Leeds Now live updates: Thursday 28th November

Reporters from Leeds Now in the newsroom

The fifth newsday here at Leeds Now with reporters working hard to bring you stories.

16:18 – Goodbye from Leeds Now!

That’s it from Leeds Now for today! Have a lovely evening!

15:36 – TSB to shut Leeds branch

TSB has announced plans to shut 82 branches across the UK, including the one on Otley Road.

TSB explained the closure due to increased online banking instead of in branch.

More information is available on the TSB website.


15:20 – Leeds strike enters its fourth day

Reporters Sam Teesdale and Harry McCann spent the day talking to the picketers at the University of Leeds.


14:56 – Third Leeds school closed due to norovirus

Following this morning’s closure of two schools, a third has also been closed due to the norovirus outbreak.

As reported by LeedsLive.

14:52 – Search for hit and run driver after crash outside Wakefield pub

West Yorkshire Police have appealed for information following a hit and run on Redland Drive in Kinsley.

The crash occurred on Saturday 23rd November between 12:10 pm – 12:15 pm.

The hit and run follows a silver Peugeot 206 and a blue Ford Transit van being involved in a collision outside Catch Penny pub on Wakefield Road. The driver of the Peugeot failed to stop at the scene with the van driver following behind.

The driver of the van exited his vehicle to confront the other driver on Redland Drive when the Peugeot hit him, causing significant injury.

Anyone with information is asked to call Wakefield CID on 101.


14:22 – Talks on slow painting at Leeds Arts Gallery

Reporters Rachel Johnston and Emily Carson visited Leeds Arts Gallery today to listen to a talk by Yelena Popov on slow painting.


14:12 – Student court reporter praised for shorthand

Editor Katie Hall praised Eliza Lita for her use of shorthand in her court reporting.


13:56 – York university lecturers in support of Leeds strikes

Lecturers from the University of York have joined the pickets at Leeds University today in solidarity.


13:46 – Liberal Democrats standing by claims that North Leeds flyer is a newspaper

Reporters Ben Barry and Kane Daly have been out talking to residents about their thoughts on the Liberal Democrat’s ‘newspaper’.


13:16 – Sentencing for serious sexual assault

Reporters Eliza Lita and Kieran Owen have been at Leeds Crown Court today watching sentencing on a serious sexual assault.


13:05 – Leeds manager wants to keep loanee

Marcelo Bielsa has today admitted in his press conference that he wants to keep Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah.

Bielsa said it ‘would be ideal’ to keep Nketiah for the rest of the season and next season, as reported by Leeds United Live.

12:46 – United Striker to miss next game

Marcelo Bielsa has confirmed that Leeds striker Tyler Roberts will miss this weekend’s game against Middlesbrough after picking up an injury against Reading this week.


12:35 – Aims of the Leeds University strike

Reporter Sam Teesdale has been out talking to picketers and finds out their aims are to improve staff working conditions and pensions.


12:14 – Help to buy ISAs deadline looming

With the 30th November deadline for help to buy ISAs coming up, reporters Jim Bousfield and Phil Daniels have gone to find out what they can do for you.


12:01 – Yorkshire Wrap Co’s ‘pending’ scheme

Reporter’s Molly Hartley and Emilia Kettle have gone to Yorkshire Wrap Co to find out about their ‘pending’ scheme.


11:56 – FA Cup draw

The FA Cup third round draw will take place on Monday 2nd December with Leeds United being ball number 20.

The draw will be live on BBC 2 from 7pm.


11:40 – Norovirus outbreak at two Leeds schools

Two schools in Leeds have been closed today after a norovirus outbreak as reported by LeedsLive.


11:22 – Online sales affecting both charity and vintage shops

Reporters Jacob Lyon and Lucy Parker have been out talking to employees at different second-hand clothes shops to see how sales have been affected by online retailers.


10:54 – Students bring back Compass House pop up shop in Kirkgate Market

Compass House, which works with Leeds City Council to give opportunities to student with special needs, will have its pop up shop return for the third time in a year next week.

The shop has been described as a great opportunity for students with special needs to gain valuable work experience.

The pop up shop will run from Monday 2nd December – Friday 6th December, 10am – 2pm.

Read more on the Leeds Council website.


10:33 – Strikes continue at the University of Leeds

Reporters Harry McCann and Sam Teesdale are out reporting on Leeds University’s fourth day of strikes following dispute over pensions and pay.


10:17 – Leeds United looking to continue unbeaten streak

Leeds United will be looking to making it eight games unbeaten in their next fixture against Middlesbrough. A win will keep United at the top of the Championship.


10:12 – Flats evacuated after ‘arson’ attack

Residents of city centre flats had to be evacuated early this morning following a fire. Police were alerted to a bin fire outside a phone shop on the junction of Land Lane and Swan Street at 4:48am.

Detective Inspector Al Burns said “The bin appears to have been deliberately set alight causing damage to the phone shop.”

Read more on the West Yorkshire Police website.


9:58 – Vintage vs charity

Our reporters Jacob and Lucy are out reporting on charity shops having to compete with vintage shops.


9:49 – Good morning!

I’m Tom and I’ll be bringing you updates throughout the day.

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