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Harrogate Stray’s West Park paths reopened this week but residents still aren’t happy

Harrogate Stray's West Park

By Immy Share The footpaths across the Stray in Harrogate have finally reopened – two months after the UCI Road World Championships event that left the area looking “like a battlefield“, according to local campaigners. The West Park is still surrounded by fencing, however, due to heavy rainfall both during and after the international cycling event. The 200-acre grass parkland […]

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Popular healthy fast food chain ‘Leon’ arrives in Leeds train station

Popular healthy fast food chain ‘Leon’ arrives in Leeds train station

By Kudzai Chinembiri A popular healthy fast food restaurant has opened its first branch in Yorkshire. Leon opened on Tuesday (December 3) in Leeds train station. Founded in 2004, there are now 74 Leon restaurants in total across the UK, Europe and the USA. Melissa Bignall, operations manager for owners SSPUK said: We decided that Leeds would be the best […]

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90-year-old credits ping pong for keeping her young

By Amy Goodall ‘Ping Pong 4U’ provides training using adapted activities for anyone and everyone. Peter Thompson has devised new ping pong games and made a training package in order to make it more accessible for disabled people. 90-year-old Audrey, is a regular player and is one of the oldest in the UK.    

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Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

By Richard Liddle Four of the five parliamentary candidates for Pudsey took questions from the public on Tuesday evening at Pudsey Parish Church. Jane Aitchison (Labour), Stuart Andrew (Conservative), Quinn Daley (Green) and Ian Dowling (Liberal Democrat) faced questions from the public on a wide range of national issues including Brexit, the climate crisis, food banks and Universal Credit, as […]

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Leeds German Christmas Market named one of the best markets in the UK

Leeds German Christmas Market named one of the best markets in the UK

By George Arkley Leeds German Christmas Market has been named the fifth best Christmas market in the UK by VisitEngland. Leeds Christkindelmarkt ranked just below Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, Southbank’s Winter Festival, Birmingham’s German Market and Bath Christmas Market. The market is open until December 21, between 10.30am to 9.30pm (7.30pm on Sundays) and is based in Millennium Square, in the […]

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Leeds instructors swim 10 miles to raise £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Leeds instructors swim 10 miles to raise £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust

By Immy Share The swimming instructors from Swimbrite Swim School swam 10 miles collectively last Tuesday evening at the Leeds David Lloyd Health Club to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust, raising £500 in total. Each of the instructors swam a mile – with some swimming more if they wanted to – to clock-up the distance. The chosen charity is […]

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University of Leeds’ UCU members rally at Leeds Town Hall on final strike day

The UCU strikers take part in a rally outside Leeds Town Hall

By Immy Share Today marks the last of eight strike days for University of Leeds’ UCU members who have picketed outside the University to protest about their pensions, pay and working conditions. They met at the Parkinson Building before marching in solidarity to a rally at Leeds Town Hall from midday. The rally involved singing well-known songs with UCU-related lyrics […]

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Yorkshire runner is one race away from running 100 marathons before she turns 80

Yorkshire runner is one race away from running 100 marathons before she turns 80

By Alice Young A 78-year-old woman from Rawdon is now just one marathon short of completing her challenge of running 100 marathons before her 80th birthday. Hilary Wharam, who runs with the Horsforth Harriers, ran her 99th marathon this November – she said she asked for special permission to start the race early so as not to keep the race […]

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Yorkshire Ambulance Service urges people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

Yorkshire Ambulance Service urges people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

By Alice Young Yorkshire Ambulance Service is asking people to think twice before calling for an ambulance over the festive period. Andy Hughes, clinical supervisor, asked the public to consider whether calling 999 is the most appropriate option. Anyone with a minor injury or illness can consult their local pharmacist or GP, attend a minor-injuries unit or call NHS 111 […]

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Ambulance and Hazardous Area Response Team attending reports of a house fire in Otley

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By Zoe Peck Update 11:47: West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS) has confirmed two people were rescued from a house fire in Otley this morning. A spokesperson for WYFRS said: “Fire engines from Otley, Rawdon and Cookridge were used.” Fire services left the scene by 11:25 after handing the casualties over to ambulance staff. A spokesperson from West Yorkshire […]

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