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Yorkshire Ambulance workers to strike tomorrow

Yorkshire Ambulance workers to strike tomorrow

  By Russell Truran The public have been urged to use 999 wisely during ambulance workers’ strike action tomorrow. Members of the Unite union who work at the Yorkshire Ambulance Trust will strike for five hours tomorrow in a row over long shifts and working hours. The strike will take place between 3pm and 8pm and preceeds three more days […]

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Sale of Leeds’ iconic Yorkshire Post Newspapers building finalised

Sale of Leeds’ iconic Yorkshire Post Newspapers building finalised

By Anders Anglesey The sale of one of Leeds’ best known landmarks has been finalised. The disused building known as “The Bunker” – home to the Yorkshire Post and The Yorkshire Evening Post for 40 years – will be demolished in the summer. The Wellington Street site, which was opened by Prince Charles in 1970, has been sold to an […]

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Leeds United demand decision from Football League

Leeds United demand decision from Football League

By Mark Kielesz-Levine The lawyers of the current owners of Leeds United have written to the Football League to demand an answer regarding the Cellino takeover bid by the end of today. The club believes that the delay from the Football League is stopping the club’s ability to progess. Gulf Finance House’s lawyers have also stated that the Football League’s […]

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Leeds couple running 200 miles across England to raise awareness of PTSD

Leeds couple running 200 miles across England to raise awareness of PTSD

By Lauren Wafer-Kiddle An ex-army sergeant and his fiancée are running 200 miles across England to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder. Leeds couple Simon Buckden, 41, and Louisa Rodriguez, 30, co-founders of support group Positive Action For PTSD, are currently running from their home city to London to deliver a book about the condition to David Cameron. They are campaigning to gain wider […]

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Heroin users warned after Leeds death

By Ailsa Rochester Police have today issued a warning to heroin users after a man died in Leeds. A 26-year-old man died on Sunday at an address in Bank Avenue, Morley. The cause of his death has not yet been established but West Yorkshire Police said he was a known heroin user, and was taking drugs in the lead up […]

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Full Metal Journalist

Full Metal Journalist

By Alex Rhodes On February 28 eleven intrepid journalist students spent a night and a day with the British Army Reserves as they competed against each other in one of the largest training events of the year. This is a first hand account of their time there.  The roar of a tank engine jolted me out of my light sleep. […]

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Otley and Chapel Allerton Best Places to Live, says Times.

Otley and Chapel Allerton are two of the best places to live in the UK, according to a national broadsheet newspaper. The Sunday Times will include the West Yorkshire towns in its yearly supplement Best Places to Live in Britain this Sunday. Compiling 101 places which are selected for offering the best quality of life to the widest number of […]

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Leeds Festival of Science returns for its eighth year

Leeds Festival of Science returns for its eighth year

By Claire Schofield Mini mad scientists head to Leeds for a 3 week long science extravaganza. The University of Leeds’s eighth Festival of Science promises to be bigger and better than ever with more than 3, 500 school pupils set to take part in the educational event. The event, running from the March 14 until the April 4, will feature […]

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2000 new jobs created by Victoria Gate development

The latest CGI plan of Victoria Gate

By Liam Smedley The development of Leeds’ new £150m Victoria Gate project will bring 2000 jobs to the city. Spokesperson for retail property specialist Hammerson, Emma Stanham said: “Phase one of the scheme will create up to 1,000 construction opportunities and 1,000 retail and hospitality jobs.” Victoria Gate will open in 2016 and will also house the first ever John […]

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VIDEO : Amputees help train soliders for horrific scenes in combat

VIDEO : Amputees help train soliders for horrific scenes in combat

by Yorkshire Voice team Horrific scenes of soliders losing limbs in dramatic explosions is something army reservists need the stomach to handle. So to make their training as realistic as possible at Catterick Garrison, real amputuees are drafted in – with all the special effects you’d expect to see on a film set. The team here at Yorkshire Voice spent […]

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