Archive | February, 2011

Come to Cross Flatts Park

It’s impossible to photograph how lovely it was in the park this lunchtime.  The crocuses if not carpetting the park are at least picnic rugs spread under the sound of birdsong – blackbird and robin and maybe a thrush. The children laughing and singing and calling not whining and cold and tired by school days. […]

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Blue Plaque In Beeston for Ivy Benson

Ivy Benson, the female band leader from the swing era who was born in Beeston, is to be commemorated by a Blue Plaque later this year. Ivy was an accomplished musician who took the opportunity that the Second World War provided to break into a very male dominated world of Big Band Music. With many […]

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TV Breakdance Sensations Win Support in South Leeds

Speak To The Streets and The Hunslet Club in south Leeds are throwing their full support behind Trinity Warriors, the sensational breakdance crew who are through to the live final of Sky 1’s Got To Dance at 6pm next Sunday with a chance to win £250,000. The talented young dancers from Derby have been regular […]

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The Future's Bright for southleedslife

I’ve just googled ‘southleedslife’ and we’ve got 543 search results already and the blog has only been up and running since 30 November 2010.  To date we’ve had over 2,850 hits on the website with ‘current’ average of over 50 hits a day and growing.  And the word is spreading – southleedslife is being mentioned on numerous […]

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New Centre For Young People in South Leeds

South Leeds Youth Hub is a new centre for young people is about to open in Belle Isle. Guest blogger Lucy Chadwick gives us a preview. Young people in south Leeds will soon have something to do, somewhere to go, someone to talk to and something to say, thanks to a new development on the site […]

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Works starts on new Enterprise Centre in Middleton

As reported in the Yorkshire Evening Post on Friday 18 February, work has begun to build the new Tenants Hall Enterprise Centre in Middleton.  This centre is being built on the site of the current Tenants Hall on Middleton Park Avenue, and will offer office and meeting room facilities for budding entrepreneurs and will also […]

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February Half Term Activities in South Leeds

The JESS Extended Schools and Services Cluster in south Leeds is providing 10 exciting activities for children and young people aged 5-16 from local south Leeds schools over the February half term. These targeted activities range from a Spy School to an Olympic Spirit Sports Day. Over 180 children will benefit from the activities. In addition […]

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Between Tommy Wass and the Chip Shop

                                                                                                                                                                                      To mulch or not to mulch hat is the question – this is the side wall of the chip shop which we asked if we could plant a couple of years ago.  Before that it was dandelions and rubbish.  We wondered, with it being the pub car park, whether our planting would survive – it’s […]

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Extra Weekend Policing Helps Crime Drop

‘Special’ Weekend in South Leeds as Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Fall Crime and anti-social behaviour in south Leeds dropped significantly over the weekend thanks to some ‘special’ attention by the area’s volunteer constables. Special constables volunteered a total of 256 hours on Saturday and Sunday to help cut crime and anti-social behaviour in communities within […]

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History Comes Alive in Hunslet

The Hunslet Club has been providing activities and opportunities for children and young people for 70 years and is one of the largest youth clubs in the country. Anyone is welcome to come along today and take part in sports such as football, boxing and gymnastics, or arts activities including musical theatre, hip hop, ballet, […]

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