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Giant Baby in Halifax ahead of Easter Weekend

The giant 22ft baby that will spend two nights in Halifax.

By Amy Goodall Giant 22ft baby called Eva, will star in the production ‘ZARA’ this Easter Weekend in Halifax. The world premiere of the production opens at the Piece Hall in Halifax this Friday, April 19th and Saturday April 20th. Zara, tells the story of protagonist Zara and her daughter Eva, fighting against the world. It will feature a cast […]

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Leeds author Joe Williams celebrates city’s best-known tradition, The Otley Run, with book launch

Otley Runners outside "The Three HorseShoes"

By Adele Lyth A Leeds poet has published a verse novella celebrating one of the city’s best-known traditions. Author Joe Williams from Headingley has written a verse novella which captures the experience of doing the Otley Run through 15 poems. The Otley Run is done by hundreds of people every weekend, and involves groups and individuals in fancy dress visiting […]

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Through Station at heart of Bradford and Leeds transport plans

Through Station at heart of Bradford and Leeds transport plans

By Abbey Maclure and Elisha Atkinson   The chair of Bradford Chamber of Commerce has called for a new through station in Bradford to be at the heart of new transport plans. Business and Transport leaders in Bradford said the station was crucial to provide opportunities for young people and improve connectivity to other cities. Nick Garthwaite, president of Bradford […]

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Leeds homeless volunteers see numbers needing help increase by six times in the last three years

Michelle and Angela- founders of Ang & Shells City Square homeless fee.

By Kamile Banyte Two local women who have organised their own homeless kitchen have seen the number of rough sleepers who attend their feed increase from 15 to over 90. Ang & Shells City Square homeless feed kitchen is made up of a small team of volunteers. They use donated ingredients to cook and serve fresh hot meals to dozens […]

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Bradford councillors are reviewing cycling scheme

Bradford councillors are reviewing cycling scheme

By Kamile Banyte and Will Ford Bradford’s Council Regeneration and Environment Scrutiny Committee are going to receive an annual update on the cycling strategy this evening. The strategy ‘keeping the wheels spinning’ was introduced in 2016 and aims to promote better infrastructure for cycling and encourage public to choose cycling as a transport mode. The committee will be updated on […]

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Bradford Council’s hands were tied over Victorian orphanage demolition, says Civic Society chair

Bradford Council’s hands were tied over Victorian orphanage demolition, says Civic Society chair

The head of Bradford’s Civic Society has expressed frustration at the decision to demolish the city’s Victorian orphanage. Bradford Council has granted permission to demolish Joseph Nutter House, next to Horton Park. The Orphanage was opened in the 1880s and was more recently used as a college, but has been empty since 2016. The Chair of the Bradford Civic Society Si […]

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Children in care in Bradford achieve higher school results than the national average.

Children at modern school facility

By Charlotte Lascelles and Abbey Maclure Children in care in Bradford have shown an improvement in their school results. A report to Bradford Council revealed that school results , from early years to key stage four, showed real improvement despite the challenges that children in care may face. Achievements in reading, writing and maths at Key Stage 1 are higher […]

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Former Welcome to Yorkshire employee ‘not surprised’ by claims against Sir Gary Verity

Gary Verity at the route launch of the Tour De Yorkshire 2019.

By Amy Goodall and Abbey Maclure A former Welcome to Yorkshire employee has said he is “not surprised” at complaints against former chief executive Sir Gary Verity. Sir Gary resigned last month on health grounds, but concerns have been raised about his expenses and behaviour towards staff. Sean Murricane, who worked at the tourism agency from 2010 to 2012, recalled […]

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Hundreds gather in Leeds for protest calling for end to Brexit

Hundreds gather in Leeds for protest calling for end to Brexit

By Paweł Kuziemski Hundreds of people marched in Leeds on February 14 calling for an end to Brexit. The protest was organised by Leeds for Europe. Protesters wanted the government to overturn Brexit and put it to another referendum. Richard Wilson, chairman of Leeds for Europe, said: “We want to create a positive vision of Britain without Brexit, so we […]

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Eco-friendly stores on the increase in Leeds in bid to reduce waste

Eco-friendly stores on the increase in Leeds in bid to reduce waste

By Victoria Harris In the last year, Leeds has seen an increase in zero waste strategies across the city centre. EcoTopia and The Jar Tree are both plastic free and zero waste stores that operate in the heart of the city.  EcoTopia focuses on providing an affordable, yet environmentally friendly service by using a weigh-and-pay scheme. Shoppers are able to […]

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