Month: June 2020

Support available if you’ve become more dependent on alcohol or drugs

Drug and alcohol recovery workers at Forward Leeds say they are “here to help” people who have become more dependent during the pandemic. Lee Wilson, Operations Director, Leeds said: “We believe some people may be misusing drink and drugs to cope with boredom, stress, anxiety about the future, about job insecurity

Hundreds of pounds raised for NHS by Hunslet street’s fun and games

A single street in Hunslet has raised hundreds of pounds for the NHS after holding weekly quizzes and bingo sessions throughout lockdown. Residents of Parnaby Avenue have raised more than £200 and strengthened their community spirit in the process. All funds will be donated to Leeds General Infirmary’s children’s ward.

Cockburn School plans to be scrutinised

Councillors approved the £6.8 million development of Cockburn School at the Executive Board meeting this afternoon, but Cllr Carter pledged to have the decision ‘called in’ for scrutiny. As we reported last week, the proposals will see a ten-classroom block built to accommodate a two form ‘bulge cohort’ over the