Post Tagged with: “Otley”

Spate of robberies in north Leeds leaves shopkeepers terrified

Spate of robberies in north Leeds leaves shopkeepers terrified

By Anna Riley A SHOP assistant needed hospital treatment after being hit over the head with a gun in an attempted armed robbery at a store in Ireland Wood – the latest in a series of attacks in north Leeds.

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Drownings prompt warnings about open water swimming in Yorkshire

Two people drowned in the River Foss, York, in March this year.

By Joseph Keith Deaths in and around open water have led to the emergency services urging people to take extra care during the warm weather in Yorkshire. A statement by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said the area’s popular waterways – which include lakes and rivers in Otley, York, Knaresborough, Ilkley and Leeds – are more dangerous than people may think. […]

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Spoken word festival is the talk of the town

Spoken word festival is the talk of the town

By Alex Rhodes  A spoken word festival begins today in a historic market town. Word Feast will run through the weekend with events in ten venues throughout Otley. These events include a workshop on writing children’s fiction, a youth poetry slam and an interactive ‘Gruffalo Walk’ where children and parents take a walk whilst reading extracts from the critically acclaimed […]

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Leeds Mum gets Bliss logo tattooed on for charity

Leeds Mum gets Bliss logo tattooed on for charity

  A Leeds mum whose three babies were all born severely premature is getting a sponsored tattoo on Mothers’ Day with the logo of the charity that supported her through her trauma. Mel Metcalfe 35, of Newall Carr Lane has three daughters who were all born prematurely. Her youngest daughter Alice Mary is now a happy two year old but […]

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Otley residents demand action over Tour de France “eyesore” after pub left derelict for five years

The Summercross

By Alex Rhodes Otley Pub Club and residents living near a derelict pub on the Tour de France route are calling for action before it falls into ruin. The Summercross Pub on East Busk Lane has been boarded up since 2009 when planning permission was given to Westward Care to build a care home. However approval came with the condition […]

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