Leeds News

Homeless people in Leeds say they’re split into two categories: hidden and forgotten

Neville Street, Leeds.

By Grace Pritchard Leading Leeds homeless charity Simon on the Streets has highlighted a group of “hidden” homeless people in the city who are missing out on provision and support on offer.   The charity is aiming to bridge the gaps where government policies such as the Rough Sleeper Initiative exclude certain groups of homeless people.  Simon on the Streets offers […]

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Local residents’ group in Horsforth formed to improve neighbourhood safety now almost 100-strong

Local residents’ group in Horsforth formed to improve neighbourhood safety now almost 100-strong

By Sarah Smith A residents’ group in Horsforth has now reached nearly 100 members after being set up a year ago. The group was created as a result of a couple on West End Lane wanting to put up a massive extension in the backyard and creating places for about ten cars. The people living on the street came together […]

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Leeds station developments criticised by commuters

Leeds station developments criticised by commuters

By Zoe Peck Parts of ongoing developments in Leeds train station have been completed including a gold roof, re-located barriers and an open street front prompting commuters to share their criticism on Twitter. A major talking point has been the gold roof, which some see as unnecessary. Though other users do seem to like this feature. Other Twitter users have […]

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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 celebrates National Libraries Week by going “fines free” and launching Kirkgate Community Hub

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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