YEP Says, June 24: Leeds stands out as a must visit place for film-makers

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from rising Damp to Emmerdale and from Black Work to Fat Friends, Leeds and Yorkshire has a rich heritage in entertaining millions of people through the TV screen.

From rising Damp to Emmerdale and from Black Work to Fat Friends, Leeds and Yorkshire has a rich heritage in entertaining millions of people through the TV screen.

The London-based media still refer to Yorkshire as the land of the flat cap and the whippet - most recently when the fabulous Tour de France came to town - and yet the pictures showed it was anything but.

Our fabulous county has evolved and even transformed itself over the decades into a land that is the envy of Britain and the world.

And we are reaping the benefits of that by being on the “go-to” destination list for people thinking of filming a set for the big or little screen.

And there’s money to be made from it too. It is etimated that for evey pound the public investment fund puts in to the TV, film and digital sector, the region’s economy gets back three times in terms of jobs, exposure and tourism.

The reason why we are so popular is the rich range of locations we have to offer, with a city scape just minutes away from rolling countryside.

Out Love Leeds campaign is about celebrating the best of our city and we want you to get involved. So we want you to tell us why you are proud to live in this great city and what you want us to highlight as part of our campaign celebrating the best city in Britain.

Stabbed teacher deserves praise

it was only 12 days since a teacher from West Yorkshire was stabbed in the classrooms.

Vincent Uzomah, from Leeds, had only just taken up a post in the school in Bradford when he was attacked.

But today we are heartened to read that he is on the road to recovery.

His statement pays tribute to everyone who has helped him and his family through such a traumatic time.

Vincent’s positivity is a testament to him, his faith and his profession. It is a shame that only when something terrible happens do we appreciate the difficult jobs that teachers do in the classroom every day. We wish you well.

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