Food & Drink



Colourful popcorn maker, PROPERCORN, is touring the country in a 33ft pink cement mixer to mark the ten-year anniversary of its inception. In 2009, inspired by the TV programme Top Gear, co-founder Cassandra Stavrou famously used a car spraying kit in her mother’s kitchen to coat her very first batches of popcorn with oil, before tumbling them in a refashioned cement mixer.

Higher Ground Coffee Shop, Saltaire

The new and improved facilities include 2 new bathrooms, disabled facilities throughout, a ‘Mum and Baby Room’ for changing and feeding, plus the whole place has been decorated and a dedicated children’s play area introduced with lots of fun stuff and, best of all 2 activity walls designed with sensory stimulation in mind for any child on the Autistic spectrum. Ear defenders are also available on request for children sensitive to loud noise, they have thought of everything.

HOME restaurant Leeds

No place like HOME? April tasting menu review

Hidden behind an inconspicuous blue door on Leeds’ oldest (and possibly scruffiest) street, you could quite easily blink and miss HOME. Stick with it and head upstairs, however, and you’re rewarded with a trendy bar area and a welcome glass of fizz with snacks, that nicely sets the tone for the rest of the evening.