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Harrogate street named one of Britain’s coolest

Montpellier Hill in Harrogate.

It seems this year has been Yorkshire’ s time to shine, now one of its most picturesque towns has broken into the ranks of cool. A street in Harrogate has been voted in a survey by a national media outlet as the 12th coolest in the UK. Montpellier Hill is home to world famous tea room Betty’s along with bars […]

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Police appeal for help to find missing man

Police appeal for help to find missing man

Concern is growing for the welfare of a 38-year-old man who has been reported missing from his home in Leeds. Andrew Macsparren’s last contact with his family was on July 13 when he sent a text message to his brother. Detective Chief Inspector Lisa Atkinson, of Leeds District CID, said: “This is completely out of character for Andrew and is […]

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Leeds honours Mandela Day for first time since his death

Leeds honours Mandela Day for first time since his death

The people of Leeds will today be paying their respects to Nelson Mandela who helped change the future of a country divided by race and prejudice. Today marks the former South African President’s birthday and is the first Nelson Mandela International Day since the insperational champion of civil rights passed away aged 95. He died in December last year. The […]

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NEWS: Thu 17th July

NEWS: Thu 17th July

Our 15 minute programme includes a 21-year-old abuse campaigner who has today graduated from university, Police officers calling for more freedom to take their children out of school and news of six-weeks of free ping-pong around Leeds.

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Leeds goes batty for six weeks of ping pong

Leeds goes batty for six weeks of ping pong

As the Tour de France bikes move out, ping pong tables are moving in across Leeds in the hope that people will pick up a bat, a ball and get playing. Ping! Leeds have put up over 20 ping pong tables at Leeds Trinity Kitchen, local libraries and markets in a scheme that they hope will get people out playing during […]

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Dog hanged off Leeds bridge

Dog hanged off Leeds bridge

A dog was hanged from a bridge in Halton in an “appalling” act of cruelty. Now RSCPA officers are investigating the incident – the second within a month in Leeds. The Akita was found on Sunday still alive, but had died when RSPCA investigator arrived Ben Cassell arrived at the scene. Ben Cassell, RSCPA investigator, said: “He was owned by […]

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Police call for school holiday freedom for officers

Police call for school holiday freedom for officers

The West Yorkshire Police Federation has called for their officers to be allowed to take their children out of school without paying hefty fines. A crackdown on children being taken out of school during term term currently means headmasters can only grant absences in “exceptional circumstances”.

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Abuse campaigner celebrates Leeds graduation

Abuse campaigner celebrates Leeds graduation

A victim who fled honour based abuse is celebrating today as she graduates from Leeds Trinity University with a first in Psychology today. Saliha Rashid, who is 21, now campaigns for victim’s rights and wants to raise awareness about the honour-based abuse that many people around Britain suffer from. Miss Rashid said: “I was told that because I am blind […]

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Grand Depart boss honoured for services to sport

Crowds in Ilkley during the Grand Depart earlier this month.

Sir Rodney Walker, chairman of the body that organised the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire, has been honoured for his services to sport in the county at Huddersfield University. Sir Rodney headed up TdFHub2014, which organised the opening two stages of the race earlier this month. The event attracted more than 2.5m people to watch as elite cyclists raced […]

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NEWS BULLETIN: Thu 17th July

NEWS BULLETIN: Thu 17th July

In today’s bulletin a 21 year-old student and campaigner against honour attacks is celebrating her graduation. The RSPCA investigates a dog killing in Leeds and Brian Robinson is recovering in hospital after a cycling accident in Thornhill Lees.  

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