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Ambulance and Hazardous Area Response Team attending reports of a house fire in Otley

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By Zoe Peck Update 11:47: West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS) has confirmed two people were rescued from a house fire in Otley this morning. A spokesperson for WYFRS said: “Fire engines from Otley, Rawdon and Cookridge were used.” Fire services left the scene by 11:25 after handing the casualties over to ambulance staff. A spokesperson from West Yorkshire […]

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Chapel Allerton’s independent businesses hit back at Black Friday with their own ‘indie trail’ launch

Co-organiser of Chapel Allerton Indie Trail, Jo McBeath

By Immy Share Thirty independent businesses in Chapel Allerton are taking part in a two-week Indie Trail to encourage people to support local businesses. Shop owners are distributing maps of the main street with space for participating retailers to stamp the map following a purchase. After receiving seven stamps, customers are entered into a prize draw to win £150 to […]

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Extinction Rebellion member praises Leeds by Example recycling programme

Extinction Rebellion member praises Leeds by Example recycling programme

By Ryan Cumberworth An Extinction Rebellion member has hailed Leeds City Council’s recycling initiative as a step in the right direction towards the city becoming more sustainable. Joseph Richardson welcomed the on-the-go recycling programme and said he was proud that Leeds had introduced the scheme. The programme was introduced by Leeds City Council to increase the amount of waste recycled. […]

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Leeds students run clothes swap to promote sustainability in fashion

Leeds students run clothes swap to promote sustainability in fashion

By Richard Liddle Students at the University of Leeds have organised a clothes swap to promote sustainability and raise money for charity. The event, run by the students behind the Leeds RAG Fashion Show, saw old clothes being swapped for items donated by others, with a £3 donation to take part. The clothes swap aimed to promote the idea of […]

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Leeds University students lead march to help women ‘Reclaim the Night’

Leeds University students lead march to help women ‘Reclaim the Night’

By Alice Young Leeds University students are organising the Reclaim the Night march in Leeds on Saturday December 7, campaigning for female empowerment after dark. Leeds University Union Community Officer Catheryne Fairbairn and Emily Dean from LUU Feminist Society are leading the event, which aims to unite women and “take back the streets”. The march will start at 6.00pm from […]

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Hull gin business “gobsmacked” after scooping four wins at White Rose tourism awards

Hull gin business “gobsmacked” after scooping four wins at White Rose tourism awards

By Samantha Lewis This year’s White Rose Awards saw a gin school and distillery from Hull, win four times. Founded only last year, in early 2018, Hothams gin school is due to open another distillery in Leeds city centre. The company received Gold for Experience of the Year, Silver for both New Tourism Business award and Small Visitor Attraction of […]

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Protestors take to the streets of Leeds to call for radical action on climate crisis

Protestors take to the streets of Leeds to call for radical action on climate crisis

By Sarah Smith Protestors have marched through Leeds calling for stronger action on how to battle climate change. The demonstration on November 29 started in front of Leeds Town Hall and followed an earlier one on November 20, which was reported to be the biggest one outside London. In the past two weeks, there have been peaceful protests taking place […]

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Yorkshire Remain Choir bring their Big Red Bus for Remain to Leeds city centre

The Yorkshire Remain Voice Choir perform on the steps of Leeds Town Hall.

By Grace Pritchard The steps of Leeds Town Hall provided a stage for the Yorkshire Remain Voice Choir’s performance in Leeds city centre this afternoon. The choir sang classic songs with a pro-EU twist including, What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor and Ilkley Moor Bar T’at.  Group organiser Richard Sadler said: “We’re Yorkshire for Europe, we’re not affiliated with any […]

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Yorkshire: Bingley runners take part in global Advent running challenge this Christmas

Yorkshire: Bingley runners take part in global Advent running challenge this Christmas

By Alice Young Runners from Bingley’s Trail Snails are taking part in an Advent running challenge in aid of Mind. The global, virtual event, Run Up to Christmas, encourages people to run as many miles as they can before Christmas. Kevin Betts, co-founder of RU2C, said: “People do it to be social, to support others and do something different. “Running […]

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The Big Sleep: Leeds fundraisers brave a cold night at Headingley Stadium to support charities

The Big Sleep: Leeds fundraisers brave a cold night at Headingley Stadium to support charities

By Richard Liddle Nearly 250 fundraisers slept outside at the Emerald Headingley Stadium last night to raise money for Leeds charities helping homeless and vulnerable people. The Big Sleep is a shared event between St. George’s Crypt, St. Gemma’s Hospice and the Leeds Rhinos Foundation, with the proceeds split equally between the three. This is the third year the event […]

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