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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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Leeds number one Trip Advisor food van to open store 

Leeds number one Trip Advisor food van to open store 

By Elisha Atkinson On Thursday 29th November Falafel Guys in Leeds will open a permanent restaurant shop at new food court venue Assembly Underground.   The food truck has secured its number one position on Trip Advisor for 15 months.  Callum Fletcher, who works at Falafel Guys said: “I think it’s because we are constantly using the best products by far, and the home feel […]

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War Horse: The story in concert at Leeds Town Hall

War Horse: The story in concert at Leeds Town Hall

By Colin Petch Sunday November 25 saw the story of Joey – one of WW1’s most famous horses – told in a powerful and moving musical concert at Leeds Town Hall. Author Michael Morpurgo re-imagined his 1982 book about a Devon Horse that goes off to war, alongside actor Juliet Stevenson, the Orchestra of Opera North and St Peters Singers, […]

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St Gemma’s Hospice annual vintage fair another success

The vintage fair raised £4000 for the charity.

By Emily Smith St Gemma’s Hospice hosted their annual vintage fair on Saturday November 10 where stallholders from Yorkshire displayed their timeless retro items to raise money for the charity. The event took place at the hospice’s academic unit of palliative care on Harrogate Road in Leeds, which was open to the public with entry to the fair by donation. […]

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Getting your foot in the door: top tips from industry speakers in video

Getting your foot in the door: top tips from industry speakers in video

By Maisie Andrews Garth Leeds Trinity University this week played host to a wealth of industry speakers as part of their 10th annual Journalism and Media Week. For current students, it was a chance to get some advice on what to do to prepare for that first job:

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