Articles written by: Yorkshire Voice Reporter

Huge impact of COVID-19 on air travel revealed as 28 million passengers lost in July

Huge impact of COVID-19 on air travel revealed as 28 million passengers lost in July

By Richard Liddle New figures have revealed the coronavirus lockdown’s devastating impact on the aviation industry, with 93% fewer passengers in July than last year. The latest analysis by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of 31 major UK airports has revealed that there were 28.2 million fewer passengers in July 2020 than in July 2019, with the airports surveyed facing […]

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Sustainable fashion exhibition at Leeds Museum showcases ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ shopping

Sustainable fashion exhibition at Leeds Museum showcases ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ shopping

By Samantha Lewis Please note material for this article was gathered before COVID-19 lockdown. Leeds City Museum is holding a fashion exhibition which explores how shopping in Leeds has changed over 300 years. The exhibition looks at how handmade and sustainable fashion, is making a resurgence in an age of climate change action. There are 27 garments across three sections […]

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Leeds based charity for disabled artists celebrates 30th anniversary with new exhibition at the Tetley

Leeds based charity for disabled artists celebrates 30th anniversary with new exhibition at the Tetley

By Florence Pepper Please note this article was written prior to social distancing due to COVID-19. A thought-provoking exhibition of work by disabled artists is taking place in Leeds Tetley Gallery to celebrate the 30th anniversary of a charity that supports people with learning disabilities. The ‘Hidden art/artists’ exhibition is free and remains at The Tetley until October 2020. Pyramid […]

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Brand new bar set to open in Redcar following lockdown

Brand new bar set to open in Redcar following lockdown

By Thomas Reyer The hospitality sector has, and will continue to be, one of the hardest-hit areas of business during the Coronavirus pandemic. Although some shops are looking likely to reopen in the coming weeks, we are going to need to wait a little longer for pubs and restaurants to follow suit. In recent years, Redcar has seen a real […]

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How busy some key workers have been during lockdown

How busy some key workers have been during lockdown

By Thomas Reyer Since Boris Johnson initiated the UK lockdown on March 23, a lot of people have found themselves furloughed or working from home, which has limited what they would usually do in their day-to-day lives. However, the lockdown has seen some key workers find themselves working more than they ever have before. Callum Kerr-Morgan, 23, of Redcar works […]

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Historic Leeds cinema set to be redeveloped soon but needs your help now

Historic Leeds cinema set to be redeveloped soon but needs your help now

By Thomas Reyer Before the outbreak of Coronavirus, a redevelopment of the Hyde Park Picture House, branded as ‘The Picture House project’, was due to begin work. However, progress has been halted for the time being and the cancellation of their scheduled ‘On the Road’ screenings will cause a deficit in their revenue stream, which could have a lasting effect […]

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Key workers share their thoughts on working during the pandemic

Key workers share their thoughts on working during the pandemic

This pandemic has placed extreme pressure on key workers who often have to work in difficult circumstances. Our reporter Ryan Cumberworth, spoke to a nurse and support worker to find out their thoughts on how the pandemic has affected their work.   Leedstrinitycfj · Working during the pandemic

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Reaction: Leeds bartenders dismayed over Stonegate furlough revelations

Image taken from Pixabay, this is not a Stonegate pub

All employees interviewed for this article wished to remain anonymous. By The Yorkshire Voice Bar staff from across Leeds have voiced their disappointment to Yorkshire Voice after revelations published by the Sun last week about one of the UK’s leading pub chains – based abroad in a tax haven – using taxpayers’ money for the furlough scheme. They showed that […]

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“We’ve had to change everything”: How small businesses and charities are adapting to the lockdown

“We’ve had to change everything”: How small businesses and charities are adapting to the lockdown

Adapting to the coronavirus lockdown has been a challenge for us all, with social distancing creating a new norm of working from home wherever possible. For key workers though, it’s often not that simple, and they’ve had to drastically change the way they work. Richard Liddle reports: Leedstrinitycfj · “We’ve had to change everything”: How small businesses and charities are […]

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Dry Lockdown: How are people who don’t drink alcohol coping with quarantine?

Dry Lockdown: How are people who don’t drink alcohol coping with quarantine?

Social distancing measures affect everyone. But for people who choose to stay sober, lockdown offers unique challenges. Zoe Peck reports:

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