Extraordinary achievements of York St John University graduate highlighted in a new national campaign to champion first generation students

100 Faces celebrates those who were the first in their families to attend university and is led by Universities UK.  Richard Holmes graduated last year from York St John University with a BA (Hons) in Product Design. He is the creator of the groundbreaking Global Anthem – a hand gesture flashcard system that facilitates effective…

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Covid Facebook Marketplace fraudster sentenced in York to 12 months

A fraudster who used Facebook Marketplace to exploit people looking to refurnish their homes during the COVID-19 lockdowns has been sentenced for money laundering and running a fraudulent business at York Crown Court today (11 April 2024). Ryan Rhys Burns, aged 32 of 26 St Mary’s Road, Rotherham, conned customers out of £14,544 for furnishings,…

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Sixty years of manufacturing marked with regal flourish

Three generations of Haworth’s military accoutrement manufacturer Wyedean Weaving have celebrated 60 years in business. The West Yorkshire firm, which was formed in 1964 by husband and wife team David and Norma Wright, is Haworth’s oldest employer and today produces over 10,000 uniform-based items each year including the King’s Coronation Medal ribbon and most recently,…

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C-Kore celebrates deploying 800th Subsea Testing Tool

C-Kore Systems, a UK company specializing in automated subsea testing tools is celebrating the mobilization of their 800th unit. The job is with a major operator off the coast of West Africa for a fault-finding operation on a complex subsea electrical network. C-Kore have been assisting operators worldwide for over a decade with more than…

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Supercharged growth for renewable energy start-up as it reports £1 million turnover in just one year

Leeds-based specialist renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) firm, E-Merge Group, has experienced a supercharged first year of operations, reporting a turnover of £1 million since the start-up business was established just 12 months ago. Set up in April 2023 by renewable energy experts, Marc Haley and Charlotte Ward, the E-Merge Group has experienced unprecedented…

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Bradford Bulls are delighted to announce a major new investor in the form of NIC Services Group.

NIC Services Group are West Yorkshire based and are the largest privately owned provider of Facilities Management Services across the UK. Bulls Chairman Nigel Wood OBE said, “We have been talking to NIC for some time and we are delighted that they have joined the club and the board at this very important time in…

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Bradford College achieves West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter

Bradford College is one of the latest certified members of the new West Yorkshire Fair Work Charter. Created by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin, the Charter is an ambitious new initiative that supports and celebrates great employers across the region.   The Charter welcomes employers of all sizes and across…

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New Yorkshire Building Society mortgage helps first-time buyers get on the housing ladder earlier, for just £5k

Yorkshire Building Society is today launching its new and innovative £5k Deposit Mortgage to help tackle one of the biggest issues preventing people from achieving their homeownership dreams. The new mortgage is available directly to customers and via brokers through Accord Mortgages – the lender’s intermediary-only arm. This new and innovative product, believed to be…

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Yorkshire team advises Mainprize Offshore on partial sale and multi-million pound development investment

A team of Yorkshire advisers has assisted the shareholders of Mainprize Offshore, a designer and operator of bespoke crew transfer vessels to the offshore wind industry, on its partial sale to private equity fund, Alcuin Capital Partners (“Alcuin”), together with the re-financing of its fleet with Siemens Financial Services. Under the terms of the deal,…

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YBS commercial underlines commitment to supporting clients through ongoing commercial market challenges by doubling team

YBS Commercial Mortgages has revealed it expects to double its workforce this year, compared to 2022, bolstering its teams by a further 20 per cent, which builds on an 18 per cent increase in numbers during 2023, taking the total workforce to 105. The commercial lender has taken the opportunity presented by an overall dip…

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Andrew Jackson advises on yew tree farm development

Regional law firm Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP announces that it has advised Huddersfield-based John Radcliffe & Sons, thought to be the oldest development company in the north of England, on the purchase of land at Yew Tree Farm in Farnley Tyas, West Yorkshire. Radcliffe Developments Farnley has already developed 31 houses in Farnley Tyas on…

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Transdev opens new ‘future ready’ bus depot in York

Fully accessible and employee focussed working space packed with power-saving and local biodiversity features New depot will support York local routes and CitySightseeing open-top tour buses Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev has officially opened its new green depot on the northern outskirts of York – with an upbeat assessment of the prospects for future expansion. The…

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Historic Hull-based Whitaker Tankers acquired by Lindsay Blee

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP announces that its client, Whitaker Tankers (“Whitakers”), a long standing, family owned shipping business based in Hull, has been acquired by marine fuel specialists Lindsay Blee. Whitakers is an internationally renowned fuel transportation company, operating a fleet of sea going tankers and specialising in ship bunkering services. The company is proud…

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York and N Yorkshire investigators help secure verdict for ticket touts guilty of online fraud

The final pair of a family of ‘ticket touts’ have been found guilty at Leeds Crown Court of fraudulently and dishonestly buying and reselling tickets – often at vastly inflated prices – for high profile music events such as Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga and Little Mix concerts. The hearing is the latest in a series…

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Bradford College partnership with Bradford Bulls charges on

Bradford College and Bradford Bulls Rugby League Football Club have signed and committed to a new educational partnership agreement for 2024. The exciting deal will provide students and staff with benefits such as stadium tours, discounted tickets, work experience placements, and a host of opportunities to work together. Speaking about the re-signing between two of…

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Blueberry Marketing Solutions empowers British exports with Department for Business & Trade partnership

BRITISH businesses looking to expand their global footprint can expect a significant boost after Blueberry secured a new partnership with the Department for Business and Trade (DBT). This latest collaboration will continue to drive the success of the Government’s UK Export Academy, breaking down export barriers and encouraging businesses to explore international markets overseas. Empowering British Businesses…

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Azets and Andrew Jackson help York bus company get on board with First Group

A deal has been completed for the sale of York Pullman Bus Company Ltd (“York Pullman”), with advisory services from top 10 UK accountancy firm Azets and regional law firm Andrew Jackson. The long-established family business has been acquired by FirstGroup plc, which represents a strategic expansion in the North Yorkshire transport sector. Azets advised…

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New Manningham Housing Association website goes live

Manningham Housing Association (MHA) has launched a new website in the latest stage in the roll-out of its three-year digital business strategy. Delivered in partnership with Yorkshire-based creative design agency Redbak, the redesign seeks to improve accessibility for customers and project partners with a more modern, sleeker look. The revamped site incorporates numerous additional features…

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Leeds Beckett marks 20 years in India with prestigious partnerships and alumni celebration events

Leeds Beckett University (LBU) has marked 20 years in India with a series of prestigious partnerships and celebration events in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Chennai and Coimbatore. Reflecting the growth of LBU’s global alumni community, recruitment from Indian has increased from 100 students in 2004 when the university’s South Asia office opened in Delhi, to a…

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Spring Budget commentary by Paula Fraser

In today’s Spring Budget, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt unveiled a series of tax reforms which will significantly alter the UK’s fiscal landscape. One of the positive changes will see National Insurance contributions for employees decreasing from 10% to 8%, which will result in average savings of around £450 annually for approximately 27 million workers nationwide. This follows…

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TIER to end e-scooter and e-bike trial in York

City of York Council has been informed that TIER do not wish to extend their contract, thereby taking the decision to end its e-scooter and e-bike trial in York. The trial was part of the Department for Transport micro-mobility trial and has been operating since September 2020 in York. The TIER service in York will…

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Bulls sign Aussie ace Fulton!

Bradford Bulls are delighted to announce the signing of Zac Fulton from NRL outfit Manly Sea Eagles on a one-year deal – subject to international clearance! The 22-year-old is the grandson of one of Rugby League’s ‘Immortals’, Bob Fulton, who enjoyed a trophy laden career both as a player and as a coach in the…

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Academic insights and funded research on offer for charities, social enterprise groups and community activists in Yorkshire and the Humber

Applications are now open for Community Research Grants at York St John University’s Institute for Social Justice York St John University’s Institute for Social Justice (ISJ) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the third year of their successful Community Research Grants (CRG) programme. This initiative aims to empower individuals and groups…

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Bradford Bulls and Bradford College renew partnership

Bradford College and Bradford Bulls Rugby League Club have signed a brand new educational partnership agreement for 2024. The agreement will provide students and staff with stadium tours, hospitality and discounted tickets, together with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience, amongst a whole host of exciting opportunities to work together. Both organisations have also…

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Analysis: delays to building new UK power generation creates energy security ‘crunch point’ in 2028

By 2028 the UK’s demand for power is set to exceed secure dispatchable and baseload capacity by 7.5GW at peak times “Crunch point” is a result of delays in bringing new generation on to the system, increasing demand for power and upcoming retirement of existing assets Shortfall would leave UK more dependent on intermittent domestic…

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Yorkshire Garden Centres branches out into North Yorkshire with two additional sites

Bradford-based Yorkshire Garden Centres has announced it is to operate two more sites in Yorkshire.  The two Dean’s Garden Centre sites at York and Scarborough will be added to the group that already has sites at Tong, Tingley, Otley and Bingley in West Yorkshire. The Dean’s business dates back to 1968 when they opened the…

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Yorkshire Building Society appoints new Chief Finance Officer

Yorkshire Building Society has confirmed Tom Ranger will join as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) later this year. With over 25 years’ experience in financial services, he is currently Group Treasurer at Santander UK plc, a Non-Executive Director of Santander Financial Services plc Board and Senior Officer Santander Financial Services’ Jersey Branch. Susan Allen, chief executive…

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State-of-the-art airport scan complete as Teesside gears up for Summer season

A state-of-the-art scan to offer those visiting Teesside Airport a real feel of the terminal has been completed as work gears up for the upcoming summer season. The immersive virtual tour – available here – is all part of the push to make Teesside the most accessible airport in the UK. Stockton-based firm Tricore Technical…

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Leeds Beckett University and ARC launch building insulation innovations

An Innovate UK-funded partnership with Leeds Beckett University has shaped the future success of Leeds-based ARC Building Solutions – implementing a New Product Development (NPD) department within ARC which has created, developed, and brought to market two new innovative building insulation and fire safety products. ARC – a specialist manufacturer of cavity fire barriers and…

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Is it time to introduce the right to disconnect?

By Gillian Reid, Head of Employment, Hethertons Solicitors Disconnecting from work is vital for employee wellbeing and to achieving a healthy, sustainable work-life balance. The Covid-19 pandemic gave rise to a quantum shift in the working practices of millions of workers, blurring the lines between work and home. Working from home on a hybrid or…

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Resident feedback brings changes to cashless parking plans

The Executive Member for Economy and Transport has agreed to allow cash payments to continue in two council car parks following strong resident feedback. The decision was made at a public meeting this week (20 February). In July 2023 it was agreed that the council would go out to consultation on plans to move all…

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It’s Clean clears the way for hat-trick of double digit growth

Contract cleaning firm It’s Clean is forecasting double digit growth for the third year running as it marks a quarter of a century in business. The multi-million pound turnover business has expanded its management team and moved to larger premises on Harrogate’s Hornbeam Park in the past 12 months to accommodate growth. The firm promoted…

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The Fishermen’s Mission Charity grow in Yorkshire

The Yorkshire coastline, is a region with a rich and strong history of fishing.  Our reputation in this region is second to none and we are highly respected for the life changing services we provide. As a team at the Fishermen’s Mission we provide welfare and pastoral support for active and retired fishermen as well…

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Women in Property announces new National Chair

Dual qualified Surveyor and Planner, Jennifer Winyard from Barratt Homes to take role from 1 March 2024 Women in Property (WiP), the influencing and networking organisation for the property and construction industry, has announced that Jennifer Winyard, from Barratt Homes Yorkshire West, will become its next National Chair. Jennifer, who is Senior Strategic Land & Planning…

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York Council set to launch budget challenge video series

City of York Council is to publish a series of videos which lay out the scale of its financial challenge. The Council’s Executive has already published budget proposals for 2024-25 – including what senior leaders describe as extremely challenging reductions – in order to deliver the council’s Medium-Term 4-year Financial Strategy. That will have serious…

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York Council set to launch budget challenge video series

City of York Council is to publish a series of videos which lay out the scale of its financial challenge. The Council’s Executive has already published budget proposals for 2024-25 – including what senior leaders describe as extremely challenging reductions – in order to deliver the council’s Medium-Term 4-year Financial Strategy. That will have serious…

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Gincompetent burglar smashes into gin shop – steals bottles of vinegar water

Hi from York., Our lovely 450-year-old gin shop has been broken into – and the (g)incompetent burglar who was expecting to run off with some excellent craft gin only managed to steal three display bottles full of water infused with vinegar. The man smashed two windows of our Tudor 450-year-old York Gin Shop in Sir Thomas…

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CitiPark expands presence in London with two new branches

CitiPark Portman Square and London Barbican Now Open Leading parking operator CitiPark, a subsidiary of property investor Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS), is celebrating its expansion across the capital by announcing the opening of two new branches in the heart of London. These strategic additions, in Portman Square and Aldersgate, mark a significant step forward…

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Council’s Executive proposes tough reductions to balance budget

City of York Council publishes its 2024-25 budget proposals today, including what senior leaders have described as ‘deeply troubling but unavoidable cuts’ to deliver a balanced budget. A November 2023 report to the council’s Executive Committee said delivery of the council’s Medium-Term four-year Financial Strategy would be extremely challenging for residents and for the council,…

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New comms agency Yasper launches with investment from Umpf

Communications and marketing business Yasper has launched in Leeds, following investment from established award-winning agency Umpf. The new entity will share office space with Umpf on the city’s waterfront and both parties will take advantage of collaborative working opportunities.   Launched by Julian Pearce, a PR professional with two decades of experience in media relations, stakeholder comms, marketing and…

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Bradford Live announces two 2024 launch season events

Bradford Live has announced two events that will form part of the venue’s 2024 Launch Season. ‘Thank you for the Music’, The Ultimate Tribute to ABBA will take place on Friday 8th November 2024, this international smash-hit tribute show brings all ABBA’s number one hits to the stage in a production like no other. The…

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Action needed to expand the financial and professional services talent pipeline in the Yorkshire and the Humber region

Collaboration and action is needed by employers, education providers and government to build on the success of the financial and professional services sector in Yorkshire and the Humber according to a report published today by the Yorkshire and the Humber Financial and Professional Services Skills Commission. The report, Facing the Future: A skills roadmap for…

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City of York Council launches appeal for foster carers for York children and young people

City of York Council is launching a new campaign this new year to recruit foster carers to support children and young people who can’t live with their own families. The council cares for around 200 children and young people in York and urgently needs local foster carers to provide them with safe, loving homes. It’s…

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Philip Sharp joins Board of Directors

Bradford Bulls are delighted to announce the appointment of Lifelong fan, 38 year old, Philip Sharp to the club’s Board of Directors. Upon his appointment, Philip said; “I am delighted to join the Board of Directors and become an owner of this incredible club; it’s been an ambition of mine as a lifelong supporter. My…

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Temporary closure of Low Petergate

City of York Council has closed Low Petergate outside Poundland this afternoon. It is likely to remain closed until Monday morning at the earliest. Work to permanently repair a void which was plated before Christmas, has revealed a hole which extends halfway across the road. A diversion is in place around Swinegate. Work to repair the…

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Over £50,000 injected into good causes by chemical company

Dozens of charities and community groups have benefitted from donations throughout 2023 from a North Yorkshire chemical company. Airedale Group, chemical specialists based in Cross Hills, has given contributions totalling more than £50,000 to local organisations as part of its ongoing commitment to its communities and the environment. Beneficiaries have included Manorlands hospice, Sutton-in-Craven Community…

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Incommunities appoints new Director of Communities

A 22,650-home housing association based in Bradford has appointed a new Director of Communities   Bradford based housing provider Incommunities has appointed Patrick Collins as its new Director of Communities. Patrick joined Incommunities in November 2020, as Head of Neighbourhood Management. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the housing sector and before joining…

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City of York Council moves to rebuild Equalities partnerships with City’s Human Rights and Equalities Board

City of York Council’s Executive committee is set to agree proposals to move forward with a refreshed structure for York’s Human Rights and Equalities Board, in agreement with York Human Rights City Network. A report to this evening’s Executive Committee meeting notes that this follows significant discussions to reset the relationship between the Council and…

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