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Meet the Woman Behind Aire Bar: Louise Howard

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Nearly 13 years ago, Louise and her husband Chris opened up the incredible riverside venue Aire Bar! We caught up with her to find out the secret to their success! Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how Aire Bar started out? I am originally from Southend-on-Sea in Essex. I studied Hospitality & Retail Licensing at Manchester University, ...

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Leeds Own: Actor Scott Michael Wagstaff appears opposite Joan Collins in Feature Film

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Actor Scott Michael Wagstaff, who has spent many years living in Leeds and since has previously worked in the city on a TV pilot, appears in a chuckle filled feature film The Time Of Their Lives playing opposite Joan Collins and Pauline Collins. Scott was cast in the film by Casting Directors Ros and John Hubbard who have cast films ...

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Meet Abi Ramsay

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We’ve met with Leeds Salsa dancer Abi Ramsay to find out about her new project at Azucar Bar in Brewery Wharf  Hi Abi, can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background in dancing?  I’ve always been a dancer since the age of four, I studied Ballet, Tap and Modern until I was 18. I also competed locally ...

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Leeds’ Own: Chris Sleaford

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If you venture to the end of Call Lane, you’ll find Revolución De Cuba, a fine spot for a delicious Cuban themed lunch or even possibly the venue for your Friday night. Aside from being a fantastic venue, the bar is full of personalities. One of these is their manager Chris Sleaford, pictured above with his partner. We caught up ...

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Nicola Adams Interview

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Ever since Nicola Adams burst onto the scene at the 2012 Olympics, she’s been a superb ambassador for Leeds. City Dweller Magazine spoke to her about chasing her second Gold Medal, her future and the city of Leeds. It was nearly four years ago that the nation roared Nicola Adams to a Gold Medal in London as she became the ...

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Kaiser Chiefs announce new single and new album

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Kaiser Chiefs are back to welcome the summer with their new single ‘Parachute’ which was released June 14 on Fiction/Caroline International. Ricky Wilson: “When we wrote the first record we were very direct, little needed explaining. The songs seemed to speak for themselves and did all the hard work for us. Parachute is pretty self-explanatory and a bit of a ...

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Leeds Model Jack Parr Stars in New Music Video

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Leeds model Jack Parr has recently started in Eve-Yasmin’s music video ‘Habibi’, which you watch above. We met up with Jack last year, you can read the full interview below. Q: What brought you to Leeds? A: I came to Leeds to study Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett Uni, my friends were already studying here and loved Leeds ...

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Leeds Own: Jack Bateson

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Jack Bateson is a Leeds born boxer heading for the Summer Olympics in Brazil. Our man William Rose met up with him to talk about training, his ambitions and the effect that Leeds has had on him. “Boxing is a lonely sport” declares Jack Bateson, a Leeds born boxer on the cusp of going to the 2016 Olympic Games in ...

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Leeds Own: Ben Lancaster

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Here at City Dweller we’re getting quite a collection of talented and driven people for our ‘Leeds Own’ editorial, and this month there is no exception… Rachel chats to 20 year old singer/song writer Ben Lancaster, to talk inspirations, aspirations, and of course his thoughts on our wonderful city. This month’s Leeds Own subject, 20 year old singer/song writer Ben ...

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Leeds Own: Meet Primal Gym’s James Walker!

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James Walker! Leeds Own: Showcasing some of the undiscovered talents and personalities that makes Leeds the great city we all love! Leeds City Dweller writer Rachel has been spending a fair bit of time down at Primal Gym recently. James Walker is one of Primal Gym’s characters and personal trainers. Rachel spent some time with James and got to know ...

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