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Monarch Airlines Launch New Route To Malaga From Leeds Bradford® For Summer 2016

Monarch, the leading scheduled airline to leisure destinations, today added an additional 7 weekly flight frequencies to its summer 2016 schedule from Leeds Bradford® Airport including a new route from LBA™ to Malaga on the Costa del Sol. Additional Leeds Bradford® routes and frequencies now on sale for summer 2016 include; Leeds Bradford® to Malaga​- ​new route – 3 x weekly flights Leeds Bradford® to Naples​- ​2 x weekly flights The new summer 2016 schedule from Leeds Bradford® also includes increased frequencies to Faro on the Algarve and Dalaman in Turkey with flights at sociable flight times; allowing customers to escape for a weekend or a longer break to some of Europe’s most popular leisure destinations. Marjan Schoeke, Head of Network Development…

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Takeaway owner prosecuted following closure

A Leeds takeaway owner has been prosecuted for food hygiene failings after his premises were closed last year. Owner of RFC, 11a Cherry Row in Burmantofts, Govan Amin was today fined £750 and ordered to pay costs of £1,567 and a £70 victim surcharge. Leeds magistrates found Amin found guilty of failing to put in place measures to control pests, failing to protect food from contamination and failing to keep equipment clean. Environmental health officers shut down RFC having issued a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice in October 2014 after they found…

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Leeds joins major Singapore economic opportunities delegation

Leeds City Council’s Leader, along with other business and political leaders from across the north, has joined Business Secretary Sajid Javid on a UK trade delegation to Singapore. Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, is taking part in a seminar with potential investors that is being addressed by Prime Minister David Cameron and will also meet senior figures from the Singapore government. Cllr Blake took up the invitation from the government to join the Business Secretary on the trade mission and she has been accompanied by the council’s chief economic…

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Volunteering opportunities at Bingley Music Live

The organisers of Bingley Music Live are looking for people who have an interest in music, festivals and events management to volunteer at the festival. Volunteers will get free entry for the whole weekend festival, a free festival programme as well as free food and drinks whilst on shift. There are a number of volunteering roles available at the Council-run festival which takes place in Bingley’s Myrtle Park over the weekend of September 4, 5 and 6. Volunteer opportunities are available for people to work with the Gate Team, be…

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Arts & Entertainment Events Lifestyle Music 

Billy Elliot dances its way to the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the show will play at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford from Tuesday 10 May to Saturday 11 June 2016 as part of the first ever UK and Ireland tour. This will be the only Yorkshire date for the tour. Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy’s journey takes him out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for…

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All aboard for Yorkshire Day

Bradfordians are being encouraged to celebrate Yorkshire Day in style on Saturday August 1, with events being held across the district – including celebrating 150 years since the first passenger train arrived in Ilkley. Yorkshire Day celebrations in Bradford city centre will start at 12 noon with the City Hall bells striking the hour and playing the Yorkshire anthem, ‘Ilkla Moor Baht’at. The former Lady Mayoress, Liz Sharp, will then lead the singing of ‘Ilkla Moor Baht’at. Following the singing, the Lord Mayor of Bradford Cllr Joanne Dodds will perform…

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Bingley Music Live recognised for being disability-friendly

Bingley Music Live has been recognised for being inclusive of people with disabilities. Bradford Council, which organises the event, has been awarded a Silver level on the charity *Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice. The measures taken for the Myrtle Park festival, on 4-6 September, include blue badge parking, a dedicated accessible entrance to cut queuing times and early entry to the site. There will also be a Changing Places toilet (a toilet designed specifically for people with disabilities), a Main Stage viewing area, viewing platform for the Discovery…

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Green Flag Awards for district’s parks

Six Bradford Council parks have once again been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Awards, it was announced yesterday. Lister Park in Manningham, Peel Park in Bolton, Roberts Park in Saltaire, Harold Park in Low Moor, St Ives Estate in Bingley and Central Park in Haworth, have all received the prestigious award. The Green Flag Award scheme is run by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government, and is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK. Coun…

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Council reveals 17,000 housing approvals in place in Leeds

Leeds City Council has revealed there are currently planning approvals in place to build more than 17,000 homes as the city awaits further details on proposed government changes to national planning guidelines. Earlier this month the government outlined its ‘Fixing the Foundations’ package of national proposals which aims to encourage more new homes to be built at a faster rate. The changes proposed include: developers being given automatic planning permission to build on suitable disused industrial ‘brownfield’ sites; enhanced compulsory purchase powers to allow more brownfield land to be made…

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Drivers urged to slow down for childrens’ safety in school holiday

Kirklees Council is calling on all drivers to slow down for children this summer to prevent holiday tragedies on the roads. Now that the summer holiday is here more children are out and about, on foot or on bikes, enjoying their freedom that is an important part of childhood. Yet many parents are worried for their children’s safety from traffic that is going too fast or at an inappropriate speed on roads where children will be. The Council’s Highway Safety team is urging drivers to be more alert on residential…

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