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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Boy hit by car on Dewsbury Road

Boy hit by car on Dewsbury Road

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 11-year-old boy was injured when he was hit by a black Audi A3 sport in Beeston this morning (22 May 2018). Eastern Area Roads Policing Unit officers would like to speak to anyone who saw or has information about the incident which took place at about 8.10am on […]

National charity serves up free tennis sessions in Beeston

National charity serves up free tennis sessions in Beeston

National sports charity ‘Tennis For Free’ has served up an ace for South Leeds by investing in a year-long programme of free tennis sessions at a local park, hoping hundreds of people across the area can make a racquet at Cross Flatts Park in Beeston. In an exciting partnership with Leeds City Council, Tennis For […]

Views sought on new Children and Family Bereavement Service

Views sought on new Children and Family Bereavement Service

Leeds people who have experienced childhood bereavement are being invited to share their thoughts and advice on a brand new Children and Families Bereavement Support Service for the city. Leeds City Council has recently announced funding to launch a new service which will offer a central point of contact for parents and carers of children […]

Walks explore the past and future of the riverside

Walks explore the past and future of the riverside

Leeds Civic Trust is holding two supper walks next month looking at the history of the riverside in Leeds and what the future holds. These walks offer the opportunity to see Leeds City Centre in a new light. The walks are 1½-hour in length, and are preceded by supper in the interesting surroundings of the […]

Hunslet win on the road

Hunslet win on the road

Hunslet RLFC travelled down the A1 to the Keepmoat Stadium and scored an important win against high flying Doncaster in the BetFred League 1 today (20 May 2018). The first half saw the lead change hands four times as the teams swapped scores, but Hunslet pulled away in the second half scoring 21 unanswered points. […]

Harry & Meghan spotted at the White Rose Centre

Harry & Meghan spotted at the White Rose Centre

Shoppers in South Leeds were left doing double-takes on the morning of the Royal Wedding – Meghan and Harry were spotted trying on rings in a jewellery store and looking at honeymoon destinations at a travel agent. However, Meghan, who was later seen enjoying the sun in The Village while Harry was choosing a film […]

Planning applications 14 May 2018

Planning applications 14 May 2018

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 14 May 2018:   Dormer window to front  71 Parkfield Mount Cross Flatts Leeds LS11 7PB Ref. No: 18/02801/FU | Status: Current Two storey and […]

Changes to bus services from Sunday 20 May 2018

Changes to bus services from Sunday 20 May 2018

Changes to bus and train services throughout West Yorkshire come into effect on Sunday (20 May 2018). Here is a summary of the changes affecting South Leeds: Revised timetables to improve reliability : 2, 3, 3A, 12, 13, 13A, 51, 52, 74, 74A, 39 This is a new Monday to Friday daytime service which will […]

Leeds Gypsy and Traveller charity wins national award

Leeds Gypsy and Traveller charity wins national award

A Leeds charity that gives a voice to and improves the quality of life for the Gypsy and Traveller community has won a prestigious national award. Leeds Gypsy and Traveller Exchange (Leeds GATE) has beaten more than 350 organisations from all over the UK to be one of the eight winners of the 2018 GSK […]

South of the River – Old Shep

South of the River – Old Shep

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and I’m just back from the GP with another year’s worth of anti-depressants so I thought I would restart this column by telling you how my dog saved my mental health. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but new readers need to know I suffer with depression and anxiety. The […]