Gig review: UB40 at First Direct Arena, Leeds

Since the beginning of their career in 1978, UB40 have gained a massive number of fans worldwide, quickly becoming one of the most celebrated British reggae bands.

Who is Max Evans?

Who is Max Evans?

As he enters the 2018 ITV Dancing on Ice competition, we ask: who is Max Evans?


Treat a loved one this Christmas to a gift with a conscience - because we’re all somebody’s version of crazy

The 888 Collective, a social enterprise focused on creating work opportunities for people with mental health issues have launched their online store ahead of Christmas.
Lilac faux fur coat, �59, F&F at Tesco.

Fashion: All the festive fun of the fur

Faux fur is bringing style and cosiness to all our day-to-night winter looks. Claire Schofield picks out some of the season’s best buys.

Mitchell Kezin with veteran film director John Waters. Picture: Jeff Henschel

Film interview – Mitchell Kezin on his film Jingle Bell Rocks! which screens in Leeds

Canadian film maker Mitchell Kezin first began collecting Christmas records back in the 1990s but, he says, the idea for a documentary on the subject didn’t occur to him until much more recently.

FESTIVE MUSICAL: Aladdin - Rock and Roll Panto at City Varieties Music Hall

Review: Aladdin - The rock ‘n’ Roll Pantomine at Leeds City Varieties

“You won’t be seeing stars not in this pantomime”, quips the Princess and how right she is.

The Charlatans

Gig review: The Charlatans at O2 Academy Leeds

THE CHARLATANS are one of those bands who have stood the test of time and their appeal remains enduring.

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe. Picture: Paul Harries

Gig review: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe at First Direct Arena, Leeds

Last Friday’s Leeds Arena audience may have spotted the similarity between the Boe and Ball moniker projected on the big screens with the Rolls-Royce logo with both considered similarly class British acts.

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PIC: James Hardisty

Take a seat for majestic view of North York Moors

In the few months since being installed at one of the most dramatic locations on the North York Moors, the near 10ft-high Seated Man bronze sculpture has split opinion, drawing praise, criticism and even waggish comparisons to it supposedly bearing a close resemblance to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Good Charlotte.

Good Charlotte join Leeds’s Slam Dunk Festival bill as co-headliners

Music fans going to 2018’s Slam Dunk Festival in Leeds have been handed double cause for celebration – the event will have not one but two headliners.

GIG REVIEW: Kasabian, First Direct Arena, Leeds

GIG REVIEW: Kasabian, First Direct Arena, Leeds

I get why some people like to see Michael Bublé or The Pogues or someone suitably festive around this time of year.

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Flared sleeve jumper, �165; skirt from a selection at Izzy Lane. All made from the herd of rescue sheep.

Saxophones, sheep and style: The story of Izzy Lane

Izzy Lane is launching its winter collection of beautiful pieces made from rescue sheep wool. Stephanie Smith talks to pioneering founder Isobel Davies. Pictures by Nicky Emmerson.

Aslan being brought to life in The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. 
PIC: Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

Narnia revisited at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

He was one of the puppeteers that made War Horse an international hit and now Craig Leo is breathing new life into The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Sarah Freeman met him.

Jordan Allen

PREVIEW: Rising indie stars Jordan Allen “come home” to Leeds tonight

RISING indie stars Jordan Allen say that playing Leeds tonight on their first headline tour will be like a second homecoming.
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Choirs from across Yorkshire perform for 16 hours in a charity choir-a-thon to help raise money for Leeds based St Vincents at Trinity Leeds.
8th December 2017.
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

What are 16 choirs doing in Trinity Leeds?

Shoppers at Trinity Leeds will be treated to a whole host of festive numbers tomorrow from members of 16 choirs as part of a Christmas Choir-a-thon.


What films are out this Christmas? What's on at the Cinema this December? 5 biggest films out this Winter.

Do you need ideas on what to do over the Christmas holiday?

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Santa came down the chimney ... in Vivienne Westwood, while Mrs Claus wore Karen Millen, after a makeover at Victoria Leeds.

Mr and Mrs Claus get a makeover, plus beauty gift perfect picks

Tis the time to dress up and get shopping. Stephanie Smith finds out what the stylish Santa about town is wearing this year, and has suggestions for must-have beauty, make-up and pampering gift sets.

The Wedding Present. Picture: Jessica McMillan

Music interview – David Gedge of The Wedding Present on 30 years of ‘George Best’

The Wedding Present are touring for the 30th anniversary of their seminal album George Best. Duncan Seaman reports.

The Charlatans released their 13th album this year.

Music interview: Tim Burgess - ‘Music has always brought people together’

Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess is warmly surprised. The veteran Britpop singer – he of the iconic peroxide blonde hair – and his bandmates are preparing to take their 13th studio album Different Days out on the road for a run of UK headline shows following a festival-laden summer.

The Supervet to tour UK and Ireland arenas and theatres in 2018

PREVIEW: TV's Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick to tour UK arenas including Yorkshire dates

The Supervet - TV's much loved Noel Fitpatrick - is to take his story on the road with a groundbreaking new live show visiting UK arenas and theatres including Sheffield and Leeds.
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