Keeping It Yorkshire Updates

Wakefield Thornes Parkrun celebrates International Women’s Day by encouraging women to take part in running.

Wakefield Thornes Parkrun celebrates International Women’s Day by encouraging women to take part in running.

By Jacob Shillam. To celebrate International Women’s Day Parkrun have teamed up with ThisGirlCan to encourage more women to take part in Parkrun. According to statistics published by Sport England women make up 52% of registered parkrunners, but only account for 44% of completed parkruns. In an effort to combat the disproportion between male and female parkrunners, Parkrun have urged […]

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David Ward: “I’m no anti-Semite”

David Ward: “I’m no anti-Semite”

By Alex Miller   Bradford councillor David Ward has hit back against claims of antisemitism after his controversial sacking from the Liberal Democrat candidacy for the Bradford East seat at the forthcoming General Election. In a short statement, party leader Tim Farron claimed that Ward was ‘unfit to represent the party’, and that he believes in a ‘politics that is open, […]

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Keighley man charged with terror offences

Keighley man charged with terror offences

A 49 year old man from Keighley has appeared via video link before Westminster Magistrates Court and was formally charged with terror offences. Martin Panton was arrested by officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit in September 2016. He has been charged with three offences, which included three instances of possessing and one instance of making an explosive substance. […]

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David Ward sacked as Bradford South Lib Dem candidate

David Ward sacked as Bradford South Lib Dem candidate

Controversial politician David Ward has been sacked from his position as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Bradford South at the forthcoming election. In a short statement, party leader Tim Farron claimed that Ward was ‘unfit to represent the party’, and that he believes in a ‘politics that is open, tolerant and united’. Mr Ward had been accused of holding anti-Semitic views […]

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