Day: 18 February 2013

Plans to fight the “Bedroom Tax” in Middleton

The campaign group Hands Off Our Homes have called a public meeting in Middleton to galvinise opposition to the Bedroom Tax. The Bedroom Tax, officially called the “Under-occupation Penalty”, is a reduction to Housing Benefit for people deemed to have more bedrooms than they need. It is part of a

Beeston poem “V” to be aired on Radio 4 today

As previously reported on South Leeds Life, BBC Radio 4 has made a documentary about the controversial poem “V”. V was written by Leeds-born poet Tony Harrison in response to a visit to his parents’ grave in Holbeck Cemetery in 1984. He found gravestones spray painted with four-letter words. The