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Ralph Thoresby Cricket Champions

July 9th, 2016 · Ralph Thoresby

Ralph Thoresby Cricket ChampionsRalph Thoresby School has been crowned the 2016 National Table Top Cricket champions.

Last week our local school won the 2016 Lord’s Taverners National Table Top Cricket Finals held at the home of cricket, Lords Cricket Ground.

A nail biting and tense final saw Ralph Thoresby take the spoils as they beat Ash Field Academy from Leicester.

Lewis Bird, Captain of the Ralph Thoresby team said: “It was a great day and it was great to see how the team developed playing in the tournament against different teams as opposed to just in training. The whole team put in a fantastic performance and we’re all delighted.”

Table top cricket is played on a table tennis table with side panels. The sound of leather on willow is not missing though as a wooden bat and weighted ball is used. The sport gives young people with severe physical and learning disabilities to enjoy cricket and represent their school on a competitive level.

In its 18th year the national competition initially sees over 300 youngsters from 47 teams battle it out in 8 regional events to book their place at the national finals. The sport is supported and made possible by Ford and the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Director of Fundraising, Partnerships and Events at the Lord’s Taverners, Duncan Lewis said: It is fantastic to witness children with severe disabilities engage in sport and what’s more get involved in cricket. Table Cricket ensures that participants can experience playing at a competitive level and enjoy the benefits of being part of a team. Congratulations to Ralph Thoresby on their outstanding achievement.

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Police appeal after woman from Tinshill dies of head injuries

May 20th, 2016 · Crime

Glynis Woodhead from Tinshill

60-year-old Glynis Woodhead died from an internal head injury. Photo Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police are appealing for information after the unexplained death of a 60-year-old woman in the Tinshill area of Leeds LS16.

The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team would like to speak to anyone who saw suspicious behaviour in the area of Tinshill Mount/Tinshill Avenue, Leeds, following the death 60-year-old Glynis Woodhead last week.

Ambulance services were called to a property on Tinshill Mount at 5.32am on Thursday May 12, after Mrs Woodhead was taken ill in the early hours of the morning.

She later passed away at Leeds General Infirmary later that morning and, following subsequent enquiries, police were informed and asked to investigate by the Coroner.

A man in his 60s has been arrested in connection with the death and released on police bail pending continuing enquiries.

A post mortem revealed the 60-year-old died from an internal head injury. More tests will be needed however to determine the cause of that injury.

Police investigations to determine the circumstances of the death remain ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Scott of West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “Police are conducting a number of enquiries into the matter and we are working to establish the full circumstances of what has taken place.

“We are continuing to treat the death as unexplained and are appealing for any information from residents which may help us build a better picture of what happened.

“I would like to speak with anyone who saw suspicious behaviour or heard anything significant in the area of Tinshill Mount/Tinshill Avenue in the early hours of May 12.

“Anyone who has information which may assist our enquiries should contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

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07th of November Cookridge Village Scouts Bonfire and Fireworks 2015

October 30th, 2015 · Events

Poster for Cookridge Scout's bonfire and fireworks 2015

Cookridge Village Scout Group are holding their annual a bonfire and fireworks display on Saturday 7th of November at the scout hut on Pinfold Lane.

The fire is lit at 6pm and fireworks begin at 7pm.

Entry is by donation and under no circumstances must people bring alcohol or private fireworks to the event.

Please share this information with others so they know what’s going on in the local area. We encourage you to let us know in the comments below if their are any other firework displays happening in the local area and we will list them on this website too.

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Local school boy in the running to become Leeds Children’s Mayor

October 23rd, 2015 · Community News

Alex Tyler who lives in Holt Park beat off competition from children all over Leeds to make it to the final 12 candidates who could be selected as Leeds Children’s Mayor.
Alex Tyler from Holt Park
Alex who is currently in year 6 at Holy Trinity Holy Trinity School suggested a movie festival for Leeds children, one of the more innovative ideas available this year.

The votes are made on the Leeds breeze website where each manifesto is outlined.

Alex now needs your help. Each email address is allowed three votes so Alex hopes you could find the time to support him and support Holt Park by voting for Alex Tyler!

Vote for Alex here

Please take a second to use one of the sharing buttons to share this article with your friends and help Alex get as many votes as possible. Good Luck Alex! 

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Cookridge Methodist Church Nearly New Toy Sale

October 23rd, 2015 · Events

Do you have an eye for a bargain? Make sure to visit the nearly new toy sale taking place at Cookridge Methodist Church on the 7th of November between 1:00pm and 2.00pm. A fantastic opportunity to snap up a Christmas bargain

Church Toy Sale Toy Sale 2015 Poster 2015

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