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City’s Children’s Centres praised in national report

City’s Children’s Centres praised in national report

The report, Best Practice for a Sure Start: The Way Forward for Children’s Centres, from the All Party Parliamentary Sure Start Group, looks at best practice across the country’s Children’s Centres and makes recommendations to ensure that the Centres can continue to improve the life chances of children in the future. York’s innovative scheme to […]

Leeds Mencap

Leeds Mencap

Local charity Leeds Mencap is delighted to have been recognised as Charity of the Year for the Yorkshire Society, a not for profit organisation which encourages businesses, charities and individuals to promote the Yorkshire region. Leeds Mencap, an independent charity that supports 300 families with learning disabilities every week picked up the noteworthy award at […]

Trinity Leeds Takes Centre Stage

Trinity Leeds Takes Centre Stage

Its official! Leeds is now a leader in Europe’s shopping stakes! To those of my mother’s age it always was. And even to me as a small child its department stores such as Schofields, Matthias Robinson’s and Marshall and Snelgrove – where ladies were dropped off to shop by their chauffeurs – were the Harrods […]

Residents in Morley South say ‘NO’ to Cold Callers

Residents in Morley South say ‘NO’ to Cold Callers

In recent years, through the help of West Yorkshire Trading Standards and partner organisations such as the Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Neighbourhood Watch, Area Committees and local housing associations, Cold Calling Control Zones have been funded in areas where residents have suffered at the hands of rogue traders, doorstep criminals and unsolicited sales people. The zones […]

Gary Verity becomes Yorkshire Patron for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Gary Verity becomes Yorkshire Patron for Marie Curie Cancer Care

Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, has taken on a senior volunteer role for Marie Curie Cancer Care, one of the UK’s largest charities. As Patron for Yorkshire, Gary will represent Marie Curie at the highest level and encourage and initiate fundraising opportunities across the county to support the charity’s work. Gary is […]

York city centre to get a ‘mini makeover’

York city centre to get a ‘mini makeover’

York’s city centre is set to get a ‘mini makeover’ from next week when new lighting, seating and bollards will be either restored, refurbished, removed or replaced as part of the Reinvigorate York initiative. The scheme is supported by a £200K investment from the council’s Economic Infrastructure Fund and the initial phase of work is […]

Mirfield volunteers retire as walk leaders

Mirfield volunteers retire as walk leaders

Volunteers Roger and Alma Johnson are retiring from the very popular Mirfield Health Walk on Wednesday 27 February after five years of leading walks in and around Mirfield. Roger retired in 2006 and saw an advertisement in the local paper looking for people to train as walk leaders. He completed his training and on 28 […]