Year: 2015

2015: Twelve Good News stories

There’s a lot of winter gloom about – the floods, Storm Frank, the murder of sex worker Daria Pionko in Holbeck – so we decided to offer you 12 nuggets of good news from 2015 to remind you that South Leeds has so many good things going for it. In January

Hunslet Legends train for Sunday showdown

Hunslet Legends prepared for Sunday’s game against Rugby AM Legends with a final training session yesterday morning (28 December 2015) at the Hunslet Warriors ground. All photos by Paul Johnson Despite the presence of recent League 1 coach of the month, Keighley’s Paul March, and Hunslet assistant coach, Mark Cass,

Flooding affects part of Hunslet

The video and photos were shot between 2-3pm on Saturday 26 December 2015 in Hunslet and Holbeck. At 3:30pm the Environment Agency issued a Severe Flood Warning: “Flooding is causing and expected to cause further impacts in central Leeds Area. This Severe Flood Warning has been issued because of significant

Police investigate murder of sex worker in Holbeck

Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of 21-year-old woman who was found in Holbeck in the early hours of this morning. At 1.18am today (23 December 2015) officers were called to Springwell Road, in Holbeck, where the woman, Daria Pionko, had been found unconscious with injuries consistent

Reflections from Cottingley

Amplify Leeds travelled to Cottingley Community Centre to talk to people about their local narratives; the themes that emerged centred on nurturing people and the environment, groundedness and sharing and exchange. The questions asked included how can we nurture and support people who experience poor physical and mental health in

South Leeds Roundup: Bands, buses and bag packing

Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook and Twitter. We start this week at Middleton Railway where The Night Flyers band was playing today. Live music and steam trains – what’s not to like? The Works Skate Park has revamped