Month: October 2023

Leeds flood defences perform as designed during Storm Babet

Leeds City Council has today (30 October 2023) issued an update on the current known impacts of Storm Babet, which brought high winds and heavy rain between October 19-21 2023. Yellow and amber alerts for rainfall were issued by the Met Office across the storm. The high levels of rainfall

Beeston bedmaker joins Wild Ingleborough conservation project

Fifth-generation family-owned Yorkshire bedmaker, Harrison Spinks, has joined the Wild Ingleborough programme to help restore and maintain nature across the region. As part of the long-term commitment, the Beeston-based luxury bedmaker, will focus its substantial five-figure investment on high-quality climate work, which includes natural regeneration and restoration of land around

Let’s get our buses back!

A consultation being undertaken by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is the next step to bringing public transport back under public control. Bus services in England, apart from London, have been privatised since 1986. The result has been steep fare rises, unreliability and the cutting of unprofitable routes. We

Future Horizons “pleased” with first Ofsted report

Future Horizons Leeds have said they are “really pleased with the positive feedback” after their first Ofsted inspection, which judged that the college ‘Requires Improvement’ overall. Future Horizons Leeds, an independent specialist college and charity based in Beeston and Kirkstall provides education and adult social care to young adults who