South Leeds

Dads In Leeds Want More Opportunities To Engage With Their Kids

Dads In Leeds Want More Opportunities To Engage With Their Kids

Eight out of ten dads want to see more groups and activities for fathers and their children in Leeds. In a survey by support group Leeds Dads, 79% of dads also said they’d be interested in joining a dads’ group. And 40% of dads under 40 said they didn’t spend as much as they’d like […]

Planning applications 11 June 2018

Planning applications 11 June 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 11 June 2018:   Change of use of single dwelling to three flats. 2 Cambrian Terrace Beeston Leeds LS11 8JB Ref. No: 18/03512/FU | Status: […]

Review: Talking Heads at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Review: Talking Heads at West Yorkshire Playhouse

The final production in the Courtyard Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse is a revival of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads. This iconic set of dramatic monologues was written for television and broadcast across six weeks in the BBC thirty years ago in 1988. It is being presented in two sets of three and each show packs […]

White Rose Unveils New Children’s Play Area

White Rose Unveils New Children’s Play Area

The White Rose Shopping Centre has unveiled its brand new children’s play area this week, with the ribbon cut by White Rose General Manager Steven Foster, Cllr Lisa Mulherin, and children from Asquith Primary School. The play area, which includes a canopy for rain-or-shine play, makes up the final component of The Village, White Rose’s […]

Middleton Woods parkrun

Middleton Woods parkrun

Nicky Best  As you may/may not know the brand new FREE, ALL-INCLUSIVE, weekly, Middleton Woods parkrun has just been initiated at the Leeds Urban Bike Park. It is simply a 5k RUN or WALK for EVERYONE and commences at 9am EVERY Saturday. It is a fantastic event in such a beautiful, South Leeds location, but […]

New home for Leeds Armed Forces Day celebrations

New home for Leeds Armed Forces Day celebrations

One of the city’s most popular civic events, Leeds Armed Forces Day, is to be held for the first time this year in a landmark city centre location. As part of a special day of celebrations marking the courage, dedication and commitment of personnel serving in the British Armed Forces, Briggate will for the day, […]

Justice for Grenfell: Leeds vigil on 14th June

Justice for Grenfell: Leeds vigil on 14th June

On Thursday (14 June 2018) Leeds residents will assemble at 5pm in Victoria Gardens (in front of the art gallery on the Headrow) to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower in West London. We will remember the dead and express our solidarity with the survivors and those supporting them and […]

Don’t let the World Cup ruin lives

Don’t let the World Cup ruin lives

Football fans in South Leeds urged not to let the World Cup ruin lives The World Cup is a time of excitement for many across the country, but fans are being reminded not to let the occasion result in violence towards their loved ones in response to what happens on the pitch. Leeds City Council […]

Review: A Cream Cracker Under The Settee

Review: A Cream Cracker Under The Settee

I was privileged last week to see a performance of one of Alan Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’ plays last week … in a living room in Middleton. West Yorkshire Playhouse have been touring Leeds bringing their latest show, a revival of Leeds’ own playwright iconic monologues, to peoples’ homes as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. […]

Hunslet RLFC players during World War 1 – can you help?

Hunslet RLFC players during World War 1 – can you help?

100 years ago, a mighty war was drawing to its bloody close and local people would have been involved, so I have been asked to research what players and associates of Hunslet RLFC did during the war. Many of the players, being part-time, would have been miners as coal runs under our area like a […]