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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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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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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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The battle is on for the Christmas number one

The battle is on for the Christmas number one

By Elisha Atkinson The countdown to the UK’s Christmas number one has begun as singers in the charts battle to get first place. The winner will be revealed on Friday, December 21 on Radio 1 with radio DJ Scott Mills. Last year’s first place was Ed Sheeran with the song Perfect. He told the Official Charts: “This is an actual dream […]

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In search of salmon: Bradford refugees witness a different kind of migration

In search of salmon: Bradford refugees witness a different kind of migration

By Colin Petch At this time of year, millions of salmon are making their way back up our rivers and streams – to the place they were born – ready to spawn the next generation of fish. In our part of the world, environmental charity is running a series of events to (hopefully) give community groups and members of the […]

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Red Dead Redemption 2 – The NeverEnding Story

Red Dead Redemption 2 – The NeverEnding Story

By Daniel Swales With little over a week remaining before the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, fans have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on the Wild Western action-adventure game. The third entry in the series, Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to serve as a prequel to Rockstar Games’ hit 2010 release, Red Dead Redemption. […]

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Launch Trailer: Twitter reacts

Red Dead Redemption 2 artwork - Rockstar Games

By Tom Clayton ROCKSTAR Games’ latest release Red Dead Redemption 2 is due to hit shelves in October 2018 and people online are now facing some tough decisions. The game is the first non-remastered release made by the New York-based firm since Grand Theft Auto V in 2013 and is set to rejoin the American Frontier, following on from its […]

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Local Patisserie to take centre stage at Otley’s Food and Drink festival

Local Patisserie to take centre stage at Otley’s Food and Drink festival

by Roseann Hughes Otley’s Food and Drink Festival is on Sunday 15th July and the town’s patisserie team will be first on stage. The owner of Patisserie Viennoise, Trevor Backhouse, and manager Janet Hartley, will present a cookery demonstration at 11am. The market town’s Food and Drink Festival is free for everyone and over 50 stalls are expected to line Market Square. […]

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Chris Wilder: Is he one of Sheffield United’s greatest ever already?

Chris Wilder: Is he one of Sheffield United’s greatest ever already?

By Louis Hobbs Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder, may only be in his second year in charge at the South Yorkshire based club. However, in the eyes of many fans, due to his accomplishments he is already going down as one of the club’s legends. Wilder may have brought a fast-paced attacking style of football to Bramall Lane, that so […]

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