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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.

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03/01/2019 Peckfield and Parlington Plans Squashed by the Inspectors
Hearty congratulations to Garforth Neighbourhood Forum, the Save Parlington Campaign and our local councillors for their sustained campaigns against building houses on Green Belt land around Garforth and Aberford. We are not short of brown field sites in the Outer South East of Leeds so there was never any need to use farm land for much needed affordable housing. Thank you also to the Inspectors for showing LCC the error of their ways. We must all hope their recommendation is heeded.

25/12/2018 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Goinlocal wishes its readers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019

24/12/2015 A Merry Christmas to All Our Readers
Goinlocal would like to wish all its readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for your continuing support in 2015. We look forward to seeing you all in 2016

07/01/2015 Goinlocal Visitors Jump 31 Percent
Goinlocal wishes to thank the 221,632 visitors to the website in 2014, fifty-three thousand more than visited in 2013. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you all again in 2015

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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

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