Leeds Now live updates: Wednesday 13th November

Live updates from the reporters of Leeds Now and various other local stories.

15:58 pm: Suspect arrested following murder in Huddersfield house.

15:33 pm: The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is returning to Leeds.
It has been announced that the well-known truck will be coming to White Rose Shopping Centre on the 22nd and the 23rd of November; as a part of Leeds’ ongoing Christmas celebrations.

15:25 pm: Leeds police are looking to identify this man following an unprovoked assault.

15:13 pm: Statistics released following rent increase in Leeds.
When compared to the average rent increase in London Leeds is found to be higher.

14:26 pm: Drepung Kongpo Khangsten monks begin charity work.
Work has begun for the Lelung Dharma trust to create a sand mandala, the creation of this will symbolise the permanence of the things we do.
After the 18 hour effort to create the piece it will be washed away; completing the cycle.

Drepung Kongpo Khangsten monks creating sand mandala.
Drepung Kongpo Khangsten monks creating sand mandala.

14:08 pm: LeedsBID announce further plans to benefit Leeds.
Reporter Molly Carr tweets –

14:01 pm: Further updates on the rise in rent from reporter Gemma Ryles.
Following an interview, Acorn Properties have voiced their opinion on the increase in rent.

13:46 pm: Campaigners tie ribbons to trees in protest of their removal.
Following on from the Lawnswood protests, campaigners in Weetwood have tied yellow ribbons around trees they fear are at risk of removal if council plans for a new six lane junction were to go ahead.

A tree in Weetwood with a yellow ribbon tied around it, protesting its removal.
A tree in Weetwood with a yellow ribbon tied around it, protesting its removal.

13:28 pm: Spokeswoman for LeedsBID explains the upcoming improvements.
LeedsBID is funding the Business District improvements, reporter Molly Carr spoke to Marketing Executive Sarah Towns about the funding.

13:05 pm: West Yorkshire Police seek help to identify four men in connection with robbery and assault.

12:59 pm: An update from reporter Gemma Ryles on the rise in rent within Leeds.

12:49 pm: No Pens Day 2019 encourages students to discard their pens for the day.
No Pens Day Wednesday aims to replace the standard pen and paper method of education with speaking and listen activities instead.

12:36 pm: West Yorkshire Police issue appeal to identify unknown man.

12:28 pm: An update from Leeds Now reporter Olly Bradley on Holbeck ‘car-free’ zone.


12:04 pm: Concern grows as a firework has been shot at a Leeds bus.
Following the recent events with fireworks within Leeds, the firing of this causes further concern for residents.


11:56 am: Concern rises over growing rent in Leeds.
Leeds Now reporter Gemma Ryles tweets –

11:40 am: Leeds residents fight to save Lawnswood trees.
Council plans to re-develop Leeds ring road roundabout have been met with local protest as it will mean cutting down 49 landmark trees within the area.

Signs around the Lawnswood area protesting the development.
Signs around the Lawnswood area protesting the development.

11:28 am: Drepung Kongpo Khangsten monks have come to Leeds to raise money for charity.
The monks are travelling around the UK, creating a sand mandala in each place in an effort to raise money for the Lelung Dharma trust – working to prevent the poverty, sickness and distress of the people in Tibet.

The monks preparing to create a sand mandala.
The Drepung Kongpo Khangsten monks preparing to create a sand mandala.

10:57 am: Warnings Issued as 11,000 Leeds homes may be at risk of flooding.
Following the recent floods and heavy rain, figures from an Environment Agency database show that there is a one-in-thirty chance of certain LS1 properties being flooded within a year.

10:26 am: Plans to Improve the Leeds Business District are underway.
Leeds Now reporter Molly Carr tweets –

10:09 am: Happy World Kindness Day 2019 Leeds!
Time to spread a little happiness with those small acts of kindness that may just make someone’s day.

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