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All a Field Producer needs: Cup of tea, waterproof jacket, pen and paper, phone, and passport 

All a Field Producer needs: Cup of tea, waterproof jacket, pen and paper, phone, and passport 

By Tania Jacquier Declan Wilson told students at Leeds Trinity Journalism Week that the key to his ten years as a Field Producer is a simple cup of tea.  Following the arrest and trial of Steve Wright, the Ipswich serial killer, he and his team were on the go from 6am until 10pm – and then he discovered that they would need to work through […]

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Great Yorkshire Show celebrates 160 years of farming and rural life with visit from Princess Anne

Great Yorkshire Show celebrates 160 years of farming and rural life with visit from Princess Anne

IF YOU know your Lonks from your Texels you’ve probably been to the Great Yorkshire Show today, along with thousands of other visitors at the prestigious farming event.

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Leeds United to be main sponsor of Leeds Pride Festival

Leeds United to be main sponsor of Leeds Pride Festival

By Rebecca MaranoLeeds United have announced that they will be one of the main sponsors of next month’s Leeds Pride. The festival, which takes place on Sunday, August 5, champions the local LGBT community and had over 40,000 people celebrating on the streets of Briggate last year. The football club is joining other big-name sponsors like Leeds City Council, supermarket […]

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Alternative Travel Around Leeds City Centre

Alternative Travel Around Leeds City Centre

By Mellissa Dzinzi. An alternative travel service is being offered to members of the public and commuters to promote less use of cars and promote public transport around Leeds city centre. A water taxi service provided by Leeds Docklands believe this is a great way to encourage people to seek other ways to travel around the city and create less […]

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West Yorkshire foodbanks need your donations

West Yorkshire foodbanks need your donations

by Roseann Hughes A West Yorkshire foodbank is appealing for more donations than ever this summer. Bradford Central Foodbank, at The Light Centre, is in need of more tinned items, UHT milk and toiletries. Manager Josie Barlow said: “We’re giving away about 750kg of food a week to people in crisis – that’s 170 shopping bags. “We particularly want cuppa soups, […]

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Leeds Trinity University Celebrates Arrival of New Chancellor

Leeds Trinity University Celebrates Arrival of New Chancellor

Hundreds flocked to Leeds Trinity University to witness the installation ceremony of Deborah McAndrew as the new chancellor. Deborah, 50, was born in Huddersfield but grew up in the Leeds area, and takes over the role from Gabby Logan who stepped down in January. A playwriter and actor, Deborah is best known for her time in Coronation Street portraying young […]

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Fears for missing 89-year-old woman from Leeds

Fears for missing 89-year-old woman from Leeds

    POLICE in West Yorkshire are appealing for information to find missing woman, Marga Bates from Leeds. She was last seen at around 11pm last night in Seacroft at her home in Brooklands Court. 89 year old Marga has shoulder length blonde hair and was possibly wearing blue trousers/jogging bottoms, vest top and a blue jacket. She may be wearing […]

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Train commuters told government take-over will not affect service on East Coast Main Line

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By Jazmine Ella Blackah THE GOVERNMENT has reassured train passengers there will be no changes to services as a result of its takeover of Virgin Trains’ East Coast Main Line. The service will be run by the Department of Transport from June 24 until a new public-private partnership can be appointed in 2020. In a statement on its website the DoT […]

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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service campaign for national Deaf Awareness Week

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service campaign for national Deaf Awareness Week

By Maisie Clancy  WEST YORKSHIRE FIRE and Rescue Service (WYFRS) hopes to raise home fire safety awareness amongst the deaf community. Alongside their new campaign a video has been released to coincide with national Deaf Awareness Week and gives top tips in British Sign Language (BSL) on fire safety in the home. The video illustrates why you should know your […]

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Award-winning Bradford brass band appeals for funding

Award-winning Bradford brass band appeals for funding

A primary school in Bradford is determined to keep their award-winning brass band despite having no budget for it. Fox Hill Primary School play in brass band concerts but are struggling to keep their extracurricular activities going. The school are appealing for funding to continue the band. Music teacher Gary Walls says: “I’m hoping to get even more children playing. […]

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