One In A Million charity launches CHANGE campaign

One In A Million charity is delighted to have been chosen as Mark Cowgill Bradford Chamber of Commerce president’s chosen charity during his two year tenure.  Mark invites you to support him with his ‘CHANGE’ campaign. As a local business, we are asking you to join us by signing up today to support our CHANGE…

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York St John University sponsors the York International Shakespeare Festival

The annual festival returns on Thursday 18 April 2024 Artists from the UK, the United States, Ukraine, Japan, Bulgaria, France and Turkey will arrive in York for 10 days of world and UK premieres, storytelling in schools and libraries, book launches, seminars, lectures and exhibitions. While York St John University has been a main venue…

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Yorktoberfest returns to York Racecourse this Autumn with beer, bratwurst and all things Bavarian!

Autumn cheer is forecast today with the news that Yorktoberfest, York’s traditional Bavarian beer festival, will be returning to the Clocktower Enclosure at York Racecourse this October, for a fourth successive year.  York’s very own Oktoberfest has proved hugely popular since its debut in 2021 with all sessions selling out last year. Yorktoberfest 2024 will…

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MasterChef: The Professionals stars to create six-course menu for Castle Howard event

Chefs Alex Webb and Philli Armitage-Mattin are creating a six-course tasting menu for a brand-new evening event at Castle Howard this April. Alex and Philli featured on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2020, with Alex taking the crown and Philli in final four. Alex and Philli are collaborating with Castle Howard on a seasonal menu showcasing…

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Run with the Bulls

The Bradford Bulls Foundation is excited to unveil the details of “Run with the Bulls,” set to take place on April 14th, 2024, at Odsal Stadium. This event marks a significant milestone as the Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary. “Run with the Bulls” offers participants of all ages and fitness levels the opportunity to engage…

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New lease of life for one of Boar Lane’s oldest buildings.

However you come into Leeds City Centre, you are usually sure to be greeted by the imposing beauty of Holy Trinity Boar Lane. For nearly 300 years it has stood the test of time, being a church for shoppers, an arts venue, housing the Nurture Cafe and now it is a church for workers in…

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Refugee Council CEO to call for compassion at York St John University’s Doing Change event

“Now is the time to show the world that Britain is unwavering in its belief in a shared humanity”    York St John University and the Office of the Archbishop of York are delighted to announce that Enver Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of the Refugee Council is to deliver this year’s Lecture in Social Justice:…

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Civic Party celebrates International Women’s Day

The Civic Party of York celebrated International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March with an evening event at the Mansion House entitled ‘One City – Many Women’s Voices’. The event, which brought together inspiring women from across they city, was hosted by the Lady Mayoress, Joy Cullwick and focussed on women who are making the…

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Wellington Place inspires the Women of the Future

Young women from across Leeds took part in speed networking, interactive workshops and office tours as part of an inspirational day of activities at Wellington Place to celebrate International Women’s Day. MEPC, the asset and development manager behind Wellington Place, once again partnered with Ahead Partnership to host its annual Women of the Future event….

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Recruitment fair offers support and direct access to jobs

Over 70 recruiting employers, training providers and support services will be offering jobs to residents at The York Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair. The fair will be held at York Barbican on Wednesday 13 March 2024 from 11am-6pm. The event is open to everyone and brings together employment and training opportunities for people of all ages….

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Yorkshire Garden Centre Group celebrates the arrival of spring with launch weekend

A Bradford headquartered garden centre group is marking the arrival of spring with a weekend of activities and promotions at its four sites next month. Yorkshire Garden Centres is hosting the spring launch weekend at its sites in Tong, Tingley, Otley and Batley on 9th and 10th March. The theme of the weekend is a…

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Residents invited to in-person workshops to make York city centre more accessible

To help make York city centre more accessible for all, residents are invited to sign up to a series of in-person, detailed workshops. Blue Badge holders’ access to the city centre reopened on 4 January 2024 and we’ve been gathering feedback on users’ experiences and suggestions for improvement as part of an accessible and inclusive…

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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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The Bradford Bulls Foundation 20th birthday heritage lunch

Join us in celebrating a remarkable milestone as The Bradford Bulls Foundation marks its 20th Birthday with a special commemorative “Heritage Lunch” on Monday, 26th of February, starting at 6pm. Prepare for an evening filled with nostalgia and insight as we bring together a distinguished panel of esteemed guests, including Nigel Wood, Mark Sawyer, Richard…

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Walker Sime to showcase commitment to healthy cities at leading real estate event

Walker Sime, the Leeds based construction consultancy, has confirmed its involvement with The UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum (UKREiiF) which takes place between 21-23 May 2024, in Leeds. As a renowned construction, regeneration and infrastructure consultancy, Walker Sime has long been committed to creating lasting legacies of regeneration that positively impact society and…

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RMA systems triumph at Bradford College Apprenticeship Games 2024

Building energy experts RMA Systems showcased their brightest talent when they joined Bradford College in marking National Apprenticeship Week 2024. The second-ever Bradford College Apprenticeship Games challenged local partners employing their apprentices to enter a team for a fun day of six challenges. This year, tasks across curriculum specialisms included Beat the Keeper (by Bradford…

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York gets set to celebrate female business leaders

For the third year running, York’s businesses are being invited to celebrate the achievements of women in business at an event aimed at supporting female entrepreneurship in the city. Empowering and Inspiring Women in Business in York will take place on Tuesday 5 March from 9:30am-2:15pm at the Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York…

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Why hiring refugees is good for business

Wednesday 27th March, 10am – 4pm Norcroft Centre, University of Bradford, BD7 1DP Bradford City of Sanctuary and the University of Bradford invite you to a free networking event on employing highly motivated and skilled refugees in West Yorkshire! Are you an employer looking to diversify your workforce and tap into a pool of enthusiastic,…

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Bank of England expert to reveal financial outlook for Yorkshire at Leeds Beckett University lecture

For over 20 years, Leeds Business School has presented this key lecture in the region’s business calendar. Alex Golledge, who is the bank’s Agent for Yorkshire and Humber, will give an update on the performance of the economy and outline expectations for the months ahead to local business leaders, professionals, and students at the university’s…

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York marks Holocaust Memorial Day with programme of events

Residents and visitors are invited to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 with a programme of commemorative events. Holocaust Memorial Day occurs on 27 January every year to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945. It is an opportunity for people across the world to come together and reflect the horrific events of…

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New year, new job? Come to the latest Jobs Fair!

Anyone looking for work across the city or some support with training or getting new qualifications is welcome at the latest Acomb Jobs Fair on 24 January. This regular recruitment event features dozens of employers and employment agencies, and takes place on Wednesday 24 January, 11am – 2pm at Acomb Parish Church Hall, Front Street,…

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The Bradford Bulls are proud to announce the return of “The Big Bradford Bulls Sleep Out” on the 19th of January at Odsal Stadium

Building on the success of last year’s Sleep Out, this initiative aims to raise awareness and vital funds to support local charities – Focus4Hope, Homeless Not Hopeless, Calderdale SmartMove/ Happy Days, and the Bradford Bulls Foundation. The event will start at 5pm at the back of the Stainforth Construction Stand, where there will be Live…

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Award-winning Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland Now Open at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York

York’s award-winning festive destination – Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet York – is back for its 18th season with a new look. The popular attraction, which comprises the North of England’s largest outdoor rink of real ice, a Santa’s Grotto, as well as a funfair, had its ‘lights switch-on’ for the 30ft high Christmas…

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Christmas at Castle Howard: Following a record-breaking 2022, Castle Howard launch their 2023 Peter Pan-themed Christmas event

The North Yorkshire stately home is transformed into Neverland, running until 7th January. Iconic North Yorkshire stately home Castle Howard have opened their 2023 Christmas event, Christmas in Neverland. Last year’s 2022 event saw a record-breaking visitor numbers, which was a landmark moment for the stately home in the context of post-pandemic recovery. Christmas in…

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South Leeds Garden Centre adds Ice Rink to its list of seasonal attractions

A South Leeds garden centre is launching a seasonal ice rink on 18th November. Tingley Garden Centre has added an undercover boutique ice rink for up to 130 skaters to its seasonal activity programme for 2023. “We’re very excited to introduce an Ice Rink to Tingley for fabulous family fun this festive season. Make memories over…

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TEDx Leeds Beckett University hosts ‘Our Changing World’ on Wednesday 22 November

The questions posed by an ever-evolving world will be answered through a series of talks at the TEDx Leeds Beckett University event. Four speakers from the university are set to deliver impactful talks centred around the theme of ‘Our Changing World’ on Wednesday 22 November from 15.00 at The Theatre, Leeds School of Arts on…

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Bradford Garden Centre to host wreath-making workshop

A Bradford garden centre is hosting two wreath-making workshops as part of its seasonal festivities. The new events take place in the Mezzanine Restaurant at Tong Garden Centre on two dates in December and include everything needed to create a 16-inch Christmas wreath, plus refreshments. The events have been organised by senior marketing assistant, Harriet…

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Major Tony Cragg sculpture show across Yorkshire at Castle Howard & York Minster

Internationally renowned sculptor Tony Cragg will present a landmark exhibition of works at Castle Howard and York Minster, opening on 3 May 2024. The new collaboration between the two iconic Yorkshire venues will see over 30 works by Cragg go on display. Tony Cragg at Castle Howard (3 May to 22 September 2024) will be the…

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Haworth military uniform specialists make school’s Art Week a totem success!

Donated materials from a Haworth manufacturer which produces ceremonial military uniform accoutrement and regimental Colours and flags, have been used to create totem poles at a local school. For almost 60 years, the fourth generation family business Wyedean, has specialised in the manufacture of military uniforms and ceremonial accoutrements including fabrics for medals, military badges…

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Parliamentary screening for insightful documentary about support for the most vulnerable in society

MPs, charities and families to attend screening in Parliament with a call to action to improve the lives of people with severe mental illness and their carers  Two couples allowed Yorkshire filmmaker Tracy Willits to follow them through the COVID 19 lockdown and show how their lives in North East England were turned upside down…

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The Firework-Makers Daughter set to spark half-term joy

This October half-term, families in York are being invited to take part in an interactive storytelling adventure featuring magic, Makaton, talking elephants and the timeless message that we all have the power to become the person we dream of being. The Firework-Maker’s Daughter is set to be staged in Explore venues across the city, throughout the…

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Introducing the Style Hatchery Summit, a Breakthrough for the Children’s Industry

Save the date for the forthcoming Style Hatchery Summit on the 2nd of February 2024, based in Leeds. It will be the first of its kind in the UK, providing a supportive platform, showcasing the best of children’s lifestyle brands, and influential keynote speakers. It will welcome a curated assembly of the best professionals from…

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York Partners’ Event to Support Care Careers

York Health and Care Partnership will hold a Health and Care Recruitment, Careers and Volunteering Event next month (Saturday 4 November) to showcase the opportunities available across the city. The drop-in event will be held from 10am to 2pm at City of York Council’s West Offices, Station Rise, York, and will provide an opportunity for individuals to…

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Squire Patton Boggs to host Life Sciences event

In partnership with leading research consultancies Didobi and Life Sciences Real Estate, SPB are hosting an event aimed at those who are currently involved or looking to invest in the most advanced life sciences sector outside of the golden triangle. Though hosted in Leeds the company is working with colleagues in Manchester to make this a truly Northern…

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Castle Howard continues collaboration with Yorkshire Bake Off star Freya Cox, announcing autumnal cake and book signing event

• Castle Howard continues their partnership with Great British Bake Off star Freya Cox on seasonal vegan bakes available in their shops and cafes • The third cake in the series, an autumnal Double Chocolate Muffin with Toasted White Chocolate Marshmallows, will be available in Castle Howard’s Coffee Shop and Courtyard Café from 3rd October…

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Odsal Stadium to host first ever Bradford Diwali Awards

Odsal Stadium is to host the first ever Bradford Diwali Awards on Thursday 26th October! Organised by the Bradford Hindu Council, the first ever Bradford Diwali Awards are set to honour the unsung heroes whose contributions to the local community have changed people’s lives. There are a total of 11 award categories, which are: Empowering Children through…

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Celebrating Bradford event brings local businesses together to highlight city’s economic development

Celebrating Bradford will take place on Wednesday (18th October) at The Madisson bringing together the great and good of West Yorkshire to celebrate the remarkable progress made in the business landscape of Bradford. Named as the City of Culture for 2025, Celebrating Bradford will welcome key business figures, civic dignitaries, senior council officers, Members of Parliament…

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Next generation of engineers inspired by University event ​

Pupils from a host of schools were given an insight into a career in engineering and manufacturing during an event at the University of Bradford. A special team engineering challenge was staged by the University’s Faculty of Engineering and Digital Technologies. It saw a group of 60 pupils from Year 9 onwards at Bradford district schools…

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Bulls heritage lunch at Odsal Stadium

The Bradford Bulls Foundation are excited to host their ‘Heritage Lunch’ this Thursday the 28th of September at Southbank, Sekhon Stand at Odsal Stadium. An event where you’ll hear captivating tales of years gone by and embark on a journey spanning over 120 years of Bradford Bulls history. Surround yourself with fellow Bradford fans, a…

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An Evening with Kevin Sinfield OBE

We are excited to announce we are hosting ‘An Evening with Kevin Sinfield OBE’ at the Leeds Rose Bowl on 4th May 2023. Alongside Collaborative Professionals Network (CPN) and Leeds Law School we are bringing together professionals from the accountancy, finance, legal and other sectors to celebrate the work Kevin is doing to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association and hear his…

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Researchers gather experiences of harassment with pop-up dancefloor events

The Dancefloor Project: a unique research collaboration that aims to reduce unwanted behaviour in public spaces and make nights out safer “Every woman has a dancefloor story, a walking home alone story, a workplace story, a bus journey story” A unique collaboration between psychology researchers at York St John University and York based community projects…

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Tingley garden centre celebrates its first gardening season with a spring launch weekend

A Tingley garden centre is celebrating springtime and its first gardening season with a celebration launch weekend next month On the 1st and 2nd of April, visitors to Tingley Garden Centre will be able to see the changes that owners, Yorkshire Garden Centres, have made since it opened in September and get 15% off plants, garden furniture,…

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City Cruises and York’s Chocolate Story bring an Easter Egg-stravaganza to York

City Cruises and York’s Chocolate Story are teaming up this Easter to bring an exciting Easter egg hunt to York. The two companies have collaborated to create an egg hunt that will see 16 eggs hidden around the city over a two-week period from April 1st to April 16th. One egg will be hidden at…

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Rising stars of manufacturing and engineering to be celebrated in Leeds awards

Manufacturing and engineering employers in Leeds are being urged to nominate outstanding younger talent from among their own organisations for an awards initiative that is now in its second year. The Leeds Manufacturing Festival Awards aim to identify and recognise the achievements of the industry’s next generation of rising stars and potential business leaders. The…

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Bradford Garden Centre to host free houseplant advice session

A Bradford garden centre is hosting a free drop-in session for customers to get expert houseplant advice. Gardeners’ World Live presenter Joe Bagley will be in the houseplant department at Tong Garden Centre from 12 pm on Saturday, 25th March to give advice and answer questions about houseplants. “More people are interested in indoor gardening than…

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Leeds Commercial Property Lunch launched by regional businesses

Bradley Hall, Schofield Sweeney, and Together have partnered to launch the first Leeds Commercial Property Lunch. The three regional businesses have come together to create a forum for key commercial property professionals, with the aim of introducing new opportunities, education and encourage collaboration in the sector. David Cran, managing director of Bradley Hall Yorkshire, said:…

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Creative festival provides young people with insights into performing arts industry

York St John University hosts performing arts festival for school pupils in Yorkshire Co-Create is a one-day festival produced by York St John University that celebrates the making of music, dance and theatre with, and for and by members of the youth community. Collaborating with schools in York and North Yorkshire, the festival brought together…

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Leeds College of Building Showcases Higher-Level Training for National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Higher and degree apprenticeships are the focus for Leeds College of Building as the country marks National Apprenticeship Week 2023 (#NAW2023).Taking place this week from 6th – 12th February, #NAW2023 is the 16th annual celebration of apprenticeships. The week brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships…

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