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Gig review: This Is The Kit at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

If nothing else the end of 2017 brought many a list of the best records of the year just gone.

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Watch: Tuneful welcome helps Leeds Station commuters banish the Monday morning blues

A tuneful welcome awaits commuters arriving in Leeds Station to help banish those January blues.

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The Concertina dress and other pieces by Faye Hindle used for a shoot by London photographer/ stylist, Montana Lowery.

Faye Hindle - the world at her pleat

Yorkshire designer Faye Hindle is making her name with signature statement silhouettes and unconventional detailing. She talks to Stephanie Smith.

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George Ezra is set to return to Leeds.

Folk star to return for city show

one of the biggest selling male artists of the decade, George Ezra, is about to kick off a world tour and Leeds leads the way for UK dates.

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PARTNERSHIP: Rob Cowling and Paddy Sturman of Irwin Mitchell with Robin Hawkes of West Yorkshire Playhouse. Photo: Anthony Robling.

Five-year sponsorship deal for Leeds’s £14m West Yorkshire Playhouse redevelopment

West Yorkshire Playhouse has signed a five year sponsorship deal with the Leeds office of law firm Irwin Mitchell as part of the theatre’s £14 million redevelopment.

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Def Leppard

Hysteria as Def Leppard announce classic album homecoming show at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena

Rock legends Def Leppard have announced homecoming plans to play classic album Hysteria in full with other greatest hits at Sheffield FlyDSA Arena on Friday, December 14, 2018.

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The best photo hotspots in Leeds

Leeds is jam-packed with photo hot spots guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.

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A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

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The Damned are about to release their first album in ten years.

Music interview – David Vanian of The Damned: ‘It’s taken us a remarkably long time to get to this point’

After a ten-year gap, punk veterans The Damned are releasing a new album. Duncan Seaman spoke to singer David Vanian.

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Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post.

Movies and TRAILER: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep on The Post

There’s an Oscars buzz surrounding The Post, direceted by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. But it is also a very timely movie, as Laura Harding found out...

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The X Factor Live Tour 2018

PREVIEW: The X Factor Live Tour 2018 featuring Rak-Su, Grace Davies and other live finalists

The X Factor Live Tour 2018 is bringing latest champs Rak-Su and a host of other stars to arenas around the UK when for the first time ever the audience will choose their own winner each night.

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Scene from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. PA Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd/David James.

A chance of big screen action

Ever fancied brushing shoulders with a superhero, strolling around the set of Star Wars or backing up the nation’s favourite bear?

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Tune-Yards will be performing at The Church in Leeds. Picture: Eliot Lee Hazel

Music interview -Tune-Yards: ‘I think there’s a lot of value in understanding how we want to be in the world when it’s so creepy’

Merrill Garbus cheerfully describes the starting point for Tune-Yards’ fourth album, I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, as “total confusion”.

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Peakes play at Hyde Park Book Club.

Music interview – Peakes: ‘I think it’s going to be a theme when we try to play gigs with women and try to encourage that’

Electronic pop band Peakes met while at university in Leeds.

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Emma Willis goes for an updated classic glam look for the Brit Awards 2018 nominations event last weekend, with eyes top lined and lips drawn precisely in berry red. try Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Berry Naughty, �16. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire.

Beauty: From make-up-free days to primer, face the future

Take steps now to combat the perils of winter skin and slow down the ageing process. Stephanie Smith seeks out expert advice. Plus face of the week and new beauty picks.

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Anytime jumpsuit, �135, from Every Second Counts at Everysecondcounts.co.uk.

Fashion: A great fit for the new you

From hot yoga to group training, exercise has never been so popular. Claire Schofield has tips on making sure you look the part.

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Sparks last performed in Leeds in 1975. Picture: Philippe Mazzoni

Sparks set to fly as band announce city gig

Veteran American art pop band Sparks are to play in Leeds for the first time in more than 40 years.

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PRODUCTION: Birdsong will visit West Yorkshire Playhouse on February 13.

Birdsong: Critically-acclaimed play visits Leeds

Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, the adaption of best-selling novel Birdsong is at West Yorkshire Playhouse next month.

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The new Gosha x Burberry collection makes great play of checks and reimagines iconic styles.

Fashion: Burberry sets the new trench trend, plus picks from the High Street

As Burberry reworks its iconic ‘made in Castleford’ trench coats, Fashion Editor Stephanie Smith celebrates the winter-into-spring must-have and has advice on picking new season trench styles.

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Rapper Stormzy stars in Vogue photo shoot on Leeds street

Rapper Stormzy stars in Vogue photo shoot on Leeds street

Grime star Stormzy has appeared in photos taken on a street of terraced houses in Leeds as part of a shoot for fashion magazine Vogue.
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