Archive | December, 2011

South Leeds: Our review of the year

It doesn’t seem 13 months since South Leeds Life filed its first post: This is South Leeds Calling. More than 23,000 page impressions and a few hundred posts from more than a dozen different community writers later we’re on the verge of entering 2012. We thought it was the perfect time to pick out our […]

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Merry Christmas to all our readers!

Wishing all our readers a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from everyone at South Leeds Life…

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Hunslet Moor pupils enjoy environmental art at Skelton Grange

Youngsters from Hunslet Moor Primary School recently visited Skelton Grange Environment Centre, during a family event, to get hands-on with some environmental art. The children made all sorts of visually astonishing pieces with the natural objects they found in the woodland areas at Skelton Grange. Said BTCV Project Administrator Ralph Walker: “It’s always amazing to see […]

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Middleton Leisure Centre nets Olympic legacy cash

Planned improvements at Middleton Leisure Centre have today received a boost worth more than £140,000. The centre is one of 350 local community sports groups/facilities which are celebrating today after being offered a total of £17.4 million in Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund. The money will go to an £883,000 scheme to improve […]

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Christmas 2011 chemist opening times and public transport in South Leeds

PUBLIC TRANSPORT Christmas Eve Buses – a Saturday service will operate until 1800. After this time services will be reduced with no service after 2000. Trains – a Friday service will operate until 2000. After this time services will be reduced with no service after 2200. Christmas Day No bus or rail services will operate […]

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South Leeds Links: The Leeds hyperlocal scene

South Leeds Life is just one ‘hyperlocal’ blog in the Leeds blogosphere. Yesterday we featured a festive round-up of local South Leeds blogs and websites – today we look at the blogosphere across the city. He’s the Zorro of the Leeds blogging world – he’s the Leeds Citizen! Putting the council and local authorities under […]

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Video: Plans for Middleton's new Asda store

Discovered this video of the proposed new Asda store in Middleton the other day, courtesy the I Live in Middleton (Miggy) LS10 Facebook page. Looks an interesting proposal, once it actually gets built. Last we heard, Asda were planning a 2013 opening, unless anyone’s heard otherwise…  

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Man charged with Beeston murder

A man has been charged with murder following the death of  32-year-old Dean Clarke in Malvern Road, Beeston on Saturday. Mark James, 31, of Beeston has been charged with murder and is appearing at Leeds Magistrates Court tomorrow.   The three other men arrested have all been released without charge.

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South Leeds group theatrical about the Olympics: Updated

A local theatre group for youngsters in South Leeds has received a funding boost which will enable them to take part in a production for next year’s Olympics. South Leeds Youth Theatre has received £6,800 from the South Inner Area Management Committee to fund a new project involving young actors to produce a special Olympic-themed […]

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South Leeds links: Local community blogs and websites

South Leeds has a growing community of blogs – from local residents’ groups to food blogs and health blogs by local Bangladeshi women! Here’s our festive guide to some of the sites that make up the South Leeds blogosphere… The former Cross Flatts Community Forum was relaunched as Beeston Hill Residents’ Voice in May to […]

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