March 2018

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Hundreds march in Leeds anti-Brexit protest

Hundreds of people have marched through Leeds in protest against Britain leaving the European Union. Campaign group Leeds for Europe, which organised the rally, is calling for a second referendum on Brexit. The Department for…

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Why did a Farnley Beck turn bright green?

Farnley Beck in Leeds suddenly became an unnaturally luminous shade of green, as did a nearby lake in Armley. Passers-by were shocked to see the luminous green water flowing through the river. The Environment Agency…

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HMP Leeds ‘unsafe and severely overcrowded’

Prison inspectors have branded HMP Leeds “violent, unsafe and severely overcrowded” and said illegal drugs are “easily available” in the jail. A report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) found 91% of cells at the…


Tourism now worth £8bn to Yorkshire economy

New research has revealed that tourism is now worth £8bn to the Yorkshire economy. This figure, from new independent research carried out by Sheffield Hallam University, is a 14% increase since the last report in…

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