Author: Jeremy Morton

I've lived in Beeston in South Leeds since 1984 and I love the area. I am involved in various community activities including helping to organise Beeston Festival. I have been involved with the South Leeds Life Group since it started in 2010.

Powerful play explores men’s mental health issues

With men’s mental health finally getting on to the agenda, a new play, The Parting Glass from Red Ladder Theatre Company, is a welcome addition to the debate. Leeds writer Chris O’Connor has developed his prize winning play The Life And Soul from a one man show into a two

New book brings Middleton’s history to life

A new book tracing the intertwined development of coal mining, railways and the community of Middleton has been published by the Middleton Railway Trust. Colliery, Community, Railway, by Charles Milner, was launched at an event at the railway on Tuesday (17 September 2019). It forms the final piece of Last

Community celebrate the remarkable new Cottingley Primary

Over 500 members of the local community explored the extended Cottingley Primary Academy yesterday afternoon on the eve of its official opening this morning (19 September 2019). Cottingley Primary has expanded from 1½ to 2 form entry and also has places for 2 year olds in its nursery. As South

Family conversation and poetry at Slung Low

A new project to help families integrate starts this Sunday (21 September 2019). ‘No Margins’ is billed as family adventures in poetry and spoken word and runs at The Holbeck club. Touchstone’s Migrant Access Project Plus (MAP+) are working with Slung Low theatre and local poets after hearing of issues

Leeds United training ground – will it benefit Holbeck?

Local people have been reacting to the news that Leeds City Council will discuss selling the site of the former Matthew Murray High School in Holbeck to Leeds United, at a meeting on Wednesday (18 September 2019). The plan is to move Leeds United training facilities currently at Thorpe Arch,