90-year-old credits ping pong for keeping her young

By Amy Goodall ‘Ping Pong 4U’ provides training using adapted activities for anyone and everyone. Peter Thompson has devised new ping pong games and made a training package in order to make it more accessible for disabled people. 90-year-old Audrey, is a regular player and is one of the oldest in the UK.    

Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

By Richard Liddle Four of the five parliamentary candidates for Pudsey took questions from the public on Tuesday evening at Pudsey Parish Church. Jane Aitchison (Labour), Stuart Andrew (Conservative), Quinn Daley (Green) and Ian Dowling (Liberal Democrat) faced questions from the public on a wide range of national issues including Brexit, the climate crisis, food banks and Universal Credit, as […]

The UCU strikers take part in a rally outside Leeds Town Hall

University of Leeds’ UCU members rally at Leeds Town Hall on final strike day

By Immy Share Today marks the last of eight strike days for University of Leeds’ UCU members who have picketed outside the University to protest about their pensions, pay and working conditions. They met at the Parkinson Building before marching in solidarity to a rally at Leeds Town Hall from midday. The rally involved singing well-known songs with UCU-related lyrics […]

Yorkshire runner is one race away from running 100 marathons before she turns 80

Yorkshire runner is one race away from running 100 marathons before she turns 80

By Alice Young A 78-year-old woman from Rawdon is now just one marathon short of completing her challenge of running 100 marathons before her 80th birthday. Hilary Wharam, who runs with the Horsforth Harriers, ran her 99th marathon this November – she said she asked for special permission to start the race early so as not to keep the race […]

Yorkshire Ambulance Service urge people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

Yorkshire Ambulance Service urge people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

By Alice Young Yorkshire Ambulance Service is asking people to think twice before calling for an ambulance over the festive period. Andy Hughes, clinical supervisor, asked the public to consider whether calling 999 is the most appropriate option. Anyone with a minor injury or illness can consult their local pharmacist or GP, attend a minor-injuries unit or call NHS 111 […]


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Young activists keep Leeds political candidates in check at Headingley climate hustings.

Young activists keep Leeds political candidates in check at Headingley climate hustings.

By Joseph Greenough – A pair of young climate activists joined Leeds political candidates for a climate hustings panel in Headingley on Monday evening. Jefim Vogel and Annwen Thurlow used their individual expertise to hold Labour, Conservative, Green and Brexit party candidates to account as they proposed policies on fighting climate change ahead of next week’s election. Topics of discussion […]

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90-year-old credits ping pong for keeping her young

By Amy Goodall ‘Ping Pong 4U’ provides training using adapted activities for anyone and everyone. Peter Thompson has devised new ping pong games and made a training package in order to make it more accessible for disabled people. 90-year-old Audrey, is a regular player and is one of the oldest in the UK.    

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Features

“We are their voice”: Yorkshire’s grassroots support for Kashmir as lockdown continues

“We are their voice”: Yorkshire’s grassroots support for Kashmir as lockdown continues

By Richard Liddle “We are trying to make sure their voice is not lost or hidden,” says Fozia Shaheen as she addresses supporters gathered around the steps of Bradford City Hall. It’s October 27, with the city centre adorned with decorations celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali, but to the people gathered here the date has a darker significance: Kashmir’s […]

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Sport

Football violence steals the headlines from Leeds United’s centenary week

Football violence steals the headlines from Leeds United’s centenary week

By Thomas Reyer Leeds United marked their centenary week with a narrow victory against Birmingham City at Elland Road, but the celebrations were overshadowed by crowd violence. Kalvin Phillips sealed a 1-0 victory for his boyhood club when he struck in the 65th minute, lifting Leeds to second in the table. However, towards the end of the match, it appeared […]

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Leeds German Christmas Market named one of the best markets in the UK

Leeds German Christmas Market named one of the best markets in the UK

By George Arkley Leeds German Christmas Market has been named the fifth best Christmas market in the UK by VisitEngland. Leeds Christkindelmarkt ranked just below Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, Southbank’s Winter Festival, Birmingham’s German Market and Bath Christmas Market. The market is open until December 21, between 10.30am to 9.30pm (7.30pm on Sundays) and is based in Millennium Square, in the […]

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Leeds instructors swim 10 miles to raise £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Leeds instructors swim 10 miles to raise £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust

By Immy Share The swimming instructors from Swimbrite Swim School swam 10 miles collectively last Tuesday evening at the Leeds David Lloyd Health Club to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust, raising £500 in total. Each of the instructors swam a mile – with some swimming more if they wanted to – to clock-up the distance. The chosen charity is […]

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Young activists keep Leeds political candidates in check at Headingley climate hustings.

Young activists keep Leeds political candidates in check at Headingley climate hustings.

By Joseph Greenough – A pair of young climate activists joined Leeds political candidates for a climate hustings panel in Headingley on Monday evening. Jefim Vogel and Annwen Thurlow used their individual expertise to hold Labour, Conservative, Green and Brexit party candidates to account as they proposed policies on fighting climate change ahead of next week’s election. Topics of discussion […]

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Ambulance and Hazardous Area Response Team attending reports of a house fire in Otley

Stock image by Maclachlan Photo via Flickr

By Zoe Peck Update 11:47: West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS) has confirmed two people were rescued from a house fire in Otley this morning. A spokesperson for WYFRS said: “Fire engines from Otley, Rawdon and Cookridge were used.” Fire services left the scene by 11:25 after handing the casualties over to ambulance staff. A spokesperson from West Yorkshire […]

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Law students take the stage in aid of Leeds’ oldest charity

Law students take the stage in aid of Leeds’ oldest charity

By Joe Greenough Students from Leeds took part in the sixth annual Law’s Got Talent show last night to raise money for the Leeds Children’s Charity. Organised by the University of Leeds Law Society, the event invites law students to perform before a panel of judges and a sold-out venue, projected to raise record funds. The Leeds Children’s Charity is […]

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Chapel Allerton’s independent businesses hit back at Black Friday with their own ‘indie trail’ launch

Co-organiser of Chapel Allerton Indie Trail, Jo McBeath

By Immy Share Thirty independent businesses in Chapel Allerton are taking part in a two-week Indie Trail to encourage people to support local businesses. Shop owners are distributing maps of the main street with space for participating retailers to stamp the map following a purchase. After receiving seven stamps, customers are entered into a prize draw to win £150 to […]

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Leeds Uni society appeals for Xmas gift donations for homeless

Leeds Uni society appeals for Xmas gift donations for homeless

By Zoe Peck A Leeds University student society is appealing for donations that will be distributed as Christmas gifts to local homeless hostels. Sarah Hignett, 24, secretary of HOMED Society, said of last year’s Christmas shoebox appeal: “Everyone really appreciated a little bit of Christmas cheer.” They are particularly keen for donations of sleeping bags, men’s shoes, sanitary towels, chocolate […]

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Extinction Rebellion member praises Leeds by Example recycling programme

Extinction Rebellion member praises Leeds by Example recycling programme

By Ryan Cumberworth An Extinction Rebellion member has hailed Leeds City Council’s recycling initiative as a step in the right direction towards the city becoming more sustainable. Joseph Richardson welcomed the on-the-go recycling programme and said he was proud that Leeds had introduced the scheme. The programme was introduced by Leeds City Council to increase the amount of waste recycled. […]

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Leeds students run clothes swap to promote sustainability in fashion

Leeds students run clothes swap to promote sustainability in fashion

By Richard Liddle Students at the University of Leeds have organised a clothes swap to promote sustainability and raise money for charity. The event, run by the students behind the Leeds RAG Fashion Show, saw old clothes being swapped for items donated by others, with a £3 donation to take part. The clothes swap aimed to promote the idea of […]

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Labour candidate for Leeds North West calls for a city referendum on congestion charge

Candidates at the Climate Crisis Hustings: Leeds North West

  By Grace Pritchard Labour candidate for Leeds North West, Alex Sobel, has said that Leeds should hold a referendum on the introduction of a city-wide congestion charge. The candidates for Leeds North West last night (December 2) attended a climate hustings for Leeds North West organised by Leeds Youth Strike for Climate, Our Future Leeds and Extinction Rebellion Leeds. […]

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