Leeds Now Live Updates: 4th March 2021

14:45 Rishi Sunak confirms £390 grant to art venues

The Chancellor has confirmed that the government will be giving the huge grant to art venues in order to inspire hope to new musicians and artists.

14:20 Report Domestic abuse

West Yorkshire police urge people to use online form to report domestic abuse if you’re afraid to be heard on the phone.

13:30 Furlough scheme to be extended until September

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced another extension of the furlough scheme until September.

13:15 Funding for the most deprived in Leeds

Leeds community foundation announces funding which will improve the health and wellbeing of the community.

13:00 Food that is just “too good to go”

“too good to go”, an app centred around the reduction of food waste.

12:45 Grants for businesses

Leeds Council News announce the continuation of grants available to businesses in Leeds to help them through the pandemic.

12:30 Struggling school

Local secondary school struggles to to accommodate students.

11:45 PM Boris Johnson tweets about his lockdown weightloss

Boris Johnson says “I’ve been doing all I can to lose weight”. He has also announced a £100 million investment to “get the country healthier”.

11:30 West Yorkshire fire and rescue service “#Bemooraware”

West Yorkshire fire and rescue service comment against BBQ litter being left on Marsden Moor by retweeting “#Bemooraware”.

11:15 Leeds artist Pippa Hale creates first ever feminist public sculpture

Local artist showcases her first ever feminist public sculpture to celebrate the achievements made by the women of Leeds.


10:56 Good morning from London.

Hi, I’m Faye and I’ll be bringing you all the latest updates from the Leeds Now virtual Newsroom today as we do out first ever radio Newsday!

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