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New hospital development at Leeds General Infirmary

New hospital development at Leeds General Infirmary

South Leeds residents may be interested to know that Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has another drop-in session on Monday 19 November to see the exciting plans for Leeds General Infirmary (LGI). Hospitals of the Future is our vision to build two new hospitals on the LGI site. The first will be for our world-class […]

Councillors consider plan to protect historic Temple Works

Councillors consider plan to protect historic Temple Works

Plans to protect of one of the most important listed buildings in the North of England and ready it for future use are to be discussed by Leeds City Council. Holbeck’s Grade 1 listed Temple Works- also known as Temple Mill- needs urgent weather proofing to preserve its structure during the winter while plans to […]

By November 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Middleton Railway ‘Highly Commended’ at tourism awards

Middleton Railway ‘Highly Commended’ at tourism awards

The Middleton Railway is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a “Highly Commended” certificate for “Small Attraction of the Year” category in the Visit Yorkshire White Rose Awards for 2018. The judges commented: “The building in which the Trust is housed is modern, light and welcoming, ideally suited for its purpose.  We were […]

A first step to Clean Air in South Leeds

A first step to Clean Air in South Leeds

At  a meeting of the Full Council on Wednesday (14 November 2018) a Deputation will ask for the area covered by the planned Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to be extended to cover South Leeds. Within the CAZ  HGVs, buses and coaches, taxis and private hire vehicles, which don’t meet specific emission standards, are charged each […]

Breweries from across the globe descend on Holbeck

Breweries from across the globe descend on Holbeck

This weekend (16 & 17 November 2018) Northern Monk Brew Co are hosting their annual Dark City beer festival at their Holbeck home, The Old Flax Store. The weekend will host over 30 breweries, plus live music from 4 bands and a roster of local street food vendors. Northern Monk Brew Co’s Dark City beer […]

By November 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Review: The Things We Wouldn’t Otherwise Find

Review: The Things We Wouldn’t Otherwise Find

I was lucky enough to attend a performance of The Things We Wouldn’t Otherwise Find, a play to celebrate The Leeds Library’s 250 anniversary written by Leeds writer, Emma Adams. The play was staged in the stunning Leeds Library on Commercial Street. This Georgian building is a hidden gem containing row after row of books, […]

Beeston airman wins commendation

Beeston airman wins commendation

Corporal Yanks Sawo from Beeston has been honoured for his service in the Royal Air Force. The Comendation was awarded at a ceremony at RAF Leeming near Northallerton on Thursday (8 November 2018). Cllr Mohammed Iqbal commented: “As armed forces Champion for Leeds, I was invited by my friend and constituent Corporal Yanks Sawo t0 […]

By November 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
It’s almost time for the panto, oh yes it is!

It’s almost time for the panto, oh yes it is!

Once more the intrepid players of the St Andrew’s Pantomime Group are gearing up for their annual show, which this year will be Snow White. A long time ago, in a small town called Beeston, there lived a princess called Snow White. Her home life wasn’t very happy thanks to her wicked step mother Queen […]

By November 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Planning applications 5 November 2018

Planning applications 5 November 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 5 November 2018:   Change of use to 8 flats with community support centre at lower ground floor and mezzanine level (including new conservatory)  Beeston […]

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Belle Isle florists’ random acts of Remembrance

Belle Isle florists’ random acts of Remembrance

Two women from Belle Isle decided to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in an unusual way – leaving small bouquets of flowers across Middleton, Belle Isle and Hunslet early this morning (10 November 2018). Nicci McCulloch and Kirsty Oxley run a venue styling company and are about to open […]

By November 10, 2018 0 Comments Read More →