Daily Archives: May 1, 2019

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Northern Snooker Centre Flourishes Despite National Decline

Exclusive by Steve Pearson and Sam Charlton The Kirkstall based Snooker club continues to thrive despite a recent report suggesting national participation figures are on the slide.   Figures released by Sport England in 2018 showed a 15.8% decline in snooker participation levels across the UK, down from 28,000 to 23,600 year to year. An…

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Why Leeds Locals Are Leaving the Car at Home

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the National Walking Month campaign, with the aim being to get as many people walking as possible. With dedicated programmes specifically targeting school children and the elderly to be up on their feet and staying active. Living Streets (the charity behind the campaign) have put more of an emphasis…

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Time to Belt Up for Leeds Locals

New shocking statistics reveal a large percentage of people would support a law, for drivers to receive penalty points if they’re found driving without a seatbelt. In the survey – carried out by Direct Line – seven out of ten Britons are backing penalty points being handed out, which is already the case in Northern…

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How Leeds is Leading the Way tackling Childhood Obesity

By Joseph Cheshire and Josh Heycock A Recent scheme conducted in Leeds has been linked to a decrease in child obesity, with an alleged 625 children being ‘saved’ from falling into this category. . The venture, created by Leeds City Council gave ‘health lessons’ to 6,000 families from deprived areas. Rates dropped from 9.4% to…

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Yorkshire Star Shines Brightest in the IPL

By Steve Pearson Jonny Bairstow concluded a remarkable maiden IPL campaign in which the wicket-keeper batsman set the competition alight with outstanding glove work and ferocious power-hitting. Bradford-born Bairstow was the only Yorkshireman in this year’s incarnation, after England captain Joe Root was denied permission to participate by the English Cricket Board (ECB) due to…

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Domestic Abuse Survivor Alex Skeel Gears Up for Leeds Utd this Sunday

Exclusive by Matty Ingham On February 18th 2019, BBC’s ‘Abused by my Girlfriend’ shocked viewers across the nation. The hard-hitting documentary told the remarkable story of Alex Skeel, and his incredible struggle with domestic abuse that left him a shocking ten days from death. Jordon Worth, Alex’s ex-girlfriend, is currently serving a seven and a…

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