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Wrestlers invade Garforth

Picture Courtesy of Stuart Glossop

By Alex Rhodes A packed crowd watched as a Leeds based wrestling company put on a performance of a lifetime in Garforth yesterday. Grapple Wrestling descended on the Miner’s Welfare Hall to showcase the skills of their talented athletes. There were a variety of matches including a mixed tag match and a ‘Commoners Rumble’ where wrestlers attempted to eliminate each […]

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M62 reopens after collision

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle The M62 has now reopened but is still experiencing delays following an accident this afternoon. Commuters faced traffic blockages after an collision involving a van and a car. An air ambulance was reported to have landed on the Eastbound carriageway. Police have confirmed that both the Westbound and Eastbound carriageway is fully open between junctions 33-34.  

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New barbecue restaurant to create jobs in Headingley

New barbecue restaurant to create jobs in Headingley

By Joseph Keith Red’s True Barbecue restaurant chain has announced it will be opening a new eatery in Headingley, generating 30 new jobs. The business, which already has one restaurant in Leeds, on Call Lane, is preparing to launch a new branch in Headingley. Co-founder of Red’s, James Douglas said: “We’re delighted to be moving in to the heart of […]

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Leeds children’s centre says goodbye to popular singing group

Leeds children’s centre says goodbye to popular singing group

by Felicity Mcnamara Harehills children performed their swan song on Friday after a popular music project came to an end. Leeds-based music company Opera North and national charity Youth Music had funded the 18-month Little Voices programme for under 5s at Harehills Children’s Centre. The project, involving 45-minute fun sessions for babies and toddlers, was set up with the aim to introduce […]

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Children inspired thanks to Hope in Crossgates

Children inspired thanks to Hope in Crossgates

  By Jamie Smith BUDDING little authors were inspired to take part in reading and writing at the Crossgates Centre on Saturday thanks to a local novelist and Leeds volunteer groups. Children were also encouraged to get involved in balloon modelling, bookmark making, face-painting, and arts and crafts at the Hope in Crossgates event. Organised by Connecting Crossgates, volunteers included author Daniel […]

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Leeds-based ASDA to axe hundreds of jobs

Leeds-based ASDA to axe hundreds of jobs

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram               Supermarket giant Asda has announced 200 job losses, which will affect offices nationwide, including Asda House in Leeds. Asda House, based in Great Wilson Street, Leeds, said it had difficulty competing with other chain stores in 2013. A spokesman said: “Over 18 months ago, we reviewed our business after recognising […]

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Pottery Collection by the disabled to go on display in Leeds

Pottery Collection by the disabled to go on display in Leeds

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram A unique pottery collection is to go on display at the Leeds Discovery Centre in April.                     The Temple Newsam House in Leeds unveiled a pottery collection made byadults with physical disabilities from the Osmondthorpe Resource Centre on Wednesday. Helen Pratt, assistant curator at the Temple Newsam House, said: […]

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Tour Makers prepare to make history in July’s Tour De France

Tour Makers prepare to make history in July’s Tour De France

By Lauren Wafer-Kiddle Almost 12,000 people have been picked to take part in a historical project that will see them helping alongside some of the world’s best cyclists in July’s Tour De France Grand Départ. Successful applicants were informed on Friday they would be part a part of Tour De France history, after standing out in the application process amongst the […]

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Pay inequality rises in Yorkshire & Humber

Pay inequality rises in Yorkshire & Humber

By Ailsa Rochester Families in Yorkshire & Humber are now £1,842 worse off a year, according to a recent survey on pay inequality. That breaks down to 32 weekly food shops or 25 full tanks of fuel in a Ford Focus. The survey coincides with the TUC’s Fair Pay Fortnight which kicks off today and aims to raise awareness of […]

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Otley residents demand action over Tour de France “eyesore” after pub left derelict for five years

The Summercross

By Alex Rhodes Otley Pub Club and residents living near a derelict pub on the Tour de France route are calling for action before it falls into ruin. The Summercross Pub on East Busk Lane has been boarded up since 2009 when planning permission was given to Westward Care to build a care home. However approval came with the condition […]

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