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Duffy is Hunslet’s hat-trick hero

Duffy is Hunslet’s hat-trick hero

Hunslet RLFC 54-6 Hemel Stags Former Keighley Cougars and 2014 Grand Final Hero Gavin Duffy scored a hat-trick of tries as Hunslet ran out comfortable winners against a gritty and determined Hemel Stags at the South Leeds Stadium this afternoon (12 August 2018). Photos: Paul Johnson Phoenix Photography After last weeks massive 86-6 victory at […]

Heritage Open Days in South Leeds

Heritage Open Days in South Leeds

The feast of all things ‘heritage’ will be with us soon, this time for 8 days! Heritage Open Days is a national event, co-ordinated throughout our city by Leeds Civic Trust, and will run from Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 September and Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 September 2018. Across the city, buildings will be […]

Women’s Lives Leeds Celebration Event

Women’s Lives Leeds Celebration Event

On Wednesday 18 July 2018 Women’s Lives Leeds, in conjunction with Leeds City Council, hosted a women’s celebration event at Building Blocks Centre in Beeston, as part of a series of activities and workshops funded to celebrate 100 years of women having the right to vote. The event, which was organised by Women’s Lives Leeds, […]

Last Coals To Leeds weekend at Middleton Railway

Last Coals To Leeds weekend at Middleton Railway

The Middleton Railway is delighted to announce details of our main event for 2018. Last Coals To Leeds will run over the weekend of 29 & 30 September. Last Coals to Leeds commemorates the 50th anniversary of the closure of Middleton Broom Colliery in 1968 and is sponsored by Leeds City Council under their “Love […]

12 man Hunslet shock Keighley

12 man Hunslet shock Keighley

Keighley Cougars  16-24  Hunslet RLFC Hunslet took an important 2 points at Cougar Park on Sunday afternoon (29 July 2018) in a fiery, close fought contest to get back to winning ways after three defeats on the bounce. The Cougars were well up for the match after recent financial problems meant they had to offload […]

Beeston local launches Gambian school renovation project

Beeston local launches Gambian school renovation project

Yanks Sawo is a well-known member of the community in Beeston Hill, and a long-standing member of staff in the RAF. He describes here his former primary school in his homeland of The Gambia, and his new campaign to raise funds to support the new generations of children coming through it. “I went to Nuimi […]

Sunnyview House Summer Fair

Sunnyview House Summer Fair

Sunnyview House care home in Beeston held its first ever Summer Fair on Saturday (21 July 2018). Along with stalls selling goods knitted by residents, bric-a-brac and tombolas, the local Reetwirlers Majorettes group performed and there was a bouncy castle for youngsters. Organisers Chantel, Jodie and Valerie explained: “We’ve organised the fair to bring the […]

Middleton Railway celebrates new Running Shed

Middleton Railway celebrates new Running Shed

Saturday (21 July 2018) saw the official opening of Middleton Railway’s new running shed, by local ward member and Leader of Leeds City Council, Cllr Judith Blake. Photos by Steve Thompson The shed has taken a number of years to complete and was funded in part byu the Friends of Middleton Railway’s Buy a Brick […]

SLOW walkers tackle Snowdon

SLOW walkers tackle Snowdon

Members of the South Leeds Ordinary Walking group (yes, you can guess the acronym) set off on their latest adventure last Saturday (21 July 2018), which was to conquer the highest mountain in England or Wales. The group left South Leeds at 7:30am and arrived at “Base Camp”, ready for the assault on Snowdon, via […]

Tree planting marks Hunslet St Mary’s new extension

Tree planting marks Hunslet St Mary’s new extension

Hilary Benn our local Member of Parliament was at St Mary’s Primary School in Hunslet for the official opening of the new school building extension on Friday 13 July 2018. Mr Benn was grilled with questions at a session with years 5 and 6, followed by the planting of a magnolia tree and a visit […]