Hunslet

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. […]

Hunslet print firm relocates due to Boxing Day floods

Hunslet print firm relocates due to Boxing Day floods

After 27 years at their Hunslet site Celloglas Leeds have moved, after its insurance premiums for that location increased by over £35,0000 per year, following the devastating Boxing day floods in 2015 which nearly devastated the business. Thanks to assistance from the LEP (Leeds Enterprise Partnership) grant, which is in place to help Leeds rate […]

College apprentices set to double at Hunslet green developer

College apprentices set to double at Hunslet green developer

The number of Leeds College of Building students taken on as Apprentices by sustainable urban developers, Citu, is set to double as a result of a pioneering new environmental project. As previously reported on South Leeds Life, After nearly 12 months of groundworks, Citu is now on site constructing a £125m Climate Innovation District in […]

The Tetley Weekender: Experiments Worshop

The Tetley Weekender: Experiments Worshop

The Tetley Weekender is an annual micro-festival that takes its inspiration from the gallery’s next exhibition, with activities for all the family, artist-led performances, events and talks, plus great food and drink. It’s a perfect introduction to everything they do at The Tetley and it all takes place this coming weekend – Saturday 19 and […]

York cling on after Hunslet fightback

York cling on after Hunslet fightback

Hunslet RLFC  24-26  York City Knights Hunslet RLFC nearly came back from the dead for a third time this year. This time against high-flying York City Knights, but it wasn’t to be as the joint table toppers held on for a vital win at South Leeds Stadium on Sunday (6 May 2018). After York thrashed […]

Ongoing social problems at the Middleton Railway

Ongoing social problems at the Middleton Railway

The Middleton Railway is all that remains to remind us of centuries of coal mining around Middleton and Hunslet.  Over the years dedicated volunteers have preserved the track and secured and restored items of historical interest. Many of these are examples of the engineering skills once found in Hunslet and Leeds. A decade or so […]

It’s 7/7 for Hunslet Club Parkside!

It’s 7/7 for Hunslet Club Parkside!

Hunslet Club Parkside have made a great start to their National Conference League Premiership Division season, winning their opening seven fixtures to open up a four point lead at the top in what is their first season in community rugby league’s top flight. South Leeds Life spoke to skipper Jamie Fields following the most recent […]

Campaigners say “Stop Stourton Park & Ride”

Campaigners say “Stop Stourton Park & Ride”

Local activists have stepped up their campaign against Leeds City Council’s plan to build a Park & Ride in Stourton ahead of this week’s local elections. Thousands of residents in Belle Isle, Hunslet and Middleton have signed petitions to keep the site, just off Junction 7 of the M621 and next to Hunslet Cemetery, green. […]

Bluebell Walks kick off summer park activities

Bluebell Walks kick off summer park activities

The Friends of Middleton Park run activities every Sunday afternoon from 6 May through to the end of September. We are really excited about our programme of activities this year. We hope that we have managed to achieve a blend of activities and events to ensure that at least some will be of interest to […]