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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New home for Leeds Armed Forces Day celebrations

New home for Leeds Armed Forces Day celebrations

One of the city’s most popular civic events, Leeds Armed Forces Day, is to be held for the first time this year in a landmark city centre location. As part of a special day of celebrations marking the courage, dedication and commitment of personnel serving in the British Armed Forces, Briggate will for the day, […]

Computers for Beginners in Belle Isle

Computers for Beginners in Belle Isle

Well done and congratulations to the Computer for Beginners learners, who have just completed a six week course at The GATE community resource centre in Belle Isle. The next, free, six week course starts on Tuesday 26 June 2018, 9:30am-11:00am at The GATE. This is a great opportunity to learn basic internet and computer skills. […]

Change of date for Beeston Dog Show

Change of date for Beeston Dog Show

With their programme of Sunday Bands starting on Sunday (17 June 2018), the Friends of Cross Flatts Park have rescheduled their popular Annual Beeston Dog Show to Sunday 8 July. The show includes pedigree classes such as hounds and terriers as well as fun classes like the dog with the waggiest tail. There are also […]

Don’t let the World Cup ruin lives

Don’t let the World Cup ruin lives

Football fans in South Leeds urged not to let the World Cup ruin lives The World Cup is a time of excitement for many across the country, but fans are being reminded not to let the occasion result in violence towards their loved ones in response to what happens on the pitch. Leeds City Council […]

Review: A Cream Cracker Under The Settee

Review: A Cream Cracker Under The Settee

I was privileged last week to see a performance of one of Alan Bennett’s ‘Talking Heads’ plays last week … in a living room in Middleton. West Yorkshire Playhouse have been touring Leeds bringing their latest show, a revival of Leeds’ own playwright iconic monologues, to peoples’ homes as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations. […]

Harrison Spinks named Family Business of the Year

Harrison Spinks named Family Business of the Year

Beeston-based luxury bed maker Harrison Spinks has been awarded two FBU Family Business for Yorkshire Family Business of the Year and Manufacturing Family Business of the Year. The awards recognise and celebrate family run businesses from all over the UK and the contributions they make to the communities in which they operate, and towards UK […]

Get Together with your neighbours this weekend

Get Together with your neighbours this weekend

Marking the second anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox MP, communities will be coming together across South Leeds to share food and fun and show that Jo was right when she said “We have far more in common than that which divides us.” One of the biggest events will be at Dewsbury Road Community […]

Hundreds stand united at anti-racist vigil

Hundreds stand united at anti-racist vigil

Hundreds gathered by the Peace Tree in Cross Flatts Park in a show of unity this afternoon (10 June 2018) days after the arson attacks on a mosque and Sikh temple in Beeston. After speeches they moved off and marched peacefully to Hardy Street Mosque where flowers were laid, then onto the Gudwara on Lady […]

Planning applications 4 June 2018

Planning applications 4 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 4 June 2018:     Three illuminated signs  Pentair, Victoria Road Holbeck Leeds LS11 5EB Ref. No: 18/03275/ADV | Status: Current Change of use of […]

Hunslet teach Skolars a lesson

Hunslet teach Skolars a lesson

Hunslet RLFC came back from 18-0 down to beat the London Skolars at their New River Sport ground by 30-37 this afternoon (9 June 2018). Having got off to a poor start, Hunslet scored six unanswered tries at the end of the first half and the beginning of the second. London went three tries up […]