Leeds

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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Leeds housing

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 9, 2011

The first of five fashionable apartments in a project geared towards enticing young Jewish professionals to live in Leeds is ready for occupation.

Leeds Jewish Housing Association will be charging £90 per week, significantly under market rents, for newly modernised one-bedroom flats in its Moortown Highmoor Close complex.

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Donisthorpe finds a gem

September 8, 2011

Leeds care home Donisthorpe Hall has appointed a gem of a new chair in Andrew Brown.

Mr Brown also chairs the Beaverbrooks jewellery chain and, at Donsithorpe, succeeds Geoff Caplan, who has stepped down after six years in the post.

Having admired and supported Donisthorpe for many years, Mr Brown said he hoped to bring his business acumen to its boardroom.

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Leeds' fresh chapter

August 8, 2011

Fifty people attended the inaugural lecture at a refurbished Jewish library in Leeds.

The Blema Lorie Library has been rehoused in north Leeds' Lubavitch Centre.

It is dedicated to the memory of the mother of the current Leeds Jewish Representative Council president, Hilton Lorie. Blema Lorie was noted for her voluntary work for Jewish organisations.

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Golders Green school reaches final hurdle

By Robyn Rosen, August 4, 2011

Plans for a modern Orthodox free school in Golders Green are a step closer with the announcement that it has reached the final stage of the application process.

The Golders Green Jewish Primary School has met the criteria set by the government's free schools programme and is now through to the interview stage.

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It may have begun in tiers but ...it'll end in tears

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2011

The Manchester Jewish Soccer League is set to scrap its plan to run a new two-tier system after Westdene manager Steve Davis pulled out both his teams.

The league had planned to introduce a second division but having discovered that Westdene 1st and 2nd were designated to the bottom group, Davis withdrew the club.

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Jewel thief sentenced to 10 years

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 29, 2011

A four-year hunt for an armed robber who stole £374,000-worth of Rolex and other watches in a vicious raid on a Jewish-run jewellers in Leeds, has ended with his conviction after extradition to the UK.

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Gove criticised as DfE rejects Leeds school plan

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 29, 2011

Leeds politicians have criticised the "bizarre" rejection of a local Jewish free school proposal by the Department for Education and are making their dismay known to Education Secretary Michael Gove.

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