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Students Across The Country Could Soon Be Able To Get Free Tampons

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Students across the UK could soon be offered free tampons after the NUS vowed to tackle the “classist” price of female sanitary wear. Delegates a...

Refugee Teen Shot In Syrian School Attack Dedicates Life To Helping Others

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage refugee, who was shot in the leg during an attack on his school in Syria, has been awarded a prize for helping others in Leeds. Mohamad Kha...

British Girls Are Missing School Because They Can't Afford Tampons

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Girls in the UK are missing school because they can’t afford tampons and sanitary towels, a charity has claimed. Freedom4Girls, which provides sani...

We're One Step Closer To Curing The Common Cold

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

A cure for the common cold could soon become a reality after scientists from the Universities of Leeds, York and Helsinki say they’ve cracked the ...

Boy, 15, Arrested After Teenager Stabbed To Death In Leeds

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK

A 15-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenager was stabbed in Leeds. A 16-year-old boy was found with a stab wound after poli...

Ghoulish Tours Of The Shannon Matthews Estate Are Being Offered For £15

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

Residents living on the Moorside estate where Shannon Matthews was “abducted” from are offering paid tours of the area. Shannon was reported missi...

Leeds City Region 2017: The Undisputed Fintech Capital Of The North

Roger Marsh | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Marsh

Fintech is undoubtedly one of the major growth sectors for Leeds City Region. Indeed, as an existing centre of excellence for both finance (as the UK's second centre for banking, home to over 30 national and international banks) and technology, we are primed and ready to capitalise on the opportunity.

How Millennial Digital Wizards Are Powering The Leeds City Region's Gaming Industry

Roger Marsh | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Marsh

I was flicking through the i newspaper the other day when one particular article grabbed my attention. According to a new 12-month study for the National Citizen Service, almost half of teenagers in Yorkshire and the Humber (48%) think the area they live in will negatively influence their chances in life. This was the highest rate in the country.

Leeds, A City With Art In Its Heart

Solange Berchemin | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Solange Berchemin

This month Leeds will provide its usual vibrant festive experience but there is an added bonus: an arts trail conceived to guide you around the city center's major spots. The trail features artworks by local artists. It's a journey of arts and magic reflecting on modern issues, ancient beliefs and .....lights.

Time To Think: A Dose Of Communicative Intention

Matthew Mills | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Mills

In our voice group sessions, trans clients develop skills in being effective communicators: telling their stories about the things they hold dear, and being transformational listeners for each others. We need a global dose of this right now.

Home Until His Death, Savile's Flat Couldn't Escape His Crimes

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK

Jimmy Savile’s home of more than 30 years has been demolished. The disgraced broadcaster’s apartment in the Roundhay Park area of Leeds was his ho...

Expats Move Up The Career Ladder In The UK

Dean Blackburn | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Dean Blackburn

There are many dreams and aspirations expats hope to realise during their time abroad: improve their quality of life, pursue a new challenge or join a...

The Most Dramatic Pictures From Last Night's Storm From Across The UK

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

Torrential rain and lightning hit parts of the UK on Tuesday night, despite record-breaking temperatures in other parts of the country. There are als...

My Big Smoke Dream Up In Smoke

Jess Melia | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK
Jess Melia

I was in London recently for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child; spoiler alert - it was fabulous! I came back to Leeds like a wizard who had just caught his first Golden Snitch. Giddier than a Weasley in Gambol and Japes Wizarding Joke Shop. As excitable as Hagrid when the loveable Fang runs through the forest and into his giant arms. Like a...well, you get the picture.

Barry Manilow Plays Leeds - Gig Review

Roger Crow | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

He's never been seen as cool Barry Manilow. An artist to poke fun at perhaps, but he's usually the first to do that. He may never have had movie star ...

Bodies Of Three People And Three Dogs Found In Leeds House

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.03.2016 | UK

The bodies of two women, a man and three Rottweiler dogs have been found following a fire in a terraced house. Officers were called to the red-brick h...

UK's First "Red-Light" District: Leeds' Cruel Solution to Prostitution and Violence

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Taina Bien-Aime

On an ordinary winter day in 2014, Mary Honeyball led her colleagues in the European Parliament to pass a groundbreaking resolution urging member stat...

'Woman And Two Children' Found Dead In Home

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

A woman and her two "bubbly and nice" children have been found dead in a house in Allerton Bywater, near Leeds, police have said. Police were calle...

The Case for Ending London's Monopoly on Britain

Ben Wood | Posted 21.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Wood

Cities helped by the relocation of political, tourist, creative and media industries would flourish with the injection of jobs and wealth. For the sake of London and elsewhere - we must end the capital's monopoly on Britain.

This Man's Story Will Change Your Mind About Homelessness

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK

A formerly homeless man has told the incredible story of his resilience after years of abuse and heartbreak, as part of a photo series on the streets ...

Desperate Search For Rare Blood Type After Gap Year Grad's Horror Thai Crash

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A desperate search to find those with rare A negative (A-) blood has secured six additional units after a British gap year graduate was left needing a...

Northerners Are Sticking Two Fingers Up At The Disastrous Aftermath Of Flooding

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

As flooding continues to devastate vast areas of the north of England, locals have turned out to stick two fingers up at the disaster, proving that th...

Cameron's Pledge To Help Flood Victims Overlooks One Crucial Fact

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.12.2015 | UK

David Cameron's pledge to send more troops to "do whatever is needed" to help flooding victims has not convinced people with memories long enough to r...

Little and Large

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

There is so much cultural life going on outside London - much less in Scotland, Wales and Ireland (North and South) and that if you stay in London (like so many New Yorkers who never go further than Brooklyn) you really miss out.

Marching on Together: Boxer Josh Warrington Confirms Leeds as UK Capital of Sport

Rob Atkinson | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Having been fortunate enough to witness many examples of sporting excellence in Leeds over the years, I was privileged last weekend, thanks to event s...