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.
Buy Leeds campaign

Leeds unites to buy local this Christmas

People across Leeds are being urged to buy from local independent businesses and makers for their Christmas shopping this year, as part of a new citizen-led campaign called #BuyLeeds – and the coordinators are especially asking south Leeds businesses to get involved. Independent businesses have been hit hard by the

Nowhere To Go: Homelessness and migration

Migration adds further complexity to the housing and homelessness crisis: how much is it a factor? In South Leeds, the arrival of new communities has undoubtedly caused a squeeze on affordable local housing. However, nationally, migration is arguably only one of several reasons for the housing shortage. There are fewer

Have-a-go heroics from Beeston shopkeeper

An elderly shopkeeper in Beeston Hill is being hailed as a hero, after successfully thwarting an attempted robbery, and even detaining the culprit for arrest. Raja Ejaz Hussain, 69, co-runs Raja Brothers on Lodge Lane in Beeston – and was working alone in the store on Thursday evening (27 August