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Hunslet challenge for League 1 Shield

Hunslet challenge for League 1 Shield

Hunslet RLFC kick off the second half of their season on Sunday (30 July 2017) at South Leeds Stadium as they face Coventry Bears for the third time this season. Hunslet won both of the previous encounters, defeating the Bears 34-0 on 26 February in the Challenge Cup and 56-24 on 2 July in the […]

Coastal Challenges raise over £14k for charity

Coastal Challenges raise over £14k for charity

DePuy Synthes staff descend on Scarborough to complete mammoth walk and cycle July 25, 2017: Nearly 100 staff from Leeds-based medical devices company DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, took part in a mammoth coastal challenge that saw them raise over £14k for charity. Over two days, 54 walkers took on […]

Holiday activities at The Hunslet Club

Holiday activities at The Hunslet Club

The Hunslet Club will be running its popular Activity Camp through the next month of the summer holidays, starting tomorrow (27 July 2017). Children aged 5 and over can attend for a range of activities including football, dance, movies, baking, arts and crafts. There will also be special themed days including a pyjama day and […]

The Gruffalo at West Yorkshire Playhouse

The Gruffalo at West Yorkshire Playhouse

With schools breaking up for the summer holidays, The Gruffalo arrives at West Yorkshire Playhouse right on cue with an hour of excellent family entertainment. The Quarry theatre was filled with children, parents, grandparents and carers, all eager to see their favourite bedtime story brought to life on the stage. The show was orignially put […]

Memories of Hunslet and Stourton exhibition

Memories of Hunslet and Stourton exhibition

This project started off 18 months ago as selfish indulgence on my part as I have had at least 4 generations, including my mum and dad, who were born and brought up in Hunslet and Stourton and I wanted to find out a bit more about the area. I found lots of geographical history of […]

Holbeck viaduct: “We could do this”

Holbeck viaduct: “We could do this”

On Friday (21 July 2017) the Holbeck Viaduct Project Team launched their pre-feasibility report at an event, attended by a enthusiastic group of local residents, businesses and decision makers. The Holbeck Viaduct Project seeks to reopen the mile-long viaduct, as a green public space for travel, events, growing, and much more. The viaduct was built […]

Young archaeologists excavate Middleton Lodge ice house

Young archaeologists excavate Middleton Lodge ice house

The Leeds Branch of the Young Archaeolgists Club (YAC) recently undertook a new excavation of an ice house, at Middleton Park, Leeds which once belonged to the former Middleton Lodge. YAC is the only UK-wide club for people under the age of 16 who are interested in archaeology. An invitation was extended the York and Pontefract branches to join the […]

New running group for improvers

New running group for improvers

A new social running group starts this Wednesday (26 July 2017) for runners looking to build up to running 5 kilometres. The Middleton Mavericks will meet every Wednesday evening at 7pm at the South Leeds Stadium reception at the John Charles Centre for Sport. Sessions are free, open to men and women and suitable for […]

Planning applications 17 July 2017

Planning applications 17 July 2017

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were validated in the week beginning 17 July 2017:   Change of use from former plant hire and cafe to car showroom and offices, including refurbishment of buildings with new cladding/render […]

Harry Jepson Foundation rewards Cottingley poets

Harry Jepson Foundation rewards Cottingley poets

Rugby legend Harry Jepson OBE’s grandson Phil was on hand at Cottingley Primary Academy on Friday (21 July 2017) to hand out prizes on behalf of the Harry Jepson Foundation. Harry, who died last year aged 96, taught at the school between 1954 and 1963. Pupils in year 6 were invited to enter a poetry […]