Author Archive: Jeremy Morton

I've lived in Beeston in South Leeds since 1984 and I love the area. I am involved in various community activities including Beeston Festival. I have been involved with the South Leeds Life Group since it started in 2010.

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Affordable meeting rooms in Hunslet

Affordable meeting rooms in Hunslet

Voluntary Action Leeds, the Hunslet-based umbrella body for community and charity groups in the city, have announced their new, up-to-date, refurbished meetings and events space – bookable for meetings, training sessions, away-days and more. The meeting rooms are modern and affordable with their own unique touches.  In keeping with VAL’s traditions of supporting charities around Leeds, […]

Further roll out of 20mph zones this autumn

Further roll out of 20mph zones this autumn

Drivers will be urged to be a “two zero hero” as lower speed limits are introduced in more residential areas across Leeds as part of a city-wide programme to reduce road casualties. The latest phase of Leeds City Council’s 20 miles per hour (mph) speed limit programme will be rolled out from autumn 2018 and […]

Explore Bike Park for free this Sunday

Explore Bike Park for free this Sunday

If you’ve been wondering about what is available at Leeds Urban Bike Park in Middleton, Sunday (19 August 2018) is your opportunity to find out at their free inclusive cycling session. Between 10am and 4pm you will have the chance to try out a range of bikes including specially adapted bikes for disabled people. The […]

Find out about Biomedical Science at taster session

Find out about Biomedical Science at taster session

Leeds City College’s University Centre is inviting you to test your lab skills at their Biomedical Sciences Taster Morning on Tuesday 21 August 2018. You will be able to find out more about the fantastic laboratories and degree courses and apprenticeships in the field of biomedical sciences. Our Test Your Lab Skills event is a 2 hour workshop, […]

Affordable housing planned for Middleton

Affordable housing planned for Middleton

Yorkshire Housing has applied for planning permission to build 32 affordable homes on the site of a former Children’s Home at the junction of Bodmin Road and Ring Road in Middleton. If approved, the properties will comprise 17 two bedroom and 15 three bedroom houses. 9 properties will be let at an affordable rent and […]

Planning applications 6 August 2018

Planning applications 6 August 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 6 August 2018:   Two storey front extension; two storey part single storey rear extension; balcony with balustrade to rear  4 Old Close Beeston Leeds […]

ScreenX: next generation cinema coming to South Leeds

ScreenX: next generation cinema coming to South Leeds

Cineworld today (10 August 2018) announced that a revolutionary new immersive cinema technology called ScreenX will arrive at Cineworld Leeds White Rose in September. ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection cinema technology expanding the traditional cinema screen to the side auditorium walls, creating a 270-degree viewing experience for the audience. Developed and originally launched in […]

Appeal: Serious road traffic collision in Stourton

Appeal: Serious road traffic collision in Stourton

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Leeds yesterday (9 August 2018). A white Suzuki Swift was travelling along Pontefract Road in Stourton when it was in collision with a white Volkswagen Passat at around 6.35pm. The driver of the Suzuki also clipped a lamppost on the road and overturned. The […]

Prepare to saddle up as Let’s Ride cycling festival comes to Leeds

Prepare to saddle up as Let’s Ride cycling festival comes to Leeds

Roads in the city centre and surrounding areas will be closed to traffic on Sunday 2 September 2018 as cycling festival, Let’s Ride, comes to Leeds. The free-to-attend event will bring music, food and drink, fun and games, demos, giveaways, activities, challenges, face-painting and the opportunity to see your city from a different perspective – […]

Beer for the grown ups, cricket for the kids

Beer for the grown ups, cricket for the kids

Hunslet Nelson Cricket Club invite you to their inaugural Beer Festival (if you’re old enough) on August bank holiday weekend. You’ll be able to sample six fine ales supplied by Partners Brewery and it’s free entry. The festival takes place on the Saturday and Sunday, 25 & 26 August from 11am-11pm each day. On the […]