Post Tagged with: “Yorkshire”

Yorkshire’s answer to Banksy joins forces with Essex gallery owner for limited edition art project

Horse Vaults, Pontefract

By Grace Pritchard “Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. It’s the voice of people who aren’t listened to,” said street artist Banksy in 2001. In his book Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall  Banksy encapsulates what it means to empower people through street art. Now, almost two decades on from the […]

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The medieval city in lockdown: there is hope beyond the walls

York City Centre, By George Hodan

By Grace Pritchard There are eerily quiet streets, the usual rumble of traffic has subsided and the hordes of tourists snapping pictures of the Minster have dispersed. The landscape of York city centre looks very different today compared to how it usually would at this time of the year. As the temperature slowly begins to creep up, so too normally […]

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Yorkshire soars through the Visit Britain ranks with the growth of Summer tourists

Image via railwaymuseum.org.uk

by Emily Horner Yorkshire has set new records in tourism with 1.4 million visits in 2018, increasing tourist revenue by 6% from 2017. Welcome to Yorkshire and its attractions are hoping for the growth to continue this Summer. The attractions that have helped the most to reach this new surge of tourists- ordered from top right to the bottom as […]

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Ben Stokes’ Ashes heroics at Headingley shortlisted for BBC’s Sporting Moment of the Year

Ben Stokes’ Ashes heroics at Headingley shortlisted for BBC’s Sporting Moment of the Year

By Jamie Heron A local sports journalist has claimed that Ben Stokes’ heroic innings in the third test of The Ashes at Headingley Stadium this summer has re-ignited the life of cricket in Yorkshire. Soon to play for the Yorkshire-based Northern Superchargers, Ben Stokes’ legendary performance has been shortlisted for BBC Sport’s Moment of the Year. Will Ford, a journalist […]

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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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Yorkshire runner is one race away from running 100 marathons before she turns 80

Yorkshire runner is one race away from running 100 marathons before she turns 80

By Alice Young A 78-year-old woman from Rawdon is now just one marathon short of completing her challenge of running 100 marathons before her 80th birthday. Hilary Wharam, who runs with the Horsforth Harriers, ran her 99th marathon this November – she said she asked for special permission to start the race early so as not to keep the race […]

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Leeds University students lead march to help women ‘Reclaim the Night’

Leeds University students lead march to help women ‘Reclaim the Night’

By Alice Young Leeds University students are organising the Reclaim the Night march in Leeds on Saturday December 7, campaigning for female empowerment after dark. Leeds University Union Community Officer Catheryne Fairbairn and Emily Dean from LUU Feminist Society are leading the event, which aims to unite women and “take back the streets”. The march will start at 6.00pm from […]

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Hull gin business “gobsmacked” after scooping four wins at White Rose tourism awards

Hull gin business “gobsmacked” after scooping four wins at White Rose tourism awards

By Samantha Lewis This year’s White Rose Awards saw a gin school and distillery from Hull, win four times. Founded only last year, in early 2018, Hothams gin school is due to open another distillery in Leeds city centre. The company received Gold for Experience of the Year, Silver for both New Tourism Business award and Small Visitor Attraction of […]

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Yorkshire: Bingley runners take part in global Advent running challenge this Christmas

Yorkshire: Bingley runners take part in global Advent running challenge this Christmas

By Alice Young Runners from Bingley’s Trail Snails are taking part in an Advent running challenge in aid of Mind. The global, virtual event, Run Up to Christmas, encourages people to run as many miles as they can before Christmas. Kevin Betts, co-founder of RU2C, said: “People do it to be social, to support others and do something different. “Running […]

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An independent review of managed sex zone in Leeds is under way

Holbeck Managed Approach Zone

By Jacob Smith The UK’s first legally managed sex zone has now been in operation for over five years but is currently under review by crime and social experts at the University of Huddersfield. Safer Leeds first introduced the Managed Approach scheme in October 2014 in response to long-standing issues of street sex work impacting on Holbeck and the surrounding […]

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