Emergency services day is back!

Tickets are on sale for Sunday’s clash with York Knights as our popular Emergency Services Day returns to Bartercard Odsal! The Bulls are looking to return to winning ways following a narrow defeat to the unbeaten league leaders Wakefield Trinity last time out, while York Knights have enjoyed an upturn in form since Mark Applegarth…

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York Cares Golden Moments Awards 2024: Celebrating the city’s unsung heroes

The fifteenth annual York Cares Golden Moments Awards honoured the remarkable contributions of employee-volunteers to the city of York. More than 90 guests, including the Civic Party, and ambassadors and volunteers from various York Cares member organizations and community partners, gathered at Aviva’s Wellington Row premises to celebrate the achievements of York’s unsung heroes. Some…

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Join in: seven ‘Days of Action’ to help clean up Bradford, Keighley and Huddersfield

Housing provider Incommunities has announced a series of ‘Days of Action’ to help clean up local areas. The seven Days of Action will see Incommunities teaming up with local residents to undertake activities like litter picking, painting, and planting shrubs. Colleagues from Bradford Council, Kirklees Council and West Yorkshire Police will also be on hand…

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Leeds-based Sagars becomes AAB in strategic brand consolidation

FPM, Sagars and May Figures to become AAB On track to achieve £100million turnover in 2024 Leading accountancy and business advisory services firm, Sagars, has become AAB, in a move which consolidates the business’ five brands across the UK and Ireland. This strategic alignment forms a cornerstone of AAB’s six-year plan to strengthen and expand…

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RJJ Software wins prestigious Digital Transformation Award

RJJ Software is excited to announce that its Chief Technical Officer and senior developer, Jamie Taylor, has had his Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) status renewed for the third time. As an accomplished professional in software development with a focus on .NET, Python, Rust, Go, and JavaScript technologies, Jamie’s expertise is second to none. His commitment…

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54North Homes to build new sustainable homes in Leeds

Work is set to begin on a new scheme that will deliver 28 affordable and sustainable homes in the Armley area of Leeds. The properties will be built by 54North Homes on a brownfield site on Wesley Road, using funding provided by Leeds City Council and Homes England. The £5.1 million development will comprise 26…

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York launches new air alert service

City of York Council has launched a new service designed to send free air pollution alerts and health advice to residents and visitors most likely to be affected by air pollution. The York Air Alert service is funded by DEFRA and aims to give advanced warning of when air pollution is expected to be higher than usual,…

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All clear for take-off! New £4m energy efficient hybrid buses coming to Transdev’s Yorkshire airport network

FLYER routes serving Leeds Bradford Airport to receive 15 new single deckers packed with high tech safety and comfort features Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev is to transform its popular FLYER bus network, linking Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate with Leeds Bradford Airport, with brand new buses packed with the latest safety and comfort features. The Harrogate-based…

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York’s free school meals pilots reach 6-month milestone

School pupils at two primary schools in York are celebrating the six-month anniversary of an ambitious scheme to pilot free school meals for children in the city. Pupils in key Stage 2 (years 3-6)* at Westfield Primary Community School started receiving free school lunches at the start of the year, thanks to funding from City…

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Yorkshire Building Society puts forward five opportunities for the new government

Yorkshire Building Society is calling on the new government to support first-time buyers, savers and the mutual sector. The Society also wants to boost skilled jobs outside London and is proposing that all primary school children in England should have lessons on managing money. The mutual is contacting MPs and sharing its five ‘Opportunities for…

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Join the conversation about new homes and area improvements in Walmgate and Fishergate

Residents of Walmgate and Fishergate are invited to drop-in sessions about the next steps to build 140 affordable, energy-efficient homes and improve local residential areas. Walmgate People living in Walmgate are invited to chat with members of the Council’s Housing Delivery Programme (HDP) and the design team including architects from Mikhail Riches. This conversation with…

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City of York Council shares feedback following Front Street engagement

Councillors will receive an update on plans to improve Front Street in Acomb at a meeting next week (18 July). In October 2023, the council’s Executive approved £570,000 of UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) money for phase 2 improvements to Front Street. The spending deadline for this funding is 31 March 2025. Earlier this year, residents, visitors, businesses…

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Real estate team reports strong performance in first half of 2024

Award-winning law firm, Schofield Sweeney, has announced a busy and successful first half of 2024 for its real estate team. In what is perceived to be an unsure market, the team continues to manage and conduct significant transactions, reflecting both the robust market conditions and the team’s expertise in handling complex real estate deals. This…

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Quality and quantity of council homes to increase

Councillors are looking at new and innovative ways to significantly increase the quality and quantity of affordable homes in York, so more residents can find secure and genuinely affordable homes. To do this, the Council is reporting on recent house building and buying, and has identified a number of opportunities to boost affordable housing delivery….

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Ambitious future awaits as City of York Council unveils route map to a healthier, more sustainable and better connected city

At a meeting next week (18 July) Executive Members will be asked to agree to a new, far reaching Local Transport Strategy which will shape the city’s travel networks until 2040. York’s Local Transport Strategy will prioritise people and set out the future for transport for the whole council area, including the city centre, suburbs,…

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Council commissions new £1.8m drug and alcohol service contract to help the residents of York

City of York Council has awarded the drug and alcohol service contract to a leading health and social care charity Change Grow Live. The charity will deliver a £1.8m service to provide community-based treatment and interventions for York residents wishing to access support for substance/alcohol use. Change Grow Live helps tens of thousands of people…

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Main Contractor for The Beacon – Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture

Tender – Closing date: 9pm 15 July 2024 Bradford 2025 are looking for a main contractor to provide pre-construction advice and act as the main contractor during the construction of The Beacon, a touring theatre that will travel across Bradford District in 2025. The contractor will work with the design team to build The Beacon and move the theatre from site to…

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Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture Uniform Tender

Request for Proposals Provider of Volunteer and Staff Uniforms & Related Items Date issued: Thursday 1 July 2024 Deadline for responses: Monday 5 August 2024, 5pm Introduction Bradford Culture Company (BCC) operating as Bradford 2025 (the Company) is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified partner (the Provider) to design and supply a range…

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What does this historic election result mean for UK taxpayers?

The result of the 2024 General Election will come as no surprise to pollsters, with Labour securing 412 seats – a landslide majority ending 14 years of Conservative rule. Inevitably taxpayers will be considering how this sweeping change in the political landscape will affect them. During the campaign, Labour did not provide particularly detailed tax…

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AAB augment corporate finance service in Yorkshire

New appointments to deliver end-to-end service across North of England AAB, a leading professional services firm across the UK and Ireland, is expanding its corporate finance offering across the North of England with the appointment of two new key team members based in Leeds. Patrick Lynch joins as Corporate Finance Partner, alongside Harris Jones as…

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Excellence in education celebrated at Bradford College STAR Awards

Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford was filled with excitement and anticipation for the first-ever Bradford College STAR Awards ceremony. The prestigious event celebrated outstanding achievements and excellence in education, honouring College students and employers for their remarkable contributions over the past academic year. The new Awards recognise those who have gone above and beyond in their…

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Yasper marks next phase of growth with key hire

Leeds-based communications agency Yasper has made a key hire following a strong start to its first year in business and a series of client wins. Bethany Lunt has been appointed as an Account Manager to help drive the business forward and lead on some of Yasper’s new and existing accounts across multiple sectors, including property…

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Otley garden centre provides plants to renovate Leeds children’s charity garden

The team at Otley Garden Centre has provided subsidised plants to support the renovation of three areas of Leeds Children’s Charity’s Lineham Farm in Eccup. Leeds University student, Aaron Cook approached Otley Garden Centre for support when he and fellow university students wanted to renovate the garden at Lineham Farm in memory of a friend…

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New Garden Waste Subscription Scheme launches in York

City of York Council has launched a new Garden Waste Subscription Scheme, which will introduce a charge for garden waste collections from Monday 5 August 2024. The easiest way to sign up for the Garden Waste Subscription Scheme is to complete an online form at www.york.gov.uk/GardenWaste Support is available for anyone who is not able…

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GB Railfreight celebrates 10,000th delivery to Drax Power Station

GB Railfreight has today completed the delivery of its 10,000th biomass train from Liverpool to Drax Power Station, North Yorkshire. Since 2016, GB Railfreight’s trains have moved over 15m tonnes of sustainable biomass between Peel Ports, Liverpool and Drax Power Station in Selby, Yorkshire. The biomass hauled by these 10,000 train journeys – equivalent to…

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Road Closures on Towthorpe Moor Lane

City of York Council will be carrying out essential drainage works on Towthorpe Moor Lane at the junction with Strensall Road. Work will start on Monday 15 July and last until Thursday 25 July 2024, weather permitting, and will require a road closure at the junction between 8am and 6pm, when work is taking place….

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Greece is the word as ThatZiki announces a new permanent residency at Trinity Kitchen

Due to open at the end of July, ThatZiki will bring its popular Greek gyros across the Pennines to Leeds, taking over the former Absurd Bird unit at Trinity Leeds, creating 25 jobs. As part of the launch event, ThatZiki will give away 50 free gyros plus free Greek soft drinks – with details to…

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Andrew Jackson strengthens employment team with senior appointment

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce that Gillian Markland has joined the firm’s employment team as a partner. Gillian brings several years’ experience acting across a broad range of employment matters. She regularly advises both public and private sector employers on a range of matters including contracts of employment, handbooks, disciplinary and dismissals,…

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Recruitment boost as new air traffic control staff bolster Teesside team

Two new starters from two very different backgrounds have been welcomed to the tower at Teesside Airport. Ben Harrety, 18, and Dan Parsons, 33, have joined the Air Traffic Control team in recent weeks. Ben, from Wynyard, has always held a passion for aviation having started learning to fly aged just 14 and applied for…

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Redcentric scale Scafell Pike to raise money for Children’s Heart Surgery Fund

Redcentric have been supporting Children’s Heart Surgery Fund since 2022 when they took on their first Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. They have raised over £20,000 in the last few years, which is an incredible achievement and has helped the charity to support every baby and child born with a heart problem in Yorkshire. This year…

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Leading Yorkshire nursery, Johnsons Nurseries, partners with college for second year of successful training course

Two Yorkshire businesses, an agricultural and horticultural college, Askham Bryan College, York and one of the UK’s largest commercial plant growers, Johnsons Nurseries, have partnered up for a second year to deliver a bespoke training course following a successful launch in 2023. Developed exclusively for Johnsons Nurseries’ staff, the 12-week ‘Introduction to Horticulture’ course will…

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Luxury show home offers first look at West Yorkshire development

A brand-new show home has opened its doors to the public at a new development in Burley in Wharfedale. David Wilson Homes has recently unveiled the impressive five bedroom Lichfield style show home at its brand new Imperial Court development on Ilkley Road. Imperial Court is the developer’s latest luxury development, with all homes benefitting…

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Running with the Bulls

Bradford Bulls Foundation, our official Charity Partner, are pleased to announce our exciting new partnership with FORDY RUNS RUNNING CLUB! The Bulls Foundation mission is to make a positive difference in Bradford, and they do this by delivering projects throughout the Bradford community and utilising the power of Rugby League and other sports to influence…

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Future of Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival secured by Cocker Hoop Creative

Acquisition of assets and intellectual property (IP) revives festival after liquidation of previous event owner Events By B3 Ltd Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival to return in 2025, showcasing the best of local and regional food, drink, and culinary talent Payments by traders due to attend the cancelled 2024 event will be honoured for…

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Mandale Industrial Park purchased by MDP NE29 Ltd

MDP NE29 Ltd have successfully acquired Mandale Industrial Park, located on Wallsend Road, North Shields for a purchase price in excess of £10 million. The estate comprises 39 units, including 24 hybrid units and 14 industrial units. Nigel Arnott, Head of Compliance/Industry Development for MDP NE29 Ltd, commented, “The acquisition of Mandale Industrial Park is…

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Inspirational Carolina is a Housing Hero

A Manningham Housing Association (MHA) employee who paved the way for the Bradford-based organisation to become the first housing association in the world to achieve the global Standard for Diversity and Inclusion for HR Management has been named Inspirational Colleague of the Year at the Housing Heroes Awards 2024. Carolina Padovezi de Oliveira, who joined…

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Leeds charity partners with university to stop refugees and asylum seekers being ‘treated like objects’ 

Give a Gift and York St John University researchers aim to change the blueprint for support service design.   York St John University and Give a Gift are proud to launch the findings of a 10-month study aimed at improving the lives of refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK. The work was launched after…

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Yasper Lands BR2.0 Brief

Leeds-based PR agency Yasper has been appointed by BR2.0 to deliver a media relations and content brief across its group businesses. Yasper will initially be tasked with supporting the firm as it moves its headquarters to Manchester city centre and launches new brands, Xpercity and Inspired, which will sit alongside its established construction business, Big Red, to…

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Azets takes Pride in diversity

Top 10 UK accountancy firm Azets in Yorkshire has strengthened its support for the LGBT+ community with backing for this June’s Pride celebrations. The company has a longstanding commitment to equality, diversity and inclusivity for its 3,000 staff in 70 offices and the clients they serve. Azets’ Yorkshire region has led the way by backing…

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AAB announces key promotions during period of strategic growth

AAB, a leading professional services firm across the UK and Ireland, has today announced the promotion of five team members into key leadership roles. This move not only underscores AAB’s dedication to fostering talent and commitment to excellence but also signals a continued trajectory of growth with 150 team members promoted across the 12 AAB…

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Further growth for Andrew Jackson’s Property team: Leanne Stefanovic joins as an associate

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP announces that Leanne Stefanovic has joined its property team as an associate, strengthening the firm’s client services offering across the region. Having assisted clients across a range of residential conveyancing matters for over 10 years, Leanne’s experience covers all aspects of residential property sale and purchase, as well as transfers of…

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Whitby Netwalking with English Heritage

The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce team visited the beautiful North Yorkshire landscape yesterday, for a guided tour around Whiby Abbey led by English Heritage. Joined by various business representatives from across the region, guests enjoyed the glorious sunshine on offer whilst also being treated to an insightful talk about the rich history…

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South Leeds Garden Centre celebrates nationwide EV rally with free charging on 2nd July

The team at a South Leeds garden centre group is celebrating after being invited to host a prestigious event for electric vehicles next month. Tingley Garden Centre is home to one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Yorkshire and has been selected to host an event as part of a five-day 1400-mile…

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York celebrates Armed Forces Week

City of York Council is joining partners across the city and the UK, to celebrate and recognise the contribution of our Armed Forces later this month Saturday (29 June). Armed Forces Day is a chance for communities to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving…

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King’s Awards for Enterprise – Chamber webinar

The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce recently held an online webinar for the King’s Awards for Enterprise. Hosted by Jon Hammond DL, spectators were joined by Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Ed Anderson, Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Jo Ropner and a number of previous winners including: Nathan Hughes, Founder & Managing Director, Restrap Ltd….

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Get set Harrogate, your new generation electric buses are coming!

Spa town’s power-packed new zero emission buses prepare for the open road as families and VIPs join the launch party They’ve had a movie star launch in the heart of Harrogate – and now the first of the spa town’s sparkling new electric buses are being prepared to carry their first customers in service in…

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Recycle and reuse social enterprise moves to Temple, Leeds

Paint reprocessing specialist, Seagulls Reuse, has relocated to 129 Water Lane within the heart of the Temple district of Leeds. Seagulls will recycle, mix and sell paint as well as running a series of creative workshops close to the city centre in its new 31,150 sq ft warehouse. Cat Hyde, co-founder of Seagulls, explains: “We’d…

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