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Harry Jepson Foundation rewards Cottingley poets

Harry Jepson Foundation rewards Cottingley poets

Rugby legend Harry Jepson OBE’s grandson Phil was on hand at Cottingley Primary Academy on Friday (21 July 2017) to hand out prizes on behalf of the Harry Jepson Foundation. Harry, who died last year aged 96, taught at the school between 1954 and 1963. Pupils in year 6 were invited to enter a poetry […]

Oldest and youngest in Leeds 10K race?

Oldest and youngest in Leeds 10K race?

Albert Jones (75) from Cottingley and his grandson Harrison Jones (16) completed the Leeds 10K Run For All on Sunday 9 July 2017 and were amongst the oldest and youngest competitors in the event. Albert lives in the Dulverton Court sheltered housing scheme in Cottingley and started walking four years ago to help him lose […]

Community centre offers sanctuary after crash

Community centre offers sanctuary after crash

Cottingley Community Centre came to the rescue when residents were evacuated from their homes on Sunday evening (4 June 2017). The incident started at about 8pm when a white Corsa lost control, hitting a taxi before crashing into a house, 7 Fair View, off Cottingley Drive. The crash caused extensive damage to the entrance porch […]

Sponsored ride raises funds for older people

Sponsored ride raises funds for older people

Members, staff and volunteers from South Leeds Live At Home scheme turned out at Hunslet Morrisons last Sunday (30 April 2017) for a sponsored bike ride. With two exercise bikes loaned by Pure Gym, they set out to ride 100 miles in relay. In fact they doubled that distance and raised £172.80 on the day. […]

Police appeal: suspicious incident in Cottingley

Police appeal: suspicious incident in Cottingley

Detectives in Leeds are appealing for information following a suspicious incident in Cottingley. Police have received a report of a man who appeared to have been pushed into a car by four men in Dulverton Close, Leeds, at about 12:30am last night (Wednesday, 22 March 2017). The small black car then drove off down Dulverton […]

White Rose jobs day for new leisure extension

White Rose jobs day for new leisure extension

The White Rose Shopping Centre, which celebrates its 20th birthday shortly, has let all the units in its new extension and will be holding a recruitment day for the new businesses. The latest additions to White Rose’s leisure offer are Five Guys and Limeyard, who have exchanged contracts on the last units – completing the […]

Flat fire at Cottingley Towers

Flat fire at Cottingley Towers

Five fire engines attended Cottingley Towers just after midnight last night (00:31 on Friday 10 February 2017) to tackle a flat fire. Breathing apparatus was used and one firefighter suffered smoke inhalation. He was taken to hospital for a precautionary check up. No one else was injured in the blaze. Engines attended from Hunslet, Leeds […]

Cottingley Drive road closure

Cottingley Drive road closure

Cottingley Drive is to be closed to traffic next week – Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March 2017 – to allow resurfacing works to take place. The road closure notice affects the length of Cottingley Drive from Ring Road Beeston to Elland Road, but “Access to pedestrians, property and for emergency vehicles and construction […]

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Year 4 take a trip to the Great Barrier Reef

Year 4 take a trip to the Great Barrier Reef

It was a special day today (22 February 2017) at Cottingley Primary Academy as Google brought virtual reality headsets into school. I sat in with Year 4 as they spent 30 minutes exploring Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with their teacher. They had studied the reef in class, but now had the chance to explore it […]

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New activities for carers, young people and families in Cottingley

New activities for carers, young people and families in Cottingley

Four new groups are starting up activity and support sessions at  Cottingley Community Centre Firstly, a new Carers group is starting, particularly aimed at people who are caring for people still awaiting a diagnosis. For example a diagnosis that someone is on the autism spectrum can take two years. This is a period that can […]

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