Residents on the Hunslet riverside are accusing the Canal and River Trust (CRT) of “environmental vandalism”, turning the local riverbank into a “barren wasteland” after unannounced tree-felling along the River Aire this month. On 18 and 19 February a large team of contractors on barges, felled several dozen mature trees
I have followed the pandemic very closely over the last year. Since last March four members of my family have contracted Covid, one of whom died. So for me it’s highly personal. Worryingly, the infection rates in parts of the in South Leeds are among the highest in the city.
As an organisation which works to make a great city, better, Leeds Civic Trust has been in admiration of how local communities have come together during the Covid-19 pandemic. Much like their Blue Plaques, they wanted to commemorate this time in our shared history by bringing a bit of colour