Yorkshire

Tadcaster Primary Academy’s Early Years outdoor area has been successfully upgraded

Tadcaster Primary Academy’s Early Years outdoor area has been successfully upgraded thanks to the design and construction skills of a team from housebuilder Avant Homes North Yorkshire.   The project, which was done on a charitable basis, is part of Avant Homes’ ongoing commitment to supporting and enhancing the local communities where it builds.   The renovated area provides an enhanced and safe outdoor learning environment for the students, with a focus on fostering creativity, exploration and physical activity.   It has been designed to have a positive impact on the students’ physical and cognitive development, providing them with a
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Woman missing following a coach trip to York

Now found – 8 Feb 22 at 21:15 North Yorkshire Police are currently searching in York city centre for a 70-year-old lady who got off a coach this morning but failed to return to it. Orlan has visited York for the day on a coach trip, she was due to return to the coach at 2pm this afternoon but didn’t arrive. The last confirmed sighting of Orlan was at 12pm this lunchtime (Thursday 08 February 2024) on Parliament Street outside Marks and Spencers. Footage shows that she then crossed the road onto Picadilly. Orlan who is from Bristol suffers with
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Leeds man says time with donkeys helped transform his life

A young man from Leeds who spent two years struggling with alcohol and drug dependency says support from The Donkey Sanctuary in Leeds and EMERGE Leeds has given him a reason to live again. Kaiden (20) was accepted into the care co-ordination pathway at EMERGE Leeds after being referred by his GP for interpersonal and emotional difficulties, which he was managing though drug and alcohol use at the time. EMERGE Leeds is a specialist service covering West Yorkshire, provided by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The service works with young people aged 18-25 years, some of which are
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Green Party select their North Yorkshire Mayoral candidate

Cllr Kevin Foster has been selected as the Green Party North Yorkhsire Mayoral Candidate for the May 2024 elections. Kevin Foster has lived in Catterick, North Yorkshire for over 40 years. He has served 30 years both in the Armed Forces Reserves and as a civil servant. His elected local government experience covers every level from Parish, Town, District, County, and now North Yorkshire unitary Council where he represents Hipswell & Colburn Division. His priorities as Mayor for York & North Yorkshire would be firstly to ensure that grant bids to central government were of the highest quality to secure
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MP’s call for calm amid reported rise in antisemitism

Local MP Andrew Jones has called for ‘calm, tolerance and respect’ across our community following reports in the capital of a rise in antisemitic activities. Jewish groups and the police have reported a significant rise in incidents since the terrorist attacks in Israel and the ongoing response from the Israeli Government. Mr Jones commented: I must start by being unequivocal in my condemnation of the barbaric attacks by Hamas. The reports I have read show a level of brutality deliberately targeted at innocent civilians unlike that which any of us could imagine. Kidnapping civilians, including babies and children, to use
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North Yorkshire churches throw open their doors for Yorkshire Churches Day

Hundreds of churches across North Yorkshire are preparing to welcome visitors for ‘Yorkshire Churches Day’ (YCD) on Saturday 16 September. Run by the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust (YHCT), Yorkshire Churches Day is a day where everyone is encouraged to visit their local place of worship even if they have never stepped foot inside a church before. It will be a day for those who are curious about the history and heritage of their local surroundings. The initiative has been warmly welcomed by Stephen Cottrell, the Archbishop of York and President of the YHCT: Yorkshire Churches Day is a wonderful opportunity Harrogate Informer …


Rapid electric vehicle chargers installed in three market towns

Visitors and residents in market towns in North Yorkshire will benefit from new electric charging points for vehicles in the latest phase of a roll-out of the technology across the county. Two rapid chargers have each been installed at Cleveland Way car park in Helmsley, Water Lane car park in Malton and Eastgate car park in Pickering. Funded by Zest – one of the UK’s fastest-growing EV charging infrastructure networks – the chargers are now available to use. The installation has been paid for by Zest, with Zest setting the tariff, and North Yorkshire Council taking a percentage of the Harrogate Informer …


Video: Andrew Gray standing in the Selby and Ainsty by-election

Andrew Gray is standing to be the next Member of Parliament for the Selby and Ainsty District. A by-election was forced when Nigel Adams (Conservative) stood down. Andrew lives in Harrogate, and is a trained solicitor, and has run a number of legal firms. As a departure from his legal work he is standing for MP, but has a unique offering. Andrew says he does not have a manifesto, but will use AI (Artificial Intelligence) to engage with the electorate on their views, to draw up a consensus of opinion. The technology is called Polis. Polis is a real-time system Harrogate Informer …


Rowers make a splash for Martin House this weekend

Teams of rowers will make a splash for cash this weekend when Martin House Children’s Hospice holds its Dragon Boat Race at Roundhay Park. More than 40 teams will battle to be crowned champions in the contest on Waterloo Lake on Sunday 25 June. Maddie Bentley, events manager at Martin House, said: The Dragon Boat Race is such a great spectacle – there are races every 10 minutes, so there’s plenty of fast and furious action to watch. We also have a tug of war competition, family funfair and plenty of food stalls, all the in beautiful setting of Roundhay Harrogate Informer …


Deadline to apply for voter ID is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April

Anyone wishing to vote in person at this year’s local elections in Leeds only has three weeks left to ensure they have accepted photo identification. In order to be able to vote in person at polling stations on Thursday 4 May, voters will need to be able to show an accepted form of photo ID. Anyone unable to produce such identification at the polling station will not be able to vote. The list of accepted forms of ID can be seen at Voter photo ID (leeds.gov.uk). If anyone requires new Voter ID, the deadline to apply is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April. Harrogate Informer …