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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UTC Leeds open evening for next generation of engineering talent

UTC Leeds open evening for next generation of engineering talent

Young people and their families are invited to a UTC Leeds open evening this week to find out how the technical school trains the next generation of talent. UTC Leeds specialises in advanced engineering and manufacturing and plays a key role as a talent pipeline meeting the skills needs of regional employers. At the UTC, […]

By October 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Pupils learn about planes with Jet2 at Hugh Gaitskell

Pupils learn about planes with Jet2 at Hugh Gaitskell

Staff from Leeds-based airline Jet2 flew into Beeston’s Hugh Gaitskell Primary School to help Year 2 pupils with their current topic ‘Come Fly With Me.’ The children have been learning about the history of flight and how aeroplanes have developed over the decades. Two pilots: Captain Stephen Wakeham and Senior First Officer Liam Garside; and […]

By October 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Identity of pedestrian killed in Hunslet crash revealed

Identity of pedestrian killed in Hunslet crash revealed

Police have released the identity of a man who was killed in a road traffic collision in Hunslet as officers continue to appeal for information. Stephen James Linley, aged 33, from Leeds, died at the scene of the collision, which occurred in Black Bull Street near the junction with Armouries Way at about 9.40pm on […]

By October 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
First Head Boy and Girl elected at Cockburn John Charles

First Head Boy and Girl elected at Cockburn John Charles

Year 11 students at Cockburn John Charles Academy were recently invited to submit applications to join a new group of Student Ambassadors. All prospective candidates underwent a rigorous selection process, including interviews with the senior leadership team to outline their vision for the future of education within the Academy and the impact they intended to […]

By October 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Suffragettes at Beeston Library

Suffragettes at Beeston Library

An exhibition, currently at Beeston Library, tells the story of the campaigners who won votes for (some) women one hundred years ago. The Vote before the Vote exhibition tells the story of the long 19th century march towards full Parliamentary franchise, and the Leeds women who kept pushing and fighting for the vote. As the […]

By October 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Hate Crime Awareness Week

Hate Crime Awareness Week

This week is National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018, 13-20 October 2018. So in Leeds you need to start thinking about what you will do to support the week this year! As part of the official launch held in Leeds on Friday, Cllr Debra Coupar, executive member for communities and Paul Money, chief officer of […]

By October 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Planning applications 8 October 2018

Planning applications 8 October 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 8 October 2018:   Change of use of offices (B1) to 45 residential units (C3)  Fairway Court 171 Elland Road Beeston Leeds LS11 8BU Ref. […]

By October 14, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Pedestrian dies after being hit by black BMW

Pedestrian dies after being hit by black BMW

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Leeds yesterday (12 October 2018). The incident happened on Black Bull Street in Hunslet at 9:41pm on Friday night. The car a black BMW 325 was in collision with a pedestrian who was crossing the road at the time. A 33 year old […]

By October 13, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Cockburn John Charles Academy Open Evening

Cockburn John Charles Academy Open Evening

Cockburn John Charles Academy opened its doors to prospective year 7 students and their parents on Wednesday 10th October 2018. The evening was well attended by families of the local community who were treated to a cornucopia of activities in all subject areas. Head of School, Siobhan Roberts, said: “It was a source of great […]

By October 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Updated: Dewsbury Road slip road closure

Updated: Dewsbury Road slip road closure

UPDATE: These roadworks have been moved back a week to coincide with half term when traffic flows will be lighter. The work will now start on Sunday 28 October at 7:30am and the road will remain closed until 5pm on Tuesday 30 October.   The city-bound slip road off the ring road at the White […]

By October 12, 2018 2 Comments Read More →