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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 […]

Police appeal: suspicious incident in Cottingley

Police appeal: suspicious incident in Cottingley

Detectives in Leeds are appealing for information following a suspicious incident in Cottingley. Police have received a report of a man who appeared to have been pushed into a car by four men in Dulverton Close, Leeds, at about 12:30am last night (Wednesday, 22 March 2017). The small black car then drove off down Dulverton […]

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 […]

Police appeal after series of armed robberies

Police appeal after series of armed robberies

Detectives are appealing for information following three armed robberies in South Leeds which are believed to be linked. At 10.25pm last night (Tuesday 21 March 2017) police were called to Holbeck Wines & Spirits, in Top Moor Side, after the shop was robbed by three men, one of whom was armed with what appeared to […]

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 […]

Witness appeal: Beeston bookmakers robbery

Witness appeal: Beeston bookmakers robbery

Police in Leeds are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at the William Hill bookmakers on Beeston Road on Monday night (20 March 2017). The incident happened at 8.12pm when a male entered the premises and threatened a member of staff with a gun, demanding money. The member of staff managed to lock themselves in […]

Beeston tenants set to lose their homes

Beeston tenants set to lose their homes

Scores of households on an estate in Beeston are facing eviction as the new owners impose steep rent rises. Last November South Leeds Life reported on the sale of the estate – Kirk Beston Close and Cross Heath Grove. New owners PlaceFirst have decided to refurbish the estate to an ‘aspirational’ level and introduce new, […]

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 […]