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South of the River – The R Word

  Last night I found myself in the middle of a very emotional news story. No, not the Scottish Referendum. I was at Beeston Parish Centre for the Aspiring Communities consultation meeting and I found myself with two jobs. I was speaking as a member of the group’s Advisory Committee and reporting on the meeting […]

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Angry meeting debates Aspiring Communities’ plans for Ice Pak site

  Last night (18 September 2014) 150 residents packed into the Beeston Parish Centre to discuss Aspiring Communities’ revised plans for the Ice Pak site on Barkly Road. One man tried to disrupt the meeting by shouting “Don’t want it. Go away” as the architect explained the plans, but the majority in the room asked […]

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Hunslet Club Showcase at White Rose

  If you think that the Hunslet Club is just about sport for boys then think again. Better still pay a visit to their showcase event at the White Rose Shopping Centre this Sunday (21 September 2014) to find out about the wide range of activities the club provides for members of all ages. From […]

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More Of Amber’s Diaries September 2014

    As Written By Her Mum Christine Robinson Twinkle. Edited by Kenneth Ingram.  2nd September First day back! – it went well yay … As predicted Amber waited till she got back to mine to release her stress. I got a few digs in the arm, tears and a lot of “no” but she […]

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Taste of the Wild at Skelton Grange

  Wild leaf salad with a fruit vinaigrette dressing, accompanied by home baked nettle seed bread and followed by elderberry and almond tart anybody? This Saturday (20 September 2014) Craig Worrall of Edible Leeds will be leading a Wild Food Walk around Skelton Grange Environment Centre’s beautiful wildlife area. Berries & nuts should be plentiful, […]

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Friends of Middleton Park Craft, Flower And Produce Show

    The last Gala or Fair of the season although this is called, Friends of Middleton Park Craft, Flower and Produce Show. Was an overcast day, but thankfully no rain, and brought massive crowds into the Park to enjoy all the fun. Lots of cars already parked up on Town Street and surrounding streets, […]

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South Leeds Roundup: Golds, Galas and Getting Up

  Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start with news that Beeston’s popular chip shop Park Fisheries has won Gold from Yorkshire In Bloom. Fantastic – well done guys! Here’s a picture to celebrate: Beeston Festival are holding their AGM on […]

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Lorry Driver of the Year celebrates in Holbeck Working Mens Club

  The sun is setting over St. Matthew’s community centre as I cycle up to Holbeck Working Mens club on Wednesday (10 September 2014). I can’t resist taking a picture and quickly snap away at the black silhouette of the church next to the big orange ball slowly disappearing. I go inside the club and buy […]

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Police appeal: Road Traffic Collision, Old Lane, Beeston

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man and woman died following a road traffic collision in Beeston. Betty Laird, aged 88, had been the front seat passenger in a Renault Kangoo that was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Passat in Old Lane, Beeston, at about 2.20pm on Wednesday 10 September. The […]

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Leeds 11 Tenants and Residents – Offer for new Group members

  A free Crime Prevention pack is being offered to people who are able to attend the inaugural meeting of the Malverns, Normantons, Disraelis and surrounding areas Tenants and Residents group on Monday 22nd September 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm. West Hunslet Room, Tiger 11, Hillside, Beeston Rd LS11 8ND Thuja Phillips, Customer Involvement officer writes: […]

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