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Health Advocate Position

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By Ellie Rogers |  January 8, 2016 |

Leeds GATE are excited to announce a new position for a Health Advocate. The Health Advocate will work with our Advocacy Worker to provide a reliable and confidential health advocacy service which provides information, signposting and support to Gypsy and Traveller individuals and their families in the Leeds area.

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Fury over Fury: Thoughts on ‘the Gypsy King’

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By Ben Chastney |  December 14, 2015 |

Tyson FuryIt is fair to say that the past couple of weeks have been a mixed bag for boxer Tyson Fury. He recently beat Wladimir Klitschko in a heavyweight matchup, becoming World Champion in the process; I’m not a boxing fan but even I am aware that this was a big deal. Sadly, shortly after this he got caught up in a public outcry following some comments which many have criticised for being homophobic and sexist. So why does this all matter and what are we to think about it?

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Molly’s adventures with Travellers - Christmas Special 1: Visit to Santa’s Grotto

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By Ben Chastney |  December 11, 2015 |

Molly and her dad are at the local Megamart centre, waiting in the queue for Santa’s Grotto.

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ILLUSTRATED BY PETER HUDSPITH

“So what you are saying Dad is that this is the best Santa is town?”

“It’s the only Santa in town. I mean the world.”

“I just hope he listens to my very clear request of a drum kit.”

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Political representation by who?

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By Ben Chastney |  December 2, 2015 |

James Carver MEPLast Thursday I had the opportunity to attend the Traveller Movement annual conference alongside our CEO Helen and six community members. Firstly, many thanks to all at the Traveller Movement for putting together such a good event, one buzzing with energy and strong ideas. As will all such positive conferences or meetings, it has prompted questions which have stayed with me the past few days.

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Despondent but Encouraged – Responding to the new Gypsy and Traveller Planning Law

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By Ben Chastney |  November 23, 2015 |

Leeds DisplayThe past two Fridays Garden Court Chambers and the Traveller Movement have hosted very helpful planning briefings and discussions on the recent changes to Gypsy and Traveller Planning Law. Many thanks to them and all who attended for making them both such good events.

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