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Yorkshire fundraiser determined to raise £250,000 before she dies

Yorkshire fundraiser determined to raise £250,000 before she dies

A doctor diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer has pledged to raise £250,000 for charity before she dies. Kate Granger, 32, from Wakefield, has a rare and aggressive form of sarcoma and has raised money for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre since learning she had the disease in August 2011. Sarcomas are tumours that are made from cancerous bone, fat, […]

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VIDEO: Kids get creative in Leeds with a robot orchestra

VIDEO: Kids get creative in Leeds with a robot orchestra

Ordinary household toys were transformed into a robot orchestra by children who collaborated with theatre company Interplay, Armley, Leeds, on Thursday, July 24. Watch this report from Yorkshire Voice’s Alex Rhodes as he takes a look at what the process involved:

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Grab a bucket and spade: The beach is returning to Leeds

Grab a bucket and spade: The beach is returning to Leeds

  By Anders Anglesey There will be no need to go abroad this summer for the perfect beach holiday as Leeds City Beach returns for a second time in August. Leeds City Beach will bring the feeling of the seaside back to Millennium Square after a successful debut last year. Features set to return this summer are a traditional Ferris […]

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5 things to do in Leeds for a tenner

5 things to do in Leeds for a tenner

By Claire Schofield For those that are reluctant to loosen their purse strings for fear of over-spending, here are a few things which will ensure a good time but won’t break the bank. 1. Cottage Road Cinema/Fish and Chips If you haven’t yet paid a visit to this quaint little cinema then you are missing a treat. At 102 years […]

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Holy cow! Yorkshire celebrates Batman turning 75

Holy cow! Yorkshire celebrates Batman turning 75

By Joseph Keith Today marks the 75th anniversary of DC Comic hero Batman, who has officially appeared in publication since the 1930s. West Yorkshire fans and comic book shops have been celebrating the Dark Knight in the first ever “Batman Day”. Liam Barrett, deputy manager at collectibles and comic store Forbidden Planet, the Headrow, Leeds, said: “He’s a stand-out hero […]

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Cosplay comes to Bradford

Cosplay comes to Bradford

Cosplay is an increasingly popular pastime where fans of comics as well as Japanese anime and manga dress up and act as their favourite characters. Gayathri went to meet Hannah, a 22 year old art student from Leeds who is a big fan of cosplay:

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Yorkshire Children of Courage nomination for Jessie’s Fund

Yorkshire Children of Courage nomination for Jessie’s Fund

A York charity set up to help children all over the UK with learning disabilities using music has been nominated for a Yorkshire Children of Courage Award. Jessie’s Fund was set up by Lesley Schatzberger after her daughter Jessica died from a brain tumour when she was only nine years old. The fund was originally intended to meet the cost […]

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Harrogate street named one of Britain’s coolest

Montpellier Hill in Harrogate.

It seems this year has been Yorkshire’ s time to shine, now one of its most picturesque towns has broken into the ranks of cool. A street in Harrogate has been voted in a survey by a national media outlet as the 12th coolest in the UK. Montpellier Hill is home to world famous tea room Betty’s along with bars […]

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Thor’s sex switch upsets Marvel fans, reactions from the Leeds Headrow

Thor’s sex switch upsets Marvel fans, reactions from the Leeds Headrow

The comic book world is in shock after it was announced recently that flagship marvel character Thor will become a woman later this year. This surprising new development has left fans of the Norse God in Leeds and around the world confused.

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Musical Girl Guides rock Leeds

Musical Girl Guides rock Leeds

By Jamie Smith Top show tunes will be showcased by young Brownies and Guides tonight and tomorrow at The Leeds Carriageworks. ‘Girlguiding Leeds Rockz the Musicals’ sees the girls, age seven to 18,  performing in front of a sell out audience. The girls, picked by auditions from guide groups all over Leeds, got to train at the Northern Ballet in preparation for their […]

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