Jake Leigh-Howarth

Senior Reporter, The Tab Leeds

Jake Leigh-Howarth
Leeds University


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Leeds is the best university in the UK

Other unis have nothing on us

Things to do if you’re single in Leeds on Valentine’s Day

The Old Bar is a great spot to pass the time alone

LUU shouldn’t be able to ban people speaking

The No Platform Policy makes no sense

History second years forced to resit after being given wrong exam

They were given assessed essay questions they had already done

Stop mourning, the Carnegie cat isn’t dead

Leeds Beckett in recovery after cat death scare

Canal Mills to host a bingo night

Don’t worry, they’ve promised to ‘make a massive mess’

A man tried to buy me for £200 in Pryzm

I didn’t accept

Leeds has been named the best city to live in in the UK

The judges must have been to Fruity

Yes, I’m a Tory, but that doesn’t make me a twat

Get off your high horses

Space is the most crime ridden club in Leeds

Who’s surprised?

LSR apologise for controversial Twitter poll

It asked if girls ‘should dress slutty for Halloween’

Toke Dahler appeared on Newsnight to defend LUU’s no platform policy

The Union Affairs Officer was up against Times columnist David Aaronovitch

The Tab guide to getting a seat in the Laidlaw

Desperate times call for desperate measures

Amber Cars accidentally charge Medic £180

That’s the same fare 25 times

Yorkshire rapper MC Devvo is back with a smash hit about Leeds

“We’ve nothing but we live better”

Were you spotted at Good Life?

The best dressed guests at Fools Paradise

The Scotland rugby team are training at Leeds Uni

USA have to train at Trinity

We went to the Hyde Park ‘cannabis picnic’ and nearly got arrested

The vibes were good though

Leeds FemSoc fuming as science magazine moved to Morrisons’ men’s section

New Scientist is ‘generally a mens general interest magazine’ apparently

Local man jailed for life over murder of Leeds second year

Richard Danter had a string of previous convictions

Man jailed after sex attack outside Halo nightclub

Mark Varley had three previous convictions for indecent assault

Finalist who ran a drug empire from his uni house jailed for four years

A group of 10 Leeds Beckett boys were convicted

Local man jailed after Hyde Park Sainsbury’s robbery

He was armed with a knife

Leeds grad jailed for death by drink driving

The crash happened in April last year

Leeds grad and his family in Britain’s Got Talent semi-final bid

They’re called The Neales

They’re selling a ‘Grow your own Gay Best Friend’ toy in SU

‘He’ll tell you when your butt looks too big’

This final year’s Taylor Swift parody video will make you feel worse about your degree

I’m feeling a 2:2

Leeds third year pair take home Pointless jackpot

They won £1,250

Jail sentence for thug who attacked women with champagne bottle on Call Lane

It left one victim needing plastic surgery

Edward Boyle library graffiti can inspire and awe

It’s a sagacious concentration of existential thought

Rowdy Headingley house party shut down by police because of ‘deafening’ music

The police found drugs and legal highs

The library is just too damn hot

More like Edward Boiling

The university’s toilet cubicle graffiti is deep and inspirational

They’re central to modernist avant-garde philosophical thought

Police appeal for information after assault outside Control

The victim is now in a stable condition

Alcoholic jelly causes havoc at Concept Place

‘People started collapsing like Jenga blocks’

Are you offended by letting agents posting pictures of people leering at your bum?

The best photo gets £500 apparently