The Humane League UK protesting for better food standards outside a McDonalds

Animal rights charity targets northern communities in latest publicity drive

By Jack Walker The animal rights charity The Humane League has urged people in northern communities to join its campaigns to increase animal welfare standards across the food industry. The charity, which has bases in the U.K. as well as the United States, Japan and Mexico, has been working on its mission to end the abuse of animals raised for […]

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How Joe Biden turned the tide on the 2020 Democratic primary contest

By Jack Walker Fourth place in Iowa. Fifth place in New Hampshire. A distant second place in Nevada. Most candidates in a primary contest would see these first three results and conclude that they could not win their party’s nomination for President of the United States. In 2008, Joe Biden dropped out after performing badly in just the first state, […]

Norwood Terrace, Shipley

Shipley street WhatsApp group spreads ‘much appreciated’ positivity through the Coronavirus

                          By Immy Share A mum and her five-year-old daughter, of Norwood Terrace in Shipley, posted notes through over 70 of their neighbours’ doors last week offering support for those who are self-isolating due to the virus. Husband and wife, Simon and Jasmine Clarke, attached their phone numbers […]

Wakefield Thornes Parkrun celebrates International Women’s Day by encouraging women to take part in running.

Wakefield Thornes Parkrun celebrates International Women’s Day by encouraging women to take part in running.

By Jacob Shillam. To celebrate International Women’s Day Parkrun have teamed up with ThisGirlCan to encourage more women to take part in Parkrun. According to statistics published by Sport England women make up 52% of registered parkrunners, but only account for 44% of completed parkruns. In an effort to combat the disproportion between male and female parkrunners, Parkrun have urged […]

Treemendous York ploughs on towards its 50k tree goal with another 400 planted

Treemendous York ploughs on towards its 50k tree goal with another 400 planted

 by Emily Horner York’s tree planting initiative, Treemendous, planted 400 trees on an acre of York University land, Diamond Wood, on Sunday, March 15 2020. Treemendous aims to plant 50,000 trees, hoping to have achieved their goal in a year and a half, to promote York as an environmentally-friendly city. This is part of Woodland Trust‘s Northern Forest initiative, […]


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Leeds: Protest to ‘protect the geese’ this weekend after shootings near Rodley nature reserve

Leeds: Protest to ‘protect the geese’ this weekend after shootings near Rodley nature reserve

By Samantha Lewis A protest to ‘protect the geese’ is to take place this Sunday, following the shooting of Canada geese in Rodley and Horsforth.  The shootings took place on September 7 at Calverley Bridge near Rodley Nature reserve and were said to have caused distress to members of the public who witnessed them.    It caused an uproar on […]

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Morrisons to fire 3,000 managers to reform store business structure

Morrisons to fire 3,000 managers to reform store business structure

Semester 2 Story Form   Byline:   Headline for main story (max 15 words, remember SEO):   Morrisons to fire 3,000 managers to reform store business structure    Main story (minimum 400 words) INCLUDING indication of where video would be placed:   (INSERT VIDEO AT THE TOP) Morrisons is set to fire 3,000 managers to reform how the supermarket operates […]

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How Joe Biden turned the tide on the 2020 Democratic primary contest

By Jack Walker Fourth place in Iowa. Fifth place in New Hampshire. A distant second place in Nevada. Most candidates in a primary contest would see these first three results and conclude that they could not win their party’s nomination for President of the United States. In 2008, Joe Biden dropped out after performing badly in just the first state, […]

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Wakefield Thornes Parkrun celebrates International Women’s Day by encouraging women to take part in running.

Wakefield Thornes Parkrun celebrates International Women’s Day by encouraging women to take part in running.

By Jacob Shillam. To celebrate International Women’s Day Parkrun have teamed up with ThisGirlCan to encourage more women to take part in Parkrun. According to statistics published by Sport England women make up 52% of registered parkrunners, but only account for 44% of completed parkruns. In an effort to combat the disproportion between male and female parkrunners, Parkrun have urged […]

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Morrisons to fire 3,000 managers to reform store business structure

Morrisons to fire 3,000 managers to reform store business structure

Semester 2 Story Form   Byline:   Headline for main story (max 15 words, remember SEO):   Morrisons to fire 3,000 managers to reform store business structure    Main story (minimum 400 words) INCLUDING indication of where video would be placed:   (INSERT VIDEO AT THE TOP) Morrisons is set to fire 3,000 managers to reform how the supermarket operates […]

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Take paracetamol instead of ibuprofen for viral infections, study claims

Take paracetamol instead of ibuprofen for viral infections, study claims

By Jack Walker As the number of cases of Coronavirus continues to rise, questions have been raised about whether people should use anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen to treat the disease. A study from the United States originally published in 2009 has resurfaced online. It claimed ibuprofen and similar non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) inhibit the production of cells that the body creates […]

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Yorkshire soars through the Visit Britain ranks with the growth of Summer tourists

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by Emily Horner Yorkshire has set new records in tourism with 1.4 million visits in 2018, increasing tourist revenue by 6% from 2017. Welcome to Yorkshire and its attractions are hoping for the growth to continue this Summer. The attractions that have helped the most to reach this new surge of tourists- ordered from top right to the bottom as […]

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Headingley Club in appeal after struggling to attract customers

Headingley Club in appeal after struggling to attract customers

By Jack Walker The Headingley Club on St. Michael’s Road, has issued an appeal on Twitter after seeing a low number of customers pass through its doors recently. The club, which used to be members only and is now open to the public, is running promotions such as free snooker after 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Elaine Boothman, bar staff […]

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Leeds University drug kit referendum passed with overwhelming mandate

Leeds University drug kit referendum passed with overwhelming mandate

By Jack Walker A recent referendum held at the University of Leeds to provide students with drug testing kits has been passed, with 95% of students voting in favour of the motion. The kits prove the purity of drugs, and are not used to test whether students have taken drugs. Amy Wells, Welfare Officer at Leeds University Union, said: “It […]

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Horsforth skatepark on track to be completed by July 2020

Construction of the new skatepark is well underway at Horsforth Hall Park

By Jack Walker Construction of a new skatepark in Horsforth is progressing well and is due to be ready for use by July 2020, according to a councillor for the area. Councillor Jonathon Taylor, who represents the Horsforth and Rawdon ward, said that he was pleased with how the works were going and that he was looking forward to seeing […]

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New photography project conjures up what a zero-carbon Leeds might look like in 2050

New photography project conjures up what a zero-carbon Leeds might look like in 2050

By Zoe Peck A Leeds-based project is aiming to create an image of what a zero-carbon version of the city could look like in 2050. The photoshoot is part of a project entitled “The Art of a Sustainable Future” which is part of a wider Royal Academy of Engineering project, Ingenious, aiming to engage the public with engineering. The manager […]

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Leeds University Union launches campaign for kits for students to test safety of drugs

Leeds University Union launches campaign for kits for students to test safety of drugs

By George Arkley Leeds University Union (LUU) has launched its “Say Yes to the Test” campaign this week to make drug testing kits available to students. LUU welfare officer, Amy Wells, said LUU is lobbying the university to take a harm reduction approach through informative leaflets, support groups and testing kits. In 2018, 88% of Leeds students who take drugs […]

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Geese shooting protest arranged in Rodley after bird deaths cause public distress

Geese shooting protest arranged in Rodley after bird deaths cause public distress

By Molly Paul A protest is being staged this Sunday (December 15) after the shooting of Canada geese near a Leeds nature reserve caused public distress last weekend. Meeting near the Tiny Tea Rooms, Rodley at 1pm, members of the Rodley, Horsforth and Calverley Wildlife and Conservation group are protesting to protect the geese that were shot on land in […]

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Leeds: Protest to ‘protect the geese’ this weekend after shootings near Rodley nature reserve

Leeds: Protest to ‘protect the geese’ this weekend after shootings near Rodley nature reserve

By Samantha Lewis A protest to ‘protect the geese’ is to take place this Sunday, following the shooting of Canada geese in Rodley and Horsforth.  The shootings took place on September 7 at Calverley Bridge near Rodley Nature reserve and were said to have caused distress to members of the public who witnessed them.    It caused an uproar on […]

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