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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
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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
A full car of things to bring to uni

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
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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
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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

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
Leeds Corn Exchange

Vintage shopping fair arrives in Leeds

July 1, 2016 3:13 pm

If you’re a fan of the finer things, from artistic prints and pastel coloured clothing to delicate tea dresses, and fancy introducing some of your favourite vintage styles into your... View Article

July 1, 2016 3:13 pm
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Top 15 Essentials To Take To University

June 30, 2016 10:25 am

Packing up and heading to university can fill you with a mix of emotions; excitement, apprehension and you might even get a little nervous. However you feel, the last thing... View Article

June 30, 2016 10:25 am

The perks of city living

June 28, 2016 11:58 am

When moving into years two and three of your student life, you begin to take control of your ideal living location. Whilst some prefer to locate themselves in the trendy... View Article

June 28, 2016 11:58 am
Trinity shopping center

Trinity Leeds, Where to eat and drink

June 23, 2016 1:25 pm

Back in the day, a meal in a Leeds based shopping centre meant choosing from a mildly depressing selection of generic Chinese, Italian or ‘English’ restaurants that served up overpriced... View Article

June 23, 2016 1:25 pm

How to write your PhD CV

June 20, 2016 3:53 pm

It’s time for you to apply for a PhD application, but where do you start writing an academic CV? A CV needs to sell you as an individual, and it... View Article

June 20, 2016 3:53 pm
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Student life isn’t as easy as it appears

June 15, 2016 12:14 pm

There are a lot of misconceptions about uni life, and students. The media doesn’t always paint a pretty picture of student behaviour, and most people think that University is a... View Article

June 15, 2016 12:14 pm
Hot dogs on a table

Trinity Kitchen: New arrivals to check out

June 2, 2016 9:23 am

Substandard street food is a thing of the past. We have Trinity Kitchen to thank for that. The ever-popular selection of restaurants and pop-up food bars has released its new... View Article

June 2, 2016 9:23 am
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Student leaving party before summer

May 30, 2016 9:27 am

With university over, the next few weeks will be full of emotional goodbyes and long journeys back home for the summer. In some cases it’ll be months before you see... View Article

May 30, 2016 9:27 am
Bolton Abbey

Day trips around Leeds

May 21, 2016 2:38 pm

Having caught brief glimpses of summer over the past few weeks, now is the perfect time to start preparing for a summer weekend or day break. Perfect for couples looking... View Article

May 21, 2016 2:38 pm
Burger on the table

Leeds best food and drink festivals

May 20, 2016 9:35 am

Leeds has never been short of good bars and restaurants, however the city has really upped the ante in recent years to become one of the best places to eat... View Article

May 20, 2016 9:35 am