Articles written by: Yorkshire Voice Reporter

Animal rights protesters bring Cube of Truth to Leeds city centre.

Animal rights protesters bring Cube of Truth to Leeds city centre.

By Kudzai Chinembiri Vegan activists held a peaceful street protest on November 2, 2019 in the heart of  Trinity Leeds shopping centre. The protest was organised by the animal rights organisation, Anonymous for the Voiceless.  Last year over 500 similar protests were held worldwide as well as across Yorkshire in places like Bradford and Wakefield. A group of protesters gathered […]

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Opera North aims to deliver its £18 million redevelopment project by winter 2020

Photo Credit: Opera North Press Officer, Rowland Thomas

By Jacob Smith Opera North’s redevelopment project Music Works is still on course to be completed by December 2020 despite a few minor setbacks. The original completion date for Music Works’ campaign was set for spring 2020 but Howard Assembly Room General Manger, Richard Ashton said: “The project is a little late in terms of delivery, we’re now looking at […]

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“I travel the world to give a voice to the voiceless” – Sahar Zand, the refugee turned documentary-maker

Sahar Zand filming in Sahara Desert

Alice Young speaks to Sahar Zand about her journey from refugee to award-winning reporter. They came to her home and took her father away. Her mother then said, “we’re leaving”, and she never saw her home again. “I left Iran a confused, lost and terrified child who felt invisible – but my experiences along the way are the reason I […]

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Leeds comes out on top in Yorkshire and the Humber for expenditure growth in adult social care

Source: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government 2018 Report

By Grace Pritchard Official statistics show Leeds to have had the largest increase in expenditure for adult social care across Yorkshire and the Humber. The figures were released in the latest report by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government covering last year. Out of all recorded areas in the Yorkshire and the Humber region Leeds had the largest […]

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Guide Dogs for the Blind lead Purple Tuesday efforts at Victoria shopping centre

Guide Dogs for the Blind lead Purple Tuesday efforts at Victoria shopping centre

By Jack Walker The charity Guide Dogs for the Blind has been at the Victoria shopping centre in Leeds today to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by visually impaired shoppers as part of Purple Tuesday. Purple Tuesday is the UK’s only accessible shopping day, aimed at highlighting the needs of shoppers with disabilities. Charlotte Walton, regional fundraiser for the […]

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Leeds KPMG tax department grow moustaches for Movember

Leeds KPMG tax department grow moustaches for Movember

By Immy Share The males working in the Leeds KPMG tax department have teamed together to raise money for the men’s health charity, Movember. The tax employees are each foregoing shaving during November and are growing their moustaches for the full month. Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s mental and physical health and advocate ‘grow a […]

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How blindness made me see: The trials and travels of Amar Latif

How blindness made me see: The trials and travels of Amar Latif

By Joseph Greenough A globetrotting TV presenter believes suddenly going blind as a teenager changed his life – by encouraging him to be more positive.

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Managing Director of Joi Polloi, The Circle’s interactive platform creator says: “Everyone is editing what they put out into the world”

Nick Crossland discussing the making of The Circle

By Grace Pritchard Television based on social media interaction is changing perceptions of the online landscape for all generations, an industry expert has said.  Nick Crossland, managing director of creative digital agency Joi Polloi, touched on how important social media presentation is for millennials, while speaking at Leeds Trinity University’s annual Journalism and Media Week. Nick appeared at the annual […]

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“Listen to sex workers” in order to break down the stigma, Leeds Trinity academic Dr Kate Lister urges journalism students

“Listen to sex workers” in order to break down the stigma, Leeds Trinity academic Dr Kate Lister urges journalism students

A Leeds Trinity academic who specialises in researching the sex work industry has said the media is contributing to an ongoing stigma against women working in the industry, and called for journalists and society in general to work to destigmatise this area. Dr Kate Lister – a lecturer, historian and curator of the online research database Whores of Yore – […]

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BBC Newsbeat highlights local radio experience as the “vital training ground” for aspiring journalists

Paul Stanworth and Roisin Hastie at Journalism and Media Week

By Alice Young BBC Newsbeat’s Paul Stanworth and Roisin Hastie have told aspiring journalists at Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism and Media Week that local radio is an invaluable training ground. Paul Stanworth, deputy editor of BBC Newsbeat, and Roisin Hastie, newsreader for Greg James’ Radio 1 Breakfast show, both started their journalism careers in local newsrooms. Both highlighted the key […]

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