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New Horsforth Brewery premises set to become hub for local community

New Horsforth Brewery premises set to become hub for local community

By Will Ford The owner of Horsforth Brewery has moved his business to larger premises to meet the growing demand for his craft beer. Mark Costello, 34, started brewing as a hobby five years ago before starting to sell his beer to local shops and pubs in August last year. The new brewery on Station Road, Horsforth, will open on […]

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Courtyard Creativities activities centre wins Horsforth’s best Christmas shop front award

Courtyard Creativities activities centre wins Horsforth’s best Christmas shop front award

By Abbey Maclure An activities centre for people with learning difficulties and other support needs has won first place in Horsforth’s Best Christmas Decorated Shop Front award 2018. Courtyard Creativities, on Town Street, holds sessions ranging from cooking to printmaking and woodwork, with one of the judges praising “the effort and love” that went into the display. The award, presented […]

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The Real Junk Food Project café praised for tackling loneliness in Horsforth

The Real Junk Food Project café praised for tackling loneliness in Horsforth

by Abbey Maclure Horsforth residents have praised the Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP) café for tackling loneliness in the local community. The café, held at St Margaret’s parish centre in Horsforth every Monday, was set up over two years ago and uses surplus food from supermarkets to make meals for local people. Visitors pay-as-they-feel for meals and the café has diverted […]

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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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Parents in Horsforth encouraged to take children to visit pensioners over the festive period

Parents in Horsforth encouraged to take children to visit pensioners over the festive period

By Lewis Oldham A Horsforth dad has spoken about how important it is to bring the younger generation and pensioners together over Christmas. Danny Bowley regularly takes his daughter, Imogen, to sessions set up under a new Horsforth scheme that encourages parents to take their children to visit residents in old people’s homes. He spoke of how rewarding it is […]

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Horsforth residents left furious with the lateness of Northern Rail trains

Timetable of a late train travelling from Leeds to Horsforth

By Lewis Oldham An investigation by Yorkshire Voice has uncovered that during October, only one in six trains travelling from Horsforth to Leeds in the morning rush hour were on time. Northern Rail has been under scrutiny for months now after regular strike action and the lateness of trains became a growing concern for the public. According to figures published […]

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Dementia community group works with businesses to help raise awareness

Beauty by Emily, Town Street, Horsforth

By Emily Smith Local businesses in Horsforth have been working alongside the charity Alzheimer’s Society to create a dementia friendly community. Beauty salon ‘Beauty by Emily’ recently got involved with the charity’s initiative by displaying a dementia friendly sticker and attending training sessions. Hannah Pollard, 22, beauty therapist at Beauty by Emily said: “It was good to understand exactly how […]

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Call for community volunteers in Leeds to reduce flood risk

Source: The River Stewardship Company

By Emily Smith A volunteer day to reduce the risk of flooding in and around Horsforth has been hailed a “success” by organisers who urge others to get involved. The River Stewardship Company hosted the volunteer day in partnership with Leeds City Council to help the environment and reduce the chances of flooding. Sarah Emberson, 47, community and education officer […]

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Tykes not so tight as Yorkshire Lotto players admit they would be happy to scoop just £10,000

Tykes not so tight as Yorkshire Lotto players admit they would be happy to scoop just £10,000

By Katie Hasledine WHEN PEOPLE think about winning the lottery, yachts, expensive cars and holiday homes usually come to mind. But not the people of Yorkshire.

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Horsforth hoping for a brighter Christmas as council invests in better lights

Horsforth hoping for a brighter Christmas as council invests in better lights

By Olivia Dobson HORSFORTH CHRISTMAS lights switch-on will take place on Saturday – with residents hoping for a more impressive spectacle after a “disappointing” display last year.

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