Surf’s up as Newquay flight moves step closer

Flybe want to connect Leeds Bradford and Newquay
Flybe want to connect Leeds Bradford and Newquay
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LEEDS could get a direct air link to the UK’s surfing capital if it gets backing from taxpayers.

Flybe wants to operate a new flight from Leeds-Bradford to Newquay and has asked the Government for financial help to get the service off the ground.

It is asking for help from the Government’s regional air connectivity fund which is designed to encourage more flights from regional airports.

Flybe’s proposals are among 15 nationally the Government has judged meet European rules on state-aid.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Smaller airports are vital for bringing the country together and creating new international opportunities for their local areas.

“The shortlist we are publishing today shows the potential for smaller airports to create jobs and drive growth.

“Aviation is one of the UK’s economic success stories and our investment ensures it is shared out across the whole country.”

To access money from the fund airlines have to show they will be able to operate the proposed routes without financial help after three years.

Further consultations will now be held over the shortlisted flights before a final decision is taken over which receive backing.

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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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