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Harrogate village North Rigton fights back against dangerous drivers

Harrogate village North Rigton fights back against dangerous drivers

By Dan Swales A village in Harrogate has taken action against reckless drivers on their roads, launching a community speed watch in support of their appeal to increase road safety measures. As a result of being situated between Harrogate and Leeds, commuters frequently pass through North Rigton, using the country roads as an alternative route. And with drivers arriving in […]

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A Woman’s Place: celebrating the lives of Leeds women in the centenary year of women’s suffrage

A Woman’s Place: celebrating the lives of Leeds women in the centenary year of women’s suffrage

by Abbey Maclure Local exhibitions are continuing to celebrate the lives of Leeds women as the centenary year of women’s suffrage comes to an end. A Woman’s Place, at Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall, has been at the centre of the celebrations throughout the year. The exhibition showcases stories and objects from pioneering women in different areas of life, from sport […]

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Leeds Bradford airport: Calls for WW2 tower to be restored as war memorial

Leeds Bradford airport: Calls for WW2 tower to be restored as war memorial

By Lewis Oldham Yeadon residents have called for a Second World War control tower at Leeds Bradford Airport to be restored to commemorate those who lost their lives. Leeds Bradford Airport today covers the land where an Avro factory stood, which was used to build Lancaster bomber aircraft. The runway was used by 609 Squadron during World War Two. The […]

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Opinions divided as Margaret Thatcher is put forward as the face of the new £50 note.

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher speaks during the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool

By Harry McMullen This week the Royal Mint has announced plans to allow the British public to elect the person they wish to feature on the upcoming £50 note. Margaret Thatcher is one candidate that has been put forward but the decision to elect her is cause of much debate across social media. Thatcher was the Conservative Prime Minster from […]

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Rhinos announce Hurrell signing

Rhinos announce Hurrell signing

By Matty Ramage Leeds Rhinos have stunned many by announcing the signing of Tonga star Konrad Hurrell. Hurrell was previously at NRL club Gold Coast Titans but has secured a move to Super League due to the desire for a long term contract. Hurrell joins fellow Tongan Tui Lolohea, who signed for Leeds in July, and there is a sense […]

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Red Dead Redemption 2 – The NeverEnding Story

Red Dead Redemption 2 – The NeverEnding Story

By Daniel Swales With little over a week remaining before the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, fans have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on the Wild Western action-adventure game. The third entry in the series, Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to serve as a prequel to Rockstar Games’ hit 2010 release, Red Dead Redemption. […]

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US and UK ministers unite in boycott of Saudi investment conference

US and UK ministers unite in boycott of Saudi investment conference

James Fountain It appears that since the suspected assassination of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, politicians in the UK and the US are talking with their feet. US Correspondent for Sky News,  Amanda Walker, tweeted earlier this morning that the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will not be attending the scheduled Saudi Investment Conference: US treasury secretary will not attend […]

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Call for community volunteers in Leeds to reduce flood risk

Source: The River Stewardship Company

By Emily Smith A volunteer day to reduce the risk of flooding in and around Horsforth has been hailed a “success” by organisers who urge others to get involved. The River Stewardship Company hosted the volunteer day in partnership with Leeds City Council to help the environment and reduce the chances of flooding. Sarah Emberson, 47, community and education officer […]

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Spectacular Light Night dazzled in another year of success

Spectacular Light Night dazzled in another year of success

By Adele Lyth The leader of Leeds City Council has described Light Night as a “bold and impressive statement” that has put the city on the global map. The spectacular light and sound event captivated thousands with an evening of artworks and performances by artists from around the world. Light Night is one of the UK’S biggest arts and light […]

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Headingley Stadium taking shape as south stand opens

Headingley Stadium taking shape as south stand opens

By Tom Clayton HEADINGLEY Stadium’s new south stand was officially opened on Sunday with round five of rugby union’s Greene King IPA Championship. Leeds’ professional rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie were hosts to Bedford Blues as the new stand opened with brand new press and media facilities, as well as new seating in the upper tier. The work, undertaken by […]

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