Middleton

Slideshow: Sun shines on Middleton’s music festival

Slideshow: Sun shines on Middleton’s music festival

Crowds flocked to enjoy the sunshine at the Middleton Music and Folk Festival on Sunday (17 July 2016). All photos by Lucy Potter The event was organised by the Friends of Middleton Park and Leeds Music Trust and featured bands Sounds Like A Storm and Songo Drumming Project as well as Makanitza, Leeds City Stompers […]

Quit smoking with help from Simon

Quit smoking with help from Simon

Leeds people leading campaign to help others quit smoking Local people are fronting a new health campaign in south and east Leeds in a bid to help more people stop smoking by using free NHS support. Simon Aston accessed the NHS Leeds Stop Smoking clinic in Middleton and is one of the faces of the […]

Rock and Folk comes to Middleton Park

Rock and Folk comes to Middleton Park

The Friends of Middleton Park and Leeds Music Trust are hosting the Middleton Music & Folk Festival this Sunday, 17 July 2016 from 12-4pm on the bandstand in Middleton Park. Topping the bill will be Makanitza bringing their mix of Eastern European and Gipsy Roma music with a distinctive Leeds accent. Songo Drumming Project will […]

A fighting chance in Vegas?

A fighting chance in Vegas?

This week sees Middleton man Tom ‘The Viking’ Crosby, 28, out in Las Vegas in the USA competing at the amateur world championships for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) – commonly known as cage fighting. South Leeds Life caught up with him before he left, to find out what it’s all about. Tom grew up in […]

Planning applications 27 June 2016

Planning applications 27 June 2016

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 27 June 2016:   Two storey side extension 86 Cross Flatts Grove Cross Flatts Leeds LS11 7JD Ref. No: 16/03849/FU | Status: Current One illuminated […]

Self help group for young people mental health issues

Self help group for young people mental health issues

A new group offering ‘peer support’ is being set up by and for young people suffering from mental health issues. Celine Bickerdike approached Middleton-based charity Health For All with the idea after suffering herself. “After I left school, I hoped to work in the political field, but a number of opportunities slipped away from me […]

Locos large and small at Middleton Railway

Locos large and small at Middleton Railway

Middleton Railway hosts its annual model railway exhibition this weekend (18 & 19 June 2016). The model layouts will be set amongst the real locos in the Engine House and there will be a full steam service running up to Park Halt on each day. And if you’re looking for the ultimate Father’s Day experience […]

Planning applications 6 June 2016

Planning applications 6 June 2016

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 6 June 2016:   Hand car wash facility at rear of store Venus Foods 67 Domestic Street Holbeck Leeds LS11 9NS Ref. No: 16/02592/FU | […]

Steampunk Macbeth comes to Middleton Park

Steampunk Macbeth comes to Middleton Park

Oddsocks Theatre are returning to Middleton Park on Tuesday 5 July 2016 and this year they are bringing a ‘steampunk’, rock’n’roll version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The production, which is organised by The Friends of Middleton Park promises to be nothing short of Oddsocks’ usual mayhem and anarchy. Shakespeare’s story of ambition turned bad is brought […]

Cockburn dances into the final

Cockburn dances into the final

Cockburn School students and staff are undergoing preparations for the Rock Challenge Northern Open Final which will be held at Grimsby Auditorium on Friday 1 July 2016. They were delighted to be awarded the top spot in their recent heat at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham, and are now working hard with their […]