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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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Leeds working hard to make the city and Yorkshire welcoming for refugees

Leeds working hard to make the city and Yorkshire welcoming for refugees

By Finley Crebolder Thousands of people come to the UK every year searching for asylum and refuge, and the country is often criticised for not doing enough to help them, especially compared to other developed European countries. There are people working to change this, and Leeds, in particular, is a city that, through the efforts of charities and organisations, is […]

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Leeds: Horsforth charity promoting sessions bringing young and old together

Leeds: Horsforth charity promoting sessions bringing young and old together

By Lewis Oldham A Horsforth charity has begun promoting sessions bringing older people together with young children to help improve lives and forge bonds between the generations. Horsforth Live at Home is part of the nationwide Live at Home scheme and runs a lot of events in the local area, including dementia cafes. Sally Metcalfe is the scheme manager for […]

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Campaign group Bradford Live win multi-million pound bid to develop the Bradford Odeon.

Campaign group Bradford Live win multi-million pound bid to develop the Bradford Odeon.

By Harry McMullen Local campaign group, Bradford Live have won the council bid to develop the Bradford Odeon. The Odeon, which has been derelict since 2000, will undergo and £23million pound refurbishment turning the site into a state of the art performance space. The project is expected to be completed by Autumn of 2020, 150 years on from the completion […]

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The Human Aquarium Exhibition

The Human Aquarium Exhibition

By Olivia Dobson The Human Aquarium Exhibition has been at the St John Centre in Leeds from 15th to 28th February 2019. Lucy Meredith, Project Manager said: “My company,’Yorkshire Life Aquatic’ have been working with a photographer to re-create beach scenes using merfolk which will be part of the exhibition.” General opening hours are 11-4:30pm Monday-Saturday. It’s definitely worth a […]

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Horsforth Walk of Art festival looking for new artists and venues

Horsforth Walk of Art festival looking for new artists and venues

by Abbey Maclure A community arts festival in Horsforth is looking for artists and venue holders to sign up for this year’s event. Horsforth Walk of Art will be held on 6-7 July and will showcase art, activities and workshops in different locations across the town. The event is free and organisers are looking for a variety of artists, from […]

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Headingley Farmers’ Market nominated for national FARMA award

Headingley Farmers’ Market nominated for national FARMA award

by Abbey Maclure Headingley market has been nominated for the Farm Retail Association’s (FARMA) Best Farmers’ Market of the Year award. Winners will be announced on 26 February at the FARMA annual conference. We visited the market to find out more:

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VIDEO: Canadian rockers Dilly Dally hit Leeds

VIDEO: Canadian rockers Dilly Dally hit Leeds

By Tom Reyer Canadian rockers Dilly Dally travelled to Leeds on January 24 to play the first leg of their current UK tour. The quartet were here three years ago at Brudenell Social Club and have returned this month to tour their new album ‘Heaven’. They played a rousing set at Headrow House and I caught up with them to […]

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