Author: Ed Carlisle

Ed's originally from Sheffield, had the misfortune to grow up down south, but has lived in Leeds since the 90s and Beeston since 2002. He’s involved in various local projects, including: Beeston Festival, the Holbeck viaduct scheme, community hiking and camping events, youth work, local green/growing projects, and South Leeds Life. He dabbles in local politics, and co-runs Leeds-wide charity Together for Peace. He's married with a young family.

Middleton and Belle Isle to become guinea pigs for driverless cars scheme

UPDATED at 12:00pm: Please check the date on this article … We hope you enjoyed our April Fool story. Drive safely now. Middleton and Belle Isle look set to become the testing ground for an experiment in driverless cars starting later this year, as disclosed by meeting notes released by

River Aire rising – but Hunslet riverside not hit too hard

Today’s heavy rainfall (Saturday 16 March 2019) in Leeds and across the region saw the River Aire full to the brim in Leeds city centre and along the Hunslet riverfront – but the communities along the river escaped serious flooding. From 2.30pm onwards, the river was recorded to be outside

Lord Mayor wowed by Hunslet Club

The Lord Mayor of Leeds Cllr Graham Latty yesterday (Wednesday 13 March 2019) paid a formal visit to the Hunslet Club with the Lady Mayoress (also a councillor: Cllr Pat Latty) – and couldn’t quite believe his eyes. Following a tour of the site – which was heaving with after-school

Beeston school battling for a new playground: can you help?

The parents, kids and staff at St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Beeston Hill are valiantly battling away to get a new playground by the end of the year, and are making great progress – but they need your help! This week saw their latest after-school table-top sale (pictured),

Beeston and Holbeck primaries enjoy hard-fought football cup

Beeston Primary emerged victorious from the inaugural Under 8s Football Cup in Beeston this week, after a nail-biting 2-1 final against Holbeck’s finest from Ingram Road Primary. Following a visit and a pep talk from Leeds United player Kemar Roofe, and the Third Place Play-Off (see below), the final quickly