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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 […]

BRADFORD THEATRES REPRESENTS YORKSHIRE – EXCLUSIVE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PARTNERSHIP

BRADFORD THEATRES REPRESENTS YORKSHIRE – EXCLUSIVE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY PARTNERSHIP

Bradford Theatres have been chosen exclusively in the region by the Royal Shakespeare Company to be part of a three-year project which aims to change the way Shakespeare is taught and performed in schools. The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) recently invited Bradford Theatres to apply to join their Learning and Performance Network. Following a vigorous […]

Open spaces in Leeds spruced up with cash injection

Open spaces in Leeds spruced up with cash injection

As part of improving open green spaces in Leeds, three projects have just been awarded almost £400,000 to boost facilities and improve the areas for local communities. Queen’s Park, Rodley Park, and a community garden in Woodhouse have been allocated funding to develop the areas through money that has come from housing developers as part […]

Community links help?ed by migrant volunt?eers?

Community links help?ed by migrant volunt?eers?

Leeds City Council held an event yesterday to acknowledge the volunteering achievements of a group of women from different migrant backgrounds. Twenty two women originating from 15 different countries and collectively speaking 20 different languages took part in the Migrant Community Network Volunteers training programme. They are the fourth group to have completed a 15-week […]

Private landlord fin?ed after disregardin?g tenants safety?

Private landlord fin?ed after disregardin?g tenants safety?

A negligent landlord in Leeds has been fined £2800 and ordered to pay costs of £2993 plus a £15 victim surcharge, after failing to comply with an improvement notice. Mr Rajinder Singh Digwa failed to carry out essential maintenance works on a privately rented home. He continually disregarded the safety of his tenant by neglecting […]

Keeping warm and well during winter

Keeping warm and well during winter

People may be too concerned about energy costs to turn on their heating or their home may be in need of an energy efficient makeover to ensure it stays cosy. Councillor Lisa Mulherin, executive member for health and well being said: “One of the best ways to keep well during winter is to keep warm, […]

Council services affected by snow!

Council services affected by snow!

Despite the snow, council staff have been working in difficult conditions around the clock to keep the roads moving and people safe. Snow falls throughout the week had initially been lighter than expected but double the amounts of forecasted snow fell on Sunday night. Gritting crews battled conditions throughout the night to treat primary routes […]