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Care Minister Joins Appeal To Support Those Caring For Loved Ones
The Minister of State for Care and Support Norman Lamb MP has joined six major charities to launch a nationwide drive to reach out to thousands of carers missing out on vital support and services.…
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Do You Know Where Your Important Documents Are Right Now?

The storage and security of our personal documents is often not something we pay a great deal of attention to. These include documents such as birth and marriage certificates, deeds, wills,…

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Fri 27th Feb, 2015 | 3:00pm

'My Case, My Journey' Exhibition

A new exhibition detailing the experiences of women hailing from countries across the world who now live in Leeds is to be showcased at a City Museum from next week.

As part of 'My Case, My…

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Thu 26th Feb, 2015 | 10:58am

Shaun Hallett
The Ideal Body
By Shaun Hallett
Fitness Writer
Betty Grable's iconic pin-up girl image
Betty Grable's iconic pin-up girl image
We are increasingly bombarded by media images of the 'perfect' or 'ideal' body'. Of young men and women who have abs of steel and pecs to die for; the proud owners of sculpted legs and bottoms.…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 12:55pm

Stephen Hart
Motivational Monday: Start Where You Are
By Stephen Hart
Development Specialist

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

Arthur Ashe

When you read the histories of successful people there are very few common factors. Some start rich, with good…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 3:00pm

Gary Fawcett
West Park Wow
By Gary Fawcett

The West Park Hotel in Harrogate has only been open since September. As a result, everything looks and smells brand new in what is a very well appointed hotel.

There are some nice touches and…

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Thu 19th Feb, 2015 | 10:49am

More Than Just A Motto Needed!

photo - Nufkin
photo - Nufkin
Responding to the news today that inflation has fallen to its lowest level on records, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Pudsey, Jamie Hanley, has said this will not help working people whose…

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Tue 17th Feb, 2015 | 4:36pm

Challenge To Walk 1000 Miles For Parkinson's

Kevin Moran
Kevin Moran
Parkinson's UK - the support and research charity - is passionate about finding a cure and improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.

Kevin Moran, a 51year old Web Developer from…

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Mon 16th Feb, 2015 | 8:28am

Yorkshire Activity Holidays: Into The Blue

Try wing-walking at 135mph!
Try wing-walking at 135mph!
If you really don't fancy Wing Walking, driving a steam loco, getting up close and personal with a falcon or learning to fly a Tiger Moth - then look away now!

All these experiences are available…

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Mon 9th Feb, 2015 | 7:30pm

Motivational Monday: Feeling The Answers

"Without personal meaning a logical decision is worthless for action."

Harry Harrison (adapted)

Have you ever had one of those moments in life where you know exactly what to do for the…

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Mon 9th Feb, 2015 | 9:49am

'Time To Talk About Mental Health' - Greg Mulholland MP

photo - Anderson, Katie
photo - Anderson, Katie
We will all know someone who has suffered from a mental health problem.

One in four of us will be personally affected but almost all of us will have a parent, child, sibling, friend or colleague…

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Wed 4th Feb, 2015 | 3:44pm

Cuts To Skills And FE Funding Will Harm Economy, Says TUC

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photo - Images_of_Money
Commenting on details of future funding for adult further education and skills, confirmed in a letter today (Thursday) from the Secretary of State for Business Investment and Skills to the Skills…

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Thu 26th Feb, 2015 | 5:19pm

Gary Verity Receives Memorial Award For Cycling

John Churchman, Gary Verity and Mel Gibson
John Churchman, Gary Verity and Mel Gibson
Last Sunday (22nd February) Gary Verity, CEO of Welcome to Yorkshire, was presented with the C A Rhodes Memorial Award for his tremendous achievements in bringing the Tour de France Grande Depart…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 8:00pm

Time For Major Reform In Divorce And Separation Laws

photo - Bart Everson
photo - Bart Everson
Marilyn Stowe, senior partner at Stowe Family Law backs family law organisation Resolution's Manifesto calling for major reform to laws related to divorce and separation.

"The makeup of society…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 5:33pm

Registration Opens For New Married Couples Tax Break

photo - Bryn Pinzgauer
photo - Bryn Pinzgauer
The government has today opened registration for the new Marriage Allowance, a tax break for married couples, helping them save up to £212 a year.

Applying online is straightforward. Couples…

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Fri 20th Feb, 2015 | 1:42pm

Leeds Nominated For Top RHS Britain In Bloom Prize

 Judges will visit in August to once again inspect the city's in bloom offer
Judges will visit in August to once again inspect the city's in bloom offer
The tremendous hard work and dedication of Leeds in bloom groups has once again been recognised with the city being nominated for a major environmental prize.

Leeds will fight it out with two…

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Wed 18th Feb, 2015 | 8:10am

Motivational Monday: Relationship Attitude

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude."

- William James


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Mon 16th Feb, 2015 | 1:13pm

The Colonel
Water It Down!
By The Colonel
The Colonel's Journal

For a long time now we've been told we should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, but how many of you can say you actually do?

Every day at Xercise4Less I encourage people to drink more water…

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Thu 12th Feb, 2015 | 8:35am

Xercise4Valentine's - Feel Hot In Seven Days

Get ready for your hot Valentine's date or spice things up with your partner with this seven day proposal from award-winning national gym chain, Xercise4Less. There's still time to feel sexy…

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Mon 9th Feb, 2015 | 10:17am

Don't Be An Ass About Valentine's Day

As the day fast approaches, florist Erica Berry suggests that Valentine's Day doesn't have to be about red roses, and that actually you can 'say it with flowers' with far more pezzazz if you look…

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Sat 7th Feb, 2015 | 12:21pm

Hannah And Little Alf

Hannah and Little Alf with the first book
Hannah and Little Alf with the first book
Miniature Shetlands are already incredibly small but in Little Alf's case he is even smaller, standing at just 28 inches high - making him the size of a large dog - roughly the size of a…

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Tue 3rd Feb, 2015 | 4:28pm