Daily Archives: April 26, 2016

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Teenage Leeds swimmer heading to Rio

A 17-year-old City of Leeds swimmer has become the youngest member of Team GB’s Olympic Swimming Team for the Rio Olympics. Georgia Coates, a student at Prince Henry’s Grammar School in Otley, proved her talent throughout 2015 with a silver medal win in the 400m individual medley and a bronze medal in the 200m individual…

Idle cricket club hit for 6

Joe Hewlett and James Bye                                                    1 month on and the woes continue for Idle CC.   This time last month Bradford’s own, Idle CC were all set and ready to take the new cricket season by storm…only for it to be snatched out their hands in one mindless act of vandalism. Long serving steward…

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Leeds junior doctors walkout in nationwide NHS strike

Written by Yaro Dmitriev. Junior doctors in Leeds General Infirmary have been part of the 5th nationwide walkout in the past 3 months, following an escalating row over proposed changes to their contracts. Major operations in LGI including A&E and the radiology department have been disrupted with the walkout. Much of the hospital staff being…

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Leeds is getting ready for gin o’clock

Written by Christopher Dow and Daria Wojtas . Who doesn’t love a good gin, whatever the weather. It’s a drink for all scenarios. Gin has forever been seen as the UK’s traditional spirit even though its origins come from overseas, it has become a drink embedded into the English culture, with new gin distilleries sprouting up…

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Bradford MP resigns after anti-Semitic row

Written by Charlotte Lascelles. Bradford MP Naz Shah has resigned as a parliamentary private secretary after anti-Semitic Facebook messages come to light. In a series of posts last May on Facebook the Labour MP, who was private secretary to shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, said that Israeli Jews should be “relocated” to the US. Shah had…

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‘Coloured in’ kittens

Written by Lauren Entwistle. The story of a pair of four-week old kittens that were cruelly coloured in with permanent felt-tip pen by Bradford youths has gone viral today. The cats, now fittingly named ‘Smurf’ and ‘Shrek’, were rescued by Bradford Cat Watch Rescue on Monday night after being discovered by police. The BCWR have…

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Bradford gay pride back on after Bulls help out

Written by Matthew Brady. A Gay pride event in Bradford troubled by financial worries is set to go ahead after Bradford Bulls offer their stadium facilities free of charge. Bradford Pride was initially pencilled in for May 28th but was then cancelled, citing rising costs and licencing issues as the reasons. But Bradford Bulls have…

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Post Office brawl

Written by Lauren Entwistle. A street fight between two men caused injury to an innocent bystander’s arm when he was pushed over. He has been taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment. Police are calling for witnesses to a fight that occurred outside the Post Office on Compton Road in Harehills today at 11.25am. The…

Latest buzz around the Tour de Yorkshire

By Declan Campbell With the Tour de Yorkshire starting in just 3 days, excitement has been building around the county as people gear up to watch their favorite riders compete in the second edition of the road race. The inaugural edition of the road race saw Team Sky rider Lars Petter NordHaug win the event,…

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