Local homebuilder supports children’s hospice with £1,000 donation

Local homebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire West has continued to support the communities in which it builds by donating £1,000 to Martin House Children’s Hospice as part of The Barratt Foundation’s Community Fund initiative. Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, which includes the Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has supported Martin House as part of The…

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Drax calls for UK supply chain to deliver climate saving negative emissions technology

Renewable energy giant Drax calls for UK businesses of all sizes to join the UK’s first BECCS supplier engagement programme. New programme of nationwide events will encourage British businesses to work with renewable energy pioneer Drax to deliver its multi-billion-pound climate-saving negative emissions technology – bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). Events series marks…

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Shire Beds: Springing into new markets

Shire Beds, based in Dewsbury, are specialists in the manufacture of beds, mattresses, headboards and pillows. Established in 1997, the company grew quickly and now employs 76 people, manufacturing a number of ranges under their own branding, which are sold to internet and high-street retailers. The company has won several awards and industry recognition.  Company…

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Safer streets and improved security for Fagley residents

As part of a national crime prevention initiative, residents on the Fagley estate in Bradford have seen £550,000 spent on reducing burglaries, vehicle crime and other theft-based offences. The measures follow a successful joint bid to the government’s Safer Streets Fund, involving West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office, West Yorkshire Police, Bradford Community Safety…

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Health academic heads to the Paralympics

Robert Avery, Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences at York St John University, is jetting off to Tokyo this week to referee goalball matches in one of the biggest sporting events in the world. His selection for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics comes after more than a decade of working with the sport. Goalball is an indoor,…

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