Purls of wisdom at Lotherton as knitted miners memorial is unveiled

A newly-knitted tribute to the men, boys and ponies who lost their lives in a Yorkshire mining disaster has been unveiled after being lovingly crafted by their descendants. The tragedy at Peckfield Colliery in Micklefield claimed the lives of 63 people and 19 ponies when, on Thursday April 30, 1896 an underground gas explosion…

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Major regeneration boost for Morley

Morley is to benefit from a share of an £80 million government cash injection to breathe new life into its town centre. Leeds City Council has received £750,000 as one of 100 places across the country and 15 in Yorkshire – that have secured between £500,000 and £1million to help them recover from the…

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Tour de Yorkshire – the four week countdown begins

With just four weeks to go until the Tour de Yorkshire comes to Leeds, here’s everything you need to know to make the most of the highly anticipated race. The fourth edition of the men’s race has been expanded from three to four stages and will take place between 3-6 May 2018. The women’s…

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Tour de Yorkshire shows go back on the road

Welcome to Yorkshire has unveiled the first set of Tour de Yorkshire roadshows which will take place across the county in the run up to this year’s races. The roadshows give a detailed view of the route and provide local residents, businesses and community groups with all the information they need to embrace the…

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Visit Leeds is Yorkshire’s number one

Visit Leeds has climbed 44 places to be the number one in Yorkshire and the Humber and eighth nationally in the 2017 English Tourism Social Media Index, an annual league table which grades 133 regional tourism bodies in England according to social media performance by their official channels. The Index, produced by social media agency…

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2023 case study- Skeletons: Our Buried Bones

It’s one of the most stunning, bold and thought-provoking exhibitions Leeds has ever seen. Now one of the curators behind Leeds City Museum’s incredible new Skeletons: Our Buried Bones has backed the city’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023. Ruth Martin, the museum’s curator of exhibitions, has worked with colleagues from…

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Leeds hits the heights in Yorkshire in Bloom awards

Leeds has once again wowed judges in a prestigious regional green competition. As part of a special ceremony held this month, In-Bloom groups representing communities from across the city were recognised for their tremendous green fingered efforts at the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards. It was also a day of celebration for Leeds as a…

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Over 700 Yorkshire pupils to take part in 245 mile cycle relay

Children and young people from 95 schools across Yorkshire will be taking part in a cycling relay covering ten local authority areas over the next two weeks. The Schools’ Yorkshire Tour relay will start on 12th June as part of national Bike Week. The relay will see pupils from primary, secondary and special schools…

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The Bluebird is landing: Yorkshire bakery opens in Kirkgate Market

One of Yorkshire’s most popular bakeries is set to open its third shop inside the newly restored Kirkgate Market on the 18th February 2017. Bluebird Bakery, which also has shops on York’s historic Shambles and in Malton – ‘Yorkshire’s food capital’ – is branching into West Yorkshire and hopes to drum up similar enthusiasm…

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Networking events for the fashion community launch in Leeds

Experts from across Leeds are set to come together for an exciting new programme of networking events designed to harness the city’s passion for fashion. Next week’s ‘Fashion Start Ups – Building Your Brand’ will be the first in a series of events for the fashion community in Leeds which aim to bring people together…

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