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By Helen Jones |  April 27, 2012 |

Great shot Eilleen laughingLeeds GATE is one of the organisations that have recognised that Gypsies and Irish Travellers have much poorer health outcomes than most other people, including an average life expectancy of 50 years of age. We found out about the life expectancy during a baseline census that we carried out in 2005.  A team of Gypsy and Traveller community researchers used a simple form to gather some very basic data about the families in Leeds.

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Inspirational Traveller

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By Helen Jones |  March 13, 2012 |

Kathleen MorrisonBy Alison Bellamy in the Yorkshire Evening Post

The death of an “inspirational” woman has left the travelling community heartbroken.

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By Helen Jones |  March 6, 2012 |

Kathleen MorrisonWe are sorry to say that Kathleen Lowther Morrison passed away this morning, Tuesday 6th March.

Rest in Peace Kathleen.

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Negotiated Stopping – What is it?

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By Helen Jones |  February 27, 2012 |

Remember that irritating advert that claimed the product would “do what it says on the tin”?

The Oxford dictionary says that negotiate means “to try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion”. So a thing that has been ‘negotiated’ is surely ‘an agreement or compromised reached by discussion’.

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Leeds GATE's response to proposed injunctions

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By Sharon Hague |  February 9, 2012 |

Readers of the Yorkshire Evening Post will have seen news last week that Councillor Jim McKenna has persuaded the council to use its legal department to pursue a blanket permanent injunction against unauthorised Gypsy and Traveller camps across three large districts of Leeds.

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