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Motorbike-riding robber threatens supermarket cash delivery

Motorbike-riding robber threatens supermarket cash delivery

by Elizabeth Archer An armed robber threatened cash delivery staff with a handgun yesterday after riding into a supermarket car park on a motorbike. Security staff were restocking the cash machine at Sainsbury’s in Moor Allerton when the robber followed them into a secure area and threatened to shoot them if they refused to give him the money. The staff […]

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Headingley gets into the groove

Headingley gets into the groove

Headingley will be alive with the sound of music over the next 11 days with the launch of the sixth annual Headingley Music Festival. More than 20 artists will appear at a total of seven venues, with everything from gypsy jazz to country music to Latin American folk being played. The festival kicks off tonight with a CoMA (Contemporary Music […]

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“Without Dennis, we wouldn’t have a club”: East Leeds cricket chairman hailed a champion

“Without Dennis, we wouldn’t have a club”: East Leeds cricket chairman hailed a champion

  by Mike Berriman The tireless efforts of a chairman of a local cricket club have been celebrated by the Leeds Sports Awards. Dennis Nicholson, 66, Southleigh Road, Beeston, was presented with the award for Outstanding Service to Sport in a ceremony at New Dock Hall, Clarence Dock on Thursday night.

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Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Gets Twitter Talking

Keighley’s Cliffe Castle Gets Twitter Talking

By Liam Smedley Cliffe Castle in Keighley has been named in the top then most talked about tourist destinations this year. The list compiled by Welcome to Yorkshire, consisted of the Yorkshire attractions that had generated the most conversation on social media site Twitter. Cliffe Castle was joined in the list by Flamingo Land, Harewood House and Eureka! Curator of […]

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Cheers! Bradford pubs make the cut in real ale guide

Cheers! Bradford pubs make the cut in real ale guide

By Alex Rhodes Two pubs in Bradford have made the cut in a new a CAMRA guide. The New Beehive in Westgate and the Cock and Bottle in Barkerend both placed in the Campaign for Real Ale’s guide to hostelries with historic significance in Yorkshire and the Humber. Despite being described as “a Victorian gem” in the guide, the Cock […]

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Yorkshire Day celebrations

Yorkshire Day celebrations
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Bradford City Council sack school governors

Bradford City Council sack school governors

Bradford City Council has today removed school governors for failing to protect children from identifying extremist views. An Ofsted report, officially published today, said that Carlton Bolling College, Bradford, had failed to cater to the specific needs of non-muslim students.

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Teachers release World Cup song to raise money for Ann Maguire charity

Teachers release World Cup song to raise money for Ann Maguire charity

By Russell Truran A pair of teachers are aiming to top the charts with an unofficial World Cup song, recorded to raise money for the Ann Maguire Educational Fund. All proceeds from the single, ‘Bring It Home’, will be split between the charity set up in memory of the late Leeds teacher and the Bobby Moore fund- a charity aiming […]

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“Gay marriage is inappropiate,” says Leeds Trinity chaplain

“Gay marriage is inappropiate,” says Leeds Trinity chaplain

By Russell Truran The chaplain of Leeds Trinity University has caused controversy by describing gay marriage as “inappropriate” and “impossible” on the eve of legalisation in England and Wales. Chaplain Monsignor Paul Grogan, 49, was speaking today on the legalisation of gay marriage, which will come into force from midnight tonight. He said: “The Catholic Church holds that marriage is […]

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School fears over Meanwood’s dangerous driving hotspot

School fears over Meanwood’s dangerous driving hotspot

  by John Blow ANXIOUS parents and teachers are urging the council to bring forward plans to slash speed limits to 20 mph outside a primary school – fearing their children’s lives are in danger. More than 500 people have signed a petition for improved safety measures outside St. Urban’s Catholic Primary School, on Tongue Lane, Meanwood, a 30 mph […]

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