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As we are in the full spring of the festive season we have decided to help you enjoy this special time of year to the maximum through our A to Z of Christmas in Leeds. In our latest Best in Leeds podcast, your hosts Craig Jones and Sam Gildea talk you through the amazing things you can do in our city during December. Fromm family fun to a little more adult boozy fun we’ve got every base covered for you.


13: Whoopi Goldberg and Editors along with our guide to Halloween and Bonfire Night in Leeds

The latest edition of the Best in Leeds podcast is here and we’ve got lots and lots for you to enjoy. As well as reviews of Whoopi Goldberg’s and Editors’ appearances in the city your hosts Sam Gildea and Craig Jones will also be talking you through tips for things to do over Halloween and Bonfire Night in Leeds. Your hosts will also be talking through how the food and drink scene in Leeds is looking after a series of closures. While, there’s also a big update on our Best in Leeds...


12: Martin Kemp, Milton Jones and a massive crocodile, Lily Moore visits and The Notorious B.I.G's music reworked

Singer Martin Kemp and comedian Milton Jones lead the latest bumper packed edition of Best in Leeds - the podcast. The somewhat unlikely double act visited Leeds with a giant robotic crocodile (even more unexpected right?) to preview Peter Pan which is the panto they are starring in at Leeds First Direct Arena this Christmas. In this edition, hosted by Craig Jones and Sam Gildea, we also have a review of The Notorious B.I.G - An Orchestral Rendition which came to Leeds O2 Academy. We...


Bonus podcast: How to get a free coffee in Leeds

Here’s how you can your hands on a free cup of coffee from a stylish venue. Red Bean, based at Gladstone House, will be offering free hot drinks all day on Tuesday, September 18 as part of their Meet The Roaster Day. The popular venue, which opened back in May, is holding the event to offer customers the chance to learn the story of how coffee beans come from South America to ending up in your cup here in Yorkshire. “It is a fun informal opportunity for our customers and members of the...


11: The Ivy set to open in Leeds, All Saints preview O2 show and we look ahead to Thought Bubble Festival

The latest edition of the Best in Leeds podcast is here and it is packed with features. After Leeds Festival, your hosts Craig Jones and Sam Gildea are back and taking a look at all the great things happening in our city. First up, we talk to the team behind The Ivy Victoria Quarter about the high end food and drink range opening in Leeds. The new venue will launch on Tuesday, September 25. And, ahead of the opening, manager Rob Hynes and some of the staff gave out 3,000 thousand white...


10: Leeds Festival Special - Secret sets, where to camp, tips for first timers and more

The latest edition of Best in Leeds - The Podcast is dedicated to Leeds Festival. Ahead of the Bramham Park event, taking place between Thursday, August 23 and Sunday, August 26, we have everything you need to know. Your presenters Craig Jones, Sam Gildea and Rebecca Marano give you their expert tips about making the most of your experience at Leeds Festival 2018. While, we also talk to the event’s lead booker Jon McIldowie, known to festival goers as Jon Mac, about putting together...


9: Best in Leeds - The Podcast: Summer holidays fun, tasty tapas and our Calendar Girls competition

In this week's show, we chat with the head chef at La Taberna, the new Spanish tapas bar in York Place, which is sharing a venue with Caracas Grill in York Place in the city centre. We're also previewing our bumper guide to things to do in Leeds in the school holidays to keep the little ones amused, suited to all budgets and tastes. We've also got details on how you can win one of 15 pairs of tickets to an exclusive performance of Calendar Girls the Musical at Leeds Grand Theatre - don't...


8: Best in Leeds - The Podcast: Behind the scenes at Leeds' new video game bar, mental health gig preview and the First Direct Arena's fifth birthday

In the latest edition of Best in Leeds - The Podcast your hosts Craig Jones and Sam Gildea take you through everything which is happening in the city. During this episode, we take a behind the scenes peek at Leeds' brand new video game bar Press Start based in Leeds city centre. The venue has a retro vibe and is a must for those who love nostalgia. While, the team also talk you through the history of Leeds First Direct Arena as it celebrates its fifth birthday later this month. As ever,...


7: Best in Leeds - The Podcast: Emmerdale special

The latest episode of Best in Leeds - The Podcast is dedicated entirely to Emmerdale. The much-loved Yorkshire soap is one of the UK’s most popular and it is only right we dedicate a podcast to it. Your hosts Craig Jones and Samantha Gildea talk you through some of the interesting facts behind the iconic show, the big storylines and we also get all the gossip from The Emmerdale Studio Experience. Jenni Shepherd, events manager, who promotes the attraction, takes us on the tour, talks us...


6: Best in Leeds - The Podcast: Previews of the amazing events coming to the city in June

In the latest edition of Best in Leeds - The Podcast we take a look at all the jam packed summer fun which we have to look forward to. Your hosts Craig Jones and Sam Gildea talk you through their pick of what is coming up in Leeds and the surrounding area during June. They bring you everything you need to know on foodies favourite the Belgrave Feast, the massive AJ Bell World Triathlon which will takeover the city and our theatre reviewer Sam previews Wicked’s upcoming residency at Leeds...


5: Best in Leeds - The Podcast: X Factor's James Arthur, behind the scenes at Yorkshire's massive new shopping centre, Wicked preview and meet Aiyo

The latest packed edition of the Best in Leeds podcast is now available for you to enjoy. It features an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek at a massive new shopping centre coming to Yorkshire, an interview with X Factor winner James Arthur ahead of his huge outdoor show, a preview of musical Wicked and we meet the team behind popular Hyde Park eatery Aiyo. Presenter Craig Jones, LeedsLive’s Best in Leeds writer, is joined by guest host Nathan Hyde in this latest edition. Firstly,...


4: Best in Leeds - The Podcast: Narcos cops, Leeds Indie Food Fest, Matt Healy at the Foundry and Blossoms

In this week's Best In Leeds podcast one of the DEA agents who helped bring down Pablo Escoba as the Narcos live show comes to Leeds, preview the tasty treats in store at Leeds Indie Food Festival and find out what Masterchef star Matt Healy is planning for The Foundry. Your host, LeedsLive's Best In Leeds writer Craig Jones is joined by Samantha Gildea as they learn exactly what it takes to bring down a drug lord and what Narcos fans can expect from the special event where fans of the...


3: Best In Leeds - The Podcast: Live at Leeds 2018 special

Ahead of Live at Leeds 2018 we have a special edition of the Best in Leeds podcast dedicated to the city centre music festival. Each year the popular event brings lots of established acts to Leeds as well as showcasing new bands. In 2018, the festival is welcoming performances by The Vaccines, The Horrors, Rae Morris, Nadine Shah and Ash amongst many others. From big gig venues to pubs, bars and clubs, the festival offers gigs of all tastes and sizes. In this edition of the podcast,...


2: Best in Leeds - The Podcast: Episode two featuring the return of KAOS, the Leeds star of the Take That musical and more

The latest edition of Best in Leeds - the Podcast is here for you to enjoy. We have a great second episode of our light-hearted lifestyle show which brings you the latest talking points from Leeds' rich cultural scene. This week we bring you a preview of the return of Leeds’ legendary KAOS club night for a one-off special anniversary event. We also caught up with the star of the new Take That musical The Band and reviewed the production which is heading for the West End later this...


1: Best in Leeds - The Podcast: The Damned United is back plus we meet Eddie 'the Beast' Hall

Episode one of the brand new podcast from Leeds Live covering everything that's happening in the city. From theatre and arena shows to food and drink, clubs and more, our Best In Leeds writer Craig Jones takes you through everything coming up across the city with interviews, reviews, previews and more. In our first episode, we've catch up with Luke Dickson, who's taking on the role of controversial former Leeds Utd manager Brian Clough in the latest production of The Damned United at the...


3: The Cold Case Podcast: The Murder of Adam Chadwick (Part 3)

In the final part of the series, Adam's family talk about their determination to find his killers - and West Yorkshire Police provides an update on the case.


2: The Cold Case Podcast: The Murder of Adam Chadwick (Part 2)

One night nine years ago, a woman knocked on a stranger's door, asking for someone the owner had never heard of. Minutes later, a 20-year-old father was shot. His murder has never been solved. Part two of LeedLive's series on the killing of Adam Chadwick.


1: The Cold Case Podcast: The Murder of Adam Chadwick (Part 1)

Adam Chadwick, a 20-year-old father, was gunned down in Leeds nearly a decade ago. His killers have never been caught. A wall of silence protects them to this day. LeedsLive takes a look at one of West Yorkshire Police's most infamous cold cases in the first of a three-part podcast series.