Author Archive: Jeremy Morton

I've lived in Beeston in South Leeds since 1984 and I love the area. I am involved in various community activities including Beeston Festival. I have been involved with the South Leeds Life Group since it started in 2010.

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Healthy lifestyle support launches in Leeds

Healthy lifestyle support launches in Leeds

Healthy lifestyle campaign One You sees new services provided in Leeds to give residents support to make positive health changes October marks the launch of a new One You Leeds free local healthy living service that aims to help the residents of Leeds make positive changes to their lifestyle and behaviour to improve their health. […]

By October 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Beeston businessman’s award winning pickle

Beeston businessman’s award winning pickle

Jad Choudry from Beeston has won a prestigious national award for his hot chilli pickle, he was also shortlisted for the Entrepreneur of the Year at the UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce and Industry (UKBCCI) awards ceremony in London. Jad received his award from  Amjad Bashir (MEP, Yorks & Humber). The award ceremony was held […]

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Campaign to keep delivery office open gains momentum

Campaign to keep delivery office open gains momentum

The campaign to stop Royal Mail closing its mail delivery office in Holbeck has been boosted by a speech in parliament and will see supporters gather in Cross Flatts Park on Sunday (22 October 2017). As previously reported on South Leeds Life, Royal Mail plans to close the office on New Princess Street and move […]

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Roundup: Half term children’s activities

Roundup: Half term children’s activities

Schools break up on Friday (20 October 2017) for the autumn half term holiday. If your looking for things to do with your children here is our roundup of activities across South Leeds. Playbox at Trentham Park Playbox returns to Trentham Park on Beeston Hill with free family play sessions every day from Saturday 21 […]

By October 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Develop your photo skills with Digital Image Online

Develop your photo skills with Digital Image Online

A new group for those interested in photography is bringing people together in Beeston. Meeting at the Skills Hub on the Cockburn School campus, Digital Image Online plans to share skills and organise training for beginners and experienced snappers alike. Organiser Steve Thompson explains: “We have a range of activities planned which includes a mix […]

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Review: The Tin drum at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Review: The Tin drum at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Press night and the foyer fills with student buses in from the suburbs to view the Kneehigh production of The Tin Drum, just transferred from the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool. A morality play mimicking our times written by Gunter Grass in 1959, this classic tale centres on Oscar Matzerath who is born into a dangerously changing […]

By October 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Friday night is Busker’s night in Beeston

Friday night is Busker’s night in Beeston

This Friday (20 October 2017) sees the latest Busker’s Night talent show arrive at Dewsbury Road Social Club. Beeston resident Phil Pearce has been organising regular open mic nights at venues around the area for the last few months. Phil said: “It’s a community based idea to get people out of their houses and money […]

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Free theatre tickets: Pink Sari Revolution

Free theatre tickets: Pink Sari Revolution

In the ‘Badlands’ of Uttar Pradesh, violence and oppression against women are commonplace, but one woman has raised an army to say “no more”. She is Sampat Pal Devi, the formidable leader of the Gulabi Gang, a movement of over 400,000 women fighting for their rights in a uniform of blazing pink saris. Fusing drama, […]

By October 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
South Leeds goes bananas for Apple Day

South Leeds goes bananas for Apple Day

Apple juicing, toffee apples, chutneys, sausage making, longest peel competitions, craft activities… it’s all happening in South Leeds this weekend as communities celebrate Apple Day 2017. Thwaite Mills Orchard Explorers Sat 21 October, 1-4pm. Thwaite Lane, LS10 1RP Go along to celebrate apple day and explore the ancient orchard at Thwaite Mills Watermill and discover […]

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Keep safe from rogue traders

Keep safe from rogue traders

A new multi-agency task force, the West Yorkshire Financial Exploitation and Abuse Team (WYFEAT), comprising of professionals from Trading Standards, Police and Social Services, has been set up to investigate doorstep crime and safeguards victims. It has recently secured prison sentences against prolific rogue traders operating in West Yorkshire. Robert Morrison & Paul Towers were […]

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