Author: Press Release

This article is based on a press release issued by the organisation named at the bottom of the article. It has had minimal or possibly no edits by South Leeds Life.

Holbeck Club gets its own blue plaque

Thursday (12 September 2019) saw Leeds Civic Trust unveiling a blue plaque to celebrate the Holbeck Working Men’s Club. The unveiling featured a specially commissioned poem by Ian McMillan (see below), as well as a performance by the Commoners Choir. Formed in 1871 the Holbeck Working Men’s Club is the

White Rose and NG Bailey raise £2k for British Heart Foundation

White Rose Shopping Centre and the UK’s leading independent engineering and services specialist, NG Bailey, have combined forces to raise more than £2,000 for the British Heart Foundation. The fundraising event took place in the shopping centre’s Central Atrium, which White Rose volunteered free-of-charge, and included activities such as face-painting,

The Parting Glass: a play exploring men’s mental health issues

Red Ladder’s new play The Parting Glass, exploring men’s mental health and the culture of silence that can prevent men from opening up about their experiences, is coming to South Leeds as part of a Yorkshire tour. Jim’s always been a bit of a character – cracking jokes, telling funny

Council consider selling land to Leeds United for new training ground and academy in Holbeck

A recommendation that Leeds City Council seek to sell a site to the owners of Leeds United that has been earmarked by the club as a home for a new training ground and academy in the city, is set to be discussed by senior councillors next week. As part of a

School success after a decade in difficulty

A Leeds school that spent almost a decade in special measures is celebrating after being rated ‘Good’ in its latest Ofsted report. Springwell Leeds Academy has undertaken an extraordinary journey under the stewardship of Wellspring Academy Trust since 2016, when it replaced its predecessor Elmete BSD Special School. Wellspring Academy

White Rose hosts charities for World Suicide Prevention Day

White Rose Shopping Centre is working with two charities to mark World Suicide Prevention Day tomorrow, 10 September 2019. White Rose will be hosting a discussion space with literature available to take away in its Central Atrium from 10am–4pm, and will be turning its internal lights green to raise awareness

Royal visit for Harrison Spinks

Fifth-generation family bedmaker, Harrison Spinks, has welcomed the Queen’s representative in West Yorkshire to its Beeston Headquarters to receive the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Sustainable Development. Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Mr Ed Anderson, visited the 179-year old bed manufacturer on Thursday (5 September 2019). Presenting the award to chairman,