Post Tagged with: “Horsforth”

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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Caffeine rush as Britons spend nearly £700 a year on coffee

Caffeine rush as Britons spend nearly £700 a year on coffee

By Simon Crowe THE AVERAGE person spends over £40,000 on coffee during their lifetime, a survey has found. The study by Ginger Research found that Britons spent about £676 on coffee each year in cafes and shops.

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West Yorkshire Police create Halloween poster to deter ‘trick or treat’ pests

West Yorkshire Police create Halloween poster to deter ‘trick or treat’ pests

By Maisie Andrews-Garth ELDERLY or disabled residents who do not want to be disturbed by youths playing “trick or treat” on Halloween can place a West Yorkshire Police poster in their window.

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Dangerous driving sparks major safety concerns for primary school children in Horsforth

Dangerous driving sparks major safety concerns for primary school children in Horsforth

By Maisie Clancy  PARENTS AND Governors fear Horsforth primary school children could be injured or killed by drivers breaking the law.

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