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I Dig A Good Flower Show
Harrogate Spring Flower Show (23 - 26 April 2015) has stepped back to the days of dolly tubs and ration books in a special tribute to the Dig for Victory campaign that mobilised an army of…
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The Dales Festival of Food and Drink

How To Combat Spring Hay Fever With Exercise And Nutrition


With spring expecting to bring unusually strong hay fever symptoms - high pollen counts combined with the heavy pollution and Saharan dust - Leeds-based Reebok Master Trainer, Stacey Jacques,…

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Thu 23rd Apr, 2015 | 3:09pm

Building Society Donates 1,250 To Marie Curie

Martin Richardson and Siobhan Drane
Martin Richardson and Siobhan Drane
Leeds Building Society's branches have raised £1,250 for Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal, by promoting daffodil pin badges last month.

These vital funds will help Marie Curie nurses to…

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Tue 21st Apr, 2015 | 3:46pm

Travellers At Risk When Travelling Abroad

photo - Bad Kleinkirchhelm
photo - Bad Kleinkirchhelm
With the Spring holidays fast approaching, and the lure of the Piste or a half-term City Break uppermost in their minds, a third of all holidaymakers (32%) have admitted to previously travelling…

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Tue 21st Apr, 2015 | 8:00am

The Great Big Decision Race Shows Britain Is A Nation Of Hares And Tortoises

credit -  Project_Gutenberg_et ext_19993
credit - Project_Gutenberg_et ext_19993
The average Brit takes 10 minutes to make an everyday decision, a study by Skipton Building Society has revealed.

It found instead of immediately deciding what to have for lunch, how to spend…

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Fri 17th Apr, 2015 | 6:00pm

Over 5,000 Raised For St Gemma's Hospice


The Colleague Charity Group at Leeds Building Society raised £5,750 for Leeds based St Gemma's Hospice in 2014.

This brings to £25,000 the amount donated by the Society to the Moortown…

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Wed 15th Apr, 2015 | 8:00pm

National Gardening Week (13-19 April 2015)

A bee on a Prunus 'Kursar'
A bee on a Prunus 'Kursar'
Two gardening experts from York are lending their support for free during this year's National Gardening Week.

Vanessa Cook and vegetable gardening expert Tony Chalcraft will be available at…

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Wed 8th Apr, 2015 | 2:06pm

Youth Support In The Dales

Pupils from Carlton Bolling College plant trees
Pupils from Carlton Bolling College plant trees
A donation £3,500 has enabled more than 130 disadvantaged young people and children from urban areas in West Yorkshire and North Lancashire to have a breather from city life and enjoy the…

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Thu 2nd Apr, 2015 | 4:03pm

Daughter Volunteers After Father's Horror Roof Fall

Rachel Young and her Dad Gary
Rachel Young and her Dad Gary

Fixing the aerial nearly ended in tragedy for South Yorkshire construction worker Gary Young when an undiagnosed brain aneurysm burst.

The father-of-two collapsed while on the roof and fell…

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Tue 31st Mar, 2015 | 1:06pm

The Duke Of York Praises Work Of Yorkshire Air Ambulance

HRH The Duke of York meets paramedics and crew during his visit to officially open the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Air Support Unit near Wakefield
HRH The Duke of York meets paramedics and crew during his visit to officially open the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Air Support Unit near Wakefield
HRH The Duke of York, KG, has pledged his "wholehearted" support to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The Duke was speaking as he officially opened the rapid response charity's state-of-the-art Air…

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Mon 30th Mar, 2015 | 1:10pm

Leeds Park And Ride Goes From Strength To Strength

Leeds City Council is looking at upgrading the overspill area at the Elland Road Park and Ride
Leeds City Council is looking at upgrading the overspill area at the Elland Road Park and Ride
Opened in June 2014 in preparation for the Tour de France, the Elland Road Park and Ride scheme has exceeded expectations in less than a year of operation.

Over 45,000 people have used the service…

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Sat 28th Mar, 2015 | 8:00pm

Growth In Food Bank Need Is A Sign Of Failures On Wages And Welfare, Says TUC

photo - Snohomish County
photo - Snohomish County
New figures released today (Wednesday) by the Trussell Trust, which show that demand for food aid is still growing, are a sign of a weak economy for wages and damage to welfare, says the TUC.

The…

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Wed 22nd Apr, 2015 | 2:44pm

Mill Gets Ready For The Magna Carta Celebrations


As Skipton prepares to celebrate the soon 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, High Corn Mill owner Andrew Mear reflects on the historic event.

He said:
"Although the mill wasn't built until 1310,…

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Tue 21st Apr, 2015 | 1:22pm

'Wear A Hat Day' For Brain Tumour Research


Staff from Westrow Wetherby and 18 Thornton's Arcade in Leeds supported Wear a Hat Day in March, the premier Brain Tumour Awareness event in the UK. Sporting hats of all shapes and sizes, the team…

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Mon 20th Apr, 2015 | 11:11am

Conquer 2 Mountains And Climb A 3rd For Free !

Ill Crag halfway
Ill Crag halfway
3, 4 and 5 down... only another 7 to go !

Every month we keep you updated as to how a group of middle aged (and let's be honest unfit and should know better) local businessmen had embarked upon…

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Fri 17th Apr, 2015 | 8:30am

Man With His Van!

Guy Tweedy
Guy Tweedy
A North Yorkshire disability champion is driving up support for his long-running campaign for justice for fellow Thalidomide victims, thanks to his white van!

Guy Tweedy, 52, who was born with…

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Sat 11th Apr, 2015 | 11:27am

The Colonel
Beach Don't Kill My Vibe
By The Colonel
The Colonel's Journal

With the clocks having gone forward an hour it can only mean one thing... summer is just around the corner and the beach body fear has just set in - but don't panic, we've got your back!

Here at…

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Wed 8th Apr, 2015 | 10:47am

I've Been Expecting You...Mr Bond?


The award winning, themed guest bedrooms at the five-star Wensleydale Heifer Hotel in West Witton, North Yorkshire have always been extremely popular with guests from across the UK. However, for…

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Wed 1st Apr, 2015 | 12:01am

Woman Thanks Founder Of National Charity


A Scunthorpe woman who was told she would not reach her 21st birthday has celebrated turning 50 thanks to the founder of national charity Heart Research UK.

Lesley Liddle who is originally from…

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Mon 30th Mar, 2015 | 1:21pm

New Cycle Safety Scheme For Key City Routes

Councillor Gerry Harper cycles on some of the new safety surfacing
Councillor Gerry Harper cycles on some of the new safety surfacing
New markings have been put in place at accident hot spots in Leeds in a bid to make the city a safer place to cycle.

The red surfacing has been introduced to highlight side road junctions along…

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Sat 28th Mar, 2015 | 8:37pm

Gary Fawcett
The Grand Hotel, York
By Gary Fawcett
Correspondent

Formerly the Head Offices of the North Eastern Railway (NER), construction of the building (which is now The Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa) began in 1900. The building was completed in 1906…

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Fri 27th Mar, 2015 | 11:08am