Christmas Arrives This Week at Kirkstall Forge

At 4 p.m. on Thursday 25 November, Rachel Reeves MP will have the help of children from across Leeds to switch on the Kirkstall Forge Christmas lights. The children, all winners of Rachel’s Christmas card competition, are: Maya from Valley View, Mikeyla from Whitecote and Caitlin from Kirkstall St Stephens. All of the cards entered […]

Schofield Sweeney Supports Simon’s Sleepover

The West Yorkshire law firm is headline sponsor of charity for the homeless Simon on the Streets, and will be participating in the charity’s Sleepover. Residents and businesses are invited to join the event on Friday 19 November and settle down for the night on their sofas, floors and in their gardens. Participants will include […]

Candlelighters ‘Young Dreamers’

Yorkshire children’s cancer charity, Candlelighters, has been supporting children with cancer and their families for more than 45 years. Support is offered in various ways – emotional financial and practical, as well as investment in vial research. Donations which are received from the generous public are spent in ways which meet the needs and wants […]

Leeds Library Has a New Patron: Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE

The international bestselling author has accepted an invitation to become a patron of the Leeds Library, the oldest subscription library in the country. Upper Armley is Barbara’s birthplace, and the Yorkshire Evening Post was where she began her working life. It was from there that she moved to work on London’s Fleet Street, before pursuing […]

Victoria Quarter Shoppers are in for a Treat on Purple Tuesday

Purple Tuesday, on 2 November, celebrates improving the shopping experience for disabled people, raising awareness of their needs. Opera North and its Access Ambassador Victoria Leeds will be joining forces to present an operatic treat in the Victoria Quarter, following on from Opera North’s successful dementia-friendly performance of Carmen at Leeds Grand Theatre. Whistle Stop […]