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White Collar Fighter boxing event in Leeds raises thousands for charity

White Collar Fighter boxing event in Leeds raises thousands for charity

By Jacob Smith The charity boxing organisation White Collar Fighter raised over £14,000 for various charities at their latest event in Leeds on October 5. White Collar Fighter takes beginners who have never boxed before and trains them for an eight-week period to prepare them for fight night. They’ve been in operation for over four years now and have recently […]

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Leeds launches Kirkgate Community Hub and Library to celebrate National Libraries Week

Kirkgate Community Hub and Library

By Alice Young A new community hub and library has opened its doors at Kirkgate Market as Leeds marks National Libraries Week. From this week, market shoppers will be able to combine their outing for fruit and vegetables with a browse of the library shelves. The opening at the city’s famous Kirkgate Market offers a unique location for the hub […]

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Sunshine Sam: Leeds family’s campaign to get life changing treatment for 4-year-old with Cerebral Palsy

Sunshine Sam: Leeds family’s campaign to get life changing treatment for 4-year-old with Cerebral Palsy

by Abbey Maclure A family in Leeds have launched a £70,000 fundraising campaign to get life-changing treatment for their son in America. Four-year-old Sam Mitchell, from Colton, was born two months prematurely and left fighting for his life. Sam suffered brain damage and has Spastic Hemiplegic Cerebal Palsy, a condition which effects his whole right side. The family hope that […]

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The tree disease set to cost the UK economy £15 billion

The tree disease set to cost the UK economy £15 billion
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Community cafe volunteers raise money through Leeds half marathon

Community cafe volunteers raise money through Leeds half marathon

Volunteers from the Rainbow Junktion cafe in Hyde Park have helped keep the cafe open, by completing the half marathon. Abbey Maclure reports. To donate, please visit the Cafe’s just-giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rainbowrunners

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Hundreds gather in Leeds for protest calling for end to Brexit

Hundreds gather in Leeds for protest calling for end to Brexit

By Paweł Kuziemski Hundreds of people marched in Leeds on February 14 calling for an end to Brexit. The protest was organised by Leeds for Europe. Protesters wanted the government to overturn Brexit and put it to another referendum. Richard Wilson, chairman of Leeds for Europe, said: “We want to create a positive vision of Britain without Brexit, so we […]

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Leeds: Horsforth charity promoting sessions bringing young and old together

Leeds: Horsforth charity promoting sessions bringing young and old together

By Lewis Oldham A Horsforth charity has begun promoting sessions bringing older people together with young children to help improve lives and forge bonds between the generations. Horsforth Live at Home is part of the nationwide Live at Home scheme and runs a lot of events in the local area, including dementia cafes. Sally Metcalfe is the scheme manager for […]

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Headingley Farmers’ Market nominated for national FARMA award

Headingley Farmers’ Market nominated for national FARMA award

by Abbey Maclure Headingley market has been nominated for the Farm Retail Association’s (FARMA) Best Farmers’ Market of the Year award. Winners will be announced on 26 February at the FARMA annual conference. We visited the market to find out more:

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Morley florist wins best dressed Christmas window contest for the third time

Florist of 42 years of business comes first for Morley in BLoom's Christmas window competition.

By Kamile Banyte. A Morley florist is still blooming after 42 years of business after winning the local best dressed Christmas window competition for the third time. Around 25 local shops and businesses in Morley, in south-west Leeds entered Morley in Bloom’s Christmas window competition. The winner and shop owner of David W Hunt florist, Queen St, Morley, Janet Foxton […]

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Leeds foodbank reports 28.9% rise in demand for emergency food supplies

Leeds foodbank reports 28.9% rise in demand for emergency food supplies

By Abbey Maclure Leeds North and West Foodbank has found the demand for emergency food supplies has increased by 28.9% compared to the same period last year. The foodbank provided over 5,000 three-day emergency food supplies between April 1 and September 30, and of this number 2,000 supplies went to children. Volunteers at the foodbank believe that the increase is […]

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