Freelance Journalist with bylines in the Independent, Huffpost and Yorkshire Evening Post and Assistant Editor for Yorkshire Bylines
Representatives of Calderdale Council, Hebden Royd Town Council and Business Forum got first-hand experience of what it’s like to be blind walking through Hebden Bridge. Organised by West Yorkshire Sight Loss Council (WYSLC), the walk aimed to highlight the ongoing issue of pavement obstacles which cause obstructions for blind and partially sighted pedestrians, as well as the wider community.
Electric vehicles have been quickly growing in popularity over recent years but the infrastructure to allow drivers to charge them hasn’t always been able to keep up. However, a new study has shown that things are changing, and Leeds is leading the way.
In early 2018, Derek Brown’s wife Margaret was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Shortly after, Derek began to realise how difficult it was for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia to exercise their rights and in particular, to obtain the council tax reduction they are entitled to.
Derek launched a petition to encourage the government to change the rules so that those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia and their families could benefit sooner from the council tax reductions they’re entitled to.
“My grandad has dementia – knowing he won’t see me walk down the aisle on the day I get married breaks me, but he will be walking with me in my heart”. A woman whose grandfather was diagnosed with dementia aged just 62 will join hundreds of fundraisers going the extra mile at Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk in York in September.
On New Year’s Day 2021, my first serious relationship ended. Odd timing, you might think, but what better day to start a new chapter in your life than the first of 365? I sat my partner down for the long overdue talk, which I knew would end with the long overdue breakup, something I still didn’t want but had come to accept was necessary.
The next few months were filled with all the usual post-breakup feelings: sadness and grief at the loss of someone who’d been my person for the past three ye...
The Women’s Engineering Society is celebrating its ninth International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June. The society aims to raise the profile of women working in engineering, support professional development, advocate for gender diversity in engineering and encourage more girls to consider a career in engineering.
The RSPB is inviting people to join Rockingham Band and Chol Theatre on Sunday 19 June to discover the Dearne Valley’s coal mining heritage, including a performance based on local memories and stories, and to learn about the wildlife that now thrives in the area today.
The heritage event with Chol Theatre and Rockingham Brass Band will take place at RSPB Old Moor nature reserve, Old Moor Lane, Barnsley.
‘Stories from the pandemic’ invites local people to share stories and experiences from the pandemic via a new website or by writing on postcards available across the city. Their contributions will form a lasting testimony and historical record of the pandemic’s impact from the perspective of individuals and the communities they live in. These stories will then inform plans for localised activities and a memorial statue in the city centre.
Valentine’s Day is upon us, which means our social media feeds are once again full of people declaring their love for their partners, flaunting their elaborate gifts and showing off the grand gestures they have planned. But how do those in secret relationships celebrate their love? Four people share their stories.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as Brittle Bones, is a genetic condition caused by a mutation in one of the genes responsible for the production of type one collagen, a major protein in bone. This leads to weak bones which fracture easily.
The Man Who Died Twice is the second book in The Thursday Murder Club series, written by TV presenter, producer and comedian, Richard Osman. Following on from his best-selling first book, The Thursday Murder Club, we jump straight back into the action with Joyce, Elizabeth, Ron, Ibrahim and their friends at Cooper’s Chase retirement village.
Amidst rising inflation, tax hikes, soaring energy bills, the end of the Universal Credit uplift and shortages of food and fuel, Boris Johnson’s closing speech to the Conservative Party Conference could’ve been the perfect opportunity to reassure the public, and lay out his plans to weather the storm. Instead, the Prime Minister delivered a speech full of empty slogans, terrible jokes and a bizarre analogy about a village in Buckinghamshire.
In the week ending the 7th July, over half a million people were told to self-isolate by test and trace. In the week ending the 14th July, this figure had increased by 17% to over 618,000. By the week ending 21st July, this figure had jumped again by 70,000. This ‘pingdemic’ has raised questions about the effectiveness of the test and trace app and created concerns that the country’s economic recovery could be hindered by the large numbers of people self-isolating.
Sitcoms have been a staple of British TV for decades, from classics like Are You Being Served? and Fawlty Towers, to contemporary favourites such as Ghosts and Friday Night Dinner, the sitcom-setting has long been popular with audiences. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that the people behind these shows are keen to build upon their success in the UK by adapting them for a US audience. But can British sitcoms ever really be successfully translated for an American audience?
This time last year, supermarket workers were enjoying a new-found appreciation as ‘key workers’, and rightly so. Overworked, understaffed and trying to do their job in times of unprecedented supply and demand issues, the supermarket workers’ contribution to keeping the country going will long be remembered. So why have they been so quickly forgotten in the Government’s vaccine rollout?