News

Sporting heroes welcome Queen’s Baton in Leeds

Sporting heroes welcome Queen’s Baton in Leeds

By Claire Schofield Hundreds of young people flocked to the John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds today to welcome the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay. Around 1,300 youngsters from 80 local schools attended the event to welcome the baton on its visit to the city, en route to its final destination in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games this summer. […]

read more

Yorkshire in Bloom comes to Horsforth

Yorkshire in Bloom comes to Horsforth

Horsforth bloomed today with the help of schools, businesses and other organisations as the town was judged for the Yorkshire in Bloom competition. The town’s displays, which will remain through spring and summer, highlight the variety of the town. Displays include Ducklings Nursery’s young gardening projects, colourful flower beds in the Golden Jubilee Garden and a lone hornbeam tree commemorating the […]

read more

Legendary Leeds Councillor reminisces on 57-year career

Legendary Leeds Councillor reminisces on 57-year career

By Liam Smedley Retiring “legendary” Leeds Councillor and former Lord Mayor has described serving the city since 1957 as “the passion of his life.” Councillor Atha, 85, who serves Kirkstall Ward for the Labour Party, said he has chosen not to stand for re-election in May because he would be nearly 90 following another term. Originally, he trained as a […]

read more

Headingley junior rugby teams in turmoil

Headingley Hawks' training ground at Bus Vale in Meanwood.

By Joseph Keith   Headingley Hawks Rugby Club has been forced to close its under 13’s rugby team and its new under 12’s team is also threatened by closure after failing to attract enough young players. Catherine Conboy, 42, of Meanwood, is the club’s secretary. She told Yorkshire Voice that despite the club’s best efforts to recruit a full team, […]

read more

Leeds market car park is closing to make way for new Victoria Gate development

Leeds market car park is closing to make way for new Victoria Gate development

By Claire Schofield Leeds’ Kirkgate Market car park is due to close to make way for a new retail development. The council-owned market car park on Union Street and George Street will be closed on the evening of April 5 so construction can get underway for the new £150 million Victoria Gate development. Victoria Gate will open in 2016 and […]

read more

Spoken word festival is the talk of the town

Spoken word festival is the talk of the town

By Alex Rhodes  A spoken word festival begins today in a historic market town. Word Feast will run through the weekend with events in ten venues throughout Otley. These events include a workshop on writing children’s fiction, a youth poetry slam and an interactive ‘Gruffalo Walk’ where children and parents take a walk whilst reading extracts from the critically acclaimed […]

read more

Police seize 17 vehicles as crackdown aims to immobilise criminals

Police seize 17 vehicles as crackdown aims to immobilise criminals

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle More than one vehicle per hour has been seized by West Yorkshire Police in their latest operation to target criminals on the county’s roads. Police have made 14 arrests and seized 17 vehicles worth over £65,000 in the first four days of Operation Viper – a campaign to target criminals who use the county’s roads. The operation […]

read more

School fears over Meanwood’s dangerous driving hotspot

School fears over Meanwood’s dangerous driving hotspot

  by John Blow ANXIOUS parents and teachers are urging the council to bring forward plans to slash speed limits to 20 mph outside a primary school – fearing their children’s lives are in danger. More than 500 people have signed a petition for improved safety measures outside St. Urban’s Catholic Primary School, on Tongue Lane, Meanwood, a 30 mph […]

read more

Leeds brewery wins big at national beer awards

Leeds brewery wins big at national beer awards

by Gayathri Kanagasundaram  Leeds Brewery are the toast of the town after scopping a top industry award. Leeds Brewery, based on Sydenham Road has been awarded the Best Microbrewing Pub Company at the Publican Awards 2014 on Tuesday.               Michael Brothwell, one of the directors at Leeds Brewery said “It’s a terrific feeling to […]

read more

Popular Leeds male voice choir ready to light up Leeds Civic Hall

Popular Leeds male voice choir ready to light up Leeds Civic Hall

by Lauren Wafer-Kiddle A popular male choir will take over Leeds Civic Hall next month for a special performance. Stteton Male Voice Choir will be performing in the Leeds Civic Hall Banquet Hall on April 12 in aid of the Charity LOFFTY Appeal. The LOFFTY project, which stands for Leeds Offers Fun for the Young, raises funds to provide fun […]

read more