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In a lockdown ‘isolation-ship’? Here’s five of the best ways to maintain it…

In a lockdown ‘isolation-ship’? Here’s five of the best ways to maintain it…

By Immy Share No-one finds time away from their partner easy. But, we’re all in this together, trying to make the best of a bad situation at the moment. Stay connected, stay sociable, and most importantly: stay loved up! Here’s how… Date night! Whether it’s via FaceTime, WhatsApp call, Zoom or Skype, there are endless ways to stay connected via […]

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Leeds volunteers help the Flood Alleviation Scheme after Storm crisis

Leeds volunteers help the Flood Alleviation Scheme after Storm crisis

By Molly Paul This article was written prior to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the UK and the subsequent lockdown. A Leeds-based volunteering group is helping to clean up and prevent further storm damage by contributing to the city’s Flood Alleviation Scheme (FAS). On 14 February volunteers met at Rein Road, Horsforth to litter pick and create natural habitats with […]

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Greener housing options are now accessible for students in Leeds in bid to lower emissions

Greener housing options are now accessible for students in Leeds in bid to lower emissions

By Anna Doherty After a year of campaigning and working with Leeds City Council and landlords, Zero Carbon Headingley has finally made sustainable housing an option for students in Leeds. Zero Carbon Headingley is an environmental activism group that has been campaigning for change in Leeds. With four universities across the city and just over 60,000 students, the group believes […]

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How can older people stay connected in lockdown?

How can older people stay connected in lockdown?

By Zoe Peck Half of UK adults over the age of 75 have never used the internet, putting 2.6 million people most at risk of loneliness and isolation¹ under recent lockdown measures that aim to curb the spread of COVID-19. Older people are being encouraged to embrace technology in order to stay connected, but there are concerns from digital inclusion […]

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Italians are 60 times more likely to die of coronavirus than the Chinese: Latest data suggests.

Italians are 60 times more likely to die of coronavirus than the Chinese: Latest data suggests.

By Joe Greenough Current data on the spread of COVID-19 suggests people in Italy are 60 times more likely to die from the virus than those in its ground zero country, China. As of March 26 2020, Italy stands at over 74,000 total cases and a mortality rate of 10%, meaning 124 deaths per one million citizens. Compared with China’s […]

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Coronavirus: UK lockdown leads to spike in mental health issues

Coronavirus: UK lockdown leads to spike in mental health issues

By Alice Young A mental health study has shown an increase in reported cases of depression and anxiety following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a lockdown on 23 March. Research by Sheffield University showed an increase in the number of people reporting significant levels of depression and anxiety the day after Boris Johnson addressed the country with his dramatic measures […]

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Animal rights charity targets northern communities in latest publicity drive

The Humane League UK protesting for better food standards outside a McDonalds

By Jack Walker The animal rights charity The Humane League has urged people in northern communities to join its campaigns to increase animal welfare standards across the food industry. The charity, which has bases in the U.K. as well as the United States, Japan and Mexico, has been working on its mission to end the abuse of animals raised for […]

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Shipley street WhatsApp group spreads ‘much appreciated’ positivity through the Coronavirus

Norwood Terrace, Shipley

                          By Immy Share A mum and her five-year-old daughter, of Norwood Terrace in Shipley, posted notes through over 70 of their neighbours’ doors last week offering support for those who are self-isolating due to the virus. Husband and wife, Simon and Jasmine Clarke, attached their phone numbers […]

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Wakefield Thornes Parkrun celebrates International Women’s Day by encouraging women to take part in running.

Wakefield Thornes Parkrun celebrates International Women’s Day by encouraging women to take part in running.

By Jacob Shillam. To celebrate International Women’s Day Parkrun have teamed up with ThisGirlCan to encourage more women to take part in Parkrun. According to statistics published by Sport England women make up 52% of registered parkrunners, but only account for 44% of completed parkruns. In an effort to combat the disproportion between male and female parkrunners, Parkrun have urged […]

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Treemendous York ploughs on towards its 50k tree goal with another 400 planted

Treemendous York ploughs on towards its 50k tree goal with another 400 planted

 by Emily Horner York’s tree planting initiative, Treemendous, planted 400 trees on an acre of York University land, Diamond Wood, on Sunday, March 15 2020. Treemendous aims to plant 50,000 trees, hoping to have achieved their goal in a year and a half, to promote York as an environmentally-friendly city. This is part of Woodland Trust‘s Northern Forest initiative, […]

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