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Community fights to save cherished Kirkstall pub

By Anna Riley

Over 22% of all pubs in Leeds have closed since 2007, which is 122 pubs to be exact.

And yet one more may be shutting down in Kirkstall.

The Cardigan Arms, a well loved pub on the outskirts of the city centre is at risk of being bought out by a private company and turned into housing.

But people have rallied together to take the Cardigan Arms pub into community ownership.

The clock is ticking for a community-coop that are raising funds and efforts have passed the hundred thousand pounds milestone.

But the pressure is still on to raise another two hundred thousand pounds in the next three weeks.

The grade II listed pub, is one of Campaign for Real Ale’s top 200 heritage pubs in the country.

Anna Riley went to investigate the campaign in  Kirkstall.




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