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Back to Hockey scheme sees numbers boosted at Harrogate Hockey Club

Back to Hockey scheme sees numbers boosted at Harrogate Hockey Club

By Daniel Swales Harrogate Hockey Club have praised the success of England Hockey’s Back to Hockey scheme since its introduction at the club in 2015. The club has seen a total of 31 new members as a result of the initiative, 13 having joined the club over the past year. Since the introduction of the scheme in 2011 by England […]

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Police appeal for witnesses of three-vehicle crash near Harrogate

Police appeal for witnesses of three-vehicle crash near Harrogate

North Yorkshire police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously hurt in a crash on the A658 near Harrogate yesterday. The crash happened at 3.11pm at Follifoot near the junction with Haggs Road, and involved a white Mercedes-Benz C220, a grey Mini and a silver Porsche. The driver of the Mini, a 22-year-old man from Newcastle, is in […]

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Batley food bank sees the “immediate impact” of Universal Credit as demand rises by 50 per cent

Batley food bank sees the “immediate impact” of Universal Credit as demand rises by 50 per cent

By Hannah Riordan Figures show that Batley food bank has seen a 50 per cent rise in demand, with volunteers telling Yorkshire Voice that the introduction of the new benefits system, Universal Credit, had an immediate impact. The Universal Credit system was rolled out to the area in January. It was designed to wrap up six existing benefits which support […]

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Where did it go wrong for Great Britain at the 2018 Hockey Champions Trophy?

Where did it go wrong for Great Britain at the 2018 Hockey Champions Trophy?

By Sam Bannister The 2018 Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy was virtually a write-off for Great Britain, who, despite entering the tournament as Olympic champions, managed just one win from six games. After failing to win any of their round robin matches, Britain finally claimed their sole victory in the fifth-place play-off, against Japan, to ensure the tournament ended on some […]

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What do the Autumn Internationals tell us about the upcoming Rugby World Cup?

The Webb Ellis Cup, the trophy awarded to the winner of the Rugby World Cup, is displayed at a commercial event for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Tokyo on November 8, 2018. - Former All Black legend Dan Carter on November 8 tipped Japan to reach the knock-out stages of their home World Cup next year and warned favourites New Zealand will not have it all their own way. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

By Will Hopper With the 2019 Rugby World Cup now less than a year away, let’s analyse the recent Autumn Internationals and what they can tell us about the upcoming tournament. There is no other place to start than with Ireland. The number two ranked team in the world have very much laid down the gauntlet with their recent results; […]

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Are England’s top teams ready for Champions League glory?

Are England’s top teams ready for Champions League glory?

By Kieran Cobley The group stages of the Champion’s League are almost complete. With only one more match for each team before the knockout stages begin, only two of England’s representatives are confirmed for the round of 16. Manchester City and Manchester United sealed their places in the next round. A 2-2 draw against Lyon made sure City got through […]

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Are England’s top teams ready to claim the Champions League trophy?

Replica Champions League football

With just one round of games remaining in the Champions League group stages, it’s time to assess each English teams’ chances of being the eventual winners of the competition. Manchester City The reigning champions of the Premier League and current leaders Manchester City have progressed into the Champions League knockout stages following a 2-2 draw with Lyon on Tuesday night […]

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York school hosts festive fair to generate funding

Poppy Road Primary School Christmas fair banner

By Emily Smith Poppleton Road Primary School in York held their annual Christmas fair on Saturday November 24 to raise extra money for the school. The fair was run by the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) and raised £2000 which will go towards buying equipment for the school. Steve Wragg, chair of Friends of Poppleton Road School said: “The fair is an […]

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Leeds foodbank reports 28.9% rise in demand for emergency food supplies

Leeds foodbank reports 28.9% rise in demand for emergency food supplies

By Abbey Maclure Leeds North and West Foodbank has found the demand for emergency food supplies has increased by 28.9% compared to the same period last year. The foodbank provided over 5,000 three-day emergency food supplies between April 1 and September 30, and of this number 2,000 supplies went to children. Volunteers at the foodbank believe that the increase is […]

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New podcast launched by Leeds firm to address disability in the workplace

New podcast launched by Leeds firm to address disability in the workplace

By Evie Whitaker A new way for PR and comms businesses to voice their queries and concerns around disability and inclusion in the workplace has been brought forward by a Leeds-based firm. DisAbility PR has launched The Agency Mailbox, where businesses can submit their questions about disability in a safe, non-judgemental environment. The questions will be answered during a conversational […]

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