Post Tagged with: “Leeds”

Headingley Club in appeal after struggling to attract customers

Headingley Club in appeal after struggling to attract customers

By Jack Walker The Headingley Club on St. Michael’s Road, has issued an appeal on Twitter after seeing a low number of customers pass through its doors recently. The club, which used to be members only and is now open to the public, is running promotions such as free snooker after 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Elaine Boothman, bar staff […]

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Horsforth skatepark on track to be completed by July 2020

Construction of the new skatepark is well underway at Horsforth Hall Park

By Jack Walker Construction of a new skatepark in Horsforth is progressing well and is due to be ready for use by July 2020, according to a councillor for the area. Councillor Jonathon Taylor, who represents the Horsforth and Rawdon ward, said that he was pleased with how the works were going and that he was looking forward to seeing […]

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Climate activists Extinction Rebellion campaign in Leeds to raise awareness of waste at Christmas

Climate activists Extinction Rebellion campaign in Leeds to raise awareness of waste at Christmas

by Emily Horner The climate protest group, Extinction Rebellion Leeds, has organised a series of peaceful protests in Leeds city centre during the 12 days of Christmas. Extinction Rebellion Leeds, who refer to themselves as XR, has called this The 12 Days of XRistmas, with alternative Christmas caroling, creating anti-airport expansion Christmas cards and staging die-in protests. They lay down […]

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Men’s mental health project, Man about Town, aims to tackle suicide risk in men by giving them new creative skills

Men’s mental health project, Man about Town, aims to tackle suicide risk in men by giving them new creative skills

By Emily Horner A mental health charity project, Man About Town, has been created in Leeds to give socially isolated men in their 40s and 50s a creative outlet in music and film. It is the latest project by Creative Frame, a charity which teaches art workshops, in alliance with music charity, Cloth Cat, both based in Leeds. The aim of […]

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Leeds loneliness charity OPAL hoping for final fundraising boost to finish turning derelict pub into vibrant community centre

Image by Sally-Anne Notley, Carer at OPAL

by Emily Horner A Leeds charity that helps elderly people suffering with loneliness says it hopes to finish converting a derelict pub into a community centre by June 2020. The charity, OPAL (The Older People’s Action in the Locality), established in 2002, supports the over 60s within the Horsforth area of Leeds to live their lives independently and without isolation. […]

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Leeds Baby Bank launches Christmas appeal to support families in need

Leeds Baby Bank launches Christmas appeal to support families in need

By Richard Liddle Leeds Baby Bank has launched a Christmas appeal to help provide extra support to families over the festive period. The Baby Bank was set up in January 2017 in order to provide essentials such as nappies, wipes and baby food to families in need who are referred to the charity, and is run by volunteers who collect […]

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Leeds and Huddersfield fans march together in support of local foodbanks

Leeds and Huddersfield fans march together in support of local foodbanks

By Jamie Heron Fans of Leeds United and Huddersfield Town have organised a charity walk in support of local food banks over the festive period. The walk is 13 miles long and will see fans from both clubs walk all the way from Elland Road to The John Smith’s stadium ahead of Huddersfield Town vs Leeds United this Saturday lunchtime. […]

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Santa Fun Run fundraiser: Leeds Trinity staff and students raise money for a good Claus

Santa Fun Run fundraiser: Leeds Trinity staff and students raise money for a good Claus

By Richard Liddle Staff and students at Leeds Trinity University have taken part in a Christmas-themed fun run to raise money for charity. The runners turned up in festive outfits and were given Santa hats to wear as they ran the 5km course beginning and ending with a lap on the university’s running track. The first runner to cross the […]

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Leeds: St George’s Crypt praises the work of their volunteers this Christmas

Leeds: St George’s Crypt praises the work of their volunteers this Christmas

By Alice Young Leeds homelessness charity St George’s Crypt has highlighted the work of the volunteers as crucial to their operation this Christmas. Olivia Quick, development officer, said their volunteers will be at the heart of Christmas day – St George’s Crypt will serve a traditional Christmas dinner, hand out presents and host a volunteer live band. The charity encouraged […]

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Popular healthy fast food chain ‘Leon’ arrives in Leeds train station

Popular healthy fast food chain ‘Leon’ arrives in Leeds train station

By Kudzai Chinembiri A popular healthy fast food restaurant has opened its first branch in Yorkshire. Leon opened on Tuesday (December 3) in Leeds train station. Founded in 2004, there are now 74 Leon restaurants in total across the UK, Europe and the USA. Melissa Bignall, operations manager for owners SSPUK said: We decided that Leeds would be the best […]

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