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Obituary: Joe Lee BEM 1931-2017

Obituary: Joe Lee BEM 1931-2017

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Joseph Keith Lee BEM, known to everyone as Joe. Joe was an active member of the South Leeds community and particularly enjoyed working with children and young people. He was a very positive and enthusiastic and keen to get stuck in. His family describe […]

Hunslet man steps up to help local hospice

Hunslet man steps up to help local hospice

Hunslet man Dean Hall is next week undertaking an epic 56 mile hike from the outskirts of Leeds all the way to Scarborough, in a single 24 hour stretch – to raise money for local kids charity, Martin House. Dean (42) – with friend Karl Blackburn, from Rothwell – will be setting out on the […]

On The Buses: Who we are

On The Buses: Who we are

For the past year or so it’s often felt as though the world has been teetering constantly on the verge of chaos and it didn’t feel so absurd to imagine some force outside of our control had decided to wreak havoc, toss everything in the air, and deal with the chips as they fell. But […]

Planning applications 20 March 2017

Planning applications 20 March 2017

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 20 March 2017:   First floor rear extension 31 Waincliffe Crescent Beeston Leeds LS11 8EU Ref. No: 17/01569/FU | Status: Current Installation of five temporary […]

South of the River – Where’s the revolution

South of the River – Where’s the revolution

The scandal of the families being forced out of their homes in Beeston this week is all the worse because I suspect it all quite legal. It is however another symptom of this country’s housing crisis, just as much the guys sleeping in doorways on Park Row, or the sofa surfers in Belle Isle. PlaceFirst […]

Carrying of attack alarms on the rise

Carrying of attack alarms on the rise

The residents of Beeston, as with many of our smaller urban conurbations often act as one. Through the years it has faced enormous economic and social challenges. It does, however remain a welcoming and friendly place, something the residents actively work on. As a community, Beeston is responding with a zero tolerance to any kind […]

South Leeds Roundup: Shelters, Shares and (All) Stars

South Leeds Roundup: Shelters, Shares and (All) Stars

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start this week down at the volunteer-run Holbeck Club, where members mucked in to demolish. the old smoking shelter ahead of a brand new installation. We’re sure the procedure was fully risk-assessed, just look at […]

Councillors celebrate older people in South Leeds

Councillors celebrate older people in South Leeds

The Inner South Community Committee held a special event for older people yesterday (21 March 2017) at the John Charles Centre for Sport. Photos by Light Addaquay The event included information stands, health advice and examples of simple exercise. Refreshments were served by the West Yorkshire Pioneers from Cockburn School. Although open to all, many […]

White Rose celebrates 20 years with birthday bonanza

White Rose celebrates 20 years with birthday bonanza

The White Rose Shopping Centre is celebrating its 20th birthday with a bang on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2017, with a weekend of special entertainment, offers, bloggers’ fashion inspiration, and surprise treats for shoppers. In celebration of the opening its doors on 25 March 1997, White Rose is hosting a centre-wide street party […]

Hunslet’s Mothers Day match postponed

Hunslet’s Mothers Day match postponed

Whitehaven game postponed as cup clash takes precedent Hunslet RLFC have announced that this weekend’s League 1 fixture against Whitehaven is now postponed to a provisional date of Sunday 30 April. The club has apologised for the short notice of the change to this fixture and criticised the RFL for its decision. The postponement is […]