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90-year-old credits ping pong for keeping her young

By Amy Goodall ‘Ping Pong 4U’ provides training using adapted activities for anyone and everyone. Peter Thompson has devised new ping pong games and made a training package in order to make it more accessible for disabled people. 90-year-old Audrey, is a regular player and is one of the oldest in the UK.    

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Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

Pudsey election candidates questioned on local and national issues at “respectful” Parish Church hustings

By Richard Liddle Four of the five parliamentary candidates for Pudsey took questions from the public on Tuesday evening at Pudsey Parish Church. Jane Aitchison (Labour), Stuart Andrew (Conservative), Quinn Daley (Green) and Ian Dowling (Liberal Democrat) faced questions from the public on a wide range of national issues including Brexit, the climate crisis, food banks and Universal Credit, as […]

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Leeds German Christmas Market named one of the best markets in the UK

Leeds German Christmas Market named one of the best markets in the UK

By George Arkley Leeds German Christmas Market has been named the fifth best Christmas market in the UK by VisitEngland. Leeds Christkindelmarkt ranked just below Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, Southbank’s Winter Festival, Birmingham’s German Market and Bath Christmas Market. The market is open until December 21, between 10.30am to 9.30pm (7.30pm on Sundays) and is based in Millennium Square, in the […]

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Leeds instructors swim 10 miles to raise £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust

Leeds instructors swim 10 miles to raise £500 for Teenage Cancer Trust

By Immy Share The swimming instructors from Swimbrite Swim School swam 10 miles collectively last Tuesday evening at the Leeds David Lloyd Health Club to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust, raising £500 in total. Each of the instructors swam a mile – with some swimming more if they wanted to – to clock-up the distance. The chosen charity is […]

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University of Leeds’ UCU members rally at Leeds Town Hall on final strike day

The UCU strikers take part in a rally outside Leeds Town Hall

By Immy Share Today marks the last of eight strike days for University of Leeds’ UCU members who have picketed outside the University to protest about their pensions, pay and working conditions. They met at the Parkinson Building before marching in solidarity to a rally at Leeds Town Hall from midday. The rally involved singing well-known songs with UCU-related lyrics […]

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Yorkshire runner is one race away from running 100 marathons before she turns 80

Yorkshire runner is one race away from running 100 marathons before she turns 80

By Alice Young A 78-year-old woman from Rawdon is now just one marathon short of completing her challenge of running 100 marathons before her 80th birthday. Hilary Wharam, who runs with the Horsforth Harriers, ran her 99th marathon this November – she said she asked for special permission to start the race early so as not to keep the race […]

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Yorkshire Ambulance Service urges people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

Yorkshire Ambulance Service urges people of Leeds to save 999 for genuine emergencies this Christmas

By Alice Young Yorkshire Ambulance Service is asking people to think twice before calling for an ambulance over the festive period. Andy Hughes, clinical supervisor, asked the public to consider whether calling 999 is the most appropriate option. Anyone with a minor injury or illness can consult their local pharmacist or GP, attend a minor-injuries unit or call NHS 111 […]

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Young activists keep Leeds political candidates in check at Headingley climate hustings.

Young activists keep Leeds political candidates in check at Headingley climate hustings.

By Joseph Greenough – A pair of young climate activists joined Leeds political candidates for a climate hustings panel in Headingley on Monday evening. Jefim Vogel and Annwen Thurlow used their individual expertise to hold Labour, Conservative, Green and Brexit party candidates to account as they proposed policies on fighting climate change ahead of next week’s election. Topics of discussion […]

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Ambulance and Hazardous Area Response Team attending reports of a house fire in Otley

Stock image by Maclachlan Photo via Flickr

By Zoe Peck Update 11:47: West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS) has confirmed two people were rescued from a house fire in Otley this morning. A spokesperson for WYFRS said: “Fire engines from Otley, Rawdon and Cookridge were used.” Fire services left the scene by 11:25 after handing the casualties over to ambulance staff. A spokesperson from West Yorkshire […]

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Law students take the stage in aid of Leeds’ oldest charity

Law students take the stage in aid of Leeds’ oldest charity

By Joe Greenough Students from Leeds took part in the sixth annual Law’s Got Talent show last night to raise money for the Leeds Children’s Charity. Organised by the University of Leeds Law Society, the event invites law students to perform before a panel of judges and a sold-out venue, projected to raise record funds. The Leeds Children’s Charity is […]

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