Articles written by: Yorkshire Voice Reporter

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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The Harrogate public react to Post Office’s plans to downgrade the town centre’s Crown branch

The Harrogate public react to Post Office’s plans to downgrade the town centre’s Crown branch

By Daniel Swales A consultation period over plans to move Harrogate’s main Post Office into a branch of WHSmith is set to close in under a fortnight. The Post Office has announced changes to how they will operate in Harrogate, with a proposed move from the town’s main branch on Cambridge Road to a new location on the first floor […]

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Women’s football on the up despite Ballon D’Or ‘twerk’ berk

Women’s football on the up despite Ballon D’Or ‘twerk’ berk

By Will Ford Harrogate Town Ladies say women’s football is on the up despite the controversial ‘twerking’ comment at the Ballon D’Or ceremony earlier this week. DJ Martin Solveig asked Ada Hegerberg if she knew how to ‘twerk’ on stage after becoming the first winner of the Women’s Ballon D’Or. Grace Adams, 30, a right winger at Harrogate Town Ladies, […]

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72-year-old Yorkshire woman returns to Kenya to help build a safe house for young girls

72-year-old Yorkshire woman returns to Kenya to help build a safe house for young girls

By Elisha Atkinson Action Aid has approached a 72-year-old retired woman from Over Dinsdale, North Yorkshire to volunteer in a project in Kenya. Hilary Parry-Davis grew up in Kenya and will be returning to the village of Mwakirunge to build a support centre for girls who have experienced violence. The village of Mwakirunge has high levels of pregnancy, child marriage […]

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Residents of Cononley near Skipton concerned at decline in local amenities

Residents of Cononley near Skipton concerned at decline in local amenities

by James Fountain Residents in the village of Cononley near Skipton are facing their first Christmas in over a hundred years without a Post Office or village shop. Until recently one of the most sought-after villages in Yorkshire, villagers are now concerned how the lack of local amenities will affect their lives, particularly the elderly during the harsh winter months […]

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Northern School of Dance wows audience with dark exploration of identity and #MeToo

Northern School of Dance wows audience with dark exploration of identity and #MeToo

by James Fountain The audience at Northern School of Dance were last night treated to three live performances exploring the politics of ownership, originality, and freedom. These original works were created by international choreographers in collaboration with degree students of the renowned Northern School of Contemporary Dance, in the third year of their studies. The event took place at the […]

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