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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

Man with broccoli singing or eating it

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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Police appeal for witnesses of three-vehicle crash near Harrogate

Police appeal for witnesses of three-vehicle crash near Harrogate

North Yorkshire police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously hurt in a crash on the A658 near Harrogate yesterday. The crash happened at 3.11pm at Follifoot near the junction with Haggs Road, and involved a white Mercedes-Benz C220, a grey Mini and a silver Porsche. The driver of the Mini, a 22-year-old man from Newcastle, is in […]

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Batley food bank sees the “immediate impact” of Universal Credit as demand rises by 50 per cent

Batley food bank sees the “immediate impact” of Universal Credit as demand rises by 50 per cent

By Hannah Riordan Figures show that Batley food bank has seen a 50 per cent rise in demand, with volunteers telling Yorkshire Voice that the introduction of the new benefits system, Universal Credit, had an immediate impact. The Universal Credit system was rolled out to the area in January. It was designed to wrap up six existing benefits which support […]

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York school hosts festive fair to generate funding

Poppy Road Primary School Christmas fair banner

By Emily Smith Poppleton Road Primary School in York held their annual Christmas fair on Saturday November 24 to raise extra money for the school. The fair was run by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and raised £2000 which will go towards buying equipment for the school. Steve Wragg, chair of Friends of Poppleton Road School said: “The fair is an […]

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New podcast launched by Leeds firm to address disability in the workplace

New podcast launched by Leeds firm to address disability in the workplace

By Evie Whitaker A new way for PR and comms businesses to voice their queries and concerns around disability and inclusion in the workplace has been brought forward by a Leeds-based firm. DisAbility PR has launched The Agency Mailbox, where businesses can submit their questions about disability in a safe, non-judgemental environment. The questions will be answered during a conversational […]

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Parents in Horsforth encouraged to take children to visit pensioners over the festive period

Parents in Horsforth encouraged to take children to visit pensioners over the festive period

By Lewis Oldham A Horsforth dad has spoken about how important it is to bring the younger generation and pensioners together over Christmas. Danny Bowley regularly takes his daughter, Imogen, to sessions set up under a new Horsforth scheme that encourages parents to take their children to visit residents in old people’s homes. He spoke of how rewarding it is […]

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Mental health problems highest among education workers, says Union

Mental health problems highest among education workers, says Union

By James Fountain The country’s main teaching union is calling on the government to tackle unprecedented levels of mental health problems in education. Andrew Morris, assistant general secretary of the National Education Union told Yorkshire Voice: “Education workers have the highest rates of work related stress, depression and anxiety. “80% of NEU members say their working hours have increased in […]

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