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Harrogate charity sleepout organiser “humbled” by response from businesses

Harrogate charity sleepout organiser “humbled” by response from businesses

By Daniel Swales On Thursday December 6, Harrogate’s business community took part in a planned night of sleeping rough at Ashville College in order to raise money for local charities such as Harrogate Homeless Project and Changing Lives. Over 30 of Harrogate’s business leaders swapped their bedrooms for the great outdoors as they donned their sleeping bags and braved the […]

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Tour de Yorkshire pioneering the world cycling scene as women’s race to be fully televised

Tour de Yorkshire pioneering the world cycling scene as women’s race to be fully televised

By Tom Clayton The 2019 Tour de Yorkshire will be among the first cycling events in the world to have equal length stages for male and female riders, it was announced today. The event from Thursday May 2 to Sunday May 5 2019 will also see the women’s race televised alongside the men’s as they compete on the Friday and […]

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Could this be Christmas number one? Listen to the Leeds United charity single making the headlines

Could this be Christmas number one? Listen to the Leeds United charity single making the headlines

By Abbey Maclure A Leeds United re-make of Bohemian Rhapsody, which honours manager Marcelo Bielsa, will be released as a charity single on 13th December. Bielsa Rhapsody, a take on the iconic song by Queen, was produced by the team behind the Phat Chants podcast. Stand-up comedian Micky P Kerr, comedy duo Scouse Corner and Matt Bowman, The Pigeon Detectives […]

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Guiseley pubs and restaurants benefit from picky revellers

The Station Pub

By Tom Clayton It may be doom and gloom for pubs across the UK – but one West Yorkshire town is bucking the trend. Guiseley’s booming social scene has seen four bars and restaurants either opening or been refurbished, showing there is a demand for local eateries and bars. Tony McCaul, manager of The Station in Guiseley, says business is […]

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Leeds: New 550-space Park and Ride extension near Elland Road approved

Leeds: New 550-space Park and Ride extension near Elland Road approved

By Matty Ramage A Leeds Council planning meeting on Thursday ended with a unanimous vote in favour of the development of the Park and Ride site next to Elland Road stadium. The development does not involve any new buildings but will see the addition of 550 new car parking spaces. The planned expansion also involves a signal junction on Bobby […]

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Leeds City councillors vote in favour of Leeds Bradford Airport expansion

Leeds City councillors vote in favour of Leeds Bradford Airport expansion

by Abbey Maclure Leeds City councillors have voted unanimously in favour of plans to expand the terminal at Leeds Bradford Airport. Councillors discussed the proposal at a City Plans Panel meeting at Leeds Civic Hall today and approved the two/three story extension to the existing building. The new extension will hold an improved arrivals hall, with a larger immigration area, three new […]

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Courtyard Creativities activities centre wins Horsforth’s best Christmas shop front award

Courtyard Creativities activities centre wins Horsforth’s best Christmas shop front award

By Abbey Maclure An activities centre for people with learning difficulties and other support needs has won first place in Horsforth’s Best Christmas Decorated Shop Front award 2018. Courtyard Creativities, on Town Street, holds sessions ranging from cooking to printmaking and woodwork, with one of the judges praising “the effort and love” that went into the display. The award, presented […]

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UCI road race championships announce first fundraising partnership with Leeds Cares charity for 2019 event in Yorkshire

UCI road race championships announce first fundraising partnership with Leeds Cares charity for 2019 event in Yorkshire

By Elisha Atkinson The UCI Road World Championships have announced their first fundraising partnership with Leeds Cares, a Yorkshire-based healthcare charity that works with Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Emmanuel Blanchard, UCI’s key account coordinator said: “It’s a partnership that makes great sense in many ways. “There is a clear convergence between the sport we all love at UCI and Leeds Cares’ […]

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Syrian boy attack: Ofsted go into Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield for “impromptu inspection”

Syrian boy attack: Ofsted go into Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield for “impromptu inspection”

By Harry McMullen The Huddersfield school where a Syrian refugee was the target of a bullying attack is undergoing an unplanned Ofsted inspection today. Parents and guardians at Almondbury Community School were notified by text message. The text message read: “Parents, we have an impromptu Ofsted visit. Please assist us by completing survey on Ofsted website – parent view, using […]

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The Harrogate public react to Post Office’s plans to downgrade the town centre’s Crown branch

The Harrogate public react to Post Office’s plans to downgrade the town centre’s Crown branch

By Daniel Swales A consultation period over plans to move Harrogate’s main Post Office into a branch of WHSmith is set to close in under a fortnight. The Post Office has announced changes to how they will operate in Harrogate, with a proposed move from the town’s main branch on Cambridge Road to a new location on the first floor […]

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