Tour de Yorkshire pioneering the world cycling scene as women’s race to be fully televised

Tour de Yorkshire pioneering the world cycling scene as women’s race to be fully televised

By Tom Clayton The 2019 Tour de Yorkshire will be among the first cycling events in the world to have equal length stages for male and female riders, it was announced today. The event from Thursday May 2 to Sunday May 5 2019 will also see the women’s race televised alongside the men’s as they compete on the Friday and […]

Could this be Christmas number one? Listen to the Leeds United charity single making the headlines

Could this be Christmas number one? Listen to the Leeds United charity single making the headlines

By Abbey Maclure A Leeds United re-make of Bohemian Rhapsody, which honours manager Marcelo Bielsa, will be released as a charity single on 13th December. Bielsa Rhapsody, a take on the iconic song by Queen, was produced by the team behind the Phat Chants podcast. Stand-up comedian Micky P Kerr, comedy duo Scouse Corner and Matt Bowman, The Pigeon Detectives […]

Leeds rugby club coaches beat Southgate to win coaching gong

Leeds rugby club coaches beat Southgate to win coaching gong

by James Fountain The coaches of Old Otliensians RFC in Otley have won the Great Coaching Moment of the Year prize at the 2018 UK Coaching Awards. The Leeds-based amateurs were chosen over Gareth Southgate, the England men’s football manager, and Tracey Neville, the England women’s netball coach. The trio of coaches – head coach Kris Stafford, 32, and his […]

The “A” word – have we really progressed since bedlam?

The “A” word – have we really progressed since bedlam?

  Embed from Getty Images By Charlotte Lascelles Autism – for some it’s an excuse by parents to pardon their children’s behaviour; for some it’s an excuse for bullying; and for others, it’s a reason to lock someone up. Yes, it may well be 2018 but there is still a stigma around autism. I’m autistic, I have a condition called […]

Leeds: New 550-space Park and Ride extension near Elland Road approved

Leeds: New 550-space Park and Ride extension near Elland Road approved

By Matty Ramage A Leeds Council planning meeting on Thursday ended with a unanimous vote in favour of the development of the Park and Ride site next to Elland Road stadium. The development does not involve any new buildings but will see the addition of 550 new car parking spaces. The planned expansion also involves a signal junction on Bobby […]


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Florist of 42 years of business comes first for Morley in BLoom's Christmas window competition.

Morley florist wins best dressed Christmas window contest for the third time

By Kamile Banyte. A Morley florist is still blooming after 42 years of business after winning the local best dressed Christmas window competition for the third time. Around 25 local shops and businesses in Morley, in south-west Leeds entered Morley in Bloom’s Christmas window competition. The winner and shop owner of David W Hunt florist, Queen St, Morley, Janet Foxton […]

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Harrogate charity sleepout organiser “humbled” by response from businesses

Harrogate charity sleepout organiser “humbled” by response from businesses

By Daniel Swales On Thursday December 6, Harrogate’s business community took part in a planned night of sleeping rough at Ashville College in order to raise money for local charities such as Harrogate Homeless Project and Changing Lives. Over 30 of Harrogate’s business leaders swapped their bedrooms for the great outdoors as they donned their sleeping bags and braved the […]

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The “A” word – have we really progressed since bedlam?

The “A” word – have we really progressed since bedlam?

  Embed from Getty Images By Charlotte Lascelles Autism – for some it’s an excuse by parents to pardon their children’s behaviour; for some it’s an excuse for bullying; and for others, it’s a reason to lock someone up. Yes, it may well be 2018 but there is still a stigma around autism. I’m autistic, I have a condition called […]

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LIVE: Boxing – Lomachenko v Pedraza

LIVE: Boxing – Lomachenko v Pedraza

Ring Magazine’s current pound-for-pound number one Vasyl ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko (11-1; 9 KOs) takes on Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza (25-1; 12 KOs) from Madison Square Garden theatre on Saturday night. The fight will unify Lomachenko’s WBA (Super) title and Pedraza’s WBO belt in the Lightweight (135 lbs.) division. Three-weight world champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist Lomachenko will be looking to add another world title […]

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LIVE: Boxing – Lomachenko v Pedraza

LIVE: Boxing – Lomachenko v Pedraza

Ring Magazine’s current pound-for-pound number one Vasyl ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko (11-1; 9 KOs) takes on Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza (25-1; 12 KOs) from Madison Square Garden theatre on Saturday night. The fight will unify Lomachenko’s WBA (Super) title and Pedraza’s WBO belt in the Lightweight (135 lbs.) division. Three-weight world champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist Lomachenko will be looking to add another world title […]

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What has Marcelo Bielsa changed at Leeds United

What has Marcelo Bielsa changed at Leeds United

By Max Hunter Leeds United finished last season in 13th position in the Championship with 60 points under, their second permanent manager of the year the unsuited Paul Heckingbottom. They had started that season on top form with surprise choice of manager the Spaniard Thomas Christiansen. Christiansen was sacked in early February and Leeds’s season disappeared from there and Heckingbottom […]

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Harrogate charity sleepout organiser “humbled” by response from businesses

Harrogate charity sleepout organiser “humbled” by response from businesses

By Daniel Swales On Thursday December 6, Harrogate’s business community took part in a planned night of sleeping rough at Ashville College in order to raise money for local charities such as Harrogate Homeless Project and Changing Lives. Over 30 of Harrogate’s business leaders swapped their bedrooms for the great outdoors as they donned their sleeping bags and braved the […]

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Roundhay Park welcomes back The English Art Company

Catriona Smith the founder of the English Art Company

By Olivia Dobson A display that aims to help artists increase their income has come back to Roundhay Park for a third time. The display, which is taking place in the Mansion Conservatory, is being hosted by the English Art company. Catriona Moore, from Roundhay, founded the company to help artists increase their income by photographing their original art. Catriona said: “Last […]

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Guiseley pubs and restaurants benefit from picky revellers

The Station Pub

By Tom Clayton It may be doom and gloom for pubs across the UK – but one West Yorkshire town is bucking the trend. Guiseley’s booming social scene has seen four bars and restaurants either opening or been refurbished, showing there is a demand for local eateries and bars. Tony McCaul, manager of The Station in Guiseley, says business is […]

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Leeds City councillors vote in favour of Leeds Bradford Airport expansion

Leeds City councillors vote in favour of Leeds Bradford Airport expansion

by Abbey Maclure Leeds City councillors have voted unanimously in favour of plans to expand the terminal at Leeds Bradford Airport. Councillors discussed the proposal at a City Plans Panel meeting at Leeds Civic Hall today and approved the two/three story extension to the existing building. The new extension will hold an improved arrivals hall, with a larger immigration area, three new […]

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New Horsforth Brewery premises set to become hub for local community

New Horsforth Brewery premises set to become hub for local community

By Will Ford The owner of Horsforth Brewery has moved his business to larger premises to meet the growing demand for his craft beer. Mark Costello, 34, started brewing as a hobby five years ago before starting to sell his beer to local shops and pubs in August last year. The new brewery on Station Road, Horsforth, will open on […]

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Courtyard Creativities activities centre wins Horsforth’s best Christmas shop front award

Courtyard Creativities activities centre wins Horsforth’s best Christmas shop front award

By Abbey Maclure An activities centre for people with learning difficulties and other support needs has won first place in Horsforth’s Best Christmas Decorated Shop Front award 2018. Courtyard Creativities, on Town Street, holds sessions ranging from cooking to printmaking and woodwork, with one of the judges praising “the effort and love” that went into the display. The award, presented […]

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UCI road race championships announce first fundraising partnership with Leeds Cares charity for 2019 event in Yorkshire

UCI road race championships announce first fundraising partnership with Leeds Cares charity for 2019 event in Yorkshire

By Elisha Atkinson The UCI Road World Championships have announced their first fundraising partnership with Leeds Cares, a Yorkshire-based healthcare charity that works with Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Emmanuel Blanchard, UCI’s key account coordinator said: “It’s a partnership that makes great sense in many ways. “There is a clear convergence between the sport we all love at UCI and Leeds Cares’ […]

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Syrian boy attack: Ofsted go into Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield for “impromptu inspection”

Syrian boy attack: Ofsted go into Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield for “impromptu inspection”

By Harry McMullen The Huddersfield school where a Syrian refugee was the target of a bullying attack is undergoing an unplanned Ofsted inspection today. Parents and guardians at Almondbury Community School were notified by text message. The text message read: “Parents, we have an impromptu Ofsted visit. Please assist us by completing survey on Ofsted website – parent view, using […]

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