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UCI road race championships announce first fundraising partnership with Leeds Cares charity for 2019 event in Yorkshire

UCI road race championships announce first fundraising partnership with Leeds Cares charity for 2019 event in Yorkshire

By Elisha Atkinson The UCI Road World Championships have announced their first fundraising partnership with Leeds Cares, a Yorkshire-based healthcare charity that works with Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Emmanuel Blanchard, UCI’s key account coordinator said: “It’s a partnership that makes great sense in many ways. “There is a clear convergence between the sport we all love at UCI and Leeds Cares’ […]

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Syrian boy attack: Ofsted go into Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield for “impromptu inspection”

Syrian boy attack: Ofsted go into Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield for “impromptu inspection”

By Harry McMullen The Huddersfield school where a Syrian refugee was the target of a bullying attack is undergoing an unplanned Ofsted inspection today. Parents and guardians at Almondbury Community School were notified by text message. The text message read: “Parents, we have an impromptu Ofsted visit. Please assist us by completing survey on Ofsted website – parent view, using […]

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The Harrogate public react to Post Office’s plans to downgrade the town centre’s Crown branch

The Harrogate public react to Post Office’s plans to downgrade the town centre’s Crown branch

By Daniel Swales A consultation period over plans to move Harrogate’s main Post Office into a branch of WHSmith is set to close in under a fortnight. The Post Office has announced changes to how they will operate in Harrogate, with a proposed move from the town’s main branch on Cambridge Road to a new location on the first floor […]

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72-year-old Yorkshire woman returns to Kenya to help build a safe house for young girls

72-year-old Yorkshire woman returns to Kenya to help build a safe house for young girls

By Elisha Atkinson Action Aid has approached a 72-year-old retired woman from Over Dinsdale, North Yorkshire to volunteer in a project in Kenya. Hilary Parry-Davis grew up in Kenya and will be returning to the village of Mwakirunge to build a support centre for girls who have experienced violence. The village of Mwakirunge has high levels of pregnancy, child marriage […]

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Residents of Cononley near Skipton concerned at decline in local amenities

Residents of Cononley near Skipton concerned at decline in local amenities

by James Fountain Residents in the village of Cononley near Skipton are facing their first Christmas in over a hundred years without a Post Office or village shop. Until recently one of the most sought-after villages in Yorkshire, villagers are now concerned how the lack of local amenities will affect their lives, particularly the elderly during the harsh winter months […]

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Northern School of Dance wows audience with dark exploration of identity and #MeToo

Northern School of Dance wows audience with dark exploration of identity and #MeToo

by James Fountain The audience at Northern School of Dance were last night treated to three live performances exploring the politics of ownership, originality, and freedom. These original works were created by international choreographers in collaboration with degree students of the renowned Northern School of Contemporary Dance, in the third year of their studies. The event took place at the […]

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Thackray Medical Museum’s LEGO fundraiser build raises £1,700 so far

Thackray Medical Museum’s LEGO fundraiser build raises £1,700 so far

By Harry McMullen A project to construct a LEGO version of the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds has so far raised £1,700 towards plans to create new galleries, according to the organisers. The Thackray in LEGO Bricks build will see the museum’s grade two listed, 18th century building reconstructed into a 1:25 scale model using LEGO bricks. The LEGO model, […]

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Students react: University of Leeds suffers power outage

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By Charlotte Lascelles Embed from Getty Images Students have expressed their frustration after the University of Leeds suffered a power cut this morning. While not all of the buildings on site were affected, students and staff in the areas of Chemistry, Media, English, Physics, Music and Education were told to work from home due to their core buildings losing power. […]

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The Real Junk Food Project café praised for tackling loneliness in Horsforth

The Real Junk Food Project café praised for tackling loneliness in Horsforth

by Abbey Maclure Horsforth residents have praised the Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) café for tackling loneliness in the local community. The café, held at St Margaret’s parish centre in Horsforth every Monday, was set up over two years ago and uses surplus food from supermarkets to make meals for local people. Visitors pay-as-they-feel for meals and the café has diverted […]

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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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