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Huge Blaze At Leeds Chemical Storage Building

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK

Firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a building used for storing chemicals. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was called out at about 2....

Award Winning Student Newspaper in Funding Crisis

Leo Garbutt | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Leeds Student is valued by students and is an asset to the reputation of both Leeds University Union and the University. Going forward, this must be recognised by the Union.

Warpaint - Live Review

Raj Bains | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Raj Bains

Here's the thing though: all of the awkwardness, the distance, the coldness and initial confusion goes out of the window the second they start playing. With a rhythm section that possesses you from the waist down with all of the force of an old Motown outfit, you can't help but be mesmerised by the musicianship on show.

Hearing the Truth About Poverty

Julie Tomlin | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Politics
Julie Tomlin

Women forced to work as prostitutes to survive, those who lost their job because of attitudes to mental illness, or are struggling to make ends meet on benefits, people for whom life is often a daily grind of poverty or a battle against bureaucrats.

Lessons in Becoming a Young Entrepreneur: Learning How to Support Young Talent

Kimberly Dickson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kimberly Dickson

As a young female entrepreneur, meeting other like-minded individuals has become the weekly norm. I have been lucky enough to talk to some of the most inspiring young people in the UK, and understand the challenges and obstacles young people face when starting up a business...

Ukip's Former Commonwealth Spokesman Was Leader Of Kidnapping Gang In Pakistan

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

A Newsnight report has revealed that the man who served as UKIP's Commonwealth spokesman for more than a year is the former head of a kidnapping gang ...

PICTURES: Students Protest Over Club's Pro Rape Video

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students took to the streets of Leeds on Thursday to protest against an events promoter which used a pro-rape video to advertise its club night. Te...

Lucy Sherriff

'Pro-Rape' Club Night Had Sent Out 'Come And Swallow' Flyer

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The controversial Leeds club night which used a pro-rape video to promote its events was previously banned from a club in Newcastle, it has emerged. ...

Leeds School Allows Children As Young As 11 To Smoke In Playground

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A school in Leeds has been blasted as "unethical" for allowing children as young as 11 to smoke in the playground. Elmete Central School in Roundha...

What Does HS2 Mean for the UK?

Thomas Drexler | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Drexler

Whilst I've worked in the rail industry for over a decade, I am first and foremost a rail traveller. And although I am currently living in Madrid, I am a regular traveller on the European rail network. So when I first heard about the proposed HS2 high-speed rail plans, one of my first thoughts was "what will this do for me?"

Leeds 'Freshers Violation' - Just A Drop In The Ocean

Jamie England | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jamie England

Earlier this week, Tequila, a favourite event at Mezz nightclub among students in Leeds, was the focus of media attention following a promotional video containing jokes about freshers being raped. The video was released to advertise Tequila's event 'Freshers Violation'...

Boy Aged 10 Arrested Over Death Of Leeds Pensioner

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

A 10-year-old boy has been arrested over the death of a 79-year-old man who suffered a head injury in the Harehills district of Leeds, West Yorkshire ...

Why We Need More Health and Safety Officials / Sunshine on Leith

Alexander Rankine | Posted 05.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alexander Rankine

I have seen no better symbol of boundless consumerism than the giant horse statue in the middle of Leeds Trinity shopping centre. It buckles under a sack distended, I imagine, with the dubious harvest of a thousand Chinese factories, the poor beast's hooves scrabbling to stay upright upon its narrow plinth. Quite what the developers were thinking I do not know...

Self-Pleasuring Cyclist Banned From Shopping Mall

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK

A 24-year-old cyclist has been banned from a Leeds shopping centre after riding his bike one-handed through the mall, masturbating. Vlasdimil Kepr ...

Arrest After Pensioner Murder And Skate Park Stabbing Of 9-Year-Old Boy

PA | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an 84-year-old woman and the attempted murder of a nine-year-old boy who was stabbed...

Why I Hate 'The Girl on the Platform Smiled' Advert

Alex McBride | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Alex McBride

I could have got off my train at Carlisle, walked right up to that girl and explained all of this to her (leaving out any profanity and the washing up rota) She could have given me a look before running for her life, or she could have married me a few years down the line.

The Brudenell Social Club - The Best Small Live Music Venue In The World

Raj Bains | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Raj Bains

The Brudenell Social Club shouldn't work. For a start, logistically, it was quite possibly the least natural environment to play host to live music in Leeds, entering in to what was already a heavily saturated market.

Hand Grenade Found On Train Track Near Leeds Station

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK

A bomb squad has been dispatched to deal after an old hand grenade was discovered on a train track near Leeds station. Rail passengers have been se...

Leeds Denied A Free 'Alternative' Education

Aissa Gallie | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK
Aissa Gallie

For 3 years now a group of parents and professionals from Leeds have been working through the gruelling application process for the government's Free ...

Runaway Police Van 'Rolls Over Pensioner', Killing Him

PA | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK

An elderly man has died after being hit by a runaway police van. Officers were called to reports of a disturbance in Pudsey Park, between Bradford ...

Felicity A Morse

Council To Reclassify Rooms To Help Tenants Dodge Bedroom Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

Leeds council has confirmed it will reclassify hundreds of rooms in council houses in a bid to help residents avoid the so-called "bedroom tax." Ac...

Half Of Savile's Home County Victims 'Abused In Hospital'

PA | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Almost half of Jimmy Savile's victims in his home county - including three people who were just five at the time - were abused in hospitals, according...

The True Story of a Bereavement Workshop

Hilary Robinson | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Robinson

It was quite overwhelming to find the roots of our story were as the result of one incredible lady's inspiration and determination - and what a coincidence that Alfie Tate, one of the characters in the book had drawn a bird on his copper leaf, in memory of his teacher, because they had both "jumped for joy when they saw the first swallows of summer."

As Sexual Offences in West Yorkshire Rise By 21% Is Victim-Blaming Banter The Issue?

Alice Booth | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Booth

Rape jokes are a serious issue when they undermine the victim's self-confidence, prevent the reporting of sexual assault and lead to the blaming of victims for being too 'sexily' dressed, too drunk or just making the age-old mistake of being too female.

Why Were Junior Surgeons In Charge Of Hearts Services At Leeds Hospital?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

Concerns that two "junior" surgeons were in charge of children's congenital heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) prompted the decision to su...