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Award-winning journalist from Leeds becomes a children’s author

Award-winning journalist from Leeds becomes a children’s author

By Mellissa Dzinzi A YORKSHIRE BORN award-winning journalist has become a children’s author. Dawn-Maria France, has published a book targeted at four to seven year old children. It is named ‘The Adventure of Jenny and Phillip’ which challenges gendered stereotypes and was inspired by her passion of challenging equality in society. She said: “The idea about the book was mainly […]

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Artists and curators collaborate for innovative exhibition in Leeds

Artists and curators collaborate for innovative exhibition in Leeds

By Ian Molyneaux A debut exhibition presented by MA students of Leeds Arts University is exploring the concept of resound. Resound is defined as a space filled with noise, echoes or vibration. Using this concept the curators have developed an environment with both visual artwork and sounds to delve into ideas of “memories, meaning, togetherness and alienation.” Six students on […]

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After 25 years in the role is Keith West Yorkshire’s longest serving Santa?

Keith Flewers with his Santa costume

By Katie Haseldine EVERYBODY KNOWS that meeting Father Christmas is one of the most magical experiences for a child at Christmas. But what is it like having the responsibility of spreading Christmas cheer throughout the festive season? Every year, Keith Flewers, dusts of his fluffy white beard and big red hat, and doubles as the noble Saint Nick during the […]

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Christmas tree festival lights up Otley

Christmas tree festival lights up Otley

By Rosie Hughes FORTY CHRISTMAS trees are on display in All Saints Parish Church on Kirkgate, Otley. The festival was opened at midday today by the town bell ringer and Guiseley brass band. Each tree is decorated by different local charities and community groups in their own theme. Visitors can donate to the Christmas tree they like the best from […]

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Otley ready to host Yorkshire’s only snowman trail

Otley ready to host Yorkshire’s only snowman trail

By Rosie Hughes YORKSHIRE’S ONLY snowman trail is taking place in Otley for the first time this year. The whole community have got behind this unique way to raise money and entertain children in the run up to Christmas. More than 100 homemade and toy snowmen have been displayed in shops, churches and houses around the town. A snowman trail […]

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OPINION: Devolution dithering means Yorkshire misses out on dosh

OPINION: Devolution dithering means Yorkshire misses out on dosh

By Simon Crowe AS YORKSHIRE councils continue to bicker over what devolution deal suits God’s Own County the best, the result is that Yorkshire is missing out on crucial Government investment.

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Irish mothers debate best age to have a baby

Irish mothers debate best age to have a baby

  By Tamika McCrory TWO NEW mums from Ireland who have bucked the trend of delaying motherhood have spoken about the joys of having a child young.

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The Shop That Must Not Be Named

Our reporter Lina Arshad went to the Shambles in York to find investigate rumours of a magical new shop.

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Bridge re-opening helps Tadcaster heal flood memories

Bridge re-opening helps Tadcaster heal flood memories

By Jack Goodman Christmas is normally a time for celebration.  It’s a coming together of families and friends, united by the festive period.  But in December 2015, the Christmas period acted not as a coming together for the town of Tadcaster in North Yorkshire, but rather separated the town in two. What had been a normal, if slightly damp, Christmas […]

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Celebrity make up fury lifts lid on perceptions of beauty

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By Lina Arshad In a world where social media governs the public’s perceptions of what beauty looks like, it is blindly obvious that the evolution and prioritisation of makeup is on the rise. The purposes of wearing makeup differ from person to person, with some describing that they use makeup as a confidence booster where they think they would not […]

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