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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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Inspirational mum tells Yorkshire Voice what Mother’s Day means to her

Tracey Barraclough underwent a pre-emptive hysterectomy and mastectomy after inheriting the BRCA 1 gene.

By Felicity Macnamara A Leeds mum who underwent a pre-emptive preventative hysterectomy and mastectomy today spoke about what Mother’s Day means to her, after losing her mother, grandmother and great grandmother to ovarian cancer.

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Woolly bikes will make their way through Yorkshire for the Grand Depart

Woolly bikes will make their way through Yorkshire for the Grand Depart

By Claire Schofield A trail of woolly bikes will be making their way through Yorkshire as part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014. In celebration of the Grand Depart, ten bikes will be getting a woolly makeover for a year-long trail connecting ten Yorkshire towns with the many knitters, crocheters and yarn-stormers that taken part. Yarn-storming, also known as graffiti knitting, […]

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Leeds museum is dressed for battle

Leeds museum is dressed for battle

By Felicity Macnamara Leeds’ Lotherton Hall is currently home to an exhibition documenting how clothes and style have been affected by war. ‘Dressed for Battle’ takes visitors to the museum on a journey through the decades, as it explores uniform inspired fashions from the Napoleonic Wars right up to the present day. The collections are taken from Leeds Museums and […]

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Live at Leeds festival reveals highly anticipated schedule

Live at Leeds festival reveals highly anticipated schedule

By Claire Schofield Music lovers are rejoicing as the eagerly awaited Saturday schedule for the Live at Leeds festival  is revealed. More than 20 official venues are set to welcome more than 200 bands and musicians to perform to 15,000 fans in less than six weeks’ time. This year’s line-up includes established artists including Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., chart toppers Clean Bandit […]

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