Leeds hospices’ 40th anniversaries: Dad pays tribute to ‘perfect’ care given to his late wife

To mark the 40th anniversaries of St Gemma’s and Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds, Dan Peel, of Headingley, speaks of his personal experience of Wheatfields Hospice, where his wife Lydia died last year.

Kerry Jackson, chief exectutive at St Gemma's Hospice. Picture Tony Johnson.

Leeds hospices’ 40th anniversaries: We look at the changing face of care

This week - to mark the 40th anniversaries of St Gemma’s and Wheatfields hospices in Leeds - we’re running a series of features looking at the impact they have made on the city. Today Joanna Wardill looks at how things have changed in terms of care over the past four decades

Anatomy Lab Live returns to Leeds in February 2019.

Perform live surgery at macabre dining experience in Leeds

You’ve heard of dressing for dinner, but now Leeds people are being invited to scrub up for their supper as part of a unique new surgically-themed dining experience.

Charity challenge: Employees at Engage Interactive have been running, swimming, hiking, rowing and cycling for charities.

Staff at Leeds digital agency travel 32,000 miles for charity challenge

A 31-strong team of digital experts have covered the equivalent distance of 1.3 times around the globe to raise over £15,000 for four local charities.

The centre of Headingley

Draft plan finalised for future of Leeds suburb

A draft plan setting out priorities for the future of Headingley has been formalised by a community group - who now want local residents’ feedback.

Bradford Coroner's Court

Appeal to trace relatives of Batley man

Corner's officers are appealing for help to trace the relatives of a man from Batley who died recently.

Twin sisters Shelley and Becky Joyce  44, of  Homeless Street Angels. Picture Tony Johnson.

Big-hearted twins organise summer ‘hoedown’ in aid of the homeless in Leeds

Twins Becky and Shelley Joyce are hoping people will grab their dancing boots for an American-themed summer fundraiser to help achieve their dream of setting up a homeless hostel in Leeds.

Shelley and Becky Joyce, of Homeless Street Angels, pictured last year for their Christmas Rucksack Appeal.

Leeds organisation 'overwhelmed' after Lord Sugar tweets support

The founders of a homeless organisation in Leeds have said they are "overwhelmed" after their work was praised on Twitter by Lord Sugar - to his 5.4m followers.
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Bramley fire: Evacuated residents ask why they heard no alarm

Residents evacuated from the burning block of flats in Bramley have questioned why none of them heard a fire alarm.

Julie Britton with her daughter Connie-Rose Seabourne who has Down Syndrome, who have appeared on a James Corden-backed carpool karaoke video that has gone viral with over a million of views. PIC: PA

Leeds mum and daughter’s joy as carpool karaoke-style video goes viral

A Leeds mum has told of her joy after a carpool karaoke-style video starring herself and daughter Connie-Rose Seabourne has gone viral online with over a million views.

Babies from Sunshine and Smiles' baby group: From left, Teagan Henson, Oliver Sykes and Emilia Lawson

Leeds tots visit pop-up cafe launched to mark World Down Syndrome Day

Babies and toddlers were guests of honour at a new pop-up cafe running this week to mark World Down Syndrome Day.

From the archive: Ailith Harley-Roberts, of Sunshine and Smiles, is pictured with Sarbjit Kaur in March 2016 to launch a photography exhibition at Kirkstall Abbey Visitors' Centre.

Down Syndrome charity hosts pop-up cafe in Leeds

A Leeds charity is hosting its very own pop up cafe this week - run by and for young adults who have Down Syndrome.

Rev Kingsley Dowling with  visitors at the opening  of the renovated Holy Trinity Church Hall at Meanwood.

Revamped Leeds church hall set to be community hub

A church hall in Leeds has reopened after an extensive refurbishment to transform it into a thriving community hub.

Luke Ambler with pupils at Allerton Grange School.

Ex-Rhinos player talks to Leeds pupils about mental health

Former Leeds Rhinos player Luke Ambler visited a Leeds high school to raise awareness of mental health issues among boys and young men.

Wheatfields Hospice, Headingley. Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds family pay tribute to ‘outstanding care’ at hospice

A Leeds family have backed a new fundraising campaign to boost funds for Wheatfields Hospice which they said had given “outstanding care” to their grandmother before she died.

Helen Seymour, HDT chairwoman, pictured at the monthly farmers' market

Unique community share scheme launched to improve north Leeds suburb

A unique community share scheme has been launched in Headingley inviting people to invest their cash to be used in projects which aim to make the suburb a better place to live.

Wheatfields Hospice

Leeds family backs hospice’s Mother’s Day campaign

A daughter has spoken out about the “wonderful” care given to her mum at Wheatfields Hospice as she pledged her support for the charity’s new Mother’s Day fundraising campaign.

People dance to music at the Hyde Park Unity Day in 2013.

Plea for volunteers for Leeds’ Hyde Park Unity Day

A plea has been issued for members of the Hyde Park community to volunteer their skills for the annual Unity Day celebrations.

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Jamie Richardson, Jamie Rook, Bob Curry and Rob Rook.

Leeds carpet fitter helps ex-SAS hero after TV appeal

A Leeds carpet fitter travelled over 170 miles to come to the aid of an ex-SAS hero whose plight had featured on TV.

Wheatfields Hospice will hold a 'pamper and prosecco' night.

Pamper night in aid of north Leeds hospice

Hospice bosses at Wheatfields in Headingley have invited fundraisers to join in a pamper and prosecco evening to help raise vital funds.

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