August 8th, 2022 

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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 Bert’s Barrow have been shortlisted for Best Independent Retailer in this year’s Yorkshire's Finest Taste Awards. The winner will be announced on 2nd November.

10/09/2016 Local Airport’s 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 Council’s 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 company’s annual production. The Chinese Olympic team and trade delegation officials have been based in Leeds in preparation for the Olympic Games

18/06/2012 Bank Closes on Main Street
HSBC Bank on Main Street in Garforth has closed its doors for the last time. The cash point is boarded up and a notice in the window informs customers that the nearest branch is in Cross Gates. The closure is part of a programme of branch closures announced by the company

24/04/2012 Jobs Saved at Local Fashion Retailer
Garforth fashion retailer Ellie Louise Trading, which went into administration at the beginning of this month, has been bought by Liric Limited. The 57 remaining stores and the online business, along with three brands have been acquired, saving 270 jobs.

14/04/2012 A Big Plus for Best Western Milford Hotel
Best Western Milford Hotel has been awarded a prestigious ‘Plus’ category by the Best Western Group and joins only sixteen other hotels in the chain in achieving this status. The Milford Hotel recently completed a half million pound refurbishment

05/04/2012 Local Fashion Retailer in Administration
Ellie Louise Trading of Garforth has gone into administration. The women’s fashion retailer has 97 UK stores and employs 440 staff. The company was founded in 1980 and has several stores in Leeds including one in Sherburn.

31/03/2012 Sherburn Firm Moves to New Premises
Cromwell Polythene’s recycling division has moved to a larger unit on Sherburn Enterprise Park doubling the size of the existing facility. The new facility, where plastics, card and other materials are sorted, graded and baled before processing, is more than half an acre of outside storage and allows for continued expansion.

30/03/2012 Ginetta are Allstars
Garforth car manufacturer Ginetta Cars has sponsored the Allstars charity football team for 2012. The celebrity footballers, who raised over £750,000 for charity last year will be renamed Ginetta Allstars.

02/03/2012 Top Butcher is Paul Flintoff
Paul Flintoff Family Butchers in Kippax beat 46 other butchers to win top award for his traditional pork sausage at the BPEX Butcher Roadshow in Harrogate. Paul also won a gold award for his thin pork sausage and his black pepper sausage

25/02/2012 Big Contribution from Garforth Builder
Key project wins for the Garforth office of Morgan Sindall helped earn the construction company profits of £45 million this year, down from £51 million last year. Local project wins included an extension at Coca-Cola and a terminal development at Leeds Bradford airport

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