Author Archive: 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 Beeston Festival. I have been involved with the South Leeds Life Group since it started in 2010.

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Middleton Railway in the running for tourism award

Middleton Railway in the running for tourism award

The Middleton Railway Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious White Rose Award by Welcome To Yorkshire. From their base at Moor Road in Hunslet the world’s oldest working railway runs weekend services up to Middleton Park using vintage steam and diesel engines built in Hunslet. As well as the train services, Moor Road hosts […]

Consultation on bus improvements starts on Saturday

Consultation on bus improvements starts on Saturday

The next phase of public consultation on Connecting Leeds, measures to help transform transport and travel in and around Leeds, starts this week. A series of public drop-in sessions are to begin this Saturday on proposals for the A61 South (Hunslet Road, Low Road) bus route to introduce new infrastructure and measures to improve bus […]

Leeds Refugees create play for Refugee Week

Leeds Refugees create play for Refugee Week

Mafwa Theatre are a group of women with refugee and asylum seeking status in Leeds, who have created a performance for Refugee Week 2018. “Women of Power” aims to share the struggles, rituals and moments both beautiful and strange, which the cast experience on a day to day basis, using music, song and movement. The […]

White Rose Introduces Smoke and Vape Free Zone

White Rose Introduces Smoke and Vape Free Zone

White Rose Shopping Centre has introduced a ‘Smoke and Vape Free Zone’ in its outdoor leisure area, The Village, following the opening of its brand new children’s play area and ahead of Clean Air Day (21 June 2018). In consideration of the increased number of children and young families to the area, all visitors are […]

St Luke’s Church celebrates lottery win

St Luke’s Church celebrates lottery win

Thanks to an award of over £500,000 from the National Lottery, St Luke’s, Holbeck is to set up a community project which aims to transform lives in Holbeck, Beeston and Hunslet Moor. Along with funding for a community coordinator, the historic Grade II listed Victorian church building will be extended, enabling it to become a hub for […]

Join the festival at the Waterfront this weekend

Join the festival at the Waterfront this weekend

It’s time for the Leeds Waterfront Festival 2018 and once again there are lots of activities planned for various points along the river this weekend (23-24 June). Activities at Granary Wharf (near the station) include canoeing, kayaking and sail boarding; as well as a climbing wall, martial arts, food and live music. Activities run from […]

Preview: Searching For The Heart Of Leeds

Preview: Searching For The Heart Of Leeds

The final production in the Quarry Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse before it undergoes a multi-million re-modelling features the people of Leeds. Searching for the Heart of Leeds is written by Mark Catley based on interviews with over 200 Loiners and is performed by a cast of community actors drawn from across the city. Mark […]

Planning applications 11 June 2018

Planning applications 11 June 2018

Each week we publish lists of planning applications related to LS10 and LS11 published on on the Leeds City Council website. The following applications were validated in the week beginning 11 June 2018:   Change of use of single dwelling to three flats. 2 Cambrian Terrace Beeston Leeds LS11 8JB Ref. No: 18/03512/FU | Status: […]

Man found unconscious in Cross Flatts Park

A man was found lying unconscious near the large children’s playground in Cross Flatts Park, Beeston this afternoon (15 June 2018). The Police were called at 2:10pm by a concerned resident. Emergency services including an ambulance attended and found a male unresponsive. The man was taken to hospital. A police cordon remained in place on […]

Review: Talking Heads at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Review: Talking Heads at West Yorkshire Playhouse

The final production in the Courtyard Theatre at West Yorkshire Playhouse is a revival of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads. This iconic set of dramatic monologues was written for television and broadcast across six weeks in the BBC thirty years ago in 1988. It is being presented in two sets of three and each show packs […]