stop rapist approached two women near Leeds University business school. The two women, who are members of the Leeds University Rowing team, were returning home from the library on Sunday night when they were … Read More

Mass DNA search begins for Beeston bus stop rapist

4 years ago / 0 comments

West Yorkshire Police have begun a mass DNA swabbing operation as they search for the man who raped and attempted to murder a woman in Leeds. The victim, an 18-year-old local woman, was dragged from a bus stop in Beeston and beaten with a stone before being sexually assaulted on the … Read More

Halo expansion would ‘intimidate’ students

4 years ago / 0 comments

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

4 years ago / 0 comments

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