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Leeds Couple Raise £15,138.86 for Local Children’s Charity to Win Their Dream Wedding


Raising thousands of pounds for charity was a dream come true in more ways than one, for devoted couple from Rodley . Christopher Fennelly and his partner Adelle Smyth. They were announced live on air on Wednesday 22nd February with Kelly, Ant and Michael, as the winning couple of Radio Aire’s Win Your Wedding competition. Beating hundreds of applicants, the ...

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The History of the Merrion Centre


The Merrion Centre was the brainchild of Arnold Ziff OBE and officially opened in 1964 as the largest indoor shopping centre in the UK at the time. The centre opened with 97 shops, a multi-storey car park, a hotel and a ballroom. Later a 42-lane bowling alley, a garage and an Odeon Cinema were added. You can take a look ...

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Superhero’s Abseil for St Gemma’s Hospice


On Saturday 4th March St Gemma’s Hospice are recruiting Hospice Heroes to brave a massive 300ft descent down the CLV building in Leeds City Centre, one of the tallest buildings in Yorkshire. St Gemma’s need as many heroes as Hospice to help raise thousands of pounds for patients in Leeds! Superhero fancy dress is strongly encouraged! The abseil is taking ...

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Leeds people don’t think they’re adults until 34! Here’s 30 signs you aren’t ready to be one yet!


Modern adults in Leeds do not consider themselves an adult until they have reached the age of 34, it has been revealed. Researchers polled almost 2,000 Brits over the age of 30 – and revealed that in the 1940s and 50s – respondents in Leeds considered the adult age to be much younger at just 25. According to the poll, ...

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Great News for Leeds as £10.5m Land Rover Retailer set to Open


​Farnell Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Rik Shield to oversee its prestigious new £10.5m retailer in Leeds. Rik, who has been in the motor retail industry for more than 20 years, will manage the retailer’s team of 110 colleagues, of which 98 are already currently part of the Farnell team at its existing Jaguar and Land Rover sites in Leeds. ...

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REVIEW: The Full Monty at The Leeds Grand Theatre


Is it The Full Monty? Leeds City Magazine sent down our theatre writer Matt Jameson to find out. You can read our preview of the show here. Get ready guys and girls this is an absolute belter! The Full Monty by Simon Beaufoy has arrived at The Leeds Grand Theatre this week with a brilliant cast telling the story of ...

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Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust launch their Christmas Gift Appeal


Their Christmas Gift Appeal: Make the Elderly of South Leeds feel Special this Christmas Donate a Present or Raffle Prize to the South Leeds Elderly this Christmas. As we approach Christmas, don’t forget about those who are older and vulnerable. The Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust (CBFT) are appealing for presents and raffle prizes to help the South Leeds elderly this ...

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Special Departures on sale from Leeds Bradford Airport


A series of exclusive special departures will take to the skies from Leeds Bradford Airport with Omega next year; offering Northern Lights, Italy, Austria and Croatia among many other destinations across winter and summer 2017. Omega Holidays, a tour operator which specialises in good value high quality short breaks, has operated a series of special departures from LBA for a ...

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Scotty T is Searching for Snow White in Leeds!


LEEDS’ SEARCH FOR SNOW WHITE! Mirror, mirror on the wall, where in Yorkshire can we find the fairest Princess of them all? This winter, the grounds of the historic Tetley site will be sprinkled with magic and fairy dust, and what has been heralded as Yorkshire’s biggest pantomime will reside there to entertain thousands of families from the wonderful land ...

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Cast Announced for Rocky Horror Show in Leeds


NEW CAST ANNOUNCED FOR RICHARD O’BRIEN’S ROCKY HORROR SHOW AT LEEDS GRAND THEATRE   STARRING CHARLIE CONDOU & PAUL CATTERMOLE The Rocky Horror Show has announced a glittering cast when they visit Leeds Grand Theatre this Halloween for one week only from Monday 31st October to Saturday 5th November 2016. Returning to the show to play the iconic role of ...

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