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Yorkshire Fire Service urges against lockdown garden fires

Yorkshire Fire Service urges against lockdown garden fires

Lockdown has led to an increase in the number of people having garden fires. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services is urging people to consider other people and find alternatives. Zoe Peck reports.

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A small Redcar business that is making a big difference

A small Redcar business that is making a big difference

by Thomas Reyer Redcar business bc-fx is designing, creating and delivering vital PPE equipment to key workers across the north-east. Billy and Lisa Cessford are working with Paul Kitchener amongst others to create as many visors possible for key workers with the use of 3D printers and laser cutters. Demand has been huge for the visors, with a gofundme page […]

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“He had stamped on my back”: Horse safety is more important than ever

“He had stamped on my back”: Horse safety is more important than ever

As most of us find ourselves locked inside, horse owners are getting out more than ever to keep their four-legged friends fit and healthy. But horse riding can be a dangerous activity, as one rider found out. Jack Walker reports.

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What Covid-19 will mean for this year’s Ramadan

What Covid-19 will mean for this year’s Ramadan

Ramadan begins this Thursday, April 23rd when Muslims all over the world will be fasting for an entire month from sunrise to sunset, ending it on May 24th with their Eid-ul-Fitr festival. Covid-19 will be affecting their traditions this year due to the social distancing advice. Emily Horner has this report: *************~

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‘Giving to charity is like brushing your teeth’ – Alwoodley’s Conservative Party Councillor on the importance of community, education – and Brad Pitt

Alwoodley's Conservative Party Councillor: Dan Cohen

By Immy Share After enjoying a phone conservation with Councillor Dan Cohen, I message him to ask for a suitable photograph to go with this feature. He directs me to his Facebook profile or his official one on www.leeds.gov.uk – “I look fairly hideous in them all.” Just after, he sends me what he says is a snap he took […]

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Graduates struggle to find jobs and internships after COVID-19 hits

Graduates struggle to find jobs and internships after COVID-19 hits

By George Arkley Final year students and recent graduates have stopped hearing back from potential job employers and internship providers. Graduates may finish their degrees with no future employment on the horizon, due to the coronavirus pandemic. University of Leeds student, Chris Mort, said: “It won’t just be this year’s graduates that are impacted. It could go on for years.”

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Small business owners are suffering to survive with limited government financial support

By Joe Greenough – While large scale industries like airlines and hotel chains put special measures in place to secure their funds, small business owners have little to fall back on amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The government has announced financial aid in the form of tax refunds and cash loans. But some say it just isn’t enough to stay afloat. […]

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REVIEW: Fresh Meat still has a bite to it

REVIEW: Fresh Meat still has a bite to it

By Ryan Cumberworth Although it aired from 2011 to 2016, Fresh Meat remains a classic whose situations and characters will always be relevant to students. Set in Manchester, it’s a charming student sitcom that spans four series, as we follow six characters throughout their university career at fictional Manchester Medlock University. Howard, Vod, Oregon, Kingsley, JP and Josie all live […]

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“Am I going to die doing this?” – Leeds student nurses join the fight against Coronavirus

Olivia Massey, third year Adult Nursing student

There has been a large recruitment drive to bring more health workers to the front line in the fight against Coronavirus. Along with those who have retired, students who were nearing the end of their degrees have been asked to help. Immy Share reports.    

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The care sector continues to struggle: how many of us will step up to help?

Carers personal protective equipment

By Grace Pritchard As we continue to live on in lockdown, pressures on the care sector are increasing daily. Rolling news shows the media focus has turned to how those working in Britain’s care sector are coping amid the coronavirus outbreak. With the number of lives lost to covid-19 now at well over 18,000, eyes and ears have turned to […]

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