Wild fires start in Leeds following heatwave

By Amelia Riley Extreme weather conditions saw wild fires starting in Leeds on Monday. As temperatures raked up to 37 degrees celsius on Monday afternoon, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue attended 53 incidents across the county. Sunbathers reported a smoke cloud at Primrose Valley Park and fire crews confirmed attending a 50-metre grass fire inContinue reading “Wild fires start in Leeds following heatwave”

Amazon files lawsuit against fake review fraudsters

By Amelia Riley Amazon has filed legal action against administrators of more than 10,000 fake review Facebook groups. These groups are set up to recruit individuals willing to post misleading reviews on Amazon stores based in several countries, including the UK. Amazon will use information discovered within this legal action to identify and remove fakeContinue reading “Amazon files lawsuit against fake review fraudsters”

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have got married

By Amelia Riley Jennifer Lopez has confirmed she married Ben Affleck in Las Vegas. After calling off their first engagement eighteen years ago, they publicly displayed news that they were back together on social media last year. The couple met on the set of the movie ‘Gigli’ in 2002, and got engaged in 2003. ButContinue reading “Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have got married”

Hot weather is keeping customers away from Leeds Kirkgate Market

By Amelia Riley The Amber Extreme heat warning has been extended by the Met Office as temperatures look to build later this week and early next week. Shoppers at Leeds Kirkgate Market have been demanding ice from fish counters in the “unbearable” heat. Traders have said that the hot weather has kept customers away fromContinue reading “Hot weather is keeping customers away from Leeds Kirkgate Market”

Train drivers vote for strike

By Amelia Riley Train drivers have voted for a strike in a row over pay. Further travel disruptions are threatened as members of Aslef, the drivers’ union, have voted to walk out at eight train companies. After strike action by 40,000 rail workers in June, passengers faced major disruption. In the biggest rail strike inContinue reading “Train drivers vote for strike”

Apple sued for slowing down older phones

By Amelia Riley Apple is being sued over a software update that slowed down phones. A software update in 2017 effectively slowed down the performance of older phones and were being deliberately “throttled”. Apple admitted to the update hampering older iPhone performances, but it claims the software was meant to protect battery life. Consumer rightsContinue reading “Apple sued for slowing down older phones”

Reviewing the rules – 5 lessons football could learn from futsal, ice hockey, cricket, and rugby league.

By James Fletcher Ever since its birth back in 1857 the rules of Football have gone through many changes, from the fair catch to each team having a referee in the opposition half. But since the introduction of VAR to the English game, football has come back under fire with the lack of control andContinue reading “Reviewing the rules – 5 lessons football could learn from futsal, ice hockey, cricket, and rugby league.”

Queen’s Jubilee concert line-up announced

By Amelia Riley The line-up for a Platinum Party concert to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been announced. The star-studded concert will take place at Buckingham Palace, watched live by 22,000 people, and broadcast on 4th June on BBC One. 20 years after Brian May famously performed on the palace roof for the GoldenContinue reading “Queen’s Jubilee concert line-up announced”