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2016-09-19  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.    

2016-09-14  Bert's the Best

Hillam based greengrocer Bert’s Barrow have been shortlisted for Best Independent Retailer in this year’s Yorkshire's Finest Taste Awards. The winner will be announced on 2nd November.    

2016-09-10  Local Airport’s 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.    

2016-09-08  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    

2013-02-17  Seventy New Jobs Come to Garforth

Home delivery company Expert Logistics has opened a new distribution centre in Garforth creating 70 new jobs. The Crewe based company, which delivers white goods, was assisted in finding a suitable site by Leeds City Council’s property location service.    

2013-01-31  Big Win for Optare

Sherburn based bus manufacturer Optare has secured a £3.3 million order for 33 buses from transport giant Stagecoach. The vehicles will be delivered in 2013.    

2012-12-23  Contract Win for Sherburn Bus Builder

Sherburn in Elmet bus builder Optare has won a £6.2 million contract to build 50 buses for Arriva. Unfortunately none of the new buses will come into service in this part of the country    

2012-12-11  Chequers To Open on Sundays

The Chequers Inn at Ledsham is to open on Sundays for the first time in 180 years. The inn, which dates back to 1540 was banned from serving on Sunday by the lady of the manor after a lady returning from church was verbally abused by drunken farmhands. The landlord has tried to open on a Sunday in the past but the estate owners always refused. However the estate changed hands 5 years ago and the new owners have had a change of heart.    

2012-11-07  Aagrah Aims for Curry Oscar

The Aagrah restaurant in Garforth is one of a hundred restaurants nationally that have been shortlisted for the 2012 British Curry Awards. The results will be announced at a dinner in London on 26th November. More than a quarter of a million nominations have been received from the public for nearly 4000 restaurants. These eateries have been narrowed down to the final one hundred qualifiers    

2012-09-16  Award for Garforth Baker

Dumouchel Patisserie in Garforth has won the ADM Milling-sponsored Craft Business Award at the Baking Industry Awards held at the Park Lane Hilton in London    

2012-08-22  LNT Place Major Communications Contract

Garforth based LNT has signed a 1.7 million pound three year deal with O2 to provide 1700 iPhones to its staff in order to improve communication with its workforce, particularly its care and construction workforces.    

2012-07-14  Large Chinese Order for Ginetta Cars

Ginetta Cars have taken an order for fifty of their sports cars from a Chinese customer. This order will take up one sixth of the Garforth company’s annual production. The Chinese Olympic team and trade delegation officials have been based in Leeds in preparation for the Olympic Games    

2012-06-18  Bank Closes on Main Street

HSBC Bank on Main Street in Garforth has closed its doors for the last time. The cash point is boarded up and a notice in the window informs customers that the nearest branch is in Cross Gates. The closure is part of a programme of branch closures announced by the company    

2012-04-24  Jobs Saved at Local Fashion Retailer

Garforth fashion retailer Ellie Louise Trading, which went into administration at the beginning of this month, has been bought by Liric Limited. The 57 remaining stores and the online business, along with three brands have been acquired, saving 270 jobs.    

2012-04-14  A Big Plus for Best Western Milford Hotel

Best Western Milford Hotel has been awarded a prestigious ‘Plus’ category by the Best Western Group and joins only sixteen other hotels in the chain in achieving this status. The Milford Hotel recently completed a half million pound refurbishment    

2012-04-05  Local Fashion Retailer in Administration

Ellie Louise Trading of Garforth has gone into administration. The women’s fashion retailer has 97 UK stores and employs 440 staff. The company was founded in 1980 and has several stores in Leeds including one in Sherburn.    

2012-03-31  Sherburn Firm Moves to New Premises

Cromwell Polythene’s recycling division has moved to a larger unit on Sherburn Enterprise Park doubling the size of the existing facility. The new facility, where plastics, card and other materials are sorted, graded and baled before processing, is more than half an acre of outside storage and allows for continued expansion.    

2012-03-30  Ginetta are Allstars

Garforth car manufacturer Ginetta Cars has sponsored the Allstars charity football team for 2012. The celebrity footballers, who raised over £750,000 for charity last year will be renamed Ginetta Allstars.    

2012-03-02  Top Butcher is Paul Flintoff

Paul Flintoff Family Butchers in Kippax beat 46 other butchers to win top award for his traditional pork sausage at the BPEX Butcher Roadshow in Harrogate. Paul also won a gold award for his thin pork sausage and his black pepper sausage    

2012-02-25  Big Contribution from Garforth Builder

Key project wins for the Garforth office of Morgan Sindall helped earn the construction company profits of £45 million this year, down from £51 million last year. Local project wins included an extension at Coca-Cola and a terminal development at Leeds Bradford airport    

2012-02-19  Super Warehouse Planned for Sherburn

Planners have approved the construction of a 550,000 sq ft warehouse at Sherburn Distribution Park. There are only four warehouses this size in the entire country.    

2012-01-22  Victory in Dubai for Ginetta

George Murrells and his Optimum Motorsports team took a sensational class victory in the gruelling Dubai 24 Hour race. Driving an Optimum prepared G50 GT4 stormed to a GT4/SP3 win, finishing fourteenth out of 74 starters. Murrells will now be switching to Garforth based Ginetta’s new G55 GT3 in preparation for the British Endurance Championships in March.    

2012-01-10  Optare Back Rival Takeover

Following the failed takeover attempt by Scottish bus manufacturer Dennis to buy Sherburn based Optare, major shareholder Ashok Leyland has agreed to increase its stake in Optare, increasing stock holding from 26 to 71 percent . Optare will raise 4 million pounds selling stock to the Indian bus giant    

2012-01-05  Bus Takeover Falls Through

Scottish bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis has decided not to bid for Sherburn bus builder Optare after learning that major shareholder Ashok Leyland would not be willing to sell its share of Optare to the Scottish company.    

2012-01-01  Possible Bus Bid for Sherburn Company

Scottish bus builder Alexader Dennis is considering putting in a bid for Sherburn based Optare. The company which owns Scarborough based Plaxtons coach builders employs 2000 people in plants across the UK, Asia and North America    

2011-12-20  Breakfast Date with Lawrence

Lawrence Tomlinson, chairman of the Garforth based LNT Group, will speak at an Institute of Directors breakfast event on March 29th. The LNT group employs 1700 people across its five businesses    

2011-12-15  Utopia for Residents at Garforth Cliff

A new off-peak mini bus service by Utopia starting Monday 12th December will connect Garforth Cliff with Castleford via Micklefield, Ledsham and Ledston Luck. The new 405 service will run every 2 hours between 9:30am and 2:30 pm    

2011-12-14  Garforth Traders Support Parking Plan

At a recent meeting the newly formed Garforth Traders Association positively responded to Leeds City Council’s parking strategy for the area which includes residents parking only on streets near to Main Street, limited time parking on the two council owned car parks and demolition of redundant garages that remain on one of the council car parks. The cost to deliver this work is in excess of £20,000 and funding opportunities are now being explored.    

2011-12-11  Micklefield Wind Farm Gets Go Ahead

Plans for a controversial wind farm at Micklefield have been approved by a Government Inspector following an appeal by Banks Renewables. Banks claim the five 390 foot wind turbines will provide energy for over eight thousand homes. The ruling imposed a 25 year lifespan for the turbines. Local protesters said they were extremely disappointed with the decision.    

2011-11-18  Top Award for Local Care Manager

Care Manager Janette Walker from the Brain Injuries Rehabilitation Trust in Garforth was named Front Line Leader of the Year at the British Care Awards ceremony at the National Railway Museum in York.    

2011-11-03  Best Meat in Swillington

Swillington Organic Farm has been shortlisted for a deliciouslyorkshire award in the Best Fresh Meat category. The winners of the 20 categories will be announced at an awards ceremony at Rudding Park on 14th November.    

2011-10-31  Row at Tesco

Garforth fire fighters held a row-athon at Tesco supermarket in aid of the Charlotte Booth Appeal and raised over 1200 pounds.    

2011-10-18  Garforth Businesses Review Parking Plan

A group of Garforth traders and businesses attended a presentation of Leeds City Council’s proposed parking strategy aimed at improving trading in the Main Street area of the town. The meeting was attended by approximately 30 traders who also discussed the possibility of forming a local business association. The group will meet again on Tuesday 18th October to agree their response to the parking recommendations.    

2011-10-17  Bus Factory on Track

Despite reporting pre-tax losses of 4.4 million pounds in the first half of the year bus builder Optare is pressing ahead with its new factory in Sherburn.    

2011-10-16  Plans for 70 Homes in Garforth

Builder Ben Bailey Homes has submitted a planning application to Leeds City Council to build 70 new homes on land opposite Highcroft And Hillside, Selby Road Garforth    

2011-10-01  Tesco Help Rose Charity

An Alexandra Rose Charity collection last Saturday at Tesco store in Garforth raised £464 for St Marys Garforth for their charitable works    

2011-05-26  New Owners at Garforth Bookshop

Garforth Bookshop and Stationers was taken-over on 1st May by Baraka Foundation Limited, who also run the Community Coffee Houses in Main Street and in the Library. Garforth Bookshop was opened in 1987 and next year will celebrate 25 successful years.     

2011-05-04  Garforth IT Company Sold

Garforth IT company Boxing Orange has been bought by Salford security firm Accumuli for 7.5 million pounds.    

2011-01-18  Door Company Expanding Down South

Express Bi-folding Doors limited of Garforth are launching a new showroom at Redhill Business Park in Surrey on 29th January.    

2011-01-04  Express Bi-folding Doors on TV

Express Bi-folding Doors of Garforth will be launching a TV advertising campaign in January on the Sky home interest channel. The company is no stranger to promoting their wares on television. Their products have already featured in Grand Designs and The Home Show     

2010-11-16  Hats Off to Morgan Sindall

Garforth builders Morgan Sindall are recycling their old hard hats rather than sending them to landfill. The 4000 hats will be sent to a Luton firm to be melted down and reused to make weatherproof hoardings.    

2010-07-16  Emsleys Dig In

Volunteers from Emsleys Solicitors in Sherburn have created a pond for Victoria Primary School, Leeds as part of Give and Gain Day, a day of action event for employee volunteers organised by Business in The Community     

2010-04-22  Training Award for Brick Tie Preservation

Brick-Tie Preservation from Sherburn has won Highly Commended Training Award for commitment to training from the Property Care Association at its annual awards in London.     

2009-12-12  Local Baker Wins Award

Garforth baker Thierry Dumouchel has won the Yorkshire Life Chef of the Year award in a ceremony held at the Queens hotel. Thierry has operated his business in Garforth for 13 years.     

2009-12-02  Genix Provide 4000 NHS Dental Places in Garforth

Genix Healthcare have won a contract with NHS Leeds to provide an additional 4000 NHS dental places at its Garforth clinic. Genix will spend 100 thousand pounds expanding its premises to accommodate the extra patients    

2009-08-22  Decs Group Moves to Garforth Main Street

Decs Group Limited, who provide construction services in the health care sector, have relocated to larger offices in Main Street Garforth.     

2009-05-21  Local Schools Trust Opens Shop

The School Partnership Trust is opening a uniform shop in Garforth. The grand opening of the store at 115 Main Street takes place at 10am on Saturday 23rd May.     

2009-04-20  Genix Healthcare Up for National Dental Award

Genix Healthcare, sponsors of Garforth Town FC are on a shortlist for the National Dental Awards. The ceremony is in London on Friday but the company is celebrating making the shortlist by offering free dental advice on a range of topics.    

2009-04-02  Boost for Garforth Construction Company

Garforth construction company Morgan Ashurst has won two contracts worth 25 million pounds and is to create 185 jobs in the city. The two contracts are with Leeds University and are expected to be completed by the end of 2010.     

2009-02-17  Garforth Businessmen’s Lunch

Godloves Solicitors will be holding a business networking lunch at La Bella Vita restaurant in Garforth on Wednesday, 25th February. Tickets are £15 from Mark Brookes on 2868822.     

2009-02-14  Aberford Firm Launches Personal Alarm System

Masternaut Three X has launched LoKate, an emergency alarm watch with integrated GPS tracking and mobile phone. The device allows field-based users such as engineers, estate agents, security officers etc. to discretely trigger an alarm and summon assistance. Companies can track their employees in real-time, allowing managers to monitor their field agents.     

2009-02-04  Walker Morris Cares for Billy Wood

Nine employees from the Leeds law firm Walker Morris have spent a day in Billy Woods, Kippax , chopping down some of the small trees and clearing scrub. The work was part of the Leeds Cares initiative, which selects community projects for firms to work on.    

2009-01-22  Milford Hotel Appoints New Manager

Mandy Foster has been appointed Revenue Manager at the Milford Hotel. Mandy joined the hotel in 2007.     

2009-01-15  Garforth Ink Firm Spreads Out

Garforth office supplies business Inkdrop is to open a second store in Tadcaster. The company specialises in supplying recycled ink cartridges for printers at much lower prices than branded ink cartridges     

2008-11-21  New Business Club in Garforth

The first meeting of a new Business Lunch Club in Garforth takes place on Wednesday, 3rd December from 1-3pm at La Bella Vita restaurant in the town. It has been organised by Godloves Solicitors and costs 15 pounds. Email or ring (0113) 2868822 for more details.    

2008-10-16  Monk Fryston Architect Merges

Monk Fryston based Darnton Elgee and London based Essex, Goodman and Suggitt have merged to form Darnton EGS, a national architectural and construction project management business. The head office of the new company will be in Leeds.     

2008-08-05  Garforth Builder Morgan Ashurst Enjoy Good Results

Garforth based builder Morgan Ashurst, part of the Morgan Sindall Group, have secured a number of contracts in the public sector and expect to see further wins in the coming year as the government continue to invest in health and education based capital projects.    

2008-07-31  Ginetta Roaring Ahead in Garforth

Ginetta are building hundreds of their sports cars at their new 72 thousand sq ft factory in Garforth. Their first anniversary has seen the launch of their new G50 model and strong demand for their G20 and G20 coupe models. The move to Garforth has enabled Ginetta to refine its design and manufacturing processes and take on 30 more skilled engineers.     

2008-07-23  Undertaker Celebrates Two Hundred Years

Funeral Directors G.E.Hartley celebrate their 200th anniversary this year. The company was founded in Thorner in 1808 and has a chapel of rest and offices in Garforth.    

2008-07-16  Morgan Ashurst Try to Keep Kids Off Building Sites

Garforth based construction company Morgan Ashurst is urging parents and teachers to ensure that youngsters are made aware of the dangers of playing on building sites. The company regularly organises safety awareness sessions at schools.     

2008-07-11  Masternaut Three X Help the Aged

A tea dance for pensioners will be held on 14th July at Sherburn White Rose FC from 2pm till 4pm. Sponsored by Masternaut Three X the Aberford based vehicle tracking company, all monies will go to Help the Aged. For more details ring Christine Blease on 0161 4947887    

2008-06-27  Emsleys Brighten Up Lotherton Hall

A team of volunteers from Emsleys has spent 8 hours painting 130 metres of wrought iron railings in the gardens of Lotherton Hall as part of a Business in the Community initiative. Emsleys has offices in Kippax, Garforth and Sherburn.    

2008-06-11  Garforth Tanker Manufacturer Sold

Garforth based TCL Transport Engineers Ltd has been bought by the Glasgow based Turner Group for an undisclosed sum.    

2008-06-10  South Milford Tax Company Wins National Award

Gilbert Tax, a South Milford based tax investigations specialist has won the prestigious National Best Tax Investigation Team award at the LexisNexis Taxation Awards, beating tough competition from a number of large national companies. The company was founded in 2004 by Scott Gilbert and Kim Rayfield.    

2008-05-29  New Manager for Kippax Housing Development

Cala Homes (Yorkshire) have appointed Mark Lang to oversee the construction of a development of 21 homes at Maplefields on Leeds Road Kippax.    

2008-05-29  Masternaut Three X workers offered smoke-free bonus

Smokers are being offered a cash bonus to quit the habit by Masternaut Three X, who will also give money to a cancer charity if the employee gives up puffing away.Ten workers at the vehicle-tracking company in Aberford have signed up for the scheme with the aim of remaining smoke-free until 31 December. Smokers who light up ten or more cigarettes daily can join the scheme.The company will pay £1,250 to each worker who remains smoke-free until 31 December and will also donate the same amount per employee to Cancer Research.To qualify employees must sign a pledge to say they will be honest about their achievements.     

2008-04-30  Genix launch GENCARE Cosmetics

A survey by Yorkshire dentistry chain Genix Healthcare revealed that the number of Brits undergoing teeth-whitening treatment in a bid to get a Hollywood smile is at an all-time high. One in ten people have now had their teeth whitened and that figure is set to soar over the next 12 months. 72% of people in Leeds and 59% of people in Sheffield already buy whitening toothpaste. Plus, 71% of Leeds people either have had or would consider tooth whitening treatments, while the figure for Sheffield is 60%. The statistics showed that a quarter of Brits hate their teeth and almost half of people admit that their bad teeth affects their confidence. Two thirds of people blamed the constant stream of pictures of celebrities with perfect white smiles for increasing the pressure to have good teeth. Katrina Hardy, Operations Director of Genix Healthcare said: ''So many people hate their teeth - even more than the size of their bottoms. The way your teeth look can have a direct effect on a person's confidence levels. By changing stained, crooked or broken teeth, it can really open up someone's face and give them the confidence to smile, as well as enhancing their career prospects and love life too. We want to give as many people as possible access to cosmetic dentistry that is affordable, without compromising on quality, so we launched GENCARE Cosmetics in addition to GENCARE, our pay-as-you-go scheme for routine dental care that is comparable to NHS prices. We even offer an interest free loan, so that people can spread the payments without boosting the cost. We want Britain to smile with confidence!”     

2008-04-29  Morgan Est Support Sherburn Gala

Infrastructure services company Morgan Est,based at Fenton Lane Sherburn, is providing transport and volunteers to help on Sherburn Gala day as part of its commitment to supporting community events and activities.    

2008-04-28  Garforth Town form Training Link with Thomas Danby College

Thomas Danby College and Garforth Town have announced a partnership to help the young players at the club combine their training with full time education. For more details call Ricard Sutherland 07518 183639.    

2008-04-27  Genix introduce the GENCARE pay-as-you-go pricing scheme

Garforth dentist Genix have introduced the GENCARE pay-as-you-go pricing scheme,the first of its kind and exclusive to Genix Healthcare. With no monthly fee, GENCARE follows the NHS pricing band structure and is comparable to the cost of NHS treatment (as shown below); effectively, patients get the benefit of private dental treatment without paying private prices – a blessing for those struggling to find an NHS dentist. Fees – Band 1 is 25 pounds (NHS 16.20), Band 2 is 60 pounds (NHS 44.60) and band 3 is 240 pounds (NHS 198.00).     

2008-04-17  Cancer Charity Event at Best Western Milford Hotel

BW Milford Hotel are holding a charity dinner with a Caribbean theme in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research. Children from South Milford Primary school have helped chef Chris Baxter to design the menu. The dinner and charity auction, which includes a 3 course meal and a steel band, takes place at 7pm on 20th June. Tickets are 29.50 from 01977 681800    

2008-04-08  Garforth Housebuilder Leads Way

The Yorkshire division of Irish buiding group McInerney Holdings, located in Garforth, is making a significant contribution to the group's growth in the UK according to the financial results for year ending 31st december 2007.     

2008-03-31  Garforth Soccer School Signs Big Deal in Middle East

Local businessman Simon Clifford, owner of the Futebol de Salao and Socatots football training schools has agreed a new franchise deal with a Kuwaiti consortium. The franchise deal covers 15 countries in the region and is understood to be worth nearly £500,000 a year to Clifford's soccer empire.     

2008-03-26  Best Western Baths at Milford Hotel

Milford Hotel has completed a 4 star upgrade of every bathroom in its 44 bedrooms. The final phase of the modernisation plan, due to complete in July, will involve a deluxe facelift of 10 of its larger rooms. Some of these rooms will be available in June.    

2008-01-23  Million Pound Investment in Swillington Company Completed

Ferro Monk Systems Ltd of Swillington, a leading drainage and sewer specialist have completed a one million pound investment in offices and plant following a major fire last year.     

2008-01-18  Mill Farm Fine Foods Store to Open in South Milford

Local businesswoman Lara Layton will open the former High Street village shop in South Milford at 9am on 19th January. The store has been totally renovated and will specialise in stocking local produce. Hours of business are 7:30am till 7:30pm.     

2007-12-20  New Look at Sue Ryder Shop in Garforth

The Sue Ryder charity has unveiled its new-look shop on Main Street, Garforth. The premises were officially opened by Councillor Dobson. The charity supports sufferers from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, brain injury and cancer. If you want to volunteer or make a donation ring Jane or Barbara on 2864084    

2007-12-11  Milford Hotel Sells Christmas Card For Charity

Best Western Milford Hotel are selling a Christmas card designed by local school children and donating all proceeds to their adopted charity Yorkshire Cancer research. The card was designed by Kirsten Allison from South Milford County Primary School.    

2007-11-11  Garforth Consultancy Wins Marketing Consultant of the Year award

Kirsty Cowan has won the MCA Marketing Consultant of the Year Award. Kirsty works as group business director for Garforth based Brand Consultancy Propaganda.    

2007-11-08  Prosperis Raise 2100 Pounds for CancerCharity

Garforth based financial advisers Prosperis have raised 2100 pounds for the Cavendish Cancer Care Centre by holding a golf tournament for staff and clients at Sand Moor golf club.    

2007-11-01  BEAUTIFUL SMILES FOR HELPING CHILDREN IN NEED. Get a new dentist in Leeds & Genix Healthcare donates!

Genix Healthcare is donating £1 to Children in Need for each new GENCARE patient booking an appointment at its dental clinics, from 5-16 November 07, including the ones in Garforth, Morley and East Park in Leeds. The company has been filling the gap between NHS and private dentistry since 2005, and cares for the teeth of approximately 80,000 NHS patients, reducing the waiting list for NHS dentists by several thousands. Now, its 13 UK clinics will also be helping Children in Need while giving people healthy teeth and beautiful smiles. As well as welcoming NHS patients, where capacity allows, GENCARE is offered to provide a unique, affordable alternative to NHS dentistry with a pay-as-you-go payment scheme, rather than a monthly payment plan. GENCARE is exclusive to Genix Healthcare, a Leeds-based company that is expanding rapidly in the dental sector. Genix Healthcare’s state-of-the-art clinics also provide a full range of cosmetic dental treatments, including tooth whitening, professional AIR-FLOW cleaning, porcelain veneers, crowns and dentures, plus a Fresh Breath Clinic and wrinkle reduction treatments. So, whether you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of UK people seeking an NHS dentist or you’d like treat yourself to cosmetic dental treatment, book a GENCARE appointment between 5th and 16th November to ensure you contribute to Children in Need. More information is available by calling one of your local clinics: WEST YORKSHIRE - Genix Healthcare Garforth Dental Clinic, Leeds – 0113 286 6133     

2007-10-24  350,000 Pound Grant Programme Available in West Yorkshire

The Caird Bardon Community Programme’s latest funding round has now opened. There is up to £350,000 available to projects within 10 miles of the Caird Bardon Limited Landfill Site in Peckfield near Garforth. Successful projects will be awarded between £5,000 and £50,000, although exceptional projects within 3 miles of the landfill site could be awarded up to £125,000. The closing date is Friday 21 December and all applications will be managed by GrantScape, an environmental and community charity. For further details please visit the grant section at or alternatively please contact Matt Young on 01908 545780 for an informal discussion.     

2007-10-23  Enhance Dental Clinic Boost for Local Musicians

Mark and Shirley Hanson, from the Enhance dental clinic in Main Street, Garforth have given £1,000 to the Community College based Musicability charity to purchase a new bass clarinet for its members to use.    

2007-10-10  Micklefield Curry House Supports Cancer Appeal

Jamal Miah, owner of the brand new Shobuj Bangla takeaway at Great North Road in Micklefield has promised to donate 60 percent of his takings next monday night to the Yorkshire Evening Posts Yorkshire Cancer Centre appeal.     

2007-10-03  Milford Hotel Holds Charity Styling Seminar for Yorkshire Cancer Research

Best Western Milford Hotel is to hold a Styling Seminar, hosted by celebrity stylist Bradley Taylor on 10th October in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research. Tickets cost 25 pounds, call 01977 681800     

2007-09-22  Aberford Firm Leads Way in Reducing Vehicle Carbon Footprint

Aberford based vehicle tracking specialist Masternaut's new GreenerFleet product is specifically designed to reduce carbon emissions by monitoring the performance of vehicles, drivers and routes.     

2007-09-15  Dumouchel Reaches Baker of the Year Final

Garforth baker Thierry Dumouchel has reached the final of the 2007 Baking Industry Baker of the Year contest to be held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 17th September.     

2007-09-02  Rocol Lubricants Hold Golf Day for St Gemmas

A golf day at Oulton Hall, organised by Rocol Lubricants of Swillington, raised 1000 pounds for St Gemmas Hospice.     

2007-07-31  Yorkshire Bank Supports St Marys Youth Theatre Group

Yorkshire Bank has given Garforth based St Mary's Youth Theatre 500 pounds to buy new costumes. The money was provided through the Staff Volunteer Programme, a company scheme for bank employees who are involved with community groups. Diane Dutton, who has worked for the bank for 16 years is costume mistress for the group.     

2007-07-26  McInerney Homes Sponsors Garforth Parish Church Cricket Club

The Yorkshire division of McInerney Homes has provided Garforth Parish Church cricket club with new shirts for season 2007/08. The company’s offices are opposite the team’s cricket pitch on Green Lane. Sales and Marketing Manager Marie Fletcher said they were delighted to be official sponsor for the club and wished the team well for the coming season.     

2007-06-27  Kids score a soccer winner at dentists

Kids who visit the Genix Healthcare Dental Clinic at Garforth, Morley and East Leeds have something to smile about - they’re being given football match tickets! Children who visit the clinic for an appointment will receive a ticket to watch local football heroes Garforth Town Football Club who have recently broken records with their promotion to the Unibond. The electric atmosphere currently at the Genix Healthcare Stadium will now be even better when teams like FC United bring their support to Town. It’s all part of Genix Healthcare’s three year partnership deal with Garforth Town. Genix Healthcare’s Operations Director, Katrina Hardy, says: "Leeds is a fantastic city which has many individual communities within it. At Genix Healthcare we are becoming part of these communities by taking care of their dental needs - in particular Garforth, East Park and Morley. It makes great sense for us to help bring the different communities together and to encourage our young patients to get involved in getting behind Garforth Town FC. It really is a great family day out." ‘The future of football in England lies in the young people of today.’ says Garforth Town’s General Manager, George Williams. ‘We are very excited to be working with Genix Healthcare to encourage children to come along to Garforth matches and will make the experience lots of fun for them with drums, horns and lots of chanting.’.     

2007-06-14  Milford Hotel Staff Run for Charity

Eight members of staff from Best Western Milford Hotel are taking part in the 10k Run4All race around Leeds on Sunday 24th June, raising funds for Yorkshire Cancer Relief.    

2007-06-11  Car Manufacturer Moves to Garforth

Sports and kit car manufacturer Ginetta is moving production of its cars to a new 72 thousand sq ft factory at Garforth. There are plans to increase production to 300 cars a year.    

2007-05-31  New Chef at the Milford

The Best Western Milford Hotel has appointed Daniel Simpson as senior chef de partie. Previously Daniel was head chef at the Three Hares at Bilborough.    

2007-05-30  New Boutique on Main Street

The grand opening of Shelleys Boutique, 103 Main Street, Garforth takes place on Saturday 2nd June. The new store provides ladies, mens and childrens designer clothing.    

2007-03-31  Yorkshire Breakfast at the Milford

Best Western Milford Hotel have introduced a Yorkshire breakfast menu sourced from best quality local produce. Guests at the Watermill Restaurant will be able to enjoy award winning local sausages, honey preserves and kippers.     

2007-03-21  New Chemist Opens on Main Street Garforth

Cohens Chemist has opened a shop at 10 Main Street Garforth. Cohens Chemist was established in 1980 and is now one of Britain's leading pharmacy chains with over 60 branches. The branches are based in the Northwest, Yorkshire and North Wales located mainly in the community and in health centres.    

2007-01-26  Leeds Coop Raise 36 thousand pounds for British Heart Foundation

Leeds Cooperative Society employees from all branches have managed to raise £36,448 for the British Heart Foundation through raffles, sponsored events, dressdown days and a charity ball. BHF complimented Leeds Coop on being a fantastic partner.     

2006-11-21  Dental Clinic short-listed for The Dentistry Awards 2006

Leeds-based dental company Genix Healthcare has been short-listed for an award in The Dentistry Awards 2006. Genix Healthcare is an expanding company which operates a chain of dental clinics in Leeds, Doncaster, Sheffield and Teesside. Its dental clinic in Sheffield has been short-listed for the Best New Practice award only three months after its official opening. These regional awards, launched this year by the Dentistry magazine, recognise outstanding individuals, teams and practices that have an active interest in continuing professional development and staying at the top of the dental profession. Kiveton Park Dental Clinic was transformed by Genix Healthcare, with an investment of over £150,000, in to a new state of the art dental clinic, providing patients with all the latest treatments, in a matter of months. For around 10,000 residents it’s the only dental practice in the area looking after their dental healthcare needs. The practice went from a single surgery to a three surgery practice resulting in increased capacity to take on new patients. The awards judging panel consists of top members of the profession including dentists, hygienists, and practice managers who will be looking to decide who is the Best Practice, Best Team Member and Best New Practice in the North East and Yorkshire. The winners will be announced at The Dentistry Awards Ceremony on Friday 8th December at the Athena, Leicester. The UK has been divided into 10 regions and once the winners for each region have been decided the winners have a chance at being named overall UK Best!     

2006-11-11  Local Undertakers Support Poppy Appeal

Kippax funeral director Wm Dodgson and Garforth funeral director GE Hartley have dressed their windows to support the Poppy Appeal.     


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