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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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Beauty Tips from Miss Leeds!

Hazel Latner

Hazel Latner brings you her latest beauty tips! I am a self-proclaimed skin care junkie and the ultimate fake tan fan. You really do have to get both of these things right to achieve the perfectly bronzed look you want. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t see a new product I want to go and spend ...

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BE LGBTQ – Leeds club night

Rob Wilson

Leeds is about to be hit with an alternative club night, for those who’s music tastes aren’t currently being provided for within the LGBTQ community. BE – LGBTQ R’N’B With Edges, the ‘BE’ in the name is there because you can just come and be yourself, no pretensions, no façades. BE is for everyone yet focuses on the LGBTQ community ...

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DV8’s John at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Dv8's John

Those of us who are interested in theatre and performance dance are in for a treat at the West Yorkshire Playhouse later this month, with the production of JOHN visiting from 22nd to the 24th October. This show was created, and now directed by Lloyd Newsome of the DV8 Physical Theatre team, and produced in conjunction with the National Theatre of ...

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The Fickle World of Karaoke in Leeds

Andrew Carter

City Musings from author Andrew Carter The Headingley Taps pub was the unlikely venue for one of the seminal nights of my formative years. During my time at Notre Dame Sixth Form, two friends and I went on one bank holiday Sunday for a karaoke night. I am a dreadful singer and was rightly nervous about performing in front of ...

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Riding Solo in Leeds City Centre

Andrew Carter

City Musings from author Andrew Carter Between the ages of around sixteen to twenty one, like many others, all I really cared about was going on a night out. Any coins I earned or ‘borrowed’ from my parents were essentially beer tokens, with the exception of a monthly shopping trip to buy new jeans, ill-fitting t-shirts and occasionally bad accessories ...

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