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BACK TOBASICS
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Te man behind the world’s longest running club night talks two
decades of party culture.
REAL ALE TRAIL
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Slake your thirst in the city’s best pubs and enjoy great beer
from across Yorkshire and around the world.
LEEDS IN TWEETS
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Join the city’s twitterati on a fying visit to some of the parts of
Leeds worth singing about (in less than 140 characters of course!)
LEEDS FASHION SHOW
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One of the hottest dates in the cultural calendar showcases the
coolest clothes, accessories and designers.
SHOTON LOCATION
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Te birthplace of cinema remains a vibrant place to watch and
make movies, with festivals, screenings and shoots aplenty.
SPORTS AND SOCIAL
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Whether you’re a spectator or a sportsperson, there’s plenty of
opportunity to get physical in Leeds.
COME RAINOR SHINE
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Discover a whole host of local treasures that will keep you
coming back for more, whatever the weather.
RETAIL THERAPY
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Big high street brands, a thriving independent sector, and its iconic
arcades make Leeds a shoppers’ paradise.
VICTORIAQUARTER
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We step inside this unique retail destination to fnd out what
makes it tick.
HIDDENMUSICGEMS
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Look beyond the big names of the Leeds Festival to discover
the city’s thriving independent music scene.
A BUSINESS GUIDE TO LEEDS
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From fnancial services to manufacturing, health technology to
publishing, Leeds is a business force to be reckoned with.
CITYOF INVENTORS
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Whether it’s mousetraps or moving pictures, Leeds has a knack
for coming up with new ideas that the world needs.
BUILDING BLOCKS
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Top lawyer and adopted Yorkshireman Neil McLean tells
us how the new Leeds City Region LEP will kickstart the
regional economy.
TOP GEAR
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One of the UK’s most successful businessmen explains why
he bought a fading motorcar brand from ‘two blokes in a
shed in Shefeld’.
2013
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Leeds prepares for a historic year when various developments
will be completed.
INGENIUS PRINTING
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Managing director of the UK’s largest print and direct mail
production site talks Monopoly and marketing.
MY LEEDS
RAYMOND BLANC
Get homely with the top
chef as he explains the
joys of seasonal food and
shares memories of his
mother’s kitchen.
CHILD’S PLAY
Capital FM breakfast
broadcaster JoJo shows
us how to keep the kids
occupied without breaking
the bank.
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FINALWORD
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Te Chair of Leeds Hotels
and Venues Association
gives his thoughts on Leeds.
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MAPS
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Maps of Leeds city centre
and waterfront.
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