Leeds Now live updates: 11 March 2020

It’s the Leeds Beckett year 1 students’ first news day!

15:24 – Main Broadcast done!

Thank you so much to all the journalists involved in our first news day. It was a success!

14:36 – Man in jail over murder

According to West Yorkshire police has jailed a man for 80 years for the murder of Mohammed Feazen Ayaz.

14:24 – One more hour left!

It has been a long day with our reporters editing and interviewing for a story with only one more hour left until our main broadcast!

14:00 – Watch our next bulletin live!

Our bulletin starts 6 minutes and 46 seconds in!

13:53 – Leeds temporary bus stops undergo make over

Leeds city centre temporary bus stops have now added a splash of colour to the city thanks to Emma Hardaker.

13:17 – Wood house Ridge housing plans under pressure

Hadiyah Ilyas reports on the situation in Woodhouse ridge where members of the public are worried about the local wildlife.

13:02 – Third news bulletin of the day!

Our reporters are working hard broadcasting the news of the day!

12:39 – Leeds Beckett University preventing the Corona Virus

Leeds Beckett have contributed in trying to halt the spread of the virus by placing informational posters with tips to remain safe.

Daniel Flynn has reported on this.

12:17 – Preventing the spread of Corona Virus at Pure Gym

Daniel Flynn is reporting on how Leeds Pure Gym are implementing actions to keep the gym environment safe and sanitary.

12:08 – Strikes at University of Leeds

Leeds hacks reporter Kaveen Dhesi is out today investigating the ongoing strikes and the actions taken by protesters.

11:59 – Poverty gap in Leeds

Leeds is close to becoming a living wage city according to the council.

11:48 – No more Tampon tax!

Our first year reporter Mia Eden, investigating the elimination of the Tampon tax in the UK, which is expected to happen in today’s budget.


11:35 – Corona Virus protection

The Department of Health and Social care have released tips on how to stay safe from the Corona Virus.

11:28 – Today is no smoking day!

National #Nosmokingday is today!

11:21 – Help for your mental health

Alyssa Brown is reporting on “Geeks” community group which help people with mental health problems speak up about their situation.

11:14 – Burglary investigation by Yorkshire police

West Yorkshire police need help identifying a suspect in a burglary case.

11:09 – Reporting on budgets

One of our first year journalist Emmie Penkett, ready for her first news day reporting on budgets in Leeds.

11:00 – First bulletin for our journalists!

Our journalists first bulletin of the day. Stay tuned for more updates.

10:44 – Partly cloudy day at Leeds today

The maximum temperature today will reach 12 °C , with the lowest temperature being 3 °C and partly cloudy.

10:23 – Good Morning

Hello its Sonya Dyne, I am today’s live reporter. I will be bringing you live updates from our journalists throughout the day.

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Sonya Dyne from Malaysia studying Journalism at Leeds Beckett

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