Daily Archives: April 25, 2017

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Foodbank networks are rising in Leeds

By Sara Zientara Over the period of last year, there has been a large increase in the use of foodbank’s in the region, according to statistics released by the Trussell Trust. The Trust is the UK’s most popular foodbank distribution offering food to those who have difficulty purchasing food for themselves or their family, with 420 foodbanks…

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Student’s fork out £400k on library fees

By Tamika Mc Crory Universities across Leeds have made almost £400,000 in the last three years, from fining their students for overdue library books. In the academic year of 2014/15 Leeds University accumulated the most money from their library fines with £211,000. Leeds Beckett followed closely with fines of £147,509 and Leeds Trinity racking up…

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Tour de Yorkshire: “A legacy race.”

By Robert Mooney   The Tour de Yorkshire is covering three stages from 28-30 April 2017, including routes throughout Bridlington, Harrogate, Bradford and Sheffield. This stage will finish where the opening stage of the 2014 Tour de France set off. The race comes to Harrogate around 16:45 on Saturday and finishes on Parliament Street. Head of…

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PLAY-OFF POSITION CONFIRMED FOR HALIFAX TOWN

By Charlie Russell FC Halifax Town travel to play-off chasing Chorley this Saturday for the final day of the National League North season. The Shaymen have already secured a play-off place thanks to their 3-0 win over Curzon Ashton last Saturday. Chorley are currently sixth in the league and level on points with Salford City….

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Police appeal for distressed woman at local train station

By Maisie Clancy   West Yorkshire Police have released CCTV footage of a woman, after train station staff became concerned for her welfare. The woman went to Burley Park train station in Leeds after 3pm yesterday, speaking to a member of staff who became concerned and contacted local police. Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds…

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Women’s Equality Party leader to stand against Conservatives

By Polly Robinson   The Women’s Equality Party leader has announced she will stand against Conservative MP in upcoming Shipley election. Leader of the Women’s Equality Party, Sophie Walker, will oppose Philip Davies who has held the Shipley seat in Parliament three times since 2005. Both parties have focused on issues surrounding gender equality which…

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BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend comes to Yorkshire

By Bryony Fox   Next month sees BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend hit Yorkshire for the first time ever. The two-day festival will be taking place at Hull’s Burton Constable Hall from the 27th – 28th of May. Hull has been named City of Culture for 2017, bringing a city wide celebration of culture and…

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