Leeds

Leeds charity’s royal recognition

By John Fisher, October 27, 2011

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board has been honoured in the Duke of York’s Community Initiative awards.

LJWB trustee Andrew Lewis received the award from the Duke at a Harrogate ceremony recognising Yorkshire organisations that have changed the lives of their communities.

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Leeds Jewish Community Pride awards announced

October 27, 2011

Twenty-seven Leeds community members have been shortlisted for the third annual local Jewish Community Pride awards.

Initiated by Leeds Jewish Welfare Board in 2009, the awards invite nominations from all strands of community life, recognising those who have made a significant impact over the past 12 months.

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Ex Leeds United director jailed

By Jessica Elgot, October 27, 2011

Property millionaire Simon Morris has been jailed for 18 months for threatening his former business partner by sending his 21-stone bodyguard into the former partner's home.

Former Leeds United FC director Morris sent his bodyguard Jonathan Ashworth to threaten Hedley Manton over a disputed £100,000 loan. Both parties are members of the Leeds Jewish community.

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Luxury Antiques and Fine Art Fair at Harewood

By ADFL, October 19, 2011
Time:
Friday 27 January
11:00am - 29 January 2012, 5:00pm

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Former Corrie star Gaynor Faye to join Emmerdale

By Jennifer Lipman, October 12, 2011

Jewish actress Gaynor Faye is to join the cast of Emmerdale.

The Leeds-born actress, 40, will appear in the long-running soap from the beginning of next year.

Ms Faye, who started in Coronation Street for four years, is also known for the series Fat Friends, which she wrote and acted in.

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Ex Leeds United director convicted of blackmail

By Jessica Elgot, October 3, 2011

Property mogul Simon Morris, who sent his 21-stone bodyguard to force a former business partner and fellow member of the Leeds Jewish community into repaying a loan, has been found guilty of blackmail and told he will face jail.

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Powerful writing

September 22, 2011

Bicom chief executive Lorna Fitz-simons told 400 supporters of the Leeds Lobby Network at Etz Chaim Synagogue: "The most powerful tool in our democracy is writing a letter."

The former Labour MP praised the reaction of David Cameron when the Israeli embassy in Cairo was attacked. "Our PM was one of the first world leaders to say: 'This is outrageous.

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Family planning helps to ease a Leeds housing problem

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 22, 2011

Meeting demand for Jewish social housing in Leeds, £1 million worth of family homes have been completed.

Seven families will benefit from the four-bedroom houses on Leeds Jewish Housing Association's Queenshill estate in Moortown.

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School's out for drive talkers

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 22, 2011

Parents seen talking on a mobile phone while driving their children into Leeds' Brodetsky Primary will be banned from its premises and reported to the police.

Tough new rules for parents are being enforced by security guards on the school's Alwoodley property.

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Leeds showing its life through a lens

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 15, 2011

A first Jewish community photography exhibition in Leeds provided a snapshot of local Jewish life.

Some 150 guests viewed images of Leeds neighbourhoods and other Jewish themes produced by seven photographers.

The exhibition is among a growing number of cultural initiatives promoted by the Leeds Jewish Representative Council and follows an eight-week course led by photographer and designer D

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