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“Without Dennis, we wouldn’t have a club”: East Leeds cricket chairman hailed a champion

“Without Dennis, we wouldn’t have a club”: East Leeds cricket chairman hailed a champion

  by Mike Berriman The tireless efforts of a chairman of a local cricket club have been celebrated by the Leeds Sports Awards. Dennis Nicholson, 66, Southleigh Road, Beeston, was presented with the award for Outstanding Service to Sport in a ceremony at New Dock Hall, Clarence Dock on Thursday night.

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Leeds exhibition is a Yorkshire first

Leeds exhibition is a Yorkshire first

  by Caroline Grandjean Leeds is the first Yorkshire city to host a breath taking photography exhibition Britain from the air. Today marked the opening of the outdoor touring exhibition in Victoria’s Gardens of the city, beginning an eight week residency. The exhibition, organised by the Royal Geographical Society and the street gallery pioneers Wecommunic8, aims at encouraging the public […]

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Cookridge Post Office move to go ahead despite 120 complaints

Cookridge Post Office move to go ahead despite 120 complaints

  by Leah Waller   Plans to move Cookridge Village Post Office are going ahead despite 120  complaints from local residents. Scores of residents  contacted the branch, voicing their concern over the extended travel and the difficulties it could pose. Last week Post Office bosses confirmed the move will still go head. The branch, which is currently based on Kirkwood […]

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Supergran conquers fear of heights for her granddaughter

Supergran conquers fear of heights for her granddaughter

  By Emma Kirwan A grandma has conquered her fear of heights by doing a 25 metre abseil down a building in Bradford for her granddaughter who has a rare form cancer. Julie Hiley, 47, of Yeadon, abseiled down The Jury’s Inn hotel, Thornton Road,  last week to raise money for her 18 month old granddaughter who has Ewing Sarcoma-a cancer […]

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Yeadon Supergran takes plunge for baby granddaughter

Yeadon Supergran takes plunge for baby granddaughter

By Emma Kirwan A DARING Grandma is facing her fear of heights to raise money for her baby granddaughter who is battling a rare form of cancer. Parents Beth Hiley and Rhys Large, both 20, of Rufford Ridge, Yeadon  were “absolutely devastated” when their daughter Isla-Grace developed a tumour on her neck which grew to the size of a satsuma a week before being diagnosed with […]

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“World first” facial disfigurement clinic for Leeds to transform lives

“World first” facial disfigurement clinic for Leeds to transform lives

    A clinic helping those with facial and physical disfigurements launched in Leeds today has been hailed as a “world first”. People with disfigurements will not have to suffer in silence anymore as the new clinic is opening on Street Lane, Roundhay, to offer psychological support and social skills training to those who previously feel neglected by the NHS. […]

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Leeds ‘Soggy Bottom’ saga rumbles on as residents demand investigation

Leeds ‘Soggy Bottom’ saga rumbles on as residents demand investigation

  by David Mackie and Elizabeth Archer   ‘SOGGY BOTTOM’ residents are pushing for an internal investigation after plans for 135 homes were approved on nearby flood-prone land Developer Taylor Wimpey’s plans were granted permission by Leeds City Council on 11 December despite nearly 700 objections from local residents. On Wednesday  Cookridge Residents Action Group (CRAG)  said they would continue […]

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Horsforth cafe shows some heart

Horsforth cafe shows some heart

    By Leah Waller A GENEROUS café is preparing to raise yet more cash for charity in Horsforth. The Courtyard Café, on Town Street, is hoping to beat its previous donations of £160 to the Poppy Appeal and £235 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance as it begins to fundraise for the British Heart Foundation’s ‘wear it beat it’ campaign […]

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Guide Dogs for the Blind sniffing out new recruits in Leeds

  by Hayley Longster and Caroline Grandjean DOG loving students from Leeds Trinity are being called to help raise funds for a much needs charity as part of national volunteering week. The week, which runs from Feb 23 to March 1 and  now in its 14th year, aims to encourage young people to give back to the community or causes […]

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Restoration breathes new life into neglected landmarks across Leeds

Restoration breathes new life into neglected landmarks across Leeds

  By Neil Mudd New life is being breathed into  Horsforth Cemetery Chapel thanks to an innovative project restoring landmark buildings across Leeds. The chapel, which was built in 1881, is one of a number of landmarks being restored across the city as part of a three year training programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Remaking Leeds gives trainees the […]

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