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Horsforth woman campaigning to raise awareness of need to prevent abuse of elderly people

Horsforth woman campaigning to raise awareness of need to prevent abuse of elderly people

By Kudzai Chinembiri A Horsforth woman is taking action to try and raise awareness about the need to safeguard vulnerable older people, such as those with dementia. Sally Wolfe, 71, a retired librarian in Horsforth, said: “It’s very interesting because people don’t always think of adults or old people being vulnerable. “They are just as likely to be victims of […]

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Horsforth campaign to make Halloween and Christmas plastic-free

Horsforth campaign to make Halloween and Christmas plastic-free

By Molly Paul Horsforth residents are taking action to try and reduce plastic with the focus on the upcoming festivities of Halloween and Christmas.  Pages were set up in July on Facebook and Twitter called Plastic Free North West Leeds after people became worried about “the planet drowning in plastic”.  The groups aimed to spread the word about the environmental […]

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The Owl: New Kirkgate Market pub draws mixed reactions from traders

The Owl: New Kirkgate Market pub draws mixed reactions from traders

By Richard Liddle The announcement of a new pub in Kirkgate Market has been met with a mix of concern and optimism by current traders. Masterminded by Masterchef contestant Liz Cottam – who also runs HOME restaurant in Leeds – and Michelin star-winning chef Mark Owens, The Owl will serve whole roast fish and game alongside local beers and fine […]

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Fortnite leaves fans waiting in a black hole

Fortnite leaves fans waiting in a black hole

By Ryan Cumberworth Season 10 of fortnite ended last night in which asteroids destroyed the map which left players unable to play the game, and left them in a black hole. The online game, which pits one hundred players to fight against each other on a large map, has left fans puzzled. It has remained offline and unable to play […]

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England Loose First Euro Qualifier in 10 Years

England Loose First Euro Qualifier in 10 Years

by Joe Greenough England have lost their place in the Euros this year after a 2-1 loss to the Czech republic on Friday. This will be the first time in 10 years the team has lost a qualifying match, and impressive 44 games ago. Despite high hopes after an early penalty from Kane at 5 minutes, England struggled to break […]

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Leeds station developments criticised by commuters

Leeds station developments criticised by commuters

By Zoe Peck Parts of ongoing developments in Leeds train station have been completed including a gold roof, re-located barriers and an open street front prompting commuters to share their criticism on Twitter. A major talking point has been the gold roof, which some see as unnecessary. Though other users do seem to like this feature. Other Twitter users have […]

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Twitter’s funniest reactions to the Queen’s Speech

Twitter’s funniest reactions to the Queen’s Speech

By Richard Liddle Today saw the state opening of Parliament with the Queen’s speech, bringing with it a flood of reactions from members of the public. People flocked to Twitter to offer their witty insights into the day’s proceedings. Many seemed to wish the Queen would do some ad-libbing… Probably time to dust off this old Private Eye cover #QueensSpeech […]

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Extinction Rebellion continue to cause disruption throughout London

Extinction Rebellion continue to cause disruption throughout London

By Jack Walker Extinction Rebellion are continuing their protests throughout London as they attempt to force the government to prioritise environmental issues. Roads outside the Bank of England have been blocked off by the protesters, who have chosen the day of the Queen’s Speech to again highlight the growing need for action. However, some have taken to Twitter to voice […]

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Leeds train station’s ongoing £161 million renovation gets mixed feedback

Leeds train station’s ongoing £161 million renovation gets mixed feedback

By Immy Share Work on Leeds Train Station’s new roof has recently come to a close as part of the £161million being spent on its redevelopment. The improvements on the busiest transport hub in the north of England include a new transparent roof showcasing gold panels which aims to brighten the station and make it feel more open. The Leeds […]

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Tensions remain over future of Kirkgate Market

Tensions remain over future of Kirkgate Market

By Ryan Cumberworth, Tom Reyer and Jack Walker The future of Kirkgate Market in Leeds remains a source of tension as traders believe Leeds City Council is attempting to stifle criticism of the Market Management Board. In May 2019, traders passed a vote of no-confidence in the Board, which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the market and is […]

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