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How can we help you quit smoking?

How can we help you quit smoking?

South Leeds has some of highest smoking rates in the city. Now health bosses are asking smokers – how can we help you quit? NHS Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is taking a new consultative approach to encourage people to stop smoking. By completing the online questionnaire you might even win £50. […]

Attempt Robbery …Appeal For Witnesses…

Attempt Robbery …Appeal For Witnesses…

West Yorkshire Police – Leeds Inner South  Attempt robbery:  Appeal for witnesses On Wednesday 20th May 2015 near to Middleton Park Road, Middleton, Leeds, a lone elderly female was walking to catch her bus at approximately 9.10am. A male on a bike has ridden up behind her and attempted to steal her handbag. The force […]

New walk and talk group launches in Middleton

New walk and talk group launches in Middleton

Are you interested in becoming more active? Then why not join the new Middleton Walk and Talk group? Come along for a relaxed, friendly walk every Wednesday and get some light exercise, fresh air and  a chance to meet and mix with others. Meet outside Middleton Park Avenue Post Office at either 2pm or 6pm […]

Holbeck Heritage Walks

Holbeck Heritage Walks

John Cummins (Groundwork and City Connect) will be hosting three walks in and around Holbeck over the next two weeks. The heritage walks are open to the public for all to enjoy. The times and dates of the walks are as follows; Saturday 23 May 2015 at 11 am  Explore the streets of historic back […]

South of the River – Sunday Papers

South of the River – Sunday Papers

Phone hacking is back in the news with the Daily and Sunday Mirror having to make big payouts to their victims. I think this case raises some big questions for journalism and the state of the press. Phone hacking at the Mirror was described as being on an industrial scale, in other words it was […]

A 2 Year Life Story Of A Blogger For South Leeds Life

A 2 Year Life Story Of A Blogger For South Leeds Life

This is my second of my lifetime stories since moving into sheltered housing three years ago. This will also appear in the June edition of South Leeds Life Newspaper. First, my apologies in the length of this blog. I had thought about splitting the blog into two, with the second edition following a week later. I have […]

Mighty Maurice, a community hero!

Mighty Maurice, a community hero!

When I heard about the guy who was giving free self protection classes to women and girls in Leeds I jumped at the chance. With all the attacks in the news recently I am determined that my daughters and I will have some form of defence should we ever come across any unsavoury characters. And […]

Asda start recruitment for Beeston store

Asda start recruitment for Beeston store

There are seventy jobs available at the new Asda store on Old Lane, which is due to open on Monday 13 July 2015. Leeds City Council is keen to help local people secure these jobs and has set up information sessions to brief applicants about the process before they start the time-limited application. Sessions will […]

South Leeds Roundup: Dabbing, dough and dementia

South Leeds Roundup: Dabbing, dough and dementia

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start this week at The Tetley art gallery in Hunslet where you are invited to collaborate on a giant group painting made by rolling, twisting and dabbing painted balls over half term. It’s almost time […]

Busy Bee-ston gets gardening

Busy Bee-ston gets gardening

There’s been a lot of gardening going on in Beeston in the last week – taking inspiration from Chelsea maybe? For the second year running Beeston was chosen to take part in Business in the Community’s National ‘Give and Gain Day’. So on Friday (15 May 2015) a team of volunteers from Yorkshire Bank, Groundwork, […]