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Leeds finest independent fashion retailers

December 1, 2016 8:15 am

If you’re something of a fashionista and like to rock and original look that no one else is sporting, then there are plenty of fine independents selling vintage clobber, handbags... View Article

December 1, 2016 8:15 am
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Shops to help pimp up your Leeds pad

November 29, 2016 9:29 am

Putting your unique stamp on your student digs is the best way to make it the home from home it should be. But, if your bank balance is decidedly more... View Article

November 29, 2016 9:29 am
our winter fees are frozen

Our Fees are Frozen this Winter

November 21, 2016 10:54 am

SALES FEES JUST 0.99% & RENTAL MANAGEMENT FEES AS LOW AS 8% We’ve only gone and done it, we’ve put the big freeze on our fees! Not only have we... View Article

November 21, 2016 10:54 am
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Fitness Tips For Students On A Budget

November 6, 2016 12:20 pm

With rising gym membership prices and summer edging ever closer, students are left searching for alternative ways to keep fit without spending too much cash. Here are just a few... View Article

November 6, 2016 12:20 pm

The best Halloween costume ideas

October 19, 2016 10:32 am

Halloween is the perfect time to sort out your fancy dress and get your favourite costume on. Whether you love the old favourites like witches and fairytale characters or you’re... View Article

October 19, 2016 10:32 am
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Five apps students shouldn’t be without

October 13, 2016 10:37 am

With the ever growing popularity of tablets, and the steady decline in PC sales, the final quarter of 2013 is expected to see tablet sales exceed desktop and laptops combined. With... View Article

October 13, 2016 10:37 am
What Student Stereotype Are You?

Which Student Stereotype Are You?

October 3, 2016 2:47 pm

The students of Leeds are getting settled back into their university lives. For those who are freshers, a new and exciting chapter is starting and a new city is on... View Article

October 3, 2016 2:47 pm
Gin bar

Where to go after work in Leeds

September 24, 2016 10:24 am

Long day in the office? Head out into Leeds for dinner and drinks after work. Meet up with friends, socialise, grab a bite or have a few beers; the city... View Article

September 24, 2016 10:24 am
Party

A Fresher’s Guide to Leeds

September 22, 2016 8:55 am

As I’m sure you’ve worked out by now, Leeds is a fantastic city to live and study in but you’re still finding your way around and there are lots of... View Article

September 22, 2016 8:55 am
Two beers

6 of the best bars and pubs in Leeds

September 17, 2016 3:11 pm

Leeds is great for a lot of reasons, but there’s one that puts it above all other cities in England: the quality of its bars and pubs. Even if you... View Article

September 17, 2016 3:11 pm
Beer with burger

Meal deals in the City of Leeds

September 11, 2016 10:29 am

We all know the hardship of living on a student budget; but when you’re sick of the sight of pot noodles, boring sandwiches and last night’s leftovers it can be... View Article

September 11, 2016 10:29 am
Microphone

The best open mic nights in Leeds

September 7, 2016 2:27 pm

There are two things that Leeds knows best: (1) music and (2) pubs. Combine the two and you’ve guaranteed yourself a cracking night out. There are plenty of open mic... View Article

September 7, 2016 2:27 pm
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Choosing the right housemates

September 4, 2016 2:06 pm

Deciding who you want to live with for the next year of your term-time life is a big decision, so we can’t stress enough that you choose wisely. Living with... View Article

September 4, 2016 2:06 pm
Coffee in shop

A Guide to Headingley Café Culture

September 3, 2016 10:10 am

Picture the scene: you’re trying to get your work done but noisy housemates are proving too much of a distraction. Finding a café for a coffee where you can concentrate,... View Article

September 3, 2016 10:10 am
Singer at a gig

Where to watch local bands in Leeds

August 29, 2016 1:27 pm

Leeds might well and truly (and finally) be on the big stage when it comes to the world’s best live acts, but the city has for years boasted local talent... View Article

August 29, 2016 1:27 pm
Steak

The best steak restaurants in Leeds

August 24, 2016 2:59 pm

Sometimes when you’re heading out for a meal, you just want to find a nice grill and enjoy something as simple but delicious as steak and chips. When it comes... View Article

August 24, 2016 2:59 pm
Leeds and how it used to be

Leeds & How it used to be

August 23, 2016 3:11 pm

Leeds is continuously evolving and a city very much at the centre of the Northern Powerhouse. It is now the largest city in Yorkshire with a population of 750,000 people... View Article

August 23, 2016 3:11 pm
Young adults around a table eating pizza

The Benefits Of Sharing A Large House

August 21, 2016 3:53 pm

Whilst university can be a strenuous time full of work stresses and exam revision panic, it can also be one of the most sociable and enjoyable periods of your life.... View Article

August 21, 2016 3:53 pm
Leeds Clarence Dock

Winter activities in Leeds

August 15, 2016 10:19 am

In January we know it can sometimes feel like fun is hard to come by, with work stresses and financial restraints taking the driving seat. However, we’re here to tell... View Article

August 15, 2016 10:19 am
LEEDS PROPERTY

0.99% August Sales Fee

August 12, 2016 10:19 am

THIS AUGUST SELL YOUR PROPERTY FOR ONLY 0.99% FEE Did you know properties sell quicker in the summer months? Your house looks its best on a bright sunny summers day... View Article

August 12, 2016 10:19 am
Leeds dock taxi

10 reasons we all #LoveLeeds

August 4, 2016 2:11 pm

There are many reasons to love Leeds. We could go on forever about how much we love it, but we’ll give voice to the locals and visitors alike to share... View Article

August 4, 2016 2:11 pm
Friends drinking beer and having food

Leeds’ best craft beer bars

July 29, 2016 12:35 pm

Over recent years, the popularity of craft beers from independent micro brewers has rapidly increase. Now, when heading out for a drink with friends or family, many look to sample... View Article

July 29, 2016 12:35 pm
Pizza

Leeds best happy hour and food deals

July 22, 2016 11:00 am

Eating and drinking well in the city needn’t cost you and arm and a leg. Some of the best bars and restaurants do some fantastic offers to drum up business... View Article

July 22, 2016 11:00 am
Afternoon walk by the river

How to beat the Sunday blues in Leeds

July 19, 2016 10:15 am

Sunday, it might as well not be the weekend with that thing called Monday hanging over it. But it could be your favourite day of the week. If you live... View Article

July 19, 2016 10:15 am
English Breakfast

Best student restaurants in Headingley

July 19, 2016 10:15 am

After a stressful day at university, you sometimes need to get out in fresh air and grab a bite. There are times when choosing where to get your grub can... View Article

July 19, 2016 10:15 am
Party

A guide to student nightlife in Leeds

July 19, 2016 9:58 am

Leeds has been a magnet to students from up and down the country for decades and the revitalization of several key areas recently has only made it more appealing. Swanky... View Article

July 19, 2016 9:58 am
The shard, London

Top English Cities You Should Visit

July 16, 2016 11:36 am

Whilst studying in English, you may as well get a feel for some other UK cities. Plus if you are spending most of your time in Leeds, it’s nice to... View Article

July 16, 2016 11:36 am
BBQ

Best barbecue restaurants in Leeds

July 14, 2016 9:54 am

Over recent years, we have seen a progression of American style barbecue restaurants starting up and growing in Leeds. With wide ranging meats and an abundance of mouth watering sauces,... View Article

July 14, 2016 9:54 am
Party

Alternative student nights in Leeds

July 14, 2016 9:34 am

Leeds has always been a city that appeals to the masses, however for decades it has also had one of the UK’s best alternative scenes too. With the likes of... View Article

July 14, 2016 9:34 am