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Head of ITV News Yorkshire says: “As a woman in news you do just have to work harder”

Head of ITV News Yorkshire says: “As a woman in news you do just have to work harder”

By Grace Pritchard A panel of experts working in the media today agreed that the mix of people in the industry IS improving – but there is still a long way to go. The diversity panel at Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism and Media Week included Margaret Emsley, head of ITV News Yorkshire; Sam Fray, who is programme manager for the […]

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Horsforth’s pumpkin picking event finishes after a wet but popular season

Horsforth’s pumpkin picking event finishes after a wet but popular season

By Molly Paul By Molly Paul KEMP’S Farm saw the end of their second annual pumpkin picking season yesterday (October 31) after a good but trying year. The local Horsforth family-run farm was open to the public for pumpkin picking, tractor rides and other festive activities on the weekend of October 12-13 and then from October 18. Despite having many […]

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Leeds University staff member to cycle across America to raise money for charity

Antony Butcher

 By Alice Young A charity fundraiser, working in Leeds, will cycle across America to raise £20,000 to support people with Multiple Sclerosis and people with mental health issues. Antony Butcher, assistant education service manager at University of Leeds, will be taking three months off to embark on the journey. The challenge, which Antony will be undertaking from May next […]

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Kirklees councillor backs re-nationalisation of Northern Rail

Kirklees councillor backs re-nationalisation of Northern Rail

By Haleema Saheed A Kirklees Councillor has backed a government minister’s suggestion that Northern Rail should be re-nationalised. Last week, Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, suggested that Northern Rail – which is currently owned by Arriva – should be re-nationalised and brought back into public ownership. Between September 15 and October 12, 2019, only 53.5 per cent of […]

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Hong Kong protests cause chaos in Leeds City centre.

Hong Kong protests cause chaos in Leeds City centre.

Article and Images by Libby Dunne Hong-Kong and China protests took place in Leeds city centre yesterday, Tuesday 16th 2019. Activists were protesting against a bill which could see people extradited to mainland China. They were also calling for investigations into the abuse of power by the authorities. The extradition bill has now been withdrawn, but the protests in Hong […]

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The Greenhouse café in Horsforth is running vegan workshops in the lead up to Veganuary.

The Greenhouse café in Horsforth is running vegan workshops in the lead up to Veganuary.

By Anna Doherty A vegan cafe in Horsforth has launched a series of workshops to educate people about eating a plant-based diet and the positive impact this can have on the environment. At the start of October, a meeting was held with businesses and community hub members of Horsforth to explore how the town can commit to reducing climate change. […]

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Elderly votes at risk from government voter ID plans

Elderly votes at risk from government voter ID plans

By Jack Walker The Conservative party has pledged to introduce laws requiring the public to show photographic ID to cast their vote at national and local elections. Charities who work with the elderly are concerned that such laws would disenfranchise voters. Caroline Abrahams, the Charity Director at Age UK, said: “Many older people do not have any photographic ID, so […]

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Leeds: Homeless Street Angels are granted official charity status a week after losing their outreach van

Homeless Street Angels

By Alice Young Homeless Street Angels, a Leeds homelessness charity, has been granted official charity status just one week after their outreach van was written off.  Founded by twin sisters Becky and Shelley Joyce, Homeless Street Angels provide outreach every Thursday evening on the streets of Headingley and Leeds city centre – with trolleys of clothes, hot meals and toiletries.  […]

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Friendship trio launch FindYours project in Leeds to help youngsters find their path

Friendship trio launch FindYours project in Leeds to help youngsters find their path

By Immy Share Three Leeds-born friends have launched a new project designed to empower and inspire young people to find and explore their passions. FindYours aims to give 12-15-year-olds direction whilst at school, highlighting the different opportunities available to them that they might not be aware of both academically and outside the curriculum. Co-founder and former Allerton High School student […]

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The past brought back to life with Victorian Steampunk in Haworth

By Emily Horner Hundreds took to the narrow streets of the tiny Brontë town, Haworth. for a two-day Steampunk festival earlier this month (October 11-13). Some great photos in this article! #Haworth BBC News – Steampunk festival held in Bronte’s Haworth https://t.co/0aSI2N5RqQ — Helen Stevens (@HelenSaltedit) October 13, 2019 Steampunk is a fashion inspired by the industrial revolution angled from […]

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