The first of our LeedsLive Untold Stories shines a light on life next to Leeds' Managed Approach and the impact it has on the Holbeck community - we recommend you watch fullscreen. Residents say they are fed up of the needles, used condoms and excrement left behind by Leeds' sex industry. It was introduced in - thought to be the country's first legalised 'red light district' and aimed at better controlling prostitution, moving it away from residential areas and providing better support for sex workers. But people living in the area say the women and their customers are not adhering to the rules - that it is happening outside their homes and near their local schools. Watch our special feature for the full story - we recommend you view fullscreen. Over the past 12 months, people living in the area have become increasingly frustrated at the impact it is having on their daily lives and LeedsLive has spoken to residents, landladies and business owners about their experiences to shine a light on the reality of living in the midst of the city's sex industry.
Festival season has started and you know what that means: sex in tents, sex in muddy fields and sex in public, while your favourite artists provide the perfect backdrop. As I was dancing in the packed tent, a beautiful man walked past, smiled and suddenly we were all over each other. Then again, his naked torso with its impressive six-pack, covered in neon body paint, probably had something to do with it. It was super muddy and we were absolutely smashed, but also very horny.
Book reviewing is fairly new to me and so I was a bit sceptical as to how to approach a volume of short stories. Fortunately, I had the option of bottling it and knocking something out based on a couple of samples. I say this because there are some proofreading issues, one of which is especially glaring, with one of the lines being in the wrong place altogether. There are twenty-four stories in total, covering pages of large type on a tablet, so it is no War and Peace and, with the pieces taking up between three and eleven pages each, it is perfect to pick up and put down, or a bog book, as a friend of mine would describe it.