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Malala Yousafzai Story

Malala Yousafzai, Global Peace Icon and Youngest Winner of the Nobel Prize, will make a rare public appearance at the first direct arena in August 2016. Malala will speak on stage about her life and experiences and take part in a Q&A session with the audience.

Posted on: 20 June 2016

The Radio Academy today (June 15) launches a brand new cross-industry awards - the Audio & Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS) – and announces Leeds as the host city.

Posted on: 16 June 2016

Josh Warrington will defend his WBC International Featherweight title against Patrick Hyland at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on July 30, live on Sky Sports.

Posted on: 14 June 2016