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Leeds Resident Scoops 5,000 Bathroom In Company's 50th Anniversary Competition
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…
Debra Evans, the lucky winner of a new bathroom from Passmore
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Meet a Tudor Wise Woman
Stephen Hart
Motivational Monday #105 Three Questions
By Stephen Hart
Development Specialist

"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

Singing The Praises Of Our 'Amazing Grace'

Grace and Keith present their donation to Carers' Resource Fundraising Co-ordinator Anne Wells at the monthly carers get-together
Grace and Keith present their donation to Carers' Resource Fundraising Co-ordinator Anne Wells at the monthly carers get-together
A Carers' Resource volunteer is truly living up to her name of 'Amazing Grace'.

For Grace Topper, a former teacher and carer of long-term partner Keith Summersgill, voluntarily runs a regular…

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Fri 3rd Jul, 2015 | 2:11pm

Royal Visitors Announced For Great Yorkshire Show

TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the 2011 Great Yorkshire Show meeting cattle exhibitors
TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the 2011 Great Yorkshire Show meeting cattle exhibitors
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is delighted to announce that TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will be special guests at the 2015 Great Yorkshire Show.

Their Royal Highnesses…

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Thu 2nd Jul, 2015 | 6:45pm

Keep Cool And Carry On In The Hot Weather

photo - Narrow
photo - Narrow
The Met Office forecast a heatwave earlier this week and said that the warmest weather should be here tomorrow (Wednesday 1 July 2015) which may prompt the declaration of a Level 3 heatwave.

A…

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Tue 30th Jun, 2015 | 6:18pm

Leeds Children's Charity Creates Sensory Garden At Respite Break Centre

Some of the elements of the musical zone in the sensory garden
Some of the elements of the musical zone in the sensory garden
A charity that helps socially excluded and disadvantaged children across Leeds is celebrating the completion of a sensory garden at its respite break centre.

Leeds Children's Charity commissioned…

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Sat 27th Jun, 2015 | 9:00pm

TUC Urges Government To Remove Last Hurdle To Equality For Same-Sex Couples


On the anniversary today (Friday) of the government's review into survivor benefits in occupational pensions, the TUC is urging ministers to remove one of the last legal hurdles to equality for…

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Fri 26th Jun, 2015 | 11:33am

Northallerton Charity Shop Celebrates 50 Years Of Fundraising

Celebrating 50 years!
Celebrating 50 years!
Volunteers at a Northallerton charity shop are celebrating 50 years of fundraising.

Since 1965, the Yorkshire Cancer Research shop, located on Romanby Road, has raised an amazing £461,399…

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Wed 24th Jun, 2015 | 8:00am

Open Gardens 2015


Yorkshire is once again showing its prowess in garden design and horticulture.

In the village of Gargrave, North Yorkshire, the streets are soon to come alive with groups of people strolling from…

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Thu 18th Jun, 2015 | 3:29pm

Nazia Nazir
Are You Managing Your Time Efficiently?
By Nazia Nazir
Features Writer
Photo by Andrew Leddy
Photo by Andrew Leddy
When you have a busy work schedule and home life, dashing around trying to fit everything in like a whirlwind, it's easy to lose track of you and what you are really trying to achieve. If time…

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Wed 17th Jun, 2015 | 8:51am

They Say The Sun Shines On The Righteous.....

The challengers finally see some views from a summit.
The challengers finally see some views from a summit.
As you know we've been following the epic journeys of the 'Challengers For Charity' bunch who have taken on the slightly misguided adventure of climbing 12 of the highest peaks in the UK in the…

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Wed 17th Jun, 2015 | 8:00am

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

BBC's The One Show To Come Live From The Great Yorkshire Show


Visitors to the Great Yorkshire Show will be able to watch one of the BBC's most popular TV programmes, The One Show, broadcast live, and see presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones experience the…

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Thu 2nd Jul, 2015 | 7:00pm

Dressing For Success Includes A Watch


An old adage says that those who want to succeed in business must dress the part. It turns out the adage is true in just about every walk of life. Dressing for success puts a person in the right…

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Tue 30th Jun, 2015 | 9:21pm

Richest Not Contributing Their Fair Share Of Tax, Says TUC

photo - TaxCredits
photo - TaxCredits
Commenting on new figures released today (Monday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) - which show that the tax system hits the poorest harder than the wealthiest, but that tax credits are…

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Mon 29th Jun, 2015 | 10:00pm

End Of Life Care Improving According To Report


There is a growing understanding within the health sector of what is important to people at the end of life, according to a report from Public Health England's (PHE's) national end of life care…

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Sat 27th Jun, 2015 | 12:20pm

Railway Investment Delays Bad For Passengers And Regional Growth, Says TUC

photo - mattbuck
photo - mattbuck
Commenting on the announcement on Thursday that the government is to delay upgrade work on the Midland Mainline and North Transpennine line, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"Years of…

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Fri 26th Jun, 2015 | 10:22am

Capture Summer On The Coast

Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscar - photo Joe Cornish
Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscar - photo Joe Cornish
Local photographer Shaun Cook is teaming up with the National Trust at Ravenscar to host a weekend course in landscape photography for beginners on 27 and 28 June.

Owners of a compact or bridge…

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Sat 20th Jun, 2015 | 11:00am

Pensions Reform Is A 'Botched DIY Job', Says TUC


Commenting on the announcement by the Chancellor on Wednesday that the government is considering a cap on the amount savers are charged to withdraw money from their pensions, TUC General Secretary…

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Thu 18th Jun, 2015 | 2:15pm

Charity Chief Steve Gets In Gear

L-R: Steve Brailey, Julie Brailey, Jill Boyington and Kevin Brailey
L-R: Steve Brailey, Julie Brailey, Jill Boyington and Kevin Brailey
The chief executive of a top Sheffield sport and leisure charity has raised almost £7,000 after taking part in a gruelling west-coast-to-east-coast bike ride.

Steve Brailey, head of…

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Wed 17th Jun, 2015 | 8:00am

Mountain Marathon Challenge To Thank Helicopter Heroes

Rob Lewis and fellow climbers on top of a snowy Ben Nevis last week
Rob Lewis and fellow climbers on top of a snowy Ben Nevis last week
Grateful dad Rob Lewis is aiming high to thank Yorkshire Air Ambulance paramedics who helped save his little girl's life.

He is part of a 12-strong group climbing the 12 highest peaks in the UK…

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Tue 16th Jun, 2015 | 5:42pm