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Leeds Music Centres Open Doors To Show Music Is For All
Leeds will be alive with sound of music this month, when eight community music centres open their doors to the public to help them discover or rediscover their musical talents. ArtForms, the music…
Ukulele class
Mar
13
Flowers of the Dales Festival 2016
Apr
2
Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts Exhibition
Apr
16
Art and the World of Cycling
May
4
Disney On Ice - Silver Anniversary Celebration
May
7
Print Day in May
May
10
Memory Lane Cafe - Knaresborough
May
12
Leeds Indie Food Festival
May
13
Telling Tales
May
14
Leeds goes Gung-Ho! with BBC Children in Need
May
15
Frogs and Snails and Teddy Bear Tales
May
17
Pigs Can Fly Tour: Busted

#ChipMyDog At Brimham Rocks

Cockapoo Mollie is helping with recording rocks during a Become a Geologist activity day
Cockapoo Mollie is helping with recording rocks during a Become a Geologist activity day
A free dog-microchipping event is being held at Brimham Rocks, near Harrogate on 1 May. With the help of the Dogs Trust, the National Trust will be running drop in sessions at Brimham visitor…

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Sat 30th Apr, 2016 | 7:00pm

Tour de Yorkshire Pedals To The Courthouse

Create a Tour de Yorkshire flag to cheer on the cyclists at Rural Arts
Create a Tour de Yorkshire flag to cheer on the cyclists at Rural Arts
A local arts charity is gearing up to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire as the cycle race speeds through Thirsk on the 1st May. Rural Arts, based at The Courthouse in Thirsk, are holding a full,…

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Thu 28th Apr, 2016 | 10:00pm

Kate Banerjee
Steps To Take If You Are Concerned Your Children May Be Risk From Parental Abduction
By Kate Banerjee
Legal Matters Correspondent
Holding Hands photo by Jonathan Cohen
Holding Hands photo by Jonathan Cohen
The case of a Hampshire woman - who has recently made an emotional appeal on TV for the return of her two children who were abducted by her former partner- has put the issue of international child…

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Fri 15th Apr, 2016 | 4:11pm

Northern Ballet Challenges Barnsley Schools

The cast - Tortoise & the Hare - photo Brian Slater
The cast - Tortoise & the Hare - photo Brian Slater
Internationally renowned company Northern Ballet delivered free creative workshops at four Primary Schools in the Barnsley area, ahead of their new ballet for children at The Civic in April.

Earlie…

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Fri 1st Apr, 2016 | 10:37pm

Give A Dog A Day Out

Andrea with puppy
Andrea with puppy
Animal lovers will be making round trips of up to 600 miles and paying for doggy day care for their own pets to help a dog rescue and re-homing charity get every dog out of their Shropshire…

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Wed 30th Mar, 2016 | 9:44am

Tractor Ted Arrives In Yorkshire


If you live with a small person who has decided to be a farmer then the chances are that you are very familiar with Tractor Ted.

Tractor Ted is a bright green, friendly tractor who aims to help…

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Mon 21st Mar, 2016 | 7:43pm

Children's Hospice Given Cash Boost By Shopping Centre

 Liam and Anna McQuaid with Steve Seymour (centre)
Liam and Anna McQuaid with Steve Seymour (centre)
Staff at a Keighley shopping centre will be fund-raising for a children's hospice in the coming months - after being dazzled by the dancing skills of a store manager.

Martin's House Children's…

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Tue 15th Mar, 2016 | 2:00pm

Doggy Dash For Life


Cancer Research UK and the RSPCA Halifax and Huddersfield Branch are hosting the 4th 'Doggy Dash for Life' - a sponsored fun run around Beaumont Park, Huddersfield to raise funds for two great…

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Thu 10th Mar, 2016 | 1:16pm

Sheffield Charity Celebrates 40th Anniversary Year


2016 is set to be a very important year for one of Sheffield's most inspirational charities, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in May.

Since 1976, Sheffield Family Holiday Fund (SFHF) has…

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Mon 29th Feb, 2016 | 4:29pm

Youngster Wins Design A Mascot Competition In Scarborough

Charlotte Browne with Andrew Ramsay and Joanne Hakings from the Skills Village
Charlotte Browne with Andrew Ramsay and Joanne Hakings from the Skills Village
Luxury housebuilder, Kebbell Homes has helped judge a design a mascot competition at the Skills Village in Scarborough, which will be used to educate children about the dangers of a construction…

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Wed 24th Feb, 2016 | 2:56pm

Discover The World Of Farming On A Local Farm This June


Visiting a farm on Open Farm Sunday, Sunday 5th June, is a wonderful way to discover the world of farming. Modern farming is incredibly diverse and impacts on all of us - from the food we eat, to…

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Fri 29th Apr, 2016 | 2:00pm

Sheffield Holds Classical Music Event For Children

L-R Abdulahi Hassan (9), Spencer Tabor (10), Tamzin Middleton (11) and Leah Orton (11)  Angram Bank Primary School
L-R Abdulahi Hassan (9), Spencer Tabor (10), Tamzin Middleton (11) and Leah Orton (11) Angram Bank Primary School
Two thousand captivated school children took part in Sheffield's largest classical music event of its kind at a packed out City Hall.

World famous orchestra, the Hallé, performed to children from…

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Sat 23rd Apr, 2016 | 11:43am

Sheffield Teacher Travels To Rwanda To Visit Sponsored Child

Rebecca and Uwiduhaye
Rebecca and Uwiduhaye
Doncaster resident, Rebecca Turner-Loisel has just returned from Rwanda where she visited her sponsored child, 17-year-old Uwiduhaye. Rebecca has supported Uwiduhaye for over a year through…

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Sat 9th Apr, 2016 | 12:50pm

Outbreak Of Boggles In National Park

Woodling house - photo Chris J Parker
Woodling house - photo Chris J Parker
An outbreak of Boggles has been reported near the Moors National Park Centre, Danby on the North York Moors. It's believed that raiding parties of Boggles from the Robin Hood's Bay area and in…

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Wed 30th Mar, 2016 | 1:16pm

New Arrivals Add Some Spring Cheer

Kerry Hill and Norfolk Horn lambs
Kerry Hill and Norfolk Horn lambs
A host of new cute arrivals are once again ensuring that spring is in full bloom at a popular Leeds farm.

Since the new year, Temple Newsam Farm has greeted over 20 lambs, 30 piglets, 16 chicks…

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Wed 23rd Mar, 2016 | 8:00am

Norman Taylor
Three Routes To Keep Divorce Out Of Court And Preserve Your Privacy
By Norman Taylor
Family Law Correspondent
Late-night scribbling photo by Ali Wade
Late-night scribbling photo by Ali Wade
A renewed row between judges over whether details of couples' lives revealed at divorce hearings can be publicised reinforces how going to court precludes any guarantee of privacy.

Even though…

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Wed 16th Mar, 2016 | 12:56pm

MMR Vaccination Call Following Recent Measles Cases

photo - EDAM photo library
photo - EDAM photo library
Public Health England (PHE) is asking people to check that they have received two doses of Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine and to be aware of the signs and symptoms of measles following an…

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Fri 11th Mar, 2016 | 9:00pm

Mums Look Forward To A Mother's Day With The Personal Touch


Tesco is calling on all those budding young artists out there as it gets set to launch special card decoration stations in nearly 100 of its stores this Mother's Day weekend.

The card stations,…

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Fri 4th Mar, 2016 | 2:16pm

Childcare Bills Are 'Huge Strain' On Working Families, Says TUC

photo - D Sharon Pruitt
photo - D Sharon Pruitt
Commenting on the annual childcare survey published by the Family and Childcare Trust today (Wednesday) TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Childcare bills are putting many families…

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Wed 24th Feb, 2016 | 3:52pm

Hospital Calls For More Organ Donors

Transplant Nurse Jenny Hughes
Transplant Nurse Jenny Hughes
Eighty four people living in Bradford are currently on the UK's waiting list for a transplant, new figures out today show.

The news comes as one of the district's leading doctors called for more…

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Wed 24th Feb, 2016 | 2:07pm

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