Hunslet RLFC win ‘State of Hunslet’ friendly

Bragging rights to the home team in pre-season Yorkshire Cup outing Hunslet RLFC 40-12 Hunslet Club Parkside Pre-season for our local rugby league sides continued yesterday (19 January 2019) with a friendly between Hunslet RLFC and Hunslet Club Parkside at a decidedly chilly South Leeds Stadium. This year the fixture

The beat goes on as South Leeds Radio goes live

The Old White Hart in Beeston was packed for South Leeds Radio’s launch party on Thursday (17 January 2019) which mixed live music with a chance to hear from the presenters about what was in store for listeners over the coming months. South Leeds Radio is a new community radio

Planning applications 14 January 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 14 January 2019:   Retrospective fencing application  Springwell View/Springwell Road Holbeck Leeds LS12 1BH Ref. No: 19/00091/FU | Status: Current

New evening cafe for people with mental health problems

Leeds’ Well-Bean café offering a lifeline to people during a mental health crisis in South Leeds Touchstone, in partnership with Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service, is building on the success of the Well-Bean café in Lincoln Green, with the opening of a second café in South Leeds later this month.

‘Sir Berkeley’ to get a new livery

The Middleton Railway is pleased to announce that it is working with the Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT) to restore Manning Wardle contractor’s locomotive “Sir Berkeley” to its original “Logan and Hemingway” livery. When back in service in 2020, this locomotive will be the only working example of a Manning Wardle

Park & Ride comes back to Plans Panel

The planning application for the controversial Park & Ride scheme at Stourton will come back to the City Plans Panel next Thursday (24 January 2019). As previously reported on South Leeds Life, Councillors on the panel agreed in principle to the scheme, but blasted officers for lack of information in

Bridging the gap – new footbridge is lowered into place

Sustainable urban developer Citu has reached a major milestone this week with the installation of a 50-metre pedestrian bridge, providing a vital link across the River Aire from Leeds’ South Bank to the city centre. The £1.5m eye-catching  structure was lowered into place using a 1000-tonne crane and will link Citu’s Phases One and Two of the Climate Innovation District either side of the River Aire, as well as providing crucial connectivity to communities in Cross