Articles written by: Yorkshire Voice Reporter

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 […]

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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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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: 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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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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