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72-year-old Yorkshire woman returns to Kenya to help build a safe house for young girls

72-year-old Yorkshire woman returns to Kenya to help build a safe house for young girls

By Elisha Atkinson Action Aid has approached a 72-year-old retired woman from Over Dinsdale, North Yorkshire to volunteer in a project in Kenya. Hilary Parry-Davis grew up in Kenya and will be returning to the village of Mwakirunge to build a support centre for girls who have experienced violence. The village of Mwakirunge has high levels of pregnancy, child marriage […]

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Residents of Cononley near Skipton concerned at decline in local amenities

Residents of Cononley near Skipton concerned at decline in local amenities

by James Fountain Residents in the village of Cononley near Skipton are facing their first Christmas in over a hundred years without a Post Office or village shop. Until recently one of the most sought-after villages in Yorkshire, villagers are now concerned how the lack of local amenities will affect their lives, particularly the elderly during the harsh winter months […]

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Northern School of Dance wows audience with dark exploration of identity and #MeToo

Northern School of Dance wows audience with dark exploration of identity and #MeToo

by James Fountain The audience at Northern School of Dance were last night treated to three live performances exploring the politics of ownership, originality, and freedom. These original works were created by international choreographers in collaboration with degree students of the renowned Northern School of Contemporary Dance, in the third year of their studies. The event took place at the […]

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Thackray Medical Museum’s LEGO fundraiser build raises £1,700 so far

Thackray Medical Museum’s LEGO fundraiser build raises £1,700 so far

By Harry McMullen A project to construct a LEGO version of the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds has so far raised £1,700 towards plans to create new galleries, according to the organisers. The Thackray in LEGO Bricks build will see the museum’s grade two listed, 18th century building reconstructed into a 1:25 scale model using LEGO bricks. The LEGO model, […]

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Students react: University of Leeds suffers power outage

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By Charlotte Lascelles Embed from Getty Images Students have expressed their frustration after the University of Leeds suffered a power cut this morning. While not all of the buildings on site were affected, students and staff in the areas of Chemistry, Media, English, Physics, Music and Education were told to work from home due to their core buildings losing power. […]

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The Real Junk Food Project café praised for tackling loneliness in Horsforth

The Real Junk Food Project café praised for tackling loneliness in Horsforth

by Abbey Maclure Horsforth residents have praised the Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) café for tackling loneliness in the local community. The café, held at St Margaret’s parish centre in Horsforth every Monday, was set up over two years ago and uses surplus food from supermarkets to make meals for local people. Visitors pay-as-they-feel for meals and the café has diverted […]

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Christmas cheer on a wet day in Malham

Christmas cheer on a wet day in Malham

By Colin Petch Saturday December 1 saw the National Trust in the Yorkshire Dales, stage their annual Christmas event at Malham Cove. Despite heavy rain and squelchy conditions underfoot, upwards of 200 local people and visitors joined the Trust and Skipton Brass for what has become a ‘must do’ festive event in North Yorkshire. The majestic limestone cove provided a […]

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Leeds reacts: Academic claims ‘bring home the bacon’ could be axed to avoid vegan upset

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By Harry McMullen An academic has predicted that using terms such as ‘taking the bull by the horns’ and ‘killing two birds with one stone’ could go out of fashion as they may be offensive for vegans. Dr Shareena Hamzah, a researcher from Swansea University, predicts terms like ‘opening up a can of worms’ will be replaced with the alternatives […]

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Pedestrian dies following road accident in Leeds

Pedestrian dies following road accident in Leeds

By Charlotte Lascelles An 82-year-old woman has died after being involved in a collision on Middleton Road, Leeds on Friday (November 30). The incident occurred at 12:20pm when a pedestrian, now identified as Maureen Routledge, was hit by a white Renault Kangoo van. The driver, a 29-year-old man, did stop his car at the scene. Routledge was immediately taken to hospital […]

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Back to Hockey scheme sees numbers boosted at Harrogate Hockey Club

Back to Hockey scheme sees numbers boosted at Harrogate Hockey Club

By Daniel Swales Harrogate Hockey Club have praised the success of England Hockey’s Back to Hockey scheme since its introduction at the club in 2015. The club has seen a total of 31 new members as a result of the initiative, 13 having joined the club over the past year. Since the introduction of the scheme in 2011 by England […]

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