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Leeds Baby Bank launches Christmas appeal to support families in need

Leeds Baby Bank launches Christmas appeal to support families in need

By Richard Liddle Leeds Baby Bank has launched a Christmas appeal to help provide extra support to families over the festive period. The Baby Bank was set up in January 2017 in order to provide essentials such as nappies, wipes and baby food to families in need who are referred to the charity, and is run by volunteers who collect […]

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Leeds and Huddersfield fans march together in support of local foodbanks

Leeds and Huddersfield fans march together in support of local foodbanks

By Jamie Heron Fans of Leeds United and Huddersfield Town have organised a charity walk in support of local food banks over the festive period. The walk is 13 miles long and will see fans from both clubs walk all the way from Elland Road to The John Smith’s stadium ahead of Huddersfield Town vs Leeds United this Saturday lunchtime. […]

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“We see ourselves as a recycling business as opposed to a clothing business” – Leeds vintage retailer expands into new premises

“We see ourselves as a recycling business as opposed to a clothing business” – Leeds vintage retailer expands into new premises

By Jamie Heron Queues gathered on Call Lane in Leeds city centre for the official opening of the new five-storey Blue Rinse vintage store this week. The shop has expanded across the road from its original store, which still remains open. Vintage clothing is seen to have massive environmental benefits due to re-using clothing products which would otherwise end up […]

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Ben Stokes’ Ashes heroics at Headingley shortlisted for BBC’s Sporting Moment of the Year

Ben Stokes’ Ashes heroics at Headingley shortlisted for BBC’s Sporting Moment of the Year

By Jamie Heron A local sports journalist has claimed that Ben Stokes’ heroic innings in the third test of The Ashes at Headingley Stadium this summer has re-ignited the life of cricket in Yorkshire. Soon to play for the Yorkshire-based Northern Superchargers, Ben Stokes’ legendary performance has been shortlisted for BBC Sport’s Moment of the Year. Will Ford, a journalist […]

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Owner of Pontefract’s first eco-friendly bistro launches a memory window as Christmas card alternative

Little Green Bistro, Pontefract

By Grace Pritchard Pontefract’s first eco-friendly and vegan takeaway bistro, Little Green Bistro, has launched its memory window as an alternative to sending Christmas cards. Owner of Little Green Bistro, Debbie Maizey, launched the window yesterday (December 4) so that customers can display a handmade representation of someone they might otherwise send a card to or who they will be […]

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Blinking Brilliant! Alwoodley resident’s bright idea for St Gemma’s Hospice

Blinking Brilliant! Alwoodley resident’s bright idea for St Gemma’s Hospice

By Zoe Peck A resident of Alwoodley in north Leeds has switched his Christmas lights on for charity for the ninth year in a row. Jeff Norman, 62, said: “Initially it started when my daughter was growing up and we used to put the lights outside for a bit of fun and it sort of escalated from there.” Jeff is […]

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Santa Fun Run fundraiser: Leeds Trinity staff and students raise money for a good Claus

Santa Fun Run fundraiser: Leeds Trinity staff and students raise money for a good Claus

By Richard Liddle Staff and students at Leeds Trinity University have taken part in a Christmas-themed fun run to raise money for charity. The runners turned up in festive outfits and were given Santa hats to wear as they ran the 5km course beginning and ending with a lap on the university’s running track. The first runner to cross the […]

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Leeds: St George’s Crypt praises the work of their volunteers this Christmas

Leeds: St George’s Crypt praises the work of their volunteers this Christmas

By Alice Young Leeds homelessness charity St George’s Crypt has highlighted the work of the volunteers as crucial to their operation this Christmas. Olivia Quick, development officer, said their volunteers will be at the heart of Christmas day – St George’s Crypt will serve a traditional Christmas dinner, hand out presents and host a volunteer live band. The charity encouraged […]

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Candidates discuss maintaining a “clear communication flow” with constituents at York Outer hustings

Central Hall, location of hustings

By Grace Pritchard Candidates standing in the election for the Outer York constituency were questioned at a hustings event at the University of York on Wednesday night (December 6). The York Outer constituency includes University of York students. Julian Sturdy (Conservative), Keith Aspden (Liberal Democrat) and Anna Perrett (Labour Party) all took part in the panel, together with Tom Franklin […]

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Harrogate Stray’s West Park paths reopened this week but residents still aren’t happy

Harrogate Stray's West Park

By Immy Share The footpaths across the Stray in Harrogate have finally reopened – two months after the UCI Road World Championships event that left the area looking “like a battlefield“, according to local campaigners. The West Park is still surrounded by fencing, however, due to heavy rainfall both during and after the international cycling event. The 200-acre grass parkland […]

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