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Government Warning: Arm Yourself With The Facts, Don't Lose Your Pension To Scammers
A multi-agency task force of government, regulators, financial services bodies and criminal justice agencies are warning savers to be vigilant of the threat that scammers pose to their pensions.…
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Full Steam Ahead At Abbey Fayre


Rides on a miniature steam railway will be just one of the great attractions at Selby Abbey's Annual Summer Fayre this Saturday - Yorkshire Day.

Held to coincide with Selby's Food Festival, the…

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Tue 28th Jul, 2015 | 10:49am

City Parks And Green Spaces Hit The Heights Once Again


Seven parks across Leeds are celebrating this month after receiving a prestigious green award.

Recognising the very best green spaces across the United Kingdom, Otley Chevin, Pudsey Park, Golden…

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Fri 24th Jul, 2015 | 4:07pm

LifeWorks And Immanuel College Dig Inclusion Project


Students from Immanuel College in Idle took part in a gardening project with Yorkshire Housing's LifeWorks to increase their confidence, empathy and knowledge of disabilities.

Staff and customers…

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Tue 21st Jul, 2015 | 4:30pm

Pollen Alert For People With Asthma At Festivals This Summer

photo - mcfarlandmo
photo - mcfarlandmo
With recent pollen levels high to very high in most parts of the UK and a 7% increase in hay fever cases reported recently, Asthma UK and Festival Medical Services are warning people with asthma -…

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Fri 17th Jul, 2015 | 4:39pm

Lead Mining Story Comes To Life

 The ruins of England's best preserved lead smelt mills in Old Gang in Swaledale
The ruins of England's best preserved lead smelt mills in Old Gang in Swaledale
The impact of lead mining on the Yorkshire Dales and the work needed to conserve the remains of the industry are being highlighted in a new exhibition of photographs.

The Yoredale offices of the…

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Thu 16th Jul, 2015 | 6:11pm

Amateur Photographers To Put Local Communities In The Frame

Centenary Bridge - photo Helen Maycock
Centenary Bridge - photo Helen Maycock
Leeds Community Foundation (LCF) is calling on amateur photographers to raise awareness of the importance of local communities as part of their inaugural photography competition, My Leeds in Focus.

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Mon 13th Jul, 2015 | 6:11pm

Exciting Royal Engagement For Yorkshire Youngsters

Kate Donnelly 5 and Jessica Fox 4
Kate Donnelly 5 and Jessica Fox 4
With just a couple of days to go until the start of the Great Yorkshire Show, two little girls from North Yorkshire are busy practising their best smiles and curtsies.

Four-year-old Jessica Fox…

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Sat 11th Jul, 2015 | 12:19pm

Multimillion Pound Boost For Seaside Towns

Scarborough - photo deadmanjones
Scarborough - photo deadmanjones
Coastal Communities Fund to be extended to 2020/2021
at least a further £90 million to unlock the economic potential of coastal communities
funding will help seaside towns revitalise…

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Thu 9th Jul, 2015 | 3:56pm

Alia Muhanna
Success or Failure: A Student's View
By Alia Muhanna
Features Writer
photo - JustA Boy
photo - JustA Boy
Do you remember that ominous and gut wrenching feeling in the pit of your stomach? Worrisome expressions and the stench of perturbed perspiration surround you as you stare at the desk in front of…

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Wed 8th Jul, 2015 | 10:00pm

Motivational Monday #105 Three Questions


"It is necessary for a person to go away by themselves and to ask...

Who am I?

Where have I been?

Where am I going?"


I am sitting in a hotel in Newcastle as I write this as tomorrow…

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Mon 6th Jul, 2015 | 1:20pm

Stephen Hart
Motivational Monday #106 Open The Screen
By Stephen Hart
Development Specialist

"Behind the technique, know that there is the spirit

It is dawning now

Open the screen.

And lo, the moonlight is shining in!"


Yagyu Tajima no kami Munenor

I've been in the…

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Mon 27th Jul, 2015 | 10:00pm

National Charity Calls For Greater Disability Awareness

Disability Awareness Day 2015 - Sports Zone
Disability Awareness Day 2015 - Sports Zone
National charity The British Polio Fellowship has called for greater disability awareness. In light of the 24th annual Disability Awareness Day held in Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington, the…

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Thu 23rd Jul, 2015 | 9:49am

Children's Hospice Is Nominated As Garden Centre Charity Of The Year

The Tong Team with Martin House fundraisers and Marty Bear
The Tong Team with Martin House fundraisers and Marty Bear
A Wetherby children's hospice is set to gain from the generosity of a Bradford Garden Centre's customers and staff.

Staff at Tong Garden Centre voted unanimously for Martin House to be their…

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Mon 20th Jul, 2015 | 8:08am

Ilkley Carnival Presents Over 12k To Local Good Causes


Ilkley Carnival has paid out £12,350 to local causes, including primary beneficiaries All Saints Primary, Ben Rhydding Primary, Ilkley Pre School and Ben Rhydding Pre School.

The cheques…

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Fri 17th Jul, 2015 | 8:24am

The Big Pathwatch Is Coming To Yorkshire


The Ramblers have just launched the Big Pathwatch, the nation's biggest ever footpath survey, following new research that reveals path problems in England, including Yorkshire and Humber, are on…

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Thu 16th Jul, 2015 | 5:24pm

LED Lights Revolutionise Urban Farming At The Great Yorkshire Show

 The Meet the Grower area attracted a high profile visitor in 2011
The Meet the Grower area attracted a high profile visitor in 2011
North Yorkshire horticulture research facility Stockbridge Technology Centre will be showcasing its innovative LED lighting for the first time at the Great Yorkshire Show this week (14-16 July).

Th…

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Mon 13th Jul, 2015 | 3:52pm

Thousands Expected To Flock To Agricultural Show

Last year's show - photo Penistone Camera Club
Last year's show - photo Penistone Camera Club
Thousands of people from across the region are expected to flock to one of the UK's largest one-day agricultural shows this year.

Penistone Show will take place on Saturday September 12th on a 70…

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Fri 10th Jul, 2015 | 4:51pm

Katie Mallinson
Leeds Resident Scoops 5,000 Bathroom In Company's 50th Anniversary Competition
By Katie Mallinson
Features Writer
Debra Evans, the lucky winner of a new bathroom from Passmore
Debra Evans, the lucky winner of a new bathroom from Passmore
Leeds resident Debra Evans is the lucky winner of a new £5,000 bathroom, having entered the competition to celebrate Passmore Group's 50th anniversary.

Home improvement specialist Passmore…

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Thu 9th Jul, 2015 | 2:39pm

Sunday Trading Extension Would Harm Workers' Family Lives, Says TUC

photo - Rust Studios
photo - Rust Studios
Responding to reports today (Tuesday) that the government is considering an extension of Sunday opening hours for large retailers, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Turning Sunday into…

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Tue 7th Jul, 2015 | 4:20pm

Pedal Power On Display At The Great Yorkshire Show

A Yorkshire beach in the heart of the Great Yorkshire Show
A Yorkshire beach in the heart of the Great Yorkshire Show
Stars from the world of cycling will be joining Welcome to Yorkshire at this year's Great Yorkshire Show to celebrate the county's hosting of a successful, first ever, Tour de Yorkshire.

Cycling…

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Fri 3rd Jul, 2015 | 4:37pm