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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Yorkshire-grown plants selected to honour rugby legend

The team at a South Leeds garden centre have used Yorkshire-grown bedding plants to create a floral tribute to honour rugby league legend Rob Burrow. This week, the team at Tingley Garden Centre planted a 7.4m2  memorial tribute at Headingley using pansies grown by Dalby’s in York. The garden was designed by Marc Salama, Commercial…

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Ousewem unveils powerful video collaboration with The Artery to address environmental challenges

Ousewem, an innovative flood resilience project supporting vulnerable North Yorkshire communities, is proud to unveil an insightful video created in partnership with The Artery, a champion for creativity and collaboration in North Yorkshire’s rural and coastal communities. Founded on the principles of fostering creativity and empowering early-career creatives, The Artery has received funding from Innovate…

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West Yorkshire plantsman fulfils a lifelong ambition to build an RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden

Such is a Halifax plant buyer’s commitment to conservation and gardening that he used annual leave to volunteer on the build of an award-winning garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Marc Salama took leave from his position as Commercial Plant Manager at Yorkshire Garden Centres to work on the Gold medal-winning Water Aid…

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Twin sisters publish The Brand Power Manifesto to upskill female entrepreneurs

Chloe and Abigail Baldwin, are twin sisters, business partners, and now co-authors. They were shaped by their modest upbringing and sought out their own opportunities. With no prior business experience (but fuelled by sheer determination) they established Buttercrumble, an award-winning creative studio. Their inspiring but down-to-earth story is now immortalised in their debut book, The…

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Arts students bring colour, vision and vibrance to campus for end of year shows

York St John University Degree Show Exhibitions open their doors to the public   From sculpture to photography, graphic design to animation: York St John University is proud to welcome friends, family and members of the public to the Art and Design Degree Show Exhibitions 2024. The Art Degree Show will feature sixty exhibiting artists across…

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Forget Bridgerton’s Lady Whistledown, the most savage high society commentator of Georgian times was an angry green parrot

York St John University students make The Parrot accessible for modern audiences for the first time    A fascination with royal affairs and high society gossip may seem at its peak during the current digital age but history shows us there was a huge appetite for it in Georgian England too. In the eighteenth century…

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Leeds Digital Careers Fair 2024: Inspiring Tech Talent In The Region

As Leeds digital economy grows, so too does Leeds Digital Careers Fair (LDCF24) 2024.  Delivered by Employment and Skills at Leeds City Council, this pivotal event aims to inspire individuals who are not currently working in digital or tech, providing a place for people to explore diverse career paths and training courses, and to connect…

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Castle Howard presents first major exhibition by a contemporary artist

Internationally renowned sculptor Tony Cragg presents a landmark exhibition at Castle Howard this summer. Tony Cragg at Castle Howard (3 May – 22 September 2024) is the first major exhibition by a leading contemporary artist to be held across the house and grounds of the historic estate. Castle Howard is Britain’s most famous country house,…

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York St John students take over York Theatre Royal for week-long arts festival 

Performance students from York St John University will take over York Theatre Royal in May as part of the Takeover 2024: In The Limelight festival.   Now in its twelfth year – but the fourth run exclusively by York St John students – the Takeover Festival gives young people the opportunity to gain valuable real-life work…

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Leeds Beckett University using AI to support autism and ADHD diagnosis and services

Leeds Beckett University is leading a new project to develop ways of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to support the diagnosis of ADHD and autism in adults, and to help with prioritisation of services. In partnership with South-West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT), computing experts at Leeds Beckett aim to digitise the Trust’s adult ADHD…

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From balaclavas to ballgowns

One of the biggest suppliers of police protective equipment in the UK is turning its hand to couture fashion in a new venture with one of Yorkshire’s top designers. MLA, based near Pocklington, will be launching items from a collection, designed by Yorkshire born James Steward, at York Fashion Week in May. The company, which…

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The Modern .NET show reaches major milestone with over 675,000 total unique downloads

Leeds, April 25th, 2024:—RJJ Software is excited to announce that its podcast, The Modern .NET Show, has recently surpassed an impressive milestone of 675,000 total unique downloads. As a leading software development company specializing in .NET, and AI-based technologies, RJJ Software is proud to have produced and shared this valuable resource for the developer community….

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Call for video games to adopt a ‘positive PEGI’ system after new research uncovers self-care benefits of gaming

Academics from York St John University have published a groundbreaking new study on the positive effects of video games in helping young people manage loss. Dr Matthew Spokes, Dr Jack Denham, Matt Coward-Gibbs and Caitlin Veal from the investigate.games research group have explored how adapting grief models can shed light on the processing and understanding…

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Phishing social engineering tactics and how to avoid them

With the rise of social media and increased digital connectivity, social engineering has become easier, and cyber attacks are more frequent. The importance of raising awareness of social engineering tactics Everyone in your organisation, from the director to the newest employee, is prone to making mistakes. The need to stay alert of looming cyber threats…

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Whaling: Personalised cyber attacks targeting business leaders

Whaling is a phishing attack that targets the “big fish” or high level executives within an organisation masking as a legitimate email. As mentioned whaling attacks are highly targeted as they seek to trick specific group of individuals. As such these targeted phishing attacks may typically include the name, job title, and company of the person they…

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How to protect your physical workplace security

Physical security can pose a huge risk to your organisation whether your employees work from home or in the office. This blog will tackle the complexities of physical security to help you enhance your organisation’s security culture outside of the online environment. The components of physical security in the office Simply put, physical security characterises…

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Fine Art student collaborates with The Guerrilla Girls for exhibition at Leeds Beckett University

Final year Fine Art Student, Katie Crowe, has curated an exhibition with The Guerrilla Girls that will be showcased at Leeds Beckett University from Friday 22 March until Sunday 14 April 2024. A social gathering will be held at 5pm on Tuesday 9 April at White Column. Katie, driven by her passion for Feminist Art,…

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Sustainable Green Globe launches social enterprise to support emerging artists

Sustainable Green Globe, a SME that provides eco-friendly wall art for commercial and residential properties, recently established Sustainable Artist, a social enterprise focused on helping emerging artists advance their careers in the visual art sector. Through Sustainable Artist, Sustainable Green Globe aims to provide support for artists from all backgrounds. Initiatives include skills development workshops,…

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Documentary premiere and panel discussion to explore mental health and gaps in the benefits system

The Royal College of Psychiatrists, healthcare professionals, York Mind, and Rachael Maskell MP join filmmaker and bereaved families for York St John University event York St John University is proud to announce the first public screening of the acclaimed documentary Pip, Pop and a Pandemic. Recently shown in Parliament and submitted as evidence to the…

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Buttercrumble helps a boutique brand blossom

Recently, Buttercrumble has been supporting the wonderful Bluebell Petite brand, which is due to launch its first boutique in central Leeds. Rebecca has such an uplifting story; we are delighted to be involved and share in this journey! The collaboration between Buttercrumble and Bluebell Petite bears heartfelt social impact on multiple fronts. Buttercrumble became brand…

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Castle Howard collaborates with Yorkshire baker and writer Freya Cox on seasonal vegan cakes

• Vegan Great British Bake Off star Freya Cox has worked with Castle Howard chefs to create bespoke vegan cakes for sale in the stately home’s cafes and shops • Castle Howard and Freya will create three vegan cakes in 2023 released seasonally • The first cake is a delicious mini-Black Forest Gateau celebrating Veganuary,…

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