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Christmas Conversations You MUST Have With Your Staff

Sue Ingram

Christmas is coming! Although it’s a time for celebration – work still exists and jobs still need to be done. Sue Ingram, from Converse Well, believes that as a manager there are some crucial communications that need to be made around expectations over the Christmas period. And this communication is a fine balancing act. Fail to communicate any expectations and ...

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Andrew Carter on: Rock, Paper, Scissors

Andrew Carter

Leeds City Musings from author Andrew Carter Rock, Paper, Scissors Rock, Paper, Scissors is a wonderful game and I am very fond of it. As an experienced player, I rate myself highly and, despite the (flawed) argument that it is a random game of chance, I feel as though I have the psychological edge over my competitors. Multi-player RPS (Rock, ...

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Being a Young Band in Leeds

Andrew Carter

Leeds City Musings from Andrew Carter Andrew Carter: Boys in the Band When we were fourteen, four friends and I started a band. Around this time, American skate punk music was all the rage so despite none of us being American or punks, we decided on this as our genre. In fairness, a couple of band members were half decent ...

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CHARITY SHOUTOUT: Charity Soul

Charity Shoutout

Charity Soul After losing a very close friend to cancer, Terry Hopkinson decided to start a charity based on his love of Northern Soul to raise money for Cancer Research. The initial idea has evolved into something very special and is now increasing with support from promoters, DJ’s and of course the many lovers of Northern Soul who have attended ...

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The Leeds City Magazine Christmas Gift Guide

Rachel McAlley

Christmas Gift Guide It’s fast approaching the festive season and I absolutely love it! Time to wrap up warm, drink hot chocolate and mulled wine by an open fire and watch wonderful old Christmas films. But more importantly it’s about gifts for others and treating those you love, including friends and family or even those less fortunate than yourself. Enjoy ...

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John Lane’s Fitness Tips

John Lane GB Athlete

Great Britain Athlete and British Record Holder John Lane is back again this month to give you fitness tips to help you get the best out of your health and fitness. Enjoy this month’s tips! Pack Your Own Lunch Packing your lunch each day is a great way of keeping a handle on what you eat. Studies have shown that ...

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My Sunday League Football Experience: Part 2

Andrew Carter

Leeds City Musings from Andrew Carter A Tribute to Sunday League Football in Leeds – Part Two READ PART ONE HERE Midway through my Kirkstall Crusaders career, we were joined by a new coach, a portly, peculiar but jovial Irishman who wore a faded baseball cap that was far too small for his large head. He had some unconventional coaching ...

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A Tribute to Sunday League Football!

Andrew Carter

Leeds City Musings by author Andrew Carter A Tribute to Sunday League Football in Leeds – Part One After cutting my footballing teeth on my school’s modest tarmac playground at lunchtimes, I joined Kirkstall Crusaders when I was in Year Five. Sadly my introduction to competitive action was not a smooth one. On the back of Euro 96 and scoring ...

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Getting social away from the gay scene

Rob Wilson

With all the news these days of LGB&T bars closing down due to lack of business, we’re very fortunate in Leeds to still have a thriving group of bars on Lower Briggate. From the ultra stylish Bar Fibre, the young (after all, it’s just a state of mind)& fun in Queens Court through to the pop party crowd in Viaduct ...

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Pink Gorilla and Hairy Lemon!

Pink Gorilla and Hairy Lemon

Talk about ending the summer season with a bang. September was such a corking month for Pink Gorilla and Hairy Lemon, it’s been and gone in the blink of an eye. We’ve launched Leeds hottest new restaurant, got our rave-on in the VIP area and rubbed shoulders with world-class DJ’s and organised the best 13th birthday party Leeds has even ...

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