Post Tagged with: “Leeds”

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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Yorkshire schoolgirl wins ‘create your own Fiat 500’ competition

A 9-year-old schoolgirl from High Bank junior, infant and nursery school with her design.

  By Kamile Banyte. A 9-year-old schoolgirl from Liversedge has beaten over 400 entries to win a competition to design a Fiat 500. The Stoneacre motor group, Bradford Road, Cleckheaton asked four local schools to participate in their first ‘create your own Fiat 500’ competition. The children received a Fiat 500 template and had a month to submit their creative […]

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St Gemma’s Hospice annual vintage fair another success

The vintage fair raised £4000 for the charity.

By Emily Smith St Gemma’s Hospice hosted their annual vintage fair on Saturday November 10 where stallholders from Yorkshire displayed their timeless retro items to raise money for the charity. The event took place at the hospice’s academic unit of palliative care on Harrogate Road in Leeds, which was open to the public with entry to the fair by donation. […]

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Traditional practices still have their place in newsrooms, says YEP editor

Traditional practices still have their place in newsrooms, says YEP editor

One of the biggest issues in modern journalism is young people are ignoring traditional practices, according to media experts. Hannah Thaxter, editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post, attended Journalism and Media Week at Leeds Trinity University to run a workshop that looked at the more traditional practices of journalism and where they fit in the modern world. The session included […]

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Social class and regional diversity are the main challenges in modern day journalism, says Nina Hossain

Social class and regional diversity are the main challenges in modern day journalism, says Nina Hossain

By Charlotte Lascelles Yorkshire-born journalist, Nina Hossain, broke down the main issues and challenges of diversity in her talk about the media industry. The ITV News presenter took part in Journalism and Media Week at Leeds Trinity University to talk about her thriving career, how the world of breaking news works and on the diversity challenges she faced when training […]

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A 20-year-old defeats Yorkshire’s 32oz fish challenge

Queen St Fisheries platter filled with 32ox fish, five portion of chips, 2 breadcakes and sides.

By Kamile Banyte. An extreme food eater travelled 96 miles to take on a 32oz chippy challenge and managed to complete it in just 30 minutes. Kyle Gibson, 20, from Houghton-le- Spring, Sunderland is the first person to demolish a ‘Queeny Special’ set by Queen St Fisheries, Morley, Leeds. The challenge consists of a 32oz battered fish, two bread cakes, […]

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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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Channel 4 move offers fresh hope for students

Channel 4 move offers fresh hope for students

By Matty Ramage Channel 4’s recent announcement that they have chosen Leeds for their new headquarters could spark a rise in the number of reporters from Yorkshire. Ella Griffith, a producer at Sky, said: “We’re hearing a lot of rumours of them having newsrooms and studios here and anchoring bulletins and that means you represent a place better.” She added: […]

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Graduates offer career advice to journalism and media students

Graduates offer career advice to journalism and media students

By Charlotte Lascelles Four graduates of Leeds Trinity University returned for Journalism and Media Week 2018 to talk about their experiences post-university. The graduates – Otis Holmes, Charlotte Regen, Xanthe Palmer and Becky Hammill – took part in a panel session with current students to talk about their experiences of working in the industry, as well as offering advice on […]

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Meet Nina Hossain, the Yorkshire-born journalist with an endless CV

Meet Nina Hossain, the Yorkshire-born journalist with an endless CV

By Charlotte Lascelles Huddersfield-born Nina Hossain will be amongst various industry speakers at Leeds Trinity University’s Journalism and Media Week. Now in its tenth year, Journalism Week has seen its fair share of interesting people and this year will be no exception. From One Show editor, Sandy Smith, to former Tory politician turned prison chaplain, Jonathon Aitken, speakers will be […]

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