A fundraising zip wire event for the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust
By October 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

A fundraising zip wire event for the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust

Last Wednesday (15 October 2014) a group of us learnt how to fly off a slate quarry mountain. We took part in this adrenaline fundraiser for the Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust. We were secured into harnesses and let zip over a 432m drop for 57 seconds at 100mph. The Ciaran Bingham Foundation Trust provides practical […]

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Gain Insight Into Modern Policing

Gain Insight Into Modern Policing

West Yorkshire Police – Leeds Inner South Do you know someone who is 16-18 yrs old, lives in West Yorkshire and would like spend one evening a week gaining insight into modern policing and helping out in the community? If so you need to act fast, this year’s Explorer programme closes on Friday. Please share […]

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Discussing the Future for Digital Inclusion in Leeds
By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Discussing the Future for Digital Inclusion in Leeds

Apparently according to BT there are figures which show some people are still not online. I was invited to attend a workshop at Hillside in Beeston on Tuesday 14 October 2014 to discuss a community development approach to digital inclusion. The event was organised by Emily Harper, head of research for BT ‘Get IT Together’ […]

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Hunslet company Re:Work wins social enterprise award
By October 21, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Hunslet company Re:Work wins social enterprise award

Six years of hard work was officially acknowledged earlier this month as Caroline Wheritt received the Social Entrepreneur award in this year’s Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber (SEYH) awards. Caroline Wheritt, CEO of Leeds based social enterprise company, Re:Work, was quick to point out that the laurels awarded to her were actually recognition and testament […]

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Leeds Rhinos launch city’s flu fighter campaign
By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Leeds Rhinos launch city’s flu fighter campaign

‘Be a flu fighter’ urge Leeds City Council and local NHS Keith Senior, former Leeds Rhinos star and current ambassador for the Leeds Rugby Foundation, and Ronnie the Rhino got behind the city’s ‘be a flu fighter’ campaign launched by Leeds City Council and the local NHS at the Trinity Centre. Around 250,000 children and […]

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Middleton mourns a ‘mother to many’
By October 20, 2014 3 Comments Read More →

Middleton mourns a ‘mother to many’

South Leeds Life is sorry to announce the death of Hazel Dawson (née Barker), a well-known stalwart of the Middleton community. Hazel was born in Bradford in 1942, but was taken straight into care and grew up in children’s homes across the UK – mainly on the Isle of Man. In her late teens, Hazel […]

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Garden Gate to open rugby heritage room
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Garden Gate to open rugby heritage room

The Hunslet Rugby Foundation in association with the Garden Gate pub have created a heritage room dedicated to the history of Hunslet Rugby League. The “Hunslet Rugby League Remembered” Heritage Room will be officially opened at 12pm noon on Friday (24 October 2014) at The Garden Gate, 3 Whitfield Place, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QB. The […]

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Ghostly goings on at Groundwork
By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Ghostly goings on at Groundwork

Halloween is all about scares and spooks, but it’s also a chance for families in Leeds to enjoy some frightful fun. Environmental charity, Groundwork, is hosting a free, three day Halloween extravaganza. For the first time ever, the charity has lined up a whole host of spell-bounding events at three housing estates across Leeds; Hemmingway […]

Holbeck Elderly Aid deliver Musical Memories at Cultural Event
By October 17, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Holbeck Elderly Aid deliver Musical Memories at Cultural Event

  Holbeck Elderly Aid delivered a cultural gem of an event last week (Tuesday 7 October 2014). More than 50 people came to celebrate International Day of Older People at St. Matthew’s Community Centre in Holbeck.  The brief was to deliver something which defined culture. Elissa Newman Chief Executive of Holbeck Elderly Aid said; “We wanted create a theme which […]

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South of the River – Other people
By October 17, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

South of the River – Other people

  I think it must have been in honour of World Mental Health Day last Friday that my depression flared up again this week. It was the French philosopher Jean-Paul Satre that said “Hell is other people” and I frequently agree. Of course avoiding people isn’t a great strategy for a community journalist. We’ve got […]

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