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30/07/2021 Still Working for the Community
For the 5th year running Garforth Lions are providing hi vis vests to schools in the district. The vests are for pupils starting school in September in Reception or Year 1 classes.

30/07/2021 Lorry Fire on A1
A lorry fire on the A1 between junctions 44 and 45 around 5.30am on Monday, closed the motorway for a number of hours. The lorry was almost completely destroyed in the blaze.

29/07/2021 See You Next Year
This yearís Garforth Lions Beer Festival in August has been cancelled due to concerns about venue capacity during this time of Covid.

29/07/2021 Covid Ravaged Care Home Told to Improve
A care home that has recorded more Covid-19 deaths than any other in Yorkshire was told by the CQC that it needed to improve its services just days before the first lockdown. Colton Lodges Care Home, a 138-bed care home providing specialist dementia care to residents aged 65 and over, saw 31 residents die with the virus during the first year of the pandemic.

28/07/2021 Swillington Residents Win Lottery
Residents of Church Avenue in Swillington have scooped the People's Postcode Lottery daily prize on Tuesday 27th July. Lucky residents living could claim up to £3,000. 32 per cent of the ticket price goes to a worthy cause.

28/07/2021 Critical HS2 Report Threatens Yorkshire Leg
Government advisers have stoked renewed fears over HS2's Yorkshire leg after a report branded the eastern phase from Birmingham to Leeds as "unachievable" in its current form. The high-speed rail project's eastern leg received a "red" rating in a paper quietly published on July 15 by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, which advises the Government on major projects.

27/07/2021 Lions Welcome New President
Garforth and District Lions President Pete Crebbin handed over the reins to the new President Jon Lines on the 1st July. Hopefully the coming year will be less challenging, with fewer restrictions as the pandemic passes.

27/07/2021 Friendly Game
Aberford Albion Play Robin Hood Athletic at home in a pre-season friendly tonight. Kick-off is at 6.30pm

26/07/2021 Kippax and Micklefield Hit by Covid
Leeds recorded 5,159 cases of Covid in the seven days to 16th July, a rate of 650.5 per 100,000 people. Of the worst hit areas of Leeds Kippax East, Micklefield and Allerton Bywater was 6th with rates of positive Covid cases rising by 100%, from 374.8 to 749.5 per 100,000

26/07/2021 Visiting Lotherton
From the beginning of last week, 19th July, midweek booking is not required when visiting Lotherton Hall but it is highly recommended especially with the summer holidays now upon us.

25/07/2021 A Miner Hiccup
Garforth Townís first game played in nine months on the Bannister Prentice Stadium pitch couldn't be marked with a Garforth victory, as they went down to two late goals by Nostell Miners Welfare, but both sides did well to put on an entertaining 3 goal contest in the sweltering heat.

25/07/2021 Police Target St Aidans
Outer East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Teams, conducted targeted patrols on Friday with West Yorkshire Police Mounted section, at the RSPB Nature Reserve in Swillington. A number of people were spoken to regarding anti-social behaviour and the dangers of open water swimming.

24/07/2021 Vintage Weekend
It is Vintage Weekend at Lotherton Hall on 14th and 15th August with 2 days of vintage stalls and live music from Ruby & the Mystery Cats. Explore the grounds as the vintage stalls are situated in three different areas outside and in the grounds. Usual admission prices for Lotherton apply.

24/07/2021 Dead Nice
Wm Dodgson and Son Funeral Services in Kippax is sponsoring the Kippax Welfare Juniors under 6ís after game shirts.

23/07/2021 World Peace Trail
Garforth Peace Project are holding the first walk of the Garforth Schools World Peace Trail on Saturday 31st July starting at Garforth Academy at 2pm.

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 19/09/2016 Bengal Comes to Kippax
The grand opening of the Grand Bengal Indian and Bangladeshi Restaurant and Takeaway takes place on 26th September at 18 Cross Hills Kippax. There are opening offers for dining in and takeaways. You are welcome to bring your own alcohol to the restaurant.A delivery service is available. Call 0113 2864012 for reservations and for takeaway orders.

14/09/2016 Bert's the Best
Hillam based greengrocer Bertís Barrow have been shortlisted for Best Independent Retailer in this yearís Yorkshire's Finest Taste Awards. The winner will be announced on 2nd November.

10/09/2016 Local Airportís Charter Flights Plan
The owners of the Leeds East Airport at Church Fenton, Tadcaster, have applied for an operator's licence by the Civil Aviation Authority. The airport plans to offer up to four flights a day to Cannes, Faro and Malaga from May 2017. Residents have raised concerns over aircraft noise and an increase in traffic congestion. A spokesman for the airport said there were no plans to introduce scheduled flights but the airfield would concentrate on a limited number of "VIP service" charter flights costing around £1,000 per person for a return ticket.

08/09/2016 Big Collection at Tesco
Tesco Garforth will be hosting a Big Collection on 16th and 17th September to raise funds for Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation

17/02/2013 Seventy New Jobs Come to Garforth
Home delivery company Expert Logistics has opened a new distribution centre in Garforth creating 70 new jobs. The Crewe based company, which delivers white goods, was assisted in finding a suitable site by Leeds City Councilís property location service.

31/01/2013 Big Win for Optare
Sherburn based bus manufacturer Optare has secured a £3.3 million order for 33 buses from transport giant Stagecoach. The vehicles will be delivered in 2013.

23/12/2012 Contract Win for Sherburn Bus Builder
Sherburn in Elmet bus builder Optare has won a £6.2 million contract to build 50 buses for Arriva. Unfortunately none of the new buses will come into service in this part of the country

11/12/2012 Chequers To Open on Sundays
The Chequers Inn at Ledsham is to open on Sundays for the first time in 180 years. The inn, which dates back to 1540 was banned from serving on Sunday by the lady of the manor after a lady returning from church was verbally abused by drunken farmhands. The landlord has tried to open on a Sunday in the past but the estate owners always refused. However the estate changed hands 5 years ago and the new owners have had a change of heart.

07/11/2012 Aagrah Aims for Curry Oscar
The Aagrah restaurant in Garforth is one of a hundred restaurants nationally that have been shortlisted for the 2012 British Curry Awards. The results will be announced at a dinner in London on 26th November. More than a quarter of a million nominations have been received from the public for nearly 4000 restaurants. These eateries have been narrowed down to the final one hundred qualifiers

16/09/2012 Award for Garforth Baker
Dumouchel Patisserie in Garforth has won the ADM Milling-sponsored Craft Business Award at the Baking Industry Awards held at the Park Lane Hilton in London

22/08/2012 LNT Place Major Communications Contract
Garforth based LNT has signed a 1.7 million pound three year deal with O2 to provide 1700 iPhones to its staff in order to improve communication with its workforce, particularly its care and construction workforces.

14/07/2012 Large Chinese Order for Ginetta Cars
Ginetta Cars have taken an order for fifty of their sports cars from a Chinese customer. This order will take up one sixth of the Garforth companyís annual production. The Chinese Olympic team and trade delegation officials have been based in Leeds in preparation for the Olympic Games

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