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Leeds road closures for half marathon

Leeds road closures for half marathon

  By Elisha Atkinson Areas in and around Leeds will experience road closures this Sunday 12 May in preparation for the Leeds Half Marathon. The marathon attracts thousands over 7,500 participants and raises thousands for charity. The race will begin at The Headrow and circuit around Leeds towards Meanwood, Kirkstall Abbey and back into Leeds city centre. We have provided […]

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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Bradford Bulls vs Leeds Rhinos

Bradford star Elliot Minchella in action for the Bulls.

It is a huge match in West Yorkshire this weekend as age-old rivals Bradford Bulls and Leeds Rhinos face off in the Challenge Cup. A sell-out crowd is expected at Bradford’s Odsal stadium for the sixth round cup tie, with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs. The two giants of rugby league used to battle it out at […]

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Bradford City manager pays tribute to Valley Parade fire victims

Embed from Getty Images by Dan Swales and Abbey Maclure Bradford City manager, Gary Bowyer, has paid tribute to the victims of the Valley Parade fire by showing his squad a video of the disaster. Bowyer aimed to educate his squad on the importance of the fire for those connected with the club. A minute’s silence will be held before […]

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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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