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Teenagers, We Aren't All Lackadaisical
It's precisely a week till I start college and of course it will be full of teenagers. Teenagers who have been rinsed of their ambition in societies viewpoint. Awash with adolescents of all different…
Malala Yousafzai - photo Statsministerens kontor

Lineham Farm Receives Cash Boost To Support Young People In Leeds

Mike Jackson and Philip Jordan visit staff at Lineham Farm
Mike Jackson and Philip Jordan visit staff at Lineham Farm
The city's well-respected membership organisation for legal professionals, Leeds Law Society has distributed over £2,000 to support young people in Leeds, as part of their President's…

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Fri 28th Aug, 2015 | 10:20am

Stephen Hart
Motivational Monday #108 - We Are All Cowards
By Stephen Hart
Development Specialist

"I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line we are all cowards"

Alberto Salazar


Last week I talked about taking that first step and how all accomplishments start with…

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Mon 24th Aug, 2015 | 6:00pm

Cutting Public Spending On The Old Is Not The Answer To Youth Crisis, Says TUC


A TUC report published today (Monday) reveals that young people's falling long-term economic prospects are not down to older people in society hoarding all the wealth, and will not be improved by…

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Mon 24th Aug, 2015 | 9:07am

Inspirational New Garden


A new sensory garden was unveiled at Yorkshire Housing's Bradford-based Park View Road residential home for adults with learning disabilities. It was designed by a team of Yorkshire Housing staff…

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Fri 21st Aug, 2015 | 9:17am

Rail Fares Have Risen By 25 Per Cent Since 2010

photo - alistairas
photo - alistairas
Rail fares for season tickets, and other regulated fares, have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the last five years, according to new analysis published today (Tuesday) by the TUC…

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Tue 18th Aug, 2015 | 8:31am

Support Sam On Social Media


Epic cyclist Sam Boatwright is urging supporters to get behind him on social media as he attempts to break the record for cycling non-stop from John O'Groats to Land's End.

Thirty-two-year-old…

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Mon 17th Aug, 2015 | 10:37am

Epic Athlete Is Ready For The Off!

photo - Stephen Garnett
photo - Stephen Garnett
Businesses are getting behind local endurance athlete Sam Boatwright who is bidding to break the record for non-stop cycling the length of Britain.

A recruitment agency has become Sam's main…

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Wed 12th Aug, 2015 | 4:32pm

Tip? What Tip?

photo - William Warby
photo - William Warby
When it comes to tipping on holiday, we can be a little cautious with our cash. Just 12% of UK travellers would use some of their unspent currency to tip hotel staff at the end of their holiday…

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Tue 11th Aug, 2015 | 3:52pm

New Meningococcal Vaccination Programme Expected To Save Lives

Get vaccinated before going to Uni - photo francisco_osorio
Get vaccinated before going to Uni - photo francisco_osorio
Public Health England (PHE) is welcoming the start of the new MenACWY vaccination programme that will offer teenagers protection against meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicaemia…

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Mon 3rd Aug, 2015 | 9:19am

17,000 British Nationals Abroad Supported By Foreign Office Last Year

photo - David Stanley
photo - David Stanley
Consular staff supported more than 17,000 British nationals who needed serious assistance abroad in 2014/15, figures have revealed.

The new Helping British Nationals Abroad report published today…

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Thu 30th Jul, 2015 | 10:11am

It's Snow Joke Climbing Ben Nevis For Charity You Know...

Ben Nevis heading into the clouds
Ben Nevis heading into the clouds
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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Thu 27th Aug, 2015 | 2:58pm

Phil Hopkins
Stage Set For 2015 Kilnsey Show & Sports
By Phil Hopkins
Theatre Correspondent

The final preparations are being put in place for one of the biggest and most popular agricultural shows in the north, Kilnsey Show & Sports, on Tuesday, September 1.

The annual Yorkshire Dales…

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Mon 24th Aug, 2015 | 5:04pm

Response To Doubling Of Blue Badge Thefts

photo - Rachel Groves
photo - Rachel Groves
Responding to reports that thefts of Blue Badges have doubled in a year, Leonard Cheshire Disability's campaigns director, Andy Cole, said:

'Blue badges are a lifeline for millions of disabled…

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Sat 22nd Aug, 2015 | 11:52am

Earnings Outstrip Rail Fare Increases For First Time In A Decade

photo - Tim Brockley
photo - Tim Brockley
Hardworking families will see an end to inflation-busting hikes in regulated rail fares thanks to a 5 year fares deal that will give passengers more value for money and help households with the…

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Tue 18th Aug, 2015 | 6:00pm

Motivational Monday #107 - The Decision To Try


Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try"

Anon


Have you ever done that thing where you have sat around with friends or family and chatted about what you'd like to do in life?…

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Mon 17th Aug, 2015 | 2:47pm

Jan Harris
Scarecrows Take Over Kettlewell!
By Jan Harris
Assistant Editor
Winning entry for 2015 - photo Rob Harris
Winning entry for 2015 - photo Rob Harris
Once a year for a week in August the whole of Kettlewell, which is a lovely little village in the Yorkshire Dales, is taken over by scarecrows. These can be seen everywhere including rooftops,…

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Thu 13th Aug, 2015 | 9:46am

Young Workers' Families Should Not Be Sacrificed In EU Migrant Reforms, Says TUC

photo - Sascha Kohlmann
photo - Sascha Kohlmann
Commenting on reports today (Tuesday) that the government is considering a four-year ban on tax credit qualification for new migrants that would not only affect migrants, but also young working…

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Tue 11th Aug, 2015 | 5:56pm

World Wide Animal Walk Started In Yorkshire

Jak in the bag
Jak in the bag
It started when Kate's little rescue dog from SYD Rescue died on Boxing Day - he had and still has world wide fame on Facebook and his friends were so upset they wanted to donate, so Jak's Legacy…

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Tue 4th Aug, 2015 | 11:30am

Pension Relief: Use It Or Lose It!

photo - TaxRebate.org.uk
photo - TaxRebate.org.uk
Following the government's announcement that pension relief is to be reduced from April next year, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is reminding everyone that any unused…

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Fri 31st Jul, 2015 | 4:25pm

Plastic Bag Numbers Rise For The Fifth Year

plastic bag nightmare - photo Zainub Razvi
plastic bag nightmare - photo Zainub Razvi
The number of plastic bags taken from supermarkets has increased for the fifth year running - despite research from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs showing that the average…

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Wed 29th Jul, 2015 | 11:55am