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Tour de Yorkshire beginning today

Tour de Yorkshire beginning today

The much anticipated Tour de Yorkshire gets underway today, with the first stage of the men’s race beginning in Doncaster and ending in Selby after a 182.5km route. The men’s tour will span over 617km in four days while the women’s tour will cover 264km over two days. The tour attracted 2.5 million people to come and watch in 2018, […]

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Bradford University win student experience award

Bradford University win student experience award

By Elisha Atkinson The University of Bradford were awarded a Highly Commended for student experience award at the educate north awards. The event was attended by over 300 people from further and higher education professionals. From the 23 awards the Bradford School of Management received highly commended for student experience within the university sector. The university have recently been working […]

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Number of exotic animals rescued in West Yorkshire hit three-figures for 2018

101 exotic pets like this one, were rescued in West Yorkshire last year alone.

A report released by the RSPCA today shows that a total of 101 exotic animals and pets were rescued in West Yorkshire in 2018. The charity said they received almost 500 calls over the course of the year,  reporting the neglect or mistreatment of a range of exotic creatures including: Corn Snakes, Bearded Dragons and Parakeets. RSPCA Chief Inspector for […]

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“Coconuts” and “Cornflakes” – Bradford UNESCO City of Film hosts sound effect workshops

“Coconuts” and “Cornflakes” – Bradford UNESCO City of Film hosts sound effect workshops

by Elisha Atkinson and Will Ford Bradford UNESCO City of Film are today hosting sound effects workshops at Bradford City Library. The workshops show people how to use household items to produce sound effects in post production – known as ‘Foley’. Rachel Bottomley, production coordinator at Bradford City of Film said: “It’s giving people an insight that they can do […]

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Bradford University redevelop e-course for dementia care

Bradford University redevelop e-course for dementia care

by Will Ford and Abbey Maclure An online course for healthcare professionals and carers who look after people with dementia has been re-developed by the University of Bradford. The course, named ‘e-dementia’, was improved by the University to reflect changes in the dementia training curriculum. Alongside healthcare advice and expert opinion, the course includes personal stories from people who suffer […]

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Leeds city centre introduces new recycling bins as part of #LeedsByExample campaign

Leeds city centre introduces new recycling bins as part of #LeedsByExample campaign

By Hannah Riordan Organisers behind the latest recycling bins in Leeds city centre say they hope they will help people to understand more about what they can and can’t recycle. The new recycling bins have been placed in various locations around the city centre as part of a larger campaign, aptly named Leeds By Example. The campaign was originally set-up […]

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Leeds author Joe Williams celebrates city’s best-known tradition, The Otley Run, with book launch

Otley Runners outside "The Three HorseShoes"

By Adele Lyth A Leeds poet has published a verse novella celebrating one of the city’s best-known traditions. Author Joe Williams from Headingley has written a verse novella which captures the experience of doing the Otley Run through 15 poems. The Otley Run is done by hundreds of people every weekend, and involves groups and individuals in fancy dress visiting […]

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Through Station at heart of Bradford and Leeds transport plans

Through Station at heart of Bradford and Leeds transport plans

By Abbey Maclure and Elisha Atkinson   The chair of Bradford Chamber of Commerce has called for a new through station in Bradford to be at the heart of new transport plans. Business and Transport leaders in Bradford said the station was crucial to provide opportunities for young people and improve connectivity to other cities. Nick Garthwaite, president of Bradford […]

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Leeds homeless volunteers see numbers needing help increase by six times in the last three years

Michelle and Angela- founders of Ang & Shells City Square homeless fee.

By Kamile Banyte Two local women who have organised their own homeless kitchen have seen the number of rough sleepers who attend their feed increase from 15 to over 90. Ang & Shells City Square homeless feed kitchen is made up of a small team of volunteers. They use donated ingredients to cook and serve fresh hot meals to dozens […]

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Bradford councillors are reviewing cycling scheme

Bradford councillors are reviewing cycling scheme

By Kamile Banyte and Will Ford Bradford’s Council Regeneration and Environment Scrutiny Committee are going to receive an annual update on the cycling strategy this evening. The strategy ‘keeping the wheels spinning’ was introduced in 2016 and aims to promote better infrastructure for cycling and encourage public to choose cycling as a transport mode. The committee will be updated on […]

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