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Help Build the Homes We Need in Leeds New Service for Women Affected by Rape & Sexual Violence
 
Help Build the Homes We Need in Leeds

Help Build the Homes We Need in Leeds

Leeds Community Homes recently launched a community share offer – with the aim of raising £360,000 to support the purchase of sixteen permanently affordable city centre flats. The £360,000 will contribute towards the purchase of nine flats, which will be kept for social rental, and Leeds Community Homes will sell on seven others at around […]

Help Build the Homes We Need in Leeds
New Service for Women Affected by Rape & Sexual Violence

New Service for Women Affected by Rape & Sexual Violence

  Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) has launched an independent counselling service for women affected by rape and sexual violence. The new service has been established at a time when the number of callers to the charity’s helpline almost doubled in 2015, with 954 women and girls receiving support in 2014 and […]

New Service for Women Affected by Rape & Sexual Violence
Terrorism Comes in Many Forms

Terrorism Comes in Many Forms

02 December 2016

By Imam Qari Asim MBE Makkah Masjid, Hyde Park, LS6 The murderer of Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen, has been jailed for life for ‘planned and pre-meditated murder’ in the run-up to the EU referendum. This vile murder epitomizes the toxic ultra-nationalist far-right sentiments that have been on the rise in recent years. Muslims […]

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Give the Gift of Listening this Christmas

Give the Gift of Listening this Christmas

01 December 2016

As Leeds gears up for the festive season with Sing for Samaritans at the Holy Trinity Church, Samaritans are highlighting the reality that many of us will find it hard to have a happy Christmas. Feelings of loneliness, isolation or uncertainty, together with health, family, work, relationship and money issues, can make life really tough. […]

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Helping People This Christmas

Helping People This Christmas

01 December 2016

Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice provides hospice care for people with terminal conditions such as cancer, heart failure and other life-limiting conditions. People can also access a range of care services provided by the hospice, in the community and in people’s own homes. Every year Wheatfields cares for over 1,000 people, its community nurses provide more […]

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New Art Prize Announced by Opera north and The University of Leeds

New Art Prize Announced by Opera north and The University of Leeds

23 November 2016

  The pioneering DARE partnership between the University of Leeds and Opera North has announced a new £15,000 prize aimed at challenging artists and scientists to work together on new approaches to the creative process. The DARE Prize will be awarded to an innovative, ambitious, early-career artist who is motivated by the opportunity to work in partnership […]

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Reece Cartwright Retains IBF Boxing Crown

Reece Cartwright Retains IBF Boxing Crown

21 November 2016

  A fantastic night of boxing was staged at The Royal Armouries recently where local Champion, Reece Cartwright, took on number one challenger Croatian Jerko Galesic. The clash took place in front of an ear shattering, 800 strong  crowd. Galesic stated at the pre fight weigh in that he was going to “knock Reece Cartwright […]

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Christmas With Opera North

Christmas With Opera North

21 November 2016

  Opera North will once again be providing the perfect soundtrack to the festive season in Leeds with a series of orchestral spectaculars, intimate concerts and community performances. Its free Festive Fanfare at Trinity Leeds on 6 December heralds the beginning of the Company’s Christmas celebrations. The Chorus of Opera North and a brass ensemble […]

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Moortown Festive Lights Switch-On

Moortown Festive Lights Switch-On

21 November 2016

Around two hundred local residents braved the cold and gathered at Moortown Corner last week to watch the switch-on of the Festive Lights. Roundhay Ukelele Group got the evening off to a great start playing a variety of popular songs and encouraging everyone to join in. The group’s enthusiasm was infectious. Mince pies, hot mulled […]

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Leeds Samaritans Tackle Suicide Crisis

Leeds Samaritans Tackle Suicide Crisis

21 November 2016

It was International Men’s Day on Saturday and Leeds Samaritans used the occasion to call on everyone in the community to take their part in suicide prevention, particularly within the most at risk group, those who are socially disadvantaged. Men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women and poorer men […]

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Play Challenges Hate Crime Against Gypsies and Travellers

Play Challenges Hate Crime Against Gypsies and Travellers

18 November 2016

  The Leeds-based Gypsy and Traveller organisation Leeds GATE, together with Leeds University, will highlight the issue of hate crime against Gypsies and Travellers in a powerful piece of verbatim drama at the university on Wednesday 23rd November. Part of the Being Human Festival 2016, ‘Challenging Hate Crime’ uses the actual words of Gypsy and […]

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The Clock is About to Strike for Leeds’ Traditional Pantomime!

The Clock is About to Strike for Leeds’ Traditional Pantomime!

18 November 2016

  The time has come to bundle the family into your pumpkin coach and join Carriageworks Theatre and Paul Holman Associates for the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale pantomime Cinderella. Downtrodden Cinders will be singing, dancing and falling in love from Friday 2 December 2016 until Saturday 7 January 2017. All of Leeds will be charmed […]

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