Samuel Fisher, Founder and Managing Director of Greenbean Cars kindly gave us an insight into his background and how he has developed a successful, simple and affordable low-emission alternative to conventional taxi and executive hire companies.

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Posted on Friday 9th September 2011 at 15:56 by admin


The city centre and Headingley host many delights, however sometimes it's nice to escape the city. Here are some day trip ideas from walks to snowdomes, sculpture to warming cake and tea just to get you thinking outside the box...

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Posted on Friday 18th March 2011 at 17:31 by Harriet Jones


For the 3rd recipe in our 'Hunger Strikes' series we have something super easy and very special. If you don't have much time, or just need a little treat for house guests, these rice crispy cakes are sure to impress.

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Posted on Saturday 19th February 2011 at 00:17 by Harriet Jones


So, you’ve met that geography student in the bar, telling everyone how the world is doomed because of climate change. Or perhaps you are that geography student. What’s your response - try to forget it? Try to disbelieve it? Is your church or CU guiding you on how to respond to such important matters?

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Posted on Tuesday 8th February 2011 at 12:33 by admin


Continuing our quick, cheap and super tasty recipe series "Hunger Strikes" we got a great little number for a refreshing and warming carrot and coriander soup.

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Posted on Sunday 6th February 2011 at 17:28 by admin


Want to have your part in saving the world? Find out here how you can do it in Leeds. Most student houses/flats and university halls will have recycling bins available. However if you have a lot of recycling or do not have access to recycling at your residences, here are some places you can go:

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Posted on Friday 4th February 2011 at 11:10 by Harriet Jones


You are faced with many challenges when starting Uni; living away from home, starting a new education system, making new friends, getting to know a new place etc etc…so here a few recipes to make life a little easier and to help you overcome another challenge.

It might seem something small but having a few recipes under your belt makes life a heck of a lot easier.

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Posted on Saturday 22nd January 2011 at 19:14 by Harriet Jones


Starting university completely changes your lifestyle. Your diet undergoes a regeneration and your routine is uprooted. So it’s no surprise that your body changes too. Here is some essential information for starting a new fitness-style hobby or if you would like to maintain an active lifestyle.

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Posted on Monday 22nd November 2010 at 13:02 by Harriet Jones


Victoria Baker Interviews Aly Gillani of First Word Records...

The city is sold to students as a party town, a place where you can go out every night and shop in exclusive boutiques everyday. The message is Leeds is a city for the image conscience and a place to be seen in. But what about independent Leeds and the people injecting creativity, heart and soul into the mix? Don'tJustSurvive is bringing you the movers and shakers of the Christian community- doing something different for the city.

First Word Records -Aly Gillani

Aly Gillani is the A&R and Label Manager at Leeds' First Word records. The label is run by Aly in Leeds and Andy H in Sheffield.

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Posted on Friday 25th September 2009 at 12:11 by admin


If you're not a walker, then chances are you will be using Leeds' almighty bus service to get around the city. Have a read for some useful tidbits and handy hints.

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Posted on Thursday 17th September 2009 at 12:48 by admin


Finding your way around Leeds can be pretty daunting when you first arrive, so here's a map with some useful locations (supermarkets, universities, post office, attractions and so on). If you think of anywhere else that should be represented on the map then please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Posted on Wednesday 16th September 2009 at 20:42 by admin


No matter your age, everybody loves a discount, big or small they're always welcome. Here are some purely for students...

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Posted on Wednesday 16th September 2009 at 18:06 by admin


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