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Elderly votes at risk from government voter ID plans

Elderly votes at risk from government voter ID plans

By Jack Walker The Conservative party has pledged to introduce laws requiring the public to show photographic ID to cast their vote at national and local elections. Charities who work with the elderly are concerned that such laws would disenfranchise voters. Caroline Abrahams, the Charity Director at Age UK, said: “Many older people do not have any photographic ID, so […]

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Leeds: Homeless Street Angels are granted official charity status a week after losing their outreach van

Homeless Street Angels

By Alice Young Homeless Street Angels, a Leeds homelessness charity, has been granted official charity status just one week after their outreach van was written off.  Founded by twin sisters Becky and Shelley Joyce, Homeless Street Angels provide outreach every Thursday evening on the streets of Headingley and Leeds city centre – with trolleys of clothes, hot meals and toiletries.  […]

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Friendship trio launch FindYours project in Leeds to help youngsters find their path

Friendship trio launch FindYours project in Leeds to help youngsters find their path

By Immy Share Three Leeds-born friends have launched a new project designed to empower and inspire young people to find and explore their passions. FindYours aims to give 12-15-year-olds direction whilst at school, highlighting the different opportunities available to them that they might not be aware of both academically and outside the curriculum. Co-founder and former Allerton High School student […]

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The past brought back to life with Victorian Steampunk in Haworth

By Emily Horner Hundreds took to the narrow streets of the tiny Brontë town, Haworth. for a two-day Steampunk festival earlier this month (October 11-13). Some great photos in this article! #Haworth BBC News – Steampunk festival held in Bronte’s Haworth https://t.co/0aSI2N5RqQ — Helen Stevens (@HelenSaltedit) October 13, 2019 Steampunk is a fashion inspired by the industrial revolution angled from […]

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Horsforth woman campaigning to raise awareness of need to prevent abuse of elderly people

Horsforth woman campaigning to raise awareness of need to prevent abuse of elderly people

By Kudzai Chinembiri A Horsforth woman is taking action to try and raise awareness about the need to safeguard vulnerable older people, such as those with dementia. Sally Wolfe, 71, a retired librarian in Horsforth, said: “It’s very interesting because people don’t always think of adults or old people being vulnerable. “They are just as likely to be victims of […]

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Horsforth campaign to make Halloween and Christmas plastic-free

Horsforth campaign to make Halloween and Christmas plastic-free

By Molly Paul Horsforth residents are taking action to try and reduce plastic with the focus on the upcoming festivities of Halloween and Christmas.  Pages were set up in July on Facebook and Twitter called Plastic Free North West Leeds after people became worried about “the planet drowning in plastic”.  The groups aimed to spread the word about the environmental […]

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The Owl: New Kirkgate Market pub draws mixed reactions from traders

The Owl: New Kirkgate Market pub draws mixed reactions from traders

By Richard Liddle The announcement of a new pub in Kirkgate Market has been met with a mix of concern and optimism by current traders. Masterminded by Masterchef contestant Liz Cottam – who also runs HOME restaurant in Leeds – and Michelin star-winning chef Mark Owens, The Owl will serve whole roast fish and game alongside local beers and fine […]

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Fortnite leaves fans waiting in a black hole

Fortnite leaves fans waiting in a black hole

By Ryan Cumberworth Season 10 of fortnite ended last night in which asteroids destroyed the map which left players unable to play the game, and left them in a black hole. The online game, which pits one hundred players to fight against each other on a large map, has left fans puzzled. It has remained offline and unable to play […]

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England Loose First Euro Qualifier in 10 Years

England Loose First Euro Qualifier in 10 Years

by Joe Greenough England have lost their place in the Euros this year after a 2-1 loss to the Czech republic on Friday. This will be the first time in 10 years the team has lost a qualifying match, and impressive 44 games ago. Despite high hopes after an early penalty from Kane at 5 minutes, England struggled to break […]

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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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