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White Collar Fighter boxing event in Leeds raises thousands for charity

White Collar Fighter boxing event in Leeds raises thousands for charity

By Jacob Smith The charity boxing organisation White Collar Fighter raised over £14,000 for various charities at their latest event in Leeds on October 5. White Collar Fighter takes beginners who have never boxed before and trains them for an eight-week period to prepare them for fight night. They’ve been in operation for over four years now and have recently […]

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Batley’s banned books exhibition puts the spotlight on freedom of speech

Batley’s banned books exhibition puts the spotlight on freedom of speech

By Haleema Saheed Batley library held a banned book exhibition throughout September to raise awareness about the importance of free speech. Several libraries across the Kirklees area held small events and Batley library set up a display filled with books that had been banned across the globe. The display generated so much interest, with people borrowing the books, that it […]

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Leeds eco-friendly Refilling Station expands to open second store in Harrogate

Leeds eco-friendly Refilling Station expands to open second store in Harrogate

By Immy Share Chapel Allerton’s new eco-friendly Refilling Station is set for expansion as it reveals a new store will be opening in Harrogate. The Refilling Station sells loose natural foods, household cleaning refills and eco-friendly products, encouraging customers to reuse any containers by bringing them to the store and refilling them with bought products. Owner and founder Kirsty Dodds […]

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National photographers gather at Leeds Trinity University for Royal Photographic Society event

National photographers gather at Leeds Trinity University for Royal Photographic Society event

By Zoe Peck and Tom Reyer Leeds Trinity University will this weekend play host to a national audio-visual competition organised by the Royal Photographic Society. The National Audio-Visual Championships (NAVC) will be held at the Brownberrie Lane campus on October 5 and 6 2019. The 21st biennial championship will see around 70 participants submit their picture-to-music videos. The winner is […]

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Parkrun and Leeds Building Society launch The Big Community Relay at Woodhouse Moor

The Tranter family at Woodhouse Moor parkrun for The Big Community Relay launch

By Alice Young Leeds Building Society has partnered with parkrun to launch the Big Community Relay – a nationwide relay race passing golden batons around parkrun communities. The launch event took place at Woodhouse Moor parkrun in Leeds on September 28 where 15 gold batons were released into the parkrun community. Each is fitted with a GPS tracker to record […]

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Leeds Bradford Aiport plans criticised as councillors label transport links as “vanity project”

Leeds Bradford Aiport plans criticised as councillors label transport links as “vanity project”

By Tom Clayton New transport links to Leeds Bradford Airport have proven controversial as people in Yeadon find out they may need to find new homes. Councillors in Leeds are divided but some have labelled the plans as a “vanity project” by the governing body that has been leading the campaign for improved infrastructure in the airport’s surrounding areas.  

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How this Huddersfield boxing club is fighting knife crime in the town

How this Huddersfield boxing club is fighting knife crime in the town

  by Will Ford “Most boxing clubs out there want to make boxing champions but I want to make community champions.” That’s what Mark Reynolds, Rawthorpe Amateur Boxing Club (RABC) founder and owner, wants to achieve with his club. RABC is a community hub that provides high quality coaching with a focus on developing the life skills of young people. […]

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Yorkshire Voice Friday 24th May

Take a look at today’s show HERE, as we looked at: The Leeds children skipping school to join an environmental protest People in Leeds reacting to Theresa May’s resignation The project using non-contact boxing to bring together communities The players to look out for in next month’s Women’s World Cup PLUS MUCH MORE!

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Yorkshire Voice Thursday 23 May

Take a look at today’s show HERE, as we looked at: Everything you need to know about today’s EU Elections The Leeds family fundraising for their son to have life-changing treatment in the US The growing issue of knife crime in gangs And the latest sports results and stories PLUS MUCH MORE!

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