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Planning applications 9 April 2018

Planning applications 9 April 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 9 April 2018:   Single storey front, single storey side and single storey rear extensions  39 Waincliffe Mount Beeston Leeds LS11 8AH Ref. No: 18/02048/FU […]

Bumps and Babes exercise in the park

Bumps and Babes exercise in the park

Two new outdoor exercise classes start next week for pregnant women and new mothers in South Leeds. The free classes are called Bumps and Buggy Fit and incorporate a walk in the park with basic fitness exercises. They will take place in Cross Flatts Park on a Thursday and Middleton Park on a Friday – […]

River Island opens new flagship at White Rose

River Island opens new flagship at White Rose

British fashion retailer River Island is set to unveil a new 26,000 sq. foot flagship store at White Rose Shopping Centre with a day of fun and freebies on 14 April. River Island has created a new concept store with an extended womenswear offering, plus a larger children’s and menswear departments. The new site boasts […]

Forward Leeds & MESMAC team up to offer LGBT+ drop in

Forward Leeds & MESMAC team up to offer LGBT+ drop in

Forward Leeds, the alcohol and drug service, is forging closer links with LGBT+ community by starting drop in sessions at Yorkshire MESMAC’s city centre location. The sessions take place every second Thursday in the month and are open to anyone whether they have concerns about their alcohol or drug use or just would like more […]

Holbeck’s sign of the times

Holbeck’s sign of the times

Holbeck in Bloom’s mission is to improve the local environment and help build community pride. Their latest achievement is a new sign on the Moor. The sign incorporates positive images of the area including its historic buildings and the work of Holbeck in Bloom. Community stalwarts Ian Pickup and Dennis Kitchen came up with idea […]

Family appeal for witnesses to Belle Isle crash

Family appeal for witnesses to Belle Isle crash

Police have revealed the name of the 57 year old woman who died from her injuries after being hit by a car whilst crossing Belle Isle Road on Tuesday 3 April 2018. Bridgett Chappell was hit by a Skoda Fabia while she was crossing Belle Isle Road near to the junction with West Grange Drive […]

Middleton memories  – a dog’s dinner

Middleton memories – a dog’s dinner

Whoever it was who said “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” was definitely wrong one afternoon in Middleton way back in the early 1950s. I was only small and mum pushed me in my posh Silver Cross pram (British racing green colour with a silver crest on the sides) to the shops at […]

Cloughie in the community – The Damned United on tour

Cloughie in the community – The Damned United on tour

Continuing West Yorkshire Playhouse’s commitment to taking artistic work into Leeds communities, this April The Damned United will visit venues across the city following its Playhouse run. The production embarks on a tour visiting community and non-traditional venues including working men’s clubs and sports centres; taking the beautiful game of football and the magic of […]

Running in the beautiful south

Running in the beautiful south

As at last it looks like the springtime is finally upon us, the best way to enjoy the weather is to get out and enjoy the outdoors whether that be in the form of a walk, run or bike ride. We at South Leeds Lakers Running Club prefer the middle option (the clue’s in the […]

Hunslet take valuable points from Oldham

Hunslet take valuable points from Oldham

Hunslet RLFC travelled across the Pennines to face Oldham today (8 April 2018) and came away with a well won victory beating the Roughyeds 16-24. Photos: Paul Johnson This was the first time since the teams met at Headingley in the Championship Grand Final in 2014. Hunslet won that day 16-17 with a drop goal […]