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Planning applications 24 April 2017

Planning applications 24 April 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 24 April 2017:     Two storey side/rear extension with canopy to front  11 Southleigh View Beeston Leeds LS11 5SJ Ref. No: 17/02345/FU | Status: […]

The oldest house in Leeds

The oldest house in Leeds

Many people in South Leeds will have walked past Stank Hall Barn, but might not know the history of this magnificent medieval structure, or the two buildings next to it. The site is located off Dewsbury Road, across from the White Rose Centre. The barn itself is fifteenth century, think the Wars of the Roses […]

Beeston Festival reveals 2017 sponsors

Beeston Festival reveals 2017 sponsors

Beeston Festival has announced its first batch of sponsors for the 2017 event, which takes place in Cross Flatts Park on Saturday 15 July. The main sponsor will be the White Rose Office Park, a 27-acre business park which is firmly established as one of Leeds’ foremost office locations, and home to some of the […]

Read our May newspaper online

Read our May newspaper online

Have you read the May edition of our South Leeds Life newspaper yet? We’ve been distributing copies to community venues throughout LS10 and LS11. Copies are available from libraries, schools, community centres, GP practices, shops and other community venues. You can find a full list of pick up points here: www.southleedslife.com/newspaper/newspaper-pick-up-points. If you become a […]

Bluebell walks kick of summer activities in Middleton Park

Bluebell walks kick of summer activities in Middleton Park

The Friends of Middleton Park’s summer programme of activities starts this Bank Holiday Monday (1 May 2017) with escorted walks through the bluebell woods. Volunteers will greet passengers from the 11am, 1pm and 2:40pm trains on Middleton Railway at the top station, Park Halt. The guided stroll to the Visitor Centre through the splendour that […]

General election: Question the candidates

General election: Question the candidates

South Leeds Life will be bringing you details of all the candidates standing in the Leeds Central constituency, which includes LS10 and LS11. As usual we will give them the opportunity to tell you why they are standing, but we would like them to answer your questions too. What is the burning issue for you? […]

Hunslet children take to the stage with Opera North

Hunslet children take to the stage with Opera North

Pupils from a primary school in Hunslet are preparing to sing on some of the finest stages in the country as they get ready to join Opera North for its forthcoming performances of Puccini’s Turandot. The 8 to 10-year-olds are from Low Road Primary School, which is part of the In Harmony Opera North community […]

Boxers battle it out at The Hunslet Club

Boxers battle it out at The Hunslet Club

The ​Hunslet Club played host to another packed-out amateur boxing night last Friday (21 April 2017) featuring 17 bouts of both junior and senior competitors. Highlights of the evening included: Jacob Staten from Beeston battling through to win a tough technical bout in the seniors; new member Mohammed Faizaan – another senior, who has emerged […]

Free litter-picking kits for Leeds businesses

Free litter-picking kits for Leeds businesses

Did you know that 62% of people living in England drop litter, according to research? Although only 28% of people admit to it. This figure is sadly becoming clear when you drive and walk around some parts of Leeds, as is the case country-wide – after all, the council can only do so much with […]

Leeds’ dancers give it some welly for the RNLI

Leeds’ dancers give it some welly for the RNLI

Leeds’ contemporary dancers swapped their jazz shoes, for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s yellow wellies to show support for Mayday, the charity’s national annual fundraising campaign which is calling out for people to ‘Do your bit, fund our kit’. Students from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance showed off their specialist dance moves in bright […]